AGM of shareholders
Dividend record date
Dividend payment date
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.
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.