Dividend information

The dividend for the 2016 was issued on 1 June 2017 upon presentation of coupon 13.

Payment is made via Belgian branches of Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, KBC Bank and ING.

Overview of Elia System Operator dividends

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Gross dividend      
All shares 1.58  1.55  1.54 1.54 1.47 1.47
Net dividend          
Ordinary share with VVPR strip - - - - - 1.16
Ordinary share 1.11  1.13 1.16 1.16 1.10 1.10
Number of shares entitled to dividends 60,891,158 60,750,239 60,738,264 60,568,229 60,555,809 60,355,217

The dividend is issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 33.1 of Elia's Articles of Association. After a minimum of 1/20 has been deducted to build up a reserve fund, at least 85% of the earnings to be distributed will be paid out unless the Annual General Meeting decides otherwise.