GlobalReport 2013

Dividends and dividend policy

The Board of Amadeus IT Holding, S.A., in the meeting held on October 18, 2012, reviewed the dividend policy of the Company, increasing the proposed pay-out ratio to between 40% and 50% of the consolidated profit (excluding extraordinary items), compared to the previous policy, fixed in 2010, which consisted of a pay-out ratio of between 30% and 40%. The new dividend policy, applicable to the period of 2012 and onwards, also establishes the payment of an interim dividend related to the results of each financial period. On December 11, 2014 The Board of Directors of Amadeus IT Holding, S.A has resolved to extend the current dividend policy to the period of 2014.

The amount of future dividends and the dividend policy will depend on a number of factors, including  earnings, financial condition, debt service obligations, cash requirements, prospects or market conditions. The amount of dividends is proposed by our Board of Directors and determined by the shareholders at general shareholders' meetings.

Date of payment Concept Dividend per share (gross) Total dividend (gross, in million euros)
Jan 30, 2015 2014 Interim Dividend €0.32 143.2
Jul 29, 2014 2013 Complementary Dividend €0.325 146.3
Jan 31, 2014 2013 Interim Dividend €0.30 133.4
Jul 30, 2013 2012 Complementary Dividend € 0.25 111.9
Jan 30, 2013 2012 Interim Dividend € 0.25 111.9
Jul 27, 2012 2011 Complementary Dividend € 0.195 85.6
Jan 30, 2012 2011 Interim Dividend € 0.175 78.0
Jul 27, 2011 2010 Annual Dividend € 0.30 134.3

LATEST DIVIDENDS APPROVED

In particular, the Board of Directors of the Company is proposing a 50% pay-out ratio for the year 2014 (maximum percentage within the approved range), that combined with the already disclosed Share Buy-back Programme (please refer to the  relevant document filed with the CNMV) will deliver a substantial increase in total remuneration.
Accordingly, the Board of Directors has approved the distribution of an interim gross dividend from the profit for fiscal year 2014 of a fixed amount of €0.32 per share. The payment of the interim dividend will be made effective on January 30, 2015 through the member entities of Sociedad de Gestión de los Sistemas de Registro, Compensación y Liquidación de Valores, S.A., (IBERCLEAR), with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria acting as paying agent.

2013 Dividend payment

On December 18, 2013 the Board of Directors of the Company approved the distribution of an interim gross dividend from the profit for fiscal year 2013 of a fixed amount of €0.30 per share. The payment of the interim dividend was made effective on January 31, 2014 through the member entities of Sociedad de Gestión de los Sistemas de Registro, Compensación y Liquidación de Valores, S.A., (IBERCLEAR), with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria acting as paying agent.

The Shareholders' General Meeting, held on June 26, 2014, approved the dividend distribution proposal. The total value of the dividend is €279.7 million, representing a pay-out of 50% of the 2013 reported profit for the year. The complementary dividend to achieve the proposed final gross dividend, amounting to € 0.325 per share, was paid on July 29, 2014 (payable to each of the existing and outstanding shares with dividend rights at the date of payment).

2012 Dividend payment

On December 13, 2012 the Board of Directors of the Company approved the distribution of an interim gross dividend from the profit for fiscal year 2012 of a fixed amount of €0.25 per share. The payment of the interim dividend was made effective on January 30, 2013 through the member entities of Sociedad de Gestión de los Sistemas de Registro, Compensación y Liquidación de Valores, S.A., (IBERCLEAR), with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria acting as paying agent.

The Shareholders' General Meeting, held on June 20, 2013, approved the dividend distribution proposal. The total value of the dividend is €223.8 million, representing a pay-out of 45% of the 2012 reported profit for the year from continuing operations (excluding extraordinary items related to the IPO).

The complementary dividend to achieve the proposed final gross dividend, amounting to € 0.25 per share, was paid on July 30, 2013 (payable to each of the existing and outstanding shares with dividend rights at the date of payment).

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