We return company profits to shareholders in part in the form of dividends.

The frequency and amount per share of dividend payments are decided by our Management Board.

Our dividend policy is to target a payout ratio in the range of 40-50% of pro forma underlying income from continuing operations.

The proposed dividend amount over 2018 is €0.70. Applicable dates related to the dividend are shown below:

Dividend dates (2019)

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

April 10, 2019

Ex-dividend date

April 12, 2019

Dividend record date

April 15, 2019

Payment date

April 25, 2019