Below you find all of importance concerning dividends:

Important dates for the dividend for fiscal 2016
February 21, 2017Announcement of proposed dividend
April 28, 2017Annual Stockholders' Meeting 2017
May 1, 2017Ex-dividend date
May 4, 2017Planned dividend payment date*

* In accordance with Section 58, Paragraph 4, Sentence 2 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) in the version applicable from January 1, 2017, the entitlement to the dividend is due on the third business day following the resolution of the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, namely on May 4, 2017.

Please be aware that there are different term dates for Bayer ADR holder.


Information about the dividend for fiscal 2016

At its meeting on February 21, 2017, the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG approved the Board of Management's recommendation that a dividend payment of EUR 2.70 (2015: EUR 2.50) per share be proposed to the Annual Stockholders' Meeting on April 28, 2017. With 826,947,808 shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment would amount to EUR 2,233 million (2015: EUR 2,067 million), an increase of 8.0 percent.

Information about the dividend for fiscal 2015

Conforming to the proposal of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board, the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on April 29, 2016 passed the resolution to pay a dividend for fiscal 2015 of EUR 2.50 per share.
The resulting payout ratio of 37 percent calculated on core earnings per share is within our target corridor of 30 percent to 40 percent (for details of the calculation of core earnings per share, see Annual Report 2015, Chapter 14.3 of the Combined Management Report).
The dividend yield calculated on the share price of €115.80 at year end 2015 amounts to 2.2 percent and the total dividend payment to €2,067 million.

Notice of Dividend for fiscal 2015
May 2, 2016
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Dividend Key Figures

Fiscal year20142015
Dividend (Euro per share)2.252.50
Total payout (Euro million)1,8612,067
Dividend yield (%)2.02.2

Dividend Development

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