Swisscom pursues a policy of stable dividend payments in harmony with cash flow and capital allocation. Swisscom has paid shareholders an unchanged dividend of CHF 22 per share since 2011. At the General Meeting of Shareholders on 04 April 2018 a total dividend of CHF 1,140 million was approved for the 2017 financial year or an unchanged dividend per share of CHF 22. Payment took place on 10 April 2018. Swisscom plans to propose an unchanged dividend of CHF 22 per share for the current fiscal year on achieving the financial targets of the 2019 General Meeting of Shareholders.
Total dividend payments per fiscal year in CHF millions
In the first twelve years of business since the stock market launch in 1998 the dividend has doubled from CHF 11 to CHF 22 per share. Since the 2011 fiscal year the dividend has remained at a steady CHF 22 per share.
In the four buy-back programmes of 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006, Swisscom has paid the shareholders a total of CHF 10.4 billion. In addition to the dividends in the 2000, 2001 and 2002 fiscal years CHF 8 per share or CHF 1.6 billion was paid out in the form of tax-free capital reductions.
In CHF millions
The trust and support of shareholders are an indispensable part of the company’s success. With a financial and dividend policy based on clear principles, Swisscom creates transparency for its investors.