Payout policy

Swisscom seeks to achieve a steady dividend payout per share. Subject to meeting its financial targets, Swisscom plans to pay a dividend per share at least on a par with the previous year.

At the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 6 April 2016, the Board of Directors will propose an ordinary dividend of CHF 22 per share (prior year: CHF 22 per share). This is equivalent to a total dividend payout of CHF 1,140 million.

Since going public in 1998 Swisscom has distributed a total of CHF 28.4 bil­lion to its shareholders: CHF 16.4 bil­lion in dividend payments, CHF 1.6 bil­lion in capital reductions and CHF 10.4 bil­lion in share buybacks. Swisscom has paid out a total of CHF 323 per share since the initial public offering. Together with the overall increase in share price of CHF 163 per share, this amounts to an average annual total return of 5.3%.