The dividend for the previous fiscal year is paid once a year after the approval of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. The dividend for 2016 was paid out three business days after the day of the ASM (April 28, 2017) on May 4, 2017.
- Continental has increased its dividend by more than 250% since 2011.
- The payout ratio has been constantly raised since 2012.
- The payout ratio corridor has ranged between 15% and 30% in the past.