Dividend policy

The IMMOFINANZ share is positioned as a dividend stock, and the Executive and Supervisory Boards are committed to achieving and maintaining a sustainable dividend policy. SHARE BUYBACKS are also a possible component of our distribution policy. In this way, we can respond to the different preferences of our investors.
 

2019 financial year (1 January to 31 December 2019)

After careful consideration of all circumstances known at the present time and the possible consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Executive Board and Supervisory Board had approved a recommendation to the 27th Annual General Meeting which called for the waiver of a dividend for the 2019 financial year and the carry forward of balance sheet profit. This recommendation does not represent a departure from the continuous dividend policy generally followed by IMMOFINANZ, but is intended to preserve the company’s capital strength in view of the exceptional situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The shareholders have approved this proposal, therefore no dividend will be paid for the 2019 business year and all retained earnings will be carried forward to new account.

The 27th Annual General Meeting has taken place on 1st of October 2020. In order to protect the shareholders and other participants, this was held as a virtual General Meeting and was broadcast live on the Internet.

The resolutions and votes as well as other documents concerning for the AGM can be found HERE

2018 financial year (1 January to 31 December 2018)

The annual general meeting on 11 May 2018 approved the reclassification of share capital through a reverse stock split at a ratio of 10:1 (ten shares to one share), which means ten existing shares were combined into a single share. This 10:1 reverse stock split reduced the number of share from the previous level of 1,120,852,699 to 112,085,269. 
 
According to this reverse stock split we proposed to the annual general meeting (22 May 2019) a further increase in the dividend to 85 Euro cents (EUR 0.85) per share for the 2018 financial year. This represents the third increase in succession. The distribution is classified as a repayment of capital under Austrian tax law and is therefore tax-free for natural persons who are resident in Austria and who hold IMMOFINANZ shares as part of their private assets (subject to certain assumptions, e.g. when the total capital repayment exceeds the tax base of the purchased shares).
 
The dividend payment day was on 28 May 2019. Please find votes and further documents on the AGM here: AGM

2017 financial year (1 January to 31 December 2017)

On 11 May 2018, the 25th annual general meeting of IMMOFINANZ AG passed a resolution to distribute a dividend of seven Euro cents per share (EUR 0.07) for the 2017 financial year. 

The dividend of seven Euro cents per share will be paid on 17 May 2018. It is classified as a repayment of capital under Austrian tax law and is therefore tax-free (i.e. not subject to withholding tax; subject to certain assumptions, e.g. when the capital repayment exceeds the purchase cost of the shares for tax purposes) for natural persons who are resident in Austria and who hold IMMOFINANZ shares as part of their private assets. Please find votes and further documents on the AGM here: AGM.
 

Abbreviated 2016 financial year (1 May 2016 to 31 December 2016)

On 1st June 2017, shareholders approved a dividend of six Euro cents per share for the abbreviated 2016 financial year at the 24th annual general meeting of IMMOFINANZ AG. The distribution totaled approx. EUR 63.1 million. The ex-dividend date was 2 June 2017, and payment was made on 7 June 2017.
 
The dividend is classified as a repayment of capital under Austrian tax law and is therefore not subject to withholding tax for natural persons who are resident in Austria and who hold IMMOFINANZ shares as part of their private assets (subject to certain assumptions, e.g. when the total capital repayments exceed the tax base of the purchased shares).

Financial year 2015/16 (1 May 2015 to 30 April 2016)

The 23rd ordinary shareholders’ meeting of IMMOFINANZ AG, registered seat in Vienna, FN 114425 y, on 29 September 2016 resolved upon a dividend distribution for the 2015/16 financial year of EUR 0.06 per share bearing dividend entitlement.
 
Pursuant to the resolution of the shareholders’ meeting of 29 September 2016 the dividend distribution shall be qualified under Austrian tax law as repayment of capital according to section 4 para 12 Austrian Income Tax Act.
 
The dividend is due and payable on 04 October 2016 (Dividend-Payment-Date). The shares of IMMOFINANZ AG are traded at the Vienna Stock Exchange and Warsaw Stock Exchange from 30 September 2016 ex dividend for the business year 2015/16 (Dividend Ex-Date). The relevant date for the securities account balance to receive a dividend (Record Date) is 03 October 2016.