The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of €1.15 per share for financial year 2019, unchanged from the previous year. If accepted by the AGM, the dividend will be paid on September 1, 2020.

The dividend for 2019 will be paid partly from the contribution account for tax purposes as defined in Section 27 of the Körperschaftsteuergesetz (KStG - German corporate tax act) and is therefore partly tax free. International shareholders will be subject to the tax law of their individual countries of residence.