Dividends

The table shows the evolution of dividends paid in the last financial years.

Dividends paid2018201720162015201420132012
N° of shares entitled to dividend distribution 717,473,508 717,473,508 717,473,508 717,473,508 437,464,084 443,993,991 443,993,991
Dividend per share (€) 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18  0.17 0.16 0.15
Number of preference shares having dividend right (million) - - - - 273,479,517 273,479,517 273,479,493
Preference shares – Unit dividend (€) - - - - 0,19 0,18 0,17
Unipol Gruppo S.p.A. net profit - local GAAP (€m) 66 213 160 166 167 146 195
Total dividends (€m) 129 129 128 128 126 120 113
Payout n.s. 60% 80% 77% 75% 82.3% 58%