Below you find all of importance concerning dividends:

Important dates for the dividend for fiscal 2017
February 27, 2018Announcement of proposed dividend
May 25, 2018Annual Stockholders' Meeting 2018
May 28, 2018Ex-dividend date
May 30, 2018Planned dividend payment date*

* In accordance with Section 58, Paragraph 4, Sentence 2 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), the entitlement to the dividend is due on the third business day following the resolution of the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, namely on May 30, 2018.
Please be aware that there are different term dates for Bayer ADR holder.


Information about the dividend for fiscal 2017

At its meeting on February 27, 2018, the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG approved approved the Board of Management's recommendation that a dividend payment for fiscal 2017 of 2.80 (2016: 2.70) euros per share entitled to the dividend be proposed to the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on May 25, 2018.

With 826.95 million shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment would amount to 2.315 (2016: 2.233) billion euros, an increase of 3.7 percent. Should the capital stock be increased prior to the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting 2018 in connection with the acquisition of Monsanto, the new shares would carry dividend rights for 2017. The total dividend payment would increase accordingly.

Fiscal year20162015
Dividend (Euro per share)2.702.50
Total payout (Euro million)2,2332,067
Dividend yield (%)2.72.2

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