The dividend policy is to pay a stable to rising dividend. In 2019, an interim dividend of €0.41 per share (2018: €0.37) was paid. The Board of Management proposes a 2019 final dividend of €1.49 per share, which would equal a total 2019 dividend of €1.90 (2018: €1.80) per share.
The dividend proposed to the 2020 Annual General Meeting of shareholders, following adoption, will be payable as of May 7, 2020. AkzoNobel’s shares will be trading ex-dividend as of April 27, 2020. In compliance with the listing requirements of Euronext Amsterdam, the record date for the final dividend will be April 28, 2020.