From 2017 to 2019, we paid out roughly €1.3 billion to shareholders (including buyback), due to the results for the period, while maintaining solid capital ratios.
The 2019-23 strategic plan provided for a substantial increase in shareholder remuneration, with up to a cumulative €2.5bn to be distributed in four years, split between dividends and new buybacks and treasury share cancellations. However, following the release of the ECB recommendations asking banks not to pay dividends until January 2021, for FY 2019-20 a zero dividend will be proposed to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held in October 2020. The remuneration policy approved in the 2019-23 plan will then be resumed as from FY 2020-21, with a mixture of dividends and share buybacks (with gradual optimization of the CET1 ratio to reach 13.5% in 2023), the annual amount and composition of which will be decided based on the speed of the post-Covid recovery, the Mediobanca stock market performance (P/BV) and ECB authorization.
Our group distributes dividends once per year, usually in November (more details in financial timetable), following the approval by the shareholders’ meeting, normally held on 28 October of every year.
|€||FY 2012||FY 2013||FY 2014||FY 2015||FY 2016||FY 2017||FY 2018||FY 2019||FY 2020|
|TOTAL DIVIDEND PAYD||42M||0||127M||213M||231M||320M||413M||410M||0M|
|GROUP NET PROFIT||81M||(176M)||465M||590M||605M||750M||864M||823M||600M|
|NO. SHARES (M)||861||861||861||867||871||881||887||887||887|