A dividend is the annual (although it can be paid in instalments), variable income of the share. It represents the portion of the profits that the general shareholders’ meeting decides to distribute to the shareholders. The remaining portion is generally set aside to increase the paid-in capital of the company and fund its growth.

The amount thereof is proposed by the Board of Directors and decided by the general shareholders’ meeting, which approves the financial statements for the ending fiscal year.

In order to bolster Antalis’ development and transformation plan, which plans for further acquisitions, an undertaking has been given not to pay a dividend over the next three years.