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.
Dividend Payment for the fiscal year 2019:
May 28, 2020: Annual General Meeting
May 29, 2020: Ex-Dividend Date
June 1, 2020: Record-Date for Dividend
June 3, 2020: Pay Day of Dividend
Paying Agent: Deutsche Bank AG
For 2020, we are proposing to the General Meeting the payment of a dividend of 1.30 Euro per share.
Stable dividend payments ensure minimum return for shareholders*
Dividend yield: 1.2% (based on closing price at 2019 year end).
1Adjusted to the new number of shares after the share split (June 30, 2014).
*Forward Looking Statement: Subject to operational performance,economic environment and approval by the AGM.
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