Uniper SE: Board of Management proposes dividend of EUR0.74 per share for financial year 2017

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Uniper SE: Board of Management proposes dividend of EUR0.74 per share for financial year 2017

26-Feb-2018 / 19:47 CET/CEST
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Uniper SE: Board of Management proposes dividend of EUR0.74 per share for financial year 2017

The Board of Management of Uniper SE proposes to the Supervisory Board for its meeting on 7 March 2018 to propose to the General Meeting on 6 June 2018 the distribution from an expected adjusted EBIT of approximately EUR1.1 billion and a free cash from operations (FCfO) of approximately EUR361 million - in accordance with the dividend policy to distribute at least 75% of the FCfO - of a dividend of EUR0.74 per share and therewith in total approximately EUR271 million for the financial year 2017. Thereby, the total dividend amount would be 8% higher than the EUR250 million announced last December.

In addition, the Board of Management confirms its statement as of last December, to increase - based on a dividend of EUR200 million for the financial year 2016 - the dividends by an average of 25% per year until the dividend for the financial year 2020.

The Board of Management points out that Fortum Deutschland SE declared in its offer document for the voluntary public takeover offer as of 7 November 2017 that E.ON Beteiligungen GmbH, which as of the date of the publication of the offer document held a stake of approximately 46.65% of the shares and voting rights of Uniper SE, had undertaken vis-รก-vis Fortum Deutschland SE to exercise its voting rights and potentially its right to submit countermotions with respect to items of the agenda of the General Meeting in such a way that a dividend of EUR0.69 per share will be resolved for the financial year 2017. According to the publications of Fortum Deutschland SE, E.ON Beteiligungen GmbH has accepted the voluntary public takeover offer; however, until today this offer has not yet been closed.

Financial Indicators

Explanations to the utilised financial indicators are available in the annual report 2016 published on the website of Uniper SE (see glossary of financial terms, pages 208 et seqq.) accessible via the following link:

https://ir.uniper.energy/websites/uniper/English/3200/reports.html




Contact:
Marc Koebernick
Head of Investor Relations
Uniper SE
E.ON-Platz 1
40479 Duesseldorf
Fon +49 211 4579 4489
Fax +49 211 4579 952082
Email ir@uniper.energy

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