1 Aiming at a harmonization of securities settlements within Europe, the German legislator revised the due date for dividend payments effective from January 1, 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 earlier, but on the third business day following the Annual General Meeting.
*Proposal to be approved by the Annual General Meeting on May 19, 2020. The total dividend also includes treasury shares held directly or indirectly by the Company as of December 31, 2019 that are not entitled to the dividend pursuant to § 71b of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG). Should there be any change in the number of shares entitled to the dividend by the date of the Annual General Meeting, the total dividend will be amended accordingly.
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.