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Hydro's dividend policy is to pay out on average payout 30 percent of net earnings. Share buybacks or extraordinary dividends will supplement dividends during periods of strong financials, due consideration being given to the commodity cycle and capital requirements for future growth. The payout should reflect Hydro's aim to give its shareholders competitive returns benchmarked against alternative investments in comparable companies.

In periods when earnings are high, Hydro may consider buying back shares in addition to ordinary dividend payments. Such considerations will be made in the light of alternative investment opportunities available to Hydro and its financial situation.

Year Earnings per
share (NOK)
Dividend per
share (NOK)
Date
proposed
Date
approved
Payment
date
2013 (0.45) 0.75 2014-02-12 2014-05-07 2014-05-19
2012 (0.65) 0.75 2013-02-12 2013-05-08 2013-05-23
2011 3.41 0.75 2012-02-16 2012-05-08 2012-05-22
2010 1.33 0.75 2011-02-16 2011-05-05 2011-05-18
2009 0.25 0.50 2010-02-17 2010-05-04 2010-05-18
2008 (3.04) - - - -
2007 7.20 5.00 2008-02-18 2008-05-06 2008-05-19
2006 14.00 5.00 2007-02-19 2007-05-08 2007-05-21
2005 12.50 4.40 2006-02-14 2006-05-09 2006-05-23
2004 9.90 4.00 2005-02-15 2005-05-03 2005-05-24
2003 8.50 2.20 2004-02-16 2004-05-11 2004-05-28
2002 6.80 2.10 2003-02-10 2003-05-07 2003-05-22
2001 6.10 2.00 2002-02-11 2002-05-02 2002-05-22
2000 10.68 1.90 2001-02-12 2001-05-02 2001-05-21
1999 2.78 1.60 2000-02-14 2000-04-26 2000-05-18
1998 3.28 1.50 1999-02-15 1999-04-22 1999-05-19
1997 4.54 1.50 1998-02-16 1998-04-23 1998-05-19
1996 5.42 1.40 1997-02-24 1997-04-21 1997-05-22
1995 6.24 1.20   1996-04-29 1996-05-23
1994 3.58 0.85   1995-05-02 1995-05-23


The earnings per share and dividend per share figures have been recalculated to reflect the 5 for 1 share split effective 10 May 2006 and 25 May 2006 for the American Depositary Receipts.

Updated: May 25, 2014
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