RTL Group’s dividend policy, which was amended in 2013 ahead of the Group’s re-IPO, now states that the Group will pay out between 50 and 75 per cent of the adjusted net result.
The adjusted net result is the reported net result available to RTL Group shareholders, adjusted for significant one-off items (both positive and negative). The Group reports its adjusted net result at the time of its full-year results announcement.
The Group intends to maintain or, where possible, to have a progressive ordinary dividend over time.
In addition to the ordinary dividend, the Board will also consider, twice per year, whether there is an opportunity to return additional dividends to shareholders via extraordinary dividends. The ability to pay extraordinary dividends will depend on the Group’s financial capacity – noting that the Group aims to have a balance sheet efficiency of between 0.5 and 1.0 times net debt to EBITDA – and the amount of cash earmarked for further growth opportunities.
Gross Amount per share (in €)
|21||7 May 2014||4.50|
4 September 2014
|23||23 April 2015||3.50|
|24||10 September 2015||1.00|
|25||28 April 2016||3.00|
|26||8 September 2016||1.00|
|27||27 April 2017||3.00|
|28||7 September 2017||1.00|
|29||26 April 2018||3.00|
|-||6 September 2018||1.00|
|-||7 May 2019||3.00|
A Luxembourg withholding tax of 15%1 is applied on the gross dividend amount paid to RTL Group shareholders. However an exemption from withholding tax at source may apply under the provisions of Article 147 of the Luxembourg Income Tax law (LIR).
1 such 15% withholding tax may be reduced by relevant double tax treaties entered into between Luxembourg and the country of residence of RTL Group shareholders, if applicable.
RTL Group’s AGM resolved at its meeting of 26 April 2019 to pay a gross final ordinary dividend of €3.00 per share. The final dividend will be payable from 7 May 2019* at the following banks:
|Ex-date||Record Date||Pay Date|
|3 May 2019||6 May 2019||7 May 2019|