Dividend policy and dividend history
NN Group intends to pay a progressive ordinary dividend per share. NN Group intends to declare an interim dividend, which will be calculated at approximately 40% of the prior year’s full-year dividend, with the disclosure of its first half-year results and to propose a final dividend at the annual general meeting of shareholders. NN Group intends to pay dividends either in cash, after deduction of withholding tax if applicable, or in ordinary shares from the share premium reserve at the election of the shareholder and intends to neutralise the dilutive effect of the stock dividend through repurchase of ordinary shares. NN Group intends to execute a recurring annual share buyback of at least EUR 250 million. Additional excess capital is to be returned to shareholders unless it can be used for value creating opportunities.
When proposing a dividend or announcing a buyback, NN Group will take into account, among other things, its capital position, leverage and liquidity position, regulatory requirements and strategic considerations as well as the expected developments thereof. There is no requirement or assurance that NN Group will declare and pay any dividends or execute a buyback programme. On the basis of Solvency II regulatory capital requirements, dividends or buybacks can only be paid out if NN Group is compliant with the group Solvency Capital Requirement within the meaning of the Solvency II legislation.
Final dividend 2019
At the annual general meeting on 28 May 2020, a final dividend will be proposed of EUR 1.40 per ordinary share, or approximately EUR 448 million based on the current number of outstanding shares (net of treasury shares). Together with the 2019 interim dividend of EUR 0.76 per ordinary share paid in September 2019, NN Group’s total dividend for 2019 will be EUR 698 million, or EUR 2.16 per ordinary share, which is equivalent to a dividend pay-out ratio of 50% of NN Group’s net operating result for the financial year 2019. The final dividend will be paid in cash, after deduction of withholding tax if applicable, or ordinary shares from the share premium reserve at the election of the shareholder. To neutralise the dilutive effect of the stock dividend, NN Group will repurchase ordinary shares for an amount equivalent to the stock dividend. If the proposed dividend is approved by the General Meeting, NN Group ordinary shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 1 June 2020. The record date for the dividend will be 2 June 2020. The election period will run from 3 June up to and including 17 June 2020. The stock fraction for the stock dividend will be based on the volume weighted average price of NN Group ordinary shares on Euronext Amsterdam for the five trading days from 11 June through 17 June 2020. The dividend will be payable on 24 June 2020.
The new ordinary shares that will be issued as stock dividend will be entitled to the same rights as the ordinary shares already admitted to trading. For further information regarding the rights connected to and the characteristics of the ordinary shares, reference is made to the articles of association of NN Group and the relevant parts of the annual report which are both available on this website. Reference is also made to the press release published on 13 February 2020.
Pursuant to Article 1 paragraph 4 sub h and Article 1 paragraph 5 sub g of the Prospectus Regulation, dividend payments in shares may occur without a prospectus, provided that a document is made available giving the required information. The above mentioned information together with the press release referred to above constitute that document. Please note that neither this information nor the press release are a prospectus within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.
|Financial year||Dividend||Amount (EUR)||Record date||Payment date|
|2019||Interim||0.76||20 Aug 2019||11 Sept 2019|
|2018||Final||1.24||3 June 2019||25 June 2019|
|2018||Interim||0.66||21 Aug 2018||10 Sept 2018|
|2017||Final||1.04||5 June 2018||25 June 2018|
|2017||Interim||0.62||22 Aug 2017||11 Sept 2017|
|2016||Final||0.95||6 June 2017||26 June 2017|
|2016||Interim||0.60||23 Aug 2016||9 Sept 2016|
|2015||Final||1.05||8 June 2016||28 June 2016|
|2015||Interim||0.46||11 Aug 2015||7 Sept 2015|
|2014||Final||0.57||3 June 2015||30 June 2015|