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Dividend policy

Neste's dividend policy is to distribute at least 50% of its comparable net profit as dividend.

For 2019, Board of Directors will propose a dividend of EUR 0.92 per share plus an extraordinary dividend of EUR 0.10 per share.

The Board proposes to the AGM that the originally proposed first dividend installment, EUR 0.46 per share, would be paid on 28 May 2020.

In addition, the Board proposes that the AGM would authorize the Board to decide, in its discretion, on the payment of a second dividend installment in a maximum amount of EUR 0.56 per share, consisting of ordinary dividend of EUR 0.46 per share and extraordinary dividend of EUR 0.10 per share. The Board expects to decide upon the possible payment of a second installment of the dividend on 22 October 2020.

 

Dividend information from 2006-2019

  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Dividend per share*, € 1.02 0.76 0.57 0.43 0.33 0.22 0.22 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.08 0.27 0.33 0.30
Dividend yield, %** 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.2 4.5 3.9 4.5 2.9 2.0 7.6 4.1 3.9
Payout ratio % of comparable EPS 50 51 51 42 35 41 34 54 106 54 119 51 44 37

 

* Dividend per share information split corrected 

** Dividend yield calculated by using closing share price of the last trading day of the year