Dividends and dividend policy

Page last updated: 13.05.2024
Find out more on Outokumpu's dividend policy, dividend payout history, changes in withholding taxation of dividends in Finland as well as dividend tools on this page.

Dividend policy

According to our dividend policy, Outokumpu aims to distribute a stable and growing dividend, to be paid annually.

In 2022, the Board stated that the base dividend amount of EUR 0.25 was the basis for future dividend distributions in accordance with the policy. Therefore, for the year 2023, the Annual General Meeting decided to pay a dividend of EUR 0.26 per share. The dividend record date was April 8, and the payment day is April 15. 


Dividend payout history

Dividends by Outokumpu Group in 2010–2022 are compiled in the table below.

2023   2022  2021 2020–2019 2018 2017 2016 2015–2011 2010
Dividend per share, EUR 0.26   0.25  0.15   0.15 0.25 0.10 0.25
Extra dividend per share, EUR*     0.10            
Dividend payout ratio, % -105.97   13.64 12.3    47.4 26.3 28.8
Dividend yield, % 5.80   7.40  2.7   4.7 3.2 1.2 1.8
* The extra dividend of EUR 0.10 per share was a one-time extra dividend that was proposed to be distributed to the shareholders for the exceptionally good result of the financial year 2022.


Changes in withholding taxation of dividends in Finland

Withholding tax of 35% will be withheld from dividend payments made on foreign nominee registered shares. If the custodians are registered with the Finnish Tax Administration’s Register of Authorized Intermediaries, lower withholding tax can be applied based on the required additional information collected.

Any tax withheld in excess can be reclaimed after the year of the dividend payment by submitting a refund application to the Finnish Tax Administration, either on paper (form for corporate entities here, and for individuals here), or electronically. A tax refund can also be received already during the year of dividend payment via the Authorized Intermediary. Please contact your depositary participant for further information.

Dividends paid to Finnish tax resident holders of nominee registered shares may as of 2020 be subject to withholding of 50% tax prepayment. Any excess tax prepayment will be credited in the normal tax assessment process. 

Updated on April 11, 2022.