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Dividend of €3.10 per share

On May 4, 2018 the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting has approved a dividend payment of €3.10 per share. We stand by our ambitious dividend policy and plan to pay out €2.8 billion to our shareholders.

Based on the year-end share price for 2017, BASF shares offer a high dividend yield of 3.4%. BASF is part of the DivDAX share index, which contains the 15 companies with the highest dividend yield in the DAX 30. We aim to increase our dividend each year, or at least maintain it at the previous year’s level.

Dividend per share** (€ per share)

* Dividend yield based on share price at year-end
** Adjusted for two-for-one stock split conducted in 2008

Dividend Key Figures

For Fiscal year Dividend (Million €) Dividend / share 1 (€) Year-end share price 1 (€) Dividend yield (%) Number of shares as of Dec. 311
(in thousands)
2017 2,847 3.10 91.74 3,4 918,478
2016 2,755 3.00 88.31 3.4 918,478
2015 2,664 2.90 70.72 4.1 918,478
2014 2,572 2.80 69.88 4.0 918,478

2013

2,480

2.70

77.49

3.5

918,478

2012

2,388

2.60

71.15

3.7

918,478

2011

2,296

2.50

53.89

4.6

918,478

2010

2,021

2.20

59.70

3.7

918,478

2009

1,561

1.70

43.46

3.9

918,478

2008

1,791

1.95

27.73

7.0

918,478

2007

1,831

1.95

50.71

3.9

956,370

2006

1,484

1.50

36.93

4.1

999,360

2005

1,015

1.00

32.36

3.1

1,030,118

2004

904

0.85

26.50

3.2

1,082,480

2003

774

0.70

22.29

3.1

1,113,286

2002

789

0.70

18.04

3.9

1,140,632

2001

758

0.65

20.88

3.1

1,166,802

2000

1,214

0.65

24.09

4.2

1,214,798

 

 

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1 Adjusted for 1:2 stock split in June 2008
2 Special dividend

Historic dividends

For Fiscal year Gross dividends 
Payments on dividend warrant Payable
as of
Date of Annual Meeting
  No.     
2017 3.10
- 05/09/2019 05/04/2018
2016 3.00 - 05/17/2017 05/12/2017
2015 2.90
- 05/02/2016 04/29/2016
2014 2.80
- 05/04/2015 04/30/2015
2013 2.70 - 05/05/2014 05/02/2014
2012 2.60 - 04/29/2013 04/26/2013
2011 2.50 - 04/30/2012 04/27/2012
2010 2.20 - 05/09/2011 05/06/2011
2009 1.70   04/30/2010 04/29/2010
2008 1.95 - 05/04/2009 04/30/2009
2:1 stock split on 06/27/2008
2007 3.90 26 04/25/2008 04/24/2008
2006 3.00 25 04/27/2007 04/26/2007
2005 2.00 24 05/05/2006 05/04/2006
2004 1.70 23 04/29/2005 04/28/2005
2003 1.40 22 04/30/2004 04/29/2004
2002 1.40 21 05/07/2003 05/06/2003
2001 1.30 20 05/02/2002 04/30/2002
2000 2.00 19 04/27/2001 04/26/2001
1999 1.13 18 04/28/2000 04/27/2000
  DM No.     
1998 2.20 17 04/30/1999 04/29/1999
Conversion of DM shares to no-par shares as of 07/06/1998
1997 2.00 16 05/20/1998 05/19/1998
1996 1.70 15 05/16/1997 05/15/1997
Introduction of the 5 DM share; conversion of per-share price from nom. DM 50 to nom. DM 5 as of 07/01/1996
1995 14.00 14 05/10/1996 05/09/1996
1994 10.00 13 15/05/1995 05/11/1995
1993 8.00 12 04/29/1994 04/28/1994
1992 10.00 11 04/30/1993 04/29/1993
1991 12.00 10 05/04/1992 04/30/1992
1990 13.00 9 06/28/1991 06/27/1991