The dividend is the shareholder payment distributed from annual net profit and/or from retained earnings or reserves.
Its payment and amount are determined at the Shareholders’ Meeting at the proposal of the Board of Directors, following approval of the annual financial statements and allocation of income. The dividend payable in respect of the 2013 fiscal year has been set at €1.50 per share.
For the 2014 fiscal year, the dividend was fixed at 1 € per share. An interim dividend of 0.50 € per share was made on October 15th, 2014 and the final balance of 0.50 € was paid on May 5th, 2015.
*Subject to the approval of the Yearly General Assembly scheduled for April 28th, 2015
2014-2016 dividend policy
The Group has introduced a new dividend policy based on a payout ratio of 65% – 75% of Net recurring income, Group share, with a minimum of €1 per share payable in cash, and payment of an interim dividend.
Combined with the accelerated investment program, this new dividend policy is designed to boost the growth potential of the Group and create greater long term value for shareholders.
The Executive Board decided that for the 2015 fiscal year, the principle of an interim payment of 0.50 € per share will be paid October 15th, 2015.
Shareholder loyalty policy
At the Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 28, 2014, shareholders approved the introduction of a 10% higher dividend payable to every shareholder whose holding has been registered (fully or administered) continuously for at least two fiscal years on the dividend payment date.
This policy is designed to reward the loyalty of shareholders who share the long-term ambitions of the Group.
This increased dividend will apply for the first time to the 2017 payment of the dividend for the 2016 fiscal year, for the shares registered since December 31, 2014. This will be subject to an upper limit of 0.5% of equity capital per shareholder.
The shares registered since December 31, 2014 will carry the specific code ISIN FR0012333151 (2017 loyalty code).
The "traditional" ISIN of GDF SUEZ securities is : FR0010208488 FR0010208488