Cloetta’s long-term goal is a dividend payout of 40–60 per cent of profit for the year.
The ambition is for the cash flow to be used for dividends, but that it should also provide financial flexibility for complementary acquisitions.
For 2021 the AGM approved a dividend of SEK 1.00 (0.75) per share, which is equal to 61 per cent (82 after changes in accounting treatment) of the profit for the year. The right to a dividend is granted to those persons who are listed as shareholders in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on the record date.
Neither the Swedish Companies Act nor Cloetta’s Articles of Association contain any restrictions regarding the right to dividends for shareholders outside Sweden. Aside from any limitations related to banking or clearing activities in the affected jurisdictions, payments to foreign shareholders are carried out in the same manner as to shareholders in Sweden.