For financial year 2010, the Managing Board plans to propose to the Company’s executive bodies an increase in dividends from EUR 0.90 to EUR 1.00 per share. This takes full account of the Group’s continual increase in profits as well as of the long-established dividend policy of distributing a minimum of 30% of corporate profits (after taxes and minority interests). The dividend payment date is provisionally set for 16 May 2011.

Development of profit distributions

Development of dividend per share