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.

Ahold Delhaize’s policy is to target a dividend payout of 40-50% of its underlying income from continuing operations (in 2017, the policy was to target a dividend payout of 40-50% of pro forma underlying net operating income from continuing operations). As part of our dividend policy, we adjust income from continuing operations for impairments of non-current assets, gains and losses on the sale of assets, restructuring and related charges, and other unusual items.

The dividend amount over 2018 is €0.70.

Interim dividend timeline

Q2 results and dividend announcement

August 5, 2020

Ex-dividend date

August 7, 2020

Dividend record date

August 10, 2020

Dividend payment date

August 27, 2020

Dividend timeline

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

As of 2019, Ahold Delhaize commits to semi-annual dividend payments. The interim dividend per share will be announced on the date of the release of the second quarter results and will be equal to 40% of the year-to-date underlying income per share from continuing operations. Ahold Delhaize has the ambition to maintain a sustainable growth of its full year dividend per share.