In the subsequent years, Fresenius Medical Care aims to align the dividend development more closely to the growth in earnings per share, while maintaining dividend continuity.
1 Due to an amendment to the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), the due date for the payment of dividends has been changed as of 2017. In accordance with the newly worded § 58 (4) AktG, the entitlement to dividends shall not fall due on the day following the Annual General Meeting, as has been the case thus far, but on the third business day following the Annual General Meeting.
Dividend per share data for 1997 to 2006 have been adjusted for share split in June 2007. Preference shares were converted into ordinary shares on June 28, 2013.