Dividend enables shareholders to share in profits

The Board of Management and Supervisory Board propose that a dividend of €0.15 be paid for 2017. With this substantial increase on the prior year (2016: dividend of €0.07), we intend to pass on to our shareholders some of the proceeds of our successful property sale. We plan to carry on enabling our shareholders to participate in the success of our Company in the form of a regular dividend. It is also our aim to pay a consistent dividend, although as previously mentioned, the dividend for 2017 is influenced by the sale of a property. At the same time, we intend to continue funding a significant proportion of our growth ourselves, that is to say from our own capital.