It is proposed that for the financial year 2018 a dividend of €0.47 per ordinary share be distributed to the holders of ordinary Arcadis N.V. shares in the form of cash or in the form of Arcadis N.V. shares, at the option of the shareholder. This is the same nominal amount as was distributed for financial year 2017. In total, this distribution represents 47% of net income from operations. This dividend distribution is in accordance with the applicable provisions of the articles of association. It implies a one-off deviation from our dividend policy (as dealt with and explained as a separate agenda item at the annual General Meeting in May 2005) which aims for a pay-out of 30-40% of net income from operations. No amendment to the dividend policy is envisaged.
This dividend proposal is on the agenda of the annual General Meeting on Thursday 25 April 2019.
Net income from operations*
Closing price Amsterdam Euronext*
Our dividend policy aims for a payout of 30-40% of net income from operations. The Executive Board can resolve to offer the shareholders the option to either receive the dividend in cash or in shares.