ASMI aims to pay a sustainable annual dividend. The dividend of €1.00 per common share paid in May 2019 marked the ninth consecutive year that we have paid a dividend. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, we paid a dividend of €0.50 per common share. In 2015 we paid a dividend of €0.60, in 2016 and 2017 we paid a dividend of €0.70 and in 2018 we paid a dividend of €0.80 per common share.
On 30 October, 2019, ASMI announced an interim dividend of €1.00 per common share. In view of the recent strong increases in the cash position, the Board decided this year to bring forward part of the 2019 dividend in the form of an interim dividend. The final dividend proposal, which will be in line with ASMI’s policy to pay a sustainable dividend, will be announced as part of the fourth quarter 2019 and full year results 2019.
INTERIM DIVIDEND TIMETABLE
- Ex-dividend date shares Euronext and OTC US: November 5, 2019
- Record date: November 6, 2019
- Payment date: November 12, 2019
In addition to the regular dividend, on August 10, 2018, ASMI distributed €4.00 per common share to its shareholders through a tax efficient repayment of capital. The ex-date of the distribution was August 7, 2018.
The proposal for this capital repayment was initially announced on February 28, 2018, and approved by the 2018 AGM.
In July 2013, ASMI distributed €4.25 per ordinary share to its shareholders. This followed on the sale of 12% of the total shares in ASMPT in March 2013. The extraordinary return of capital in 2013 was in addition to the dividend paid that year.