The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board proposed a dividend of €1.15 per share for financial year 2019, unchanged from the previous year. Accepted by the AGM, the dividend was paid on September 1, 2020.

Capital gains tax and solidarity surcharge will be withheld on €1.02 of the dividend for the 2019 financial year. €0.13 will be paid from the contribution account for tax purposes as defined in Section 27 of the Körperschaftsteuergesetz (KStG - German corporate tax act) and thus distributed without withholding capital gains tax. International shareholders will be subject to the tax law of their individual countries of residence.