SAP SE / Key word(s): Dividend
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WALLDORF, Germany - February 23, 2012 - Today, the SAP AG Executive Board has prepared the 2011 consolidated financial statements and will recommend to the SAP Supervisory Board to propose at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to increase the dividend by 83% from EUR0.60 to EUR1.10 per share for the fiscal year 2011. This includes a special dividend of EUR0.35 per share to celebrate SAP's 40th anniversary. If the SAP supervisory board and the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approve this recommendation, the total amount distributed in dividends would be around EUR1.3 billion (2010: EUR713 million). The dividend payout ratio would be 38% (2010: 39%).
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