Annual General Meeting of Axel Springer SE: Constant dividend, dividends payout rises




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13.04.16

Annual General Meeting of Axel Springer SE: Constant dividend, dividends payout rises

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CEO Dr. Mathias Döpfner (l.) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Giuseppe Vita
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The Annual General Meeting of Axel Springer SE decided on 13 April 2016 to pay a dividend of EUR 1.80 per qualifying share for the 2015 financial year, a constant value compared to the previous year. Due to the higher number of shares, the dividends payout rises from EUR 178.1 million to EUR 194.2 million.

In the 2015 financial year Axel Springer increased total revenues by 8.5 percent to EUR 3,294.9 million (PY: EUR 3,037.9 million). Earnings (EBITDA) rose by 10.2 percent to EUR 559.0 million (PY: EUR 507.1 million). The EBITDA margin improved to 17.0 percent (PY: 16.7 percent). Adjusted earnings per share increased by 10.3 percent, from EUR 2.01 to EUR 2.22.

Referring to the current financial year 2016, CEO Mathias Döpfner announced further growth in revenues and earnings: “We believe that we can achieve more and will make use of our economic strength for investments in future growth and a further improvement in our results. At the same time we have raised the dividends payout for the past financial year to a record level of EUR 194 million.”

A recording of the CEO’s speech, photos, the agenda for the Annual General Meeting and other documents are available at www.axelspringer.de/agm-2016.

Press Contact Axel Springer SE:
Michael Schneider

Tel: +49 30 2591 77644