Dividend information

On April 21, 2016 the Board of Directors’ proposal to pay a dividend of 0.74 Swiss franc per share was approved by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting

ABB’s dividend policy is to pay a steadily rising, sustainable dividend over time

At ABB’s AGM on April 21, 2016 the shareholders approved the Board’s proposal to increase the dividend for 2015 by CHF 0.02 to CHF 0.74 per share, in line with the company’s dividend policy to pay a steadily rising, sustainable dividend over time.

The dividend for 2015 in the amount of 0.74 Swiss francs was paid by way of nominal (par) value reduction of the ABB share from 0.86 Swiss francs to 0.12 Swiss francs.
Dates for dividend from the nominal value reduction Cum date 1) Ex-date  Record date Payout date 
SIX Swiss Exchange July 8 July 11 July 12 July 13
New York
Stock Exchange
July 7 July 8  July 12
July 20
NASDAQ
OMX Stockholm 2)
July 8
July 11
July 12
July 15
1) Cum-date is the last day shares can be purchased in order to receive the dividend, 2) No DAF is offered this year
July 8
July 8
July 8 July 11 July 12 July 13

Share buy back program is offering additional returns to shareholders

ABB announced on October 4, 2016 its plans for a new share buyback program of up to $3 billion from 2017 through 2019. This reflects the company’s confidence and the continued strength of ABB’s cash generation and financial position. On September 30, 2016, ABB announced the completion of its recent share buyback program in which it returned $3.5bn to its shareholders. Over the last three years, ABB has returned $8.7bn to shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks. (share-buyback-program).

 

Historical information ABB dividend per share

Year 

Payment date 

Dividend per share 

2015 July 20, 2016 CHF 0.74
2014  July 29, 2015  CHF 0.72 (split payment - CHF 0.55 and CHF 0.17)
2013 May 8, 2014 CHF 0.70
2012 May 3, 2013 CHF 0.68
2011 May 4, 2012 CHF 0.65
2010 May 6, 2011 CHF 0.60
2009 July 15, 2010 CHF 0.51
2008 July 27, 2009 CHF 0.48
2007 July 28, 2008 CHF 0.48
2006 May 8, 2007 CHF 0.24
2005 May 9, 2006 CHF 0.12