Shareholders should participate regularly in the Company’s success. The long-term dividend policy provides for a regular dividend payout ratio of 10% to 25% of consolidated EBIT. In addition to the regular dividend payment, the dividend policy also allows for shareholders to participate in particularly positive performance of the Company by means of a special dividend or share buy-back.
For the financial year 2018, there was a net profit at Deutsche Lufthansa AG of EUR 339m. Following the transfer of EUR 41m from retained earnings, distributable profit comes to EUR 380m.
In line with the dividend policy, the Executive Board and Supervisory Board will table a proposal at the Annual General Meeting on 07 May 2019 to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.80 per share to shareholders for the financial year 2018. This represents a total dividend of EUR 380m or 13% of EBIT for 2018.
* Subject to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting