Our dividend policy is to pay a stable to rising dividend. In 2018, an interim dividend of €0.37 per share (2017: €0.56) was paid.
The Board of Management proposes a 2018 final dividend of €1.43 per share (post consolidation), which would equal a total 2018 dividend of €1.80 (2017: €2.50, including €0.85 related to the Specialty Chemicals business) per share.
The dividend proposed to the 2019 Annual General Meeting of shareholders, following adoption, will be payable as of May 6, 2019. AkzoNobel’s shares will be trading ex-dividend as of April 29, 2019. In compliance with the listing requirements of Euronext Amsterdam, the record date for the final dividend will be April 30, 2019.