The current dividend constitutes the minimum level, assuming a stable economic environment. While Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, aims to continuously develop dividends in line with business performance and earnings progression, dividend growth can deviate, e.g. in times of restructuring or because of significant global economic developments. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, also aims at a target corridor of 20-25% of EPS pre.
Dividend yield: 1.21% (based on closing price of December 30th, 2016)
1 Adjusted to the new number of shares after the share split (June 30, 2014)
*Forward Looking Statement: Subject to operational performance,economic environment and approval by the AGM.