Dividend & year-end share prices

Capital management priorities

We aim to:

  • maximise financial flexibility and ensure superior capitalisation strength at all times,
  • grow our regular dividend with long-term earnings and at a minimum maintain it,
  • deploy capital for business opportunities where our profitability requirements are met and finally,
  • if excess capital is available, repatriation thereof to shareholders in the form of share buy-backs.

Dividends are typically paid out of current earnings. Swiss Re pays its dividend annually. Shares are ex-dividend two working days after the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Dividend payment is typically two working days after the ex-dividend date.

Dividends paid and year-end share price information

Adjusted by share split 2001 (20-for-1; information about the share split)

 

Year Dividend paid Year-end share price Tax value
2017 4.85  
 
2016 4.60 96.50
96.50
20151 4.252 98.15 98.15
20141 3.853 83.65
83.65
20131 3.504 82.05 82.05
20121 3.00 65.90 65.90
20111 2.75 47.87 47.87
2010 1.00 50.30 50.30
2009 0.10 49.91 49.91
2008 4.00 50.30 50.30
2007
3.40
80.45 80.45
2006
2.50
103.60
103.60
2005
1.60
96.20
96.20
2004
1.10
81.10
81.10
2003
1.00
83.50
83.50
2002
2.50
90.70
90.70
20015
2.50
167.00
168.25
2000
2.50
194.25
189.30
1999
2.40
163.55
161.55
1998
2.20
179.05
168.00
1997
1.50
136.60
124.50
19966
1.13
71.45
70.00
1995
0.75
66.80
66.00
1994
0.53
39.65
39.00


For a dividend history of our American Depositary Receipts please see the ADR programme page.


Not adjusted by share split 2001  (20-for-1; information about the share split)

 

Year Dividend paid Year-end share price Tax value
20015
50
n.a.
n.a.
2000
50
3 885
3 786
1999
48
3 271
3 231
1998
44
3 581
3 360
1997
30
2 732
2 490
19966
22.5
1 429
1 400
1995
15
1 342
1 320
1994
10.5
789
780

Notes

1  Distributions in the form of Swiss withholding tax exempt distributions out of legal reserves from capital contributions.

2 In addition to the regular dividend of CHF 4.25 per share a special dividend of CHF 3.00 per share was paid in 2015.

3 In addition to the regular dividend of CHF 3.85 per share a special dividend of CHF 4.15 per share was paid in 2014.

4 In addition to the regular dividend of CHF 3.50 per share a special dividend of CHF 4.00 per share was paid in 2013.

5 In addition to the dividend a capital repayment of CHF 8 per share (CHF 0.40 per share on adjusted basis) was paid to the shareholders on 17 August 2001.

6 In addition to the dividend a capital repayment of CHF 10 per share (CHF 0.50 per share on adjusted basis) was paid to the shareholders on 1 March 1996.