Investor Relations

Dividends and RISK

Cash distribution policy

Yara's objective is to pay out 40-45% of net income in the form of dividends and share buy-backs. Within this objective, a minimum 30% of net income shall be paid in the form of dividends, while share buy-backs make up the balance and are deployed with greater flexibility. The dividend pertaining to a fiscal year will be declared at Yara's annual general meeting in the following year.

Year EPS (NOK)   DPS (NOK)   Date proposed Date approved Payment date ADR payment date
2004 11.79   2.25   2005-02-18 2005-05-19 2005-06-03 2005-06-10
2005 10.20   2.35   2006-02-17 2006-05-11 2006-05-24 2006-06-01
2006 13.86   2.50   2007-02-09 2007-05-10 2007-05-23 2007-05-31
2007 20.60   4.00   2008-02-14 2008-05-08 2008-05-21 2008-05-29
2008 28.27   4.50   2009-02-17 2009-05-07 2009-05-19 2009-05-27
2009 13.08   4.50   2010-02-15 2010-05-11 2010-05-26 2010-06-03
2010 30.24   5.50   2011-02-15 2011-05-10 2011-05-23 2011-05-31
2011 41.99   7.00   2012-02-07 2012-05-10 2012-05-23 2012-05-31
2012 37.49   13.00   2013-02-12 2013-05-13 2013-05-28 2013-06-04
2013 20.63 10.00 2014-02-12 2014-05-05 2014-05-15 2014-05-22
2014 27.59 13.00 2015-02-11 2015-05-11 2015-05-21 2015-05-29
2015 29.38 15.00 2016-02-11 2016-05-10 2016-05-24 2016-06-01

  
RISK adjustment (only for shareholders residing in Norway)

Norwegian resident shareholders can adjust their share acquisition price in Norwegian companies for tax purposes (RISK). RISK is calculated each year based upon taxable income for the company.

Yara International ASA was established as a listed company in 2004 through a demerger of Norsk Hydro ASA. RISK was calculated for Yara International ASA for the first time on January 1, 2005. 

Yara shareholders who acquired their Yara shares through the demerger may also adjust their share acquisition price with RISK calculated on shares in Norsk Hydro ASA for earlier years. Yara shareholders are entitled to 8.5 percent of the RISK calculated on shares in Norsk Hydro ASA bought before January 1, 2004. For more information we refer to the public RISK register and Norsk Hydro ASA web site.

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