Beter Bed Holding N.V.’s dividend policy focuses on maximising shareholder returns whilst maintaining a healthy capital position. Subject to conditions, the company’s objective is to pay out at least 50% of the realised net profit to the shareholders. This payment will be executed in the form of an interim dividend following publication of the third-quarter figures and a final dividend following the approval of the dividend proposal by the Annual General Meeting. This system makes it possible to spread out payment of the dividend evenly over the year. The payment of the dividend may never result in the company’s solvency falling below 30% on any publication date. Furthermore, the net interest-bearing debt/EBITDA ratio may not be greater than two.
Subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board, the Management Board determines annually what portion of the profit is to be reserved. The decision to pay an interim dividend is also subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board.