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 dividend amount over 2017 is €0,63. Applicable dates related to the dividend are shown below:

Dividend dates (2018)

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

April 11, 2018

Ex-dividend date*

April 13, 2018

Dividend record date

April 16, 2018

Payment date

April 26, 2018