Shareholder information

Hydro's share price closed at NOK 42.44 at the end of 2014. The return for 2014 was positive, amounting to NOK 15.37, or 56.78 percent. Hydro's Board of Directors proposes to pay a dividend of NOK 1 per share for 2014, for approval by the Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2015, reflecting the company's commitment to provide a cash return to its shareholders, operational performance for 2014, strong financial position and improved earnings outlook for 2015. Hydro's policy is to pay out, on average, 40 percent of net income as ordinary dividend over the cycle to our shareholders. This policy was revised by Hydro's Board of Directors in 2015, from 30 percent to 40 per cent of net income over the cycle.

There were 2,039,832,288 outstanding shares at the end of 2014. Hydro had 49,059 registered shareholders as per the Norwegian Central Securities Depository. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Norway was the largest of these with a shareholding of 34.26 percent of the total number of ordinary shares authorized and issued.

Hydro's shares are, in addition to the Oslo Stock Exchange, also listed in London while our American Depositary Shares (ADSs) trade on OTCQX International in the U.S., the premium over-the-counter market tier.

  • Annual report 2014

  • Annual report 2014

Updated: September 13, 2016