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. We also aim at a target corridor of 20-25% of EPS pre.
A dividend of 1.85 Euro per share has been approved by the Annual General Meeting for the fiscal year 2021.
The dividend is subject to withholding tax.
Dividend payments for fiscal year 2022:
April 28, 2023: Annual General Meeting
May 2, 2023: Ex Dividend Date
May 3, 2023: Record Date
May 4, 2023: Pay Date
Paying Agent: Deutsche Bank AG
Stable dividend payments ensure minimum return for shareholders*
Dividend yield: 1.2% (based on closing price at 2022 year end)
*Forward Looking Statement: Subject to operational performance,economic environment and approval by the AGM.
1Adjusted to the new number of shares after the share split (June 30, 2014).