The distribution in Topdanmark in the period 1998 to 2017 was in the shape of share buybacks. During this period, it was decided to cancel own shares corresponding to 78.17% of the share capital. At the Annual General Meeting in 2017, it was decided that Topdanmark will discontinue the share buybacks and instead transfer to distribution via dividend.
Topdanmark is one of the largest insurance companies in Denmark with a market share of 16%.
First and foremost, we create value for our shareholders through our core business and not via risky financial investments.
The objective of Topdanmark’s dividend policy is to distribute excess capital to its shareholders.
Topdanmark has a disciplined approach to capital, thus capital that is not necessary to maintain operations will be distributed to the shareholders and accumulation of unnecessary excess capital will be avoided.
Topdanmark’s Board of Directors has adopted a dividend policy according to which dividend distribution will take place via annual distribution of dividends. Distribution of dividend will take place immediately after the approval at the annual general meeting.
The dividend will correspond to a payout ratio of minimum 70%.
Trend in dividend per share.
Given Topdanmark’s solid own funds, the Board of Directors will recommend to the AGM that distribution of a total dividend of DKK 1,035m takes place, representing DKK 11.5 per share, a pay-out ratio of 98.4 and a dividend yield of 3.6.
Subject to the approval from the AGM, the distribution of dividend will take place immediately after the AGM on 23 April 2024.