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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
2017 dividend
2017 Solvay dividend

Dividend payments in 2018

Solvay will pay an interim dividend relating to financial year 2018 according to the following timetable (dates will be confirmed in October)

Record date* (dematerialized shares)   
Quotation ex-dividend from  
Notification of the operations relative to registered shares, at the latest  

* last day of recording of the dematerialized shares with Euroclear

Paying agent

  • KBC Bank nv, Havenlaan 2 – 1080 Brussels (Belgium)

  • CBC Banque SA, Grand-Place 5 – 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

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