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Dividends and splits

Splits
Since 1999, the KONE share has been split five times: 1999 (1:3), 2002 (1:3), 2005 (1:2), 2008 (1:2) and 2013 (1:1).

Dividends
In accordance with the Articles of Association, class B shares are preferred for a dividend, which is at least one percent and no more than 2.5 percent higher than the dividend paid to the holders of class A shares, calculated from the accounting par value of the share. The accounting par value of the share is EUR 0.125.

Payment of dividends
For the financial year 2020 a dividend of EUR 1.7475 was paid for each class A share and a dividend of EUR 1.75 was paid for each class B share. Further, an extra dividend of EUR 0.4975 was paid for each class A share and an extra dividend of EUR 0.50 was paid for each class B share. The date of record for dividend distribution was 4 March 2021 and the dividend was paid on 11 March 2021.

Withholding tax of 35% will be withheld from dividend payments made on foreign nominee registered shares. If the custodians are registered with the Finnish Tax Administration’s Register of Authorised Intermediaries, lower withholding tax can be applied based on the required additional information collected. Any tax withheld in excess can be reclaimed after the year of the dividend payment by submitting a refund application to the Finnish Tax Administration, either on paper (form for corporate entities here, and for individuals here), or electronically (pending updates). Dividends paid to Finnish tax resident holders of nominee registered shares may as of 2020 have been subject to withholding of 50% tax prepayment. Any excess tax prepayment will be credited in the normal tax assessment process.


CLASS A SHARE, EUR
CLASS B SHARE, EUR
20201.7475
0.4975*
1.75
0.50*
2019
1.69751.70
2018
1.64751.65
2017
1.64751.65
2016
1.54751.55
2015
1.39751.40
2014
1.19751.20
2013
0.99751.00
2012
0.8725
0.6475*
0.875
0.65*
2011
0.6975
0.7475*
0.70
0.75*
2010
0.44750.45
2009
0.6475**0.65**
2008
0.32250.325
2007
0.32250.325
2006
0.24750.25
20050.24750.25
*) Extra dividend
**) A double dividend was paid for the financial year 2009

In the table above for 2012-2005 the figures have been adjusted taking into account the share issue without payment (split) taking effect on December 5, 2013. In addition, for 2007-2005 the figures have been adjusted taking into account the share issue without payment (split) on February 28, 2008.

Kone Corporation demerged into two new listed corporations, KONE Corporation and Cargotec Corporation. The demerger was registered in the trade register on 1 June, 2005. Hence, the dividends shown in the table below illustrate the situation that existed before the demerger.


CLASS A SHARE, EURCLASS B SHARE, EUR
1/2004-3/2005
1.982.00
2003
1.982.00
2002
1.481.50
2001
0.710.73
2000
0.480.50

Dividend policy

KONE has not defined a specific target for dividends or share buy-backs. The dividend proposal by the Board of Directors is determined on the basis of the overall business outlook, business opportunities, as well as the present capital structure and the anticipated changes in it.

In the case of dividend distribution, the dividend paid on the class B share is higher than that on the class A share. The difference between the dividends is at minimum one (1) percent and at maximum two-and-a-half (2.5) percent, calculated from the accounting par value of the share. The accounting par value of the share is EUR 0.125.

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