Our shareholders benefit from our reliable dividend policy. Dividends have continuously grown over the last few years. See for yourself.

Dividends to rely on

The current dividend constitutes the minimum level, assuming a stable economic environment. While Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany aims to continuously develop dividends in line with business performance and earnings progression, dividend growth can deviate, e.g. in times of restructuring or because of significant global economic developments. The company also aims at a target corridor of 20-25% of EPS pre.

A dividend of 2.20 Euro per share has been approved by the Annual General Meeting for the fiscal year 2023.

The dividend is subject to withholding tax.

Dividend payments for fiscal year 2023:

April 26, 2024: Annual General Meeting

April 29, 2024: Ex Dividend Date

April 30, 2024: Record Date

May 2, 2024: Pay Date

Paying Agent: Deutsche Bank AG


Stable dividend payments ensure minimum return for shareholders*

Dividend yield: 1.5% (based on closing price at 2023 year end)

*Forward Looking Statement: Subject to operational performance,economic environment and approval by the AGM.
Adjusted to the new number of shares after the share split (June 30, 2014). 



annual general meeting annual general meeting
Annual General Meeting
Learn More
Annual General Meeting
Every year, our shareholders come together to make important decisions on our company’s business. We provide comprehensive material to help them make well-informed voting decisions.
share price stock market share price stock market
Share Price
Check Share Price
Share Price
Our interactive Share Price Tool provides you with all the information you need. You can retrace our development within the last ten years or follow it in real time – or compare our share price to various indices.
Close up businessman signing documents. Close up businessman signing documents.
Directors' Dealings
Read More
Directors' Dealings
As required by German law, we are transparent about any transactions, above a certain threshold, made by persons discharging managerial responsibilities at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.