The dividend policy of bpost is to pay minimum 85% of the net profits after tax of bpost N.V./S.A. in two instalments, an interim dividend paid in December based on the results of the first 10 months of the year and a final payment after the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders based on the results of the last two months of the year. Based on the net profits after tax of bpost N.V./S.A. for the 10-months period January to October 2014, the Board of Directors today approved the payment of an interim dividend of EUR 208.0m or EUR 1.04 gross per share.
The paying agent appointed by bpost to process the interim dividend payment is Euroclear Belgium.
The calendar applicable to the interim dividend payment is as follows:
- Ex-dividend date : 8 December 2014
- Record date : 9 December 2014
- Payment date : 10 December 2014
On 4 December 2014 the Board of Directors also confirmed its intention to approve the payment of a final dividend corresponding to 85% of the net profit of bpost N.V./S.A. achieved over the last two months of 2014. The results of the year 2014 will be communicated on 16 March 2015 after market. The decision on the amount of the final dividend will be submitted for approval to the Shareholders' meeting on May, 13th 2015.
The calendar applicable to the final dividend payment is as follows:
- Ex-dividend date : 18 May 2015
- Record date : 19 May 2015
- Payment date : 20 May 2015
Koen Van Gerven, CEO declared: "Our strategy continued to deliver and bpost recorded improved results in the first ten months of this year. This is the result of the relentless efforts of all bpost employees to strengthen the company and translates into an improvement of our dividend payment."
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