||The dividend policy of Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. intents to preserve the independence of the company, to maintain a healthy financial structure and to retain sufficient earnings in order to grow the business both organically and through acquisitions.
The dividend payments are related to the annual development of the net profit before exceptional items and amortisation of brands (net profit beia), which translates in a dividend pay-out of 30-40%.
Dividends are paid in the form of an interim dividend and a final dividend. The interim dividend is fixed at 40% of the total dividend of the previous year. Annual dividend proposals will remain subject to shareholder approval.