The main principle underlying the Boskalis dividend policy is to distribute 40% to 50% of the net profit from ordinary operations as dividend. In doing so, Boskalis aims to achieve a stable long-term development of the dividend to its shareholders. The choice of dividend form (cash or shares or a combination of the two) takes into account the company’s desired balance sheet structure and the interests and wishes of the shareholders.

On 9 May 2018 the dividend of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. for the financial year 2017 was determined at EUR 1.00 per ordinary share. This dividend shall be distributed in the form of ordinary shares, unless a shareholder opts to receive the dividend payment in the form of cash. The dividend in the form of shares will be charged to the tax-exempted share premium reserve or to the other reserves. 

The information document dated 5 June describes the complete dividend arrangements.

The option period commenced on 15 May 2018 and ended on 28 May 2018. The dividend is payable from 5 June 2018 onwards.

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Dividend history

201720162015

2014

2013

Shares issued per YE (mln)

133.4130.1125.6

122.3

120.3

Net profit (mln euros)

150.5276.4*440.2

490.3

365.7

Earnings per share 1.152.16*3.544.033.09

Dividend per share

1.001.001.60

1.60

1.24

Pay-out ratio

87%46%45%

40%

40%

Policy

40 - 50%40 - 50% 40 - 50%

40 - 50%

40 - 50%

Form

Stock/cashStock/cashStock/cash

Stock/cash

Stock/cash

Stock dividend:cash72:2877:2372:2876:3475:25

* Excluding impairments

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