Dividend Policy & Payments
As stated in our Ambition 2017 targets, ING is committed to returning capital to shareholders through a sustainable dividend policy. Effective from 2015, ING intends to pay a minimum of 40% of ING Group’s annual net profits by way of dividend, consisting of both an interim and a final dividend.
Furthermore, the Board will recommend whether to return additional capital to shareholders at the end of each financial year. Such decisions will reflect considerations including expected future capital requirements, growth opportunities available to the Group, the net earnings of the Group, and regulatory approvals as appropriate.
The Board proposes to pay a final 2014 dividend of EUR 470 million, or EUR 0.12 per (depositary receipt for an) ordinary share, subject to the approval of shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in May 2015.