Following approval of the 2011 annual accounts by the General Meeting of Shareholders on 10 April 2012, the dividend for ordinary shareholders for the 2011 financial year has been set at EUR 250 million.
An interim dividend of EUR 200 million was already paid to ordinary shareholders in September 2011. The final dividend for ordinary shareholders of EUR 50 million will be paid on 16 April 2012. Payment of the final dividend 2011 activates the coupon/dividend trigger mechanisms in certain subordinated instruments for 2013. As a result of the aforesaid coupon/dividend triggers, the coupons on these instruments will be paid on the next coupon date, subject to regulatory approvals, where applicable.