Dividends

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.

For 2021 the dividend of 1.40 Euro per share has been approved by the Annual General Meeting.

Dividend payments for fiscal year 2020:


April 23, 2021: Annual General Meeting

April 26, 2021: Ex Dividend Date

April 27, 2021: Record Date for Dividend

April 28, 2021: Pay Date

Paying Agent: Deutsche Bank AG

 

Stable dividend payments ensure minimum return for shareholders*

Dividend yield: 1.0% (based on closing price at 2020 year end)

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

 

 

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