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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

The Board of Directors proposes the amount of dividends to the shareholders for approval at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). At ABB’s AGM on April 21, 2016 the shareholders have 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 will be paid by way of nominal (par) value reduction of the ABB share from 0.86 Swiss francs to 0.12 Swiss francs. The payout to the shareholders is expected for July, 2016, in line with Swiss regulatory processes.
Expected 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
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

On 9 September, 2014 at its Capital Markets Day in London, ABB announced a share buyback program of up to $4 billion over the next two years. Since the program was announced, the company has purchased a total of approximately 106 million shares with a buyback value of approximately $2.2 billion by the end of 2015. This program shows our commitment to deliver attractive returns to our shareholder base while maintaining sufficient financial flexibility to support the company’s growth ambitions (share-buyback-program).


Historical information ABB dividend per share


Payment date 

Dividend per share 

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

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