Shareholder Remuneration

Shareholder remuneration

The Proximus Board of Directors approved on 22 February 2024 to propose to the Annual General meeting of 17 April 2024 to return a total gross dividend of EUR 1.2 per share over the result of 2023. Subject to this approval, the normal dividend of EUR 0.7 per share will be payable in April 2024, and completes the interim dividend of EUR 0.50 gross per share which was paid on 8 December 2023. This brings the total declared dividend over the 2023 result to EUR 387 million.

Coupon 38:
Gross dividend: EUR 0.70/share
Net dividend (30% withholding tax assumed): EUR 0.49/share

  • Ex-coupon date: 24 April, 2024
  • Record date: 25 April, 2024
  • Payment date: 26 April, 2024

Dividend policy

In line with the Capital Markets Day announcement in January 2023, Proximus will rebase its dividend level to EUR 0.60 per share for the years 2024 and 2025. The rebased dividend level incorporates all currently known macro and inflationary headwinds, as well as expected changes in market structure. The proposed dividend is reviewed and submitted to the Board of Directors on an annual basis, in order to keep strategic financial flexibility for future growth, organically or via selective M&A, with a clear focus on value creation. This also includes confirming appropriate levels of distributable reserves.

The dividend of EUR 0.6 per share over the result of 2024 is expected to be returned in two tranches, with a gross interim dividend of EUR 0.5 per share payable in December 2024 and the remaining normal gross dividend of EUR 0.1 per share in April 2025.

Historical overview of dividends

Accounting year Coupon n° General Assembly Payment date Gross dividend in EUR
2023 37 - Fri 08/12/2023 0.50
2022 36 Wed 19/04/2023 Fri 28/04/2023 0.70
2022 35 - Fri 09/12/2022 0.50
2021 34 Wed 20/04/2022 Fri 29/04/2022 0.70
2021 33 - Fri 10/12/2021 0.50
2020 32 Wed 21/04/2021 Fri 30/04/2021 0.70
2020 31 - Fri 11/12/2020

0.50

2019 30 Wed 15/04/2020 Fri 24/04/2020

1.00

2019 29 - Fri 06/12/2019 0.50
2018 28 Wed 17/04/2019 Fri 26/04/2019 1.00
2018 27 - Fri 07/12/2018 0.50
2017 26 Wed 18/04/2018 Fri 27/04/2018 1.00
2017 25 - Fri 08/12/2017 0.50
2016 24 Wed 19/04/2016 Fri 28/04/2017 1.00
2016 23 - Fri 09/12/2016 0.50
2015 22 Wed 20/04/2016 Fri 29/04/2016 1.00
2015 21 - Fri 11/12/2015 0.50
2014 20 Wed 15/04/2015 Fri 24/04/2015 1.00
2014 19 - Fri 12/12/2014 0.50
2013 18 Wed 16/04/2014 Fri 25/04/2014 1.68
2013 17 - Fri 06/12/2013 0.50
2012 16 Wed 17/04/2013 Fri 26/04/2013 1.68
2012 15 - Fri 14/12/2012 0.81
2011 14 Wed 18/04/2012 Fri 27/04/2012 1.68
2011 13 - Fri 09/12/2011 0.50
2010 12 Wed 13/04/2011 Fri 29/04/2011 1.68
2010 11 - Fri 10/12/2010 0.50
2009 10 Wed 14/04/2010 Fri 23/04/2010 1.68
2009 9 - Fri 04/12/2009 0.40
2008 8 Wed 08/04/2009 Fri 17/04/2009 1.68
2008 7 - Tue 16/12/2008 0.50
2007 6 Wed 09/04/2008 Tue 15/04/2008 1.68
2007 5 - Thu 06/12/2007 0.50
2006 4 Wed 11/04/2007 Tue 17/04/2007 1.60
2006 3 - Wed 06/12/2006 0.29
2005 2 Wed 12/04/2006 Tue 18/04/2006 1.52
2004 1 Wed 13/04/2005 Mon 18/04/2005 1.9349

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Share Buyback

Historical overview share buyback

Year Million EUR Number of shares Average share price in EUR
2011 100 4,300,975 23.25
2008 200 7,379,925 27.10
2007 230 7,038,765 32.68
2006 200 6,782,656 29.49
2005 300 10,613,234 28.27