The Board of Directors of BME today agreed to distribute to its shareholders on December 28th the second interim dividend against 2018 earnings, with a value of €50 million. The figure represents a gross €0.6 per share, the same as that distributed a year ago.
On September 14th BME distributed to its shareholders the first interim dividend, for a gross amount of €0.4 per share.
The date on which the shareholders entitled to receive a dividend are determined will be 27 December (record-date) and the ex-date for the BME shares will be 24 December. Therefore the last day to buy a share in BME that includes to right to a dividend will be 21 December.
Since 2009 BME has been applying an ordinary dividend distribution policy based on three payments, which for 2019 will be as follows:
- Final Dividend year 2018:
10 May 2019
- First interim dividend against 2019 earnings:
13 September 2019
- Second interim dividend against 2019 earnings:
30 December 2019
BME would like to reiterate the importance that the publication of the shareholder remuneration policy of companies and of any change to it in due time has in the appropriate share price discovery and valuation of derivative instruments.