Total dividend bookyear 2017: € 1.180*

Final dividend

proposed amount
€ 1.180
announcement date
Apr 26, 2018
ex-coupon date
Apr 27, 2018
payment date
May 2, 2018
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De Raad van Bestuur van UCB stelt een dividend voor van € 1,18 per aandeel (bruto), een stijging van drie eurocent of 2,6%.

Coupon # 21
Ex-dividend: 27 April 2018
Record date: 30 April 2018
Payment: 2 May 2018

Total dividend bookyear 2016: € 1.150*

Final dividend

proposed amount
€ 1.150
announcement date
Apr 27, 2017
ex-coupon date
Apr 28, 2017
payment date
May 3, 2017

The Board of Directors proposes to pay a gross dividend of € 1.15 per share. If this dividend proposal is approved by the General Meeting on 27 April 2017, the net dividend of € 0.805 per share will be payable as of 3 May 2017 against the delivery of coupon #20. The shares held by UCB SA are not entitled to a dividend.

Per 4 January 2017, 191 426 122 UCB shares are entitled to a dividend, representing a total distribution of € 220 million. This amount may fluctuate depending the number of UCB shares held by UCB SA on the dividend approval date. The Board of Directors will communicate at the general meeting the total number of UCB shares entitled to a dividend and will submit the aggregate amount to be distributed for approval. The annual accounts of 2016 will be adapted accordingly.

Total dividend bookyear 2015: € 1.100*

Final dividend

proposed amount
€ 1.100
announcement date
Apr 28, 2016
ex-coupon date
Apr 29, 2016
payment date
May 3, 2016

The gross dividends paid in 2015 and 2014 were €205 million (€1.06 per share) and €202 million (€1.04 per share) respectively.

A dividend in respect of the year ended 31 December 2015 of €1.10 per share, amounting to a total dividend of €210 million, is to be proposed at the annual general meeting of the shareholders on 28 April 2016.

In accordance with IAS 10, events after the reporting period, the proposed dividend has not been recognized as a liability at year-end.

Coupon nr. 19

Total dividend bookyear 2014: € 1.060*

Final dividend

proposed amount
€ 1.060
announcement date
Apr 30, 2015
ex-coupon date
May 4, 2015
payment date
May 6, 2015
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De raad van bestuur van UCB stelt een dividend voor van € 1,06 per aandeel (bruto), een stijging van twee eurocent of 2%

Coupon nr. 18

Total dividend bookyear 2013: € 1.040*

Final dividend

proposed amount
€ 1.040
announcement date
Apr 24, 2014
ex-coupon date
Apr 29, 2014
payment date
May 5, 2014

The Board of Directors proposes to pay a gross dividend of € 1.04 to the holders of the 193 885 274 UCB shares, or a total dividend distribution of € 202 million. If this dividend proposal is approved by the company’s shareholders on their Meeting on 24 April 2014, the net dividend of € 0.78 per share will be payable as of 5 May 2014 against the delivery of coupon nr 17 attached to the company’s bearer shares.

financial events

Company information

Source: company website, April 2018

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, with a focus on neurology and immunology.

Our business is strong. Total revenue grew to €4.5 billion in 2017. We are more than 7,500 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

Looking ahead, we have a solid platform for continuous growth with our core products Cimzia®, Vimpat®, Neupro®, Keppra® and Briviact®, and we are preparing the launch of a potential medicine to help patients with osteoporosis. At the same time, we are very excited about the progress in our early research pipeline.

Dividend policy

Source: company website, April 2018

The Board of Directors intends to continue to sustain a dynamic dividend policy, consistent with the long term growth prospects of the Company, offering gradual increase in dividend, and as far as possible not to reduce it, irrespective of the short term income variations.

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