Shares and dividends


Number of outstanding ordinary shares (without nominal value)  19,430,463,305
 Number of shares - Historical figures


Over the time horizon of the 2018-2021 Business Plan, a cash dividend distribution was envisaged corresponding to a payout ratio, based on the consolidated net income, of 85% for 2018, 80% for 2019, 75% for 2020 and 70% for 2021: 3.4bn euro cash dividends were paid for 2018; net income for financial year 2019 was allocated to reserves, in compliance with the ECB recommendation on dividend policy of 27 March 2020, subsequently replaced by the recommendation of 15 December 2020 which remained in force until 30 September 2021; cash dividends of 0.7bn euro were paid and cash reserves of 1.9bn euro distributed for 2020; cash dividends of 2.9bn euro were paid for 2021 (1.4bn euro as interim dividend in November 2021 and 1.5bn euro as remaining amount in May 2022).


  Dividends (euro) Average stock price
in 2020 (euro)
"Dividend yield"
Per ordinary share 0.135
Market Ratios - Historical figures
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