Siltronic AG: Siltronic resolves upon Dividend Policy
Ad hoc announcement / Disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 MAR
The shareholders of Siltronic AG shall adequately participate in the positive business performance of the Siltronic Group including the significant improvement of its results and Free Cash Flow since the beginning of the fiscal year.
Therefore, the Executive Board today resolved upon a dividend policy that aims at distributing around 40% of the consolidated earnings of the Siltronic Group according to IFRS principles, attributable to the shareholders.
This dividend policy reflects the current objective of the Executive Board and may be adapted at a later stage. Preconditions for the dividend payment are the availability of a distributable net profit and a sufficient liquidity development of Siltronic AG. In addition, the dividend payment requires each year respective proposals on the appropriation of profits by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, whereby, however, each of these Boards may deviate from the dividend policy due to the then current circumstances. The General Meeting resolves upon the distribution of the dividend.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions and estimates of the management board of Siltronic AG. Although we consider the expectations of the forward-looking statements as realistic, we cannot guarantee that they will prove to be correct. The assumptions may contain risks and uncertainties which may lead to a significant deviation of the actual numbers from the forward-looking statements. Factors which may lead to such a deviation are, inter alia, changes in the overall economy and in the business environment, changes in the currency and interest rates, the introduction of products that are competitive to our products, acceptance problems with new products or services as well as changes in the corporate strategy. Siltronic neither intends, nor assumes any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.
This document includes - in the applicable financial reporting framework not clearly defined - supplemental financial measures that are or may be alternative performance measures. These supplemental financial measures should not be viewed in isolation or as an alternative to measures of Siltronic's net assets and financial positions or results of operations as presented in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework in its Consolidated Financial Statements. Other companies that report or describe similarly titled alternative performance measures may calculate them differently. Explanations of financial measures used can be found in the Annual Report 2016 of Siltronic AG.
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and estimates of Siltronic’s Executive Board. Although we assume the expectations in these forward-looking statements are realistic, we cannot guarantee they will prove to be correct. The assumptions may harbor risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual figures to differ considerably from the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such discrepancies include, among other things, changes in the economic and business environment, variations in exchange and interest rates, the introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance for new products or services, and changes in corporate strategy. Siltronic does not plan to update the forward looking statements, nor does it assume the obligation to do so.
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