The dividend policy is to pay a stable to rising dividend. In 2020, an interim dividend of €0.43 per share (2019: €0.41) was paid. The Board of Management proposes a 2020 final dividend of €1.52 per share, which would equal a total 2020 dividend of €1.95 (2019: €1.90) per share.
The dividend proposed to the 2021 Annual General Meeting of shareholders (April 22), following adoption, will be payable as of May 6, 2021. AkzoNobel’s shares will trade ex-dividend as of April 26, 2021. In compliance with the listing requirements of Euronext Amsterdam, the record date for the final dividend will be April 27, 2021.