Below you find all of importance concerning dividends:

Important dates for the dividend for fiscal 2016
February 21, 2017Announcement of proposed dividend
April 28, 2017Annual Stockholders' Meeting 2017
May 1, 2017Ex-dividend date
May 4, 2017Planned dividend payment date*

* In accordance with Section 58, Paragraph 4, Sentence 2 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) in the version applicable from January 1, 2017, the entitlement to the dividend is due on the third business day following the resolution of the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, namely on May 4, 2017.

Please be aware that there are different term dates for Bayer ADR holder.


Information about the dividend for fiscal 2016

Conforming to the proposal of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board, the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on April 28, 2017 passed the resolution to pay a dividend for fiscal 2016 of EUR 2.70 per share. The resulting payout ratio of 37 percent calculated on core earnings per share (see Annual Report 2016, Chapter 2.2.1 of the Combined Management Report) is within our target corridor of 30 percent to 40 percent.

The dividend yield calculated on the share price of €99.13 at year end 2016 amounts to 2.7 percent and the total dividend payment to €2,233 million.

Notice of Dividend for fiscal 2016
May 2, 2017
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Dividend Key Figures

Fiscal year20172015
Dividend (Euro per share)2.702.50
Total payout (Euro million)2,2332,067
Dividend yield (%)2.72.2

Dividend Development

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