Dividends

The Board of Directors' policy is to propose a dividend increase to the Shareholders Meeting whenever possible and as far as possible never to reduce it.


For over 30 years, the dividend has been stable or gradually increased and has never been reduced. The yearly dividend is paid in two installments: as an interim dividend plus a balance payment corresponding to the final dividend. The interim dividend typically represents 40% (rounded) of the previous year’s final total dividend. It is announced together with 3rd quarter results and paid in January. The proposed final dividend is announced in February, together with the Group full year results and is paid after the decision of the Shareholders Meeting in May. 

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Paying agent
  • KBC Bank nv, Havenlaan 2 – 1080 Brussels (Belgium)
  • CBC Banque SA, Grand-Place 5 – 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

Dividend by fiscal year

Dividend payment for the fiscal year 2016

As approved by the Board of Directors of November 7, 2016, Solvay S.A. will pay an interim gross dividend of € 1.32 per share to its shareholders, according to the timetable here below. The total dividend will be announced in February 2017.

Interim dividend 
PaymentWednesday, January 18, 2017
Record date* (dematerialized shares) Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Quotation ex-dividend fromMonday, January 16, 2017

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest

Monday, January 9, 2017

* Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear 

Dividend payment for the fiscal year 2015

The General Shareholders’ Meeting of May 10, 2016 approved the payment of a total gross dividend of € 3.30 per share for the fiscal year 2015, a rise of 3.3 percent* compared to the previous year. After deduction of the prepayment made on January 21, 2016, of € 1.36 gross per share, the balance of the gross dividend amounts to € 1.94 gross per share, and has been paid according to the following timetable: :   

Final dividend 
PaymentTuesday, May 17, 2016
Record date** (dematerialized shares) Monday, May 16, 2016
Quotation ex-dividend fromFriday, May 13, 2016

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest

Monday, May 9, 2016

*  Historical 2014 dividend was at € 3.40 gross per share or at € 3.20 after adjusting for a factor of 0.9398 following Solvay's rights issue completed on December 21, 2015.

**Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear   


As approved by the Board of Directors of October 28, 2015, Solvay S.A. will pay an interim gross dividend of € 1.36 per share to its shareholders, according to the timetable here below. The total dividend, to be announced in February 2016, will be adjusted to reflect the distribution of rights during the contemplated capital increase, as is customary for transactions of this type.

Interim dividend 
PaymentThursday, January 21, 2016
Record date* (dematerialized shares) Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Quotation ex-dividend fromTuesday, January 19, 2016

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

* Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear 

Dividend payment for the fiscal year 2014

The General Shareholders’ Meeting of May 12, 2015 approved the payment of a total gross dividend of€ 3.40 per share (€ 2.55 net per share) for the 2014 fiscal exercise. Given the interim dividend of € 1.3* gross per share (€ 1.00 net per share; coupon n° 95) paid on January 22, 2015, the balance of the dividend in respect of 2014 equals to € 2.06* gross per share (€ 1.55 net per share; coupon n° 96), and has been paid according to the following timetable:  

Final dividend 
PaymentTuesday, May 19, 2015
Record date** (dematerialized shares) Monday, May 18, 2015
Quotation ex-dividend fromFriday, May 15, 2015

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest

Monday, May 11, 2015
* One point three repeating decimal; and Two point zero six repeating last decimal. Dividend payments rounded to the nearest Euro cent.

**  Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear   


As approved by the Board of Directors of November 12, 2014, Solvay S.A. paid an interim dividend of € 1.3* gross per share (resulting in € 1.00 net per share after withholding tax) to its shareholders, according to the following timetable: 

Interim dividend 
PaymentThursday, January 22, 2015
Record date** (dematerialized shares) Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Quotation ex-dividend fromTuesday, January 20, 2015

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
* One point three repeating decimal. Dividend payments rounded to the nearest Euro cent.

** Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear 

Dividend payment for the fiscal year 2013

The General Shareholders’ Meeting of May 13, 2014 approved the payment of a total gross dividend of € 3.20 per share (€ 2.40 net per share). Given the interim dividend of € 1.3333 gross per share (€ 1.00 net per share; coupon n° 93) paid on January 23, 2014, the balance of the dividend in respect of 2013, equal to € 1.8667 gross per share (€ 1.40 net per share; coupon n° 94), has been paid according to the following timetable :

Final dividend 
PaymentTuesday, May 20, 2014  
Record date* (dematerialized shares)Monday, May 19, 2014
Quotation ex-dividend fromThursday, May 15, 2014

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest

Monday, May 12, 2014

* Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear 

As approved by the Board of Directors of October 24, 2013, Solvay S.A. paid an interim dividend of € 1.3333 gross per share (resulting in € 1.00 net per share after withholding tax) to its shareholders, according to the following timetable: 

Interim dividend
Payment Thursday, January 23, 2014
Record date* (dematerialized shares) Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Quotation ex-dividend fromMonday, January 20, 2014

Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

* Last day of recording of the dematerialized shares within Euroclear