Dividends

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

Dividends paid20162015201420132012
Number of ordinary shares having dividend right (million) 717,473,508 717,473,508 437,464,084 443,993,991 443,993,991
Ordinary shares – Unit dividend (€) 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
Statutory net profit (€/m) 160 166 167 146 195
Distributed profit (€/m) 128 128 126 120 113
Payout 80% 77% 75% 82.3% 58%