Dividend information

The Board of Directors proposes to pay a dividend of 0.80 Swiss franc per share, which has to be approved by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on May 2, 2019.

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

ABB’s board has proposed the 10th consecutive increase in the ordinary dividend of 0.80 Swiss francs per share for 2018, an increase of 0.02 Swiss francs compared with the dividend distribution for the year 2017, subject to shareholder approval at the company’s annual general meeting on May 2, 2019. The proposal is in line with ABB’s dividend policy to pay a steadily rising, sustainable dividend over time. The ex-dividend and payout dates are expected as shown in the table below.



Expected dates for dividend

Cum date

Ex-date

Record date

Payout date

SIX Swiss Exchange

May 3

May 6

May 7

May 8

New York
Stock Exchange

May 3

May 6

May 7

June 

NASDAQ
OMX Stockholm

May 3

May 6

May 7

May 10


Dividend Access Facility 2019

Shareholders that are tax-resident in Sweden and hold shares of ABB Ltd registered with Euroclear Sweden have the option to participate in a facility that allows them to receive the dividend relating to those shares in Swedish Kronor free of Swiss withholding tax. 
Further information on the dividend access facility (DAF) can be reviewed in Swedish on the ABB Sweden website www.abb.se/aktie.

Historical information ABB dividend per share

Year 

Payment date 

Dividend per share 

2017 April 6, 2018 CHF 0.78
2016 April 21, 2017 CHF 0.76
2015 July 13, 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