A dividend increase by Ahold Delhaize.
Last week Ahold Delhaize announced a 10.5% increase in its yearly dividend. The dividend is raised from €0.57 to €0.63. This represents a payout ratio of 47%. This dividend is up for approval by the General Meeting of Shareholders on April 11, 2018. The dividend pay date is April 26, 2018 to shareholders of record on April 16, 2018 (ex dividend April 13, 2018).
Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold Delhaize:
“We are pleased to propose a €0.63 dividend to our shareholders, an increase of 10.5% compared to 2016, reflecting our ambition of sustainable growth of the dividend per share.”
The new dividend of €0.63 per share results in a dividend yield on current price of 2.82 %.
My Vrijheid Fonds consist of 416 shares of Ahold Delhaize, so my annual dividends will increase by €21.22 (after taxes). My projected annual total amount from my shares of Ahold will be €222.77 after taxes.
Again a very nice dividend increase for my Vrijheid Fonds in 2018.