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The Board of Directors proposed to the Annual General Meeting the payment of a 2016 dividend of € 1.35 per share on 20 April 2017 (FY 2015: € 1.30 per share). The date of record is 19 April 2017.

Airbus dividend policy

In 2013, Airbus formalised a dividend policy demonstrating a strong commitment to shareholders’ returns. This policy targets a sustainable growth in the dividend within a payout ratio of 30%-40%.

For 2016 the pay-out ratio proposal increased exceptionally to deliver sustained dividend growth despite 2016 charges impacting EPS.

Dividends and cash distributions paid since the incorporation of the Company

Dividend taxation

A new tax reform has been implemented in the Netherlands per January 1, 2007. One of the key reasons for this reform was to make the Netherlands a more attractive country to invest in. An important modification in the Dutch Dividend Tax Act is that the interest withholding tax rate has been decreased from 25% to 15%. This implies that per January 1, 2007, based on Dutch tax law, all dividend distributions, independent of the origin/ home country of the shareholder, are subject to a 15% dividend withholding tax. Should a tax treaty between the Netherlands and the country of a Dutch company's shareholder offer a withholding tax rate lower than 15%, the lower percentage will prevail.

Unclaimed dividends

Pursuant to Article 31 of the Articles of Association, the claim for payment of a dividend or other distribution approved by the general meeting shall lapse five years after the day on which such claim becomes due and payable. The claim for payment of interim dividends shall lapse five years after the day on which the claim for payment of the dividend against which the dividend could be distributed becomes due and payable.

Current capital structure

774,467,480 shares issued as of 30 September 2017
(figures updated every quarter)

SOGEPA , GZBV and SEPI are holding companies for the French, German and Spanish governments respectively.

For the number of shares and voting rights held by members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, see Registration Document 2016 (Chapter 4.2.1 Remuneration Policy).

Airbus implements share buyback programmes (for further information please refer to the Registration Document in particular Section “Description of the Share Repurchase Programme Authorised by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 27 May 2015” and Section "Description of the Exceptional Share Repurchase Programme to be Authorised by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 27 May 2015").

In the framework of these share buyback programmes, Airbus fulfills trade reporting obligations to the stock exchange authorities in accordance with 'Commission regulation No. 2273/2003' implementing Directive 2003/6/EC as regards exemptions for buyback programmes.

On 30 October 2015, Airbus Group SE announced €1 billion share buyback for completion by 30 June 2016:
Airbus Group SE has appointed an Investment Services Provider for the implementation of its Share Buyback as authorised by the Annual General Meeting of 27 May 2015. Under the terms of the Agreement signed on 30 October 2015, the parties agree that the Investment Services Provider will sell a certain number of Airbus Group SE shares, representing a maximum of € 1 billion to Airbus Group SE, which undertakes to buy them at market price, between 2 November 2015 and 30 June 2016, with a guarantee that the final price will reflect the arithmetic average of daily Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) over the execution period less a guaranteed discount. The price may not exceed the maximum purchase price approved by the Annual General Meeting of 27 May 2015. All of the shares bought back under the Agreement will be cancelled.

Disclosure of transaction in own stock realised during the year

Airbus shares are exclusively ordinary shares with a par value of €1. The authorised share capital consists of 3,000,000,000 shares.

Issued shares and voting rights

Below you will find the total number of issued shares and the total number of treasury shares as respectively issued and held by Airbus. Also included is the resulting aggregate amount of outstanding voting rights. This overview is updated within 5 business days after the end of each calendar month, the last update having taken place on 03 January 2018.

Status as of 31 December 2017

Total number of issued shares:                                       774,556,062
Total number of treasury shares:                                            129,525
Aggregate number of outstanding voting rights:              774,426,537

Number of

Issued as at
1st Jan.

Issued for ESOP Issued for exercised
Cancelled Issued as at
31st Dec.
2017 772,912,869 1,643,193 0 0 774,556,062
2016 785,344,784 1,474,716 224,500 14,131,131 772,912,869
2015 784,780,585 1,539,014 1,910,428 2,885,243 785,344,784
2014 783,157,635 0 1,871,419 (248,469) 784,780,585
2013 827,367,945 2,113,245 6,873,677 53,197,232 783,157,635



2,177,103 (553,233) 827,367,945


2,445,527 1,712,892 (78,850) 820,482,291


0 297,661 0 816,402,722
2009 814,769,112 1,358,936 0 (22,987) 816,105,061


2,031,820 14,200 (1,291,381) 814,769,112


2,037,835 613,519 (4,568,405) 814,014,473


0 4,845,364 (6,656,970) 815,931,524


1,938,309 7,562,110 (1,336,358) 817,743,130


2,017,822 362,747 (5,686,682) 809,579,069


1,686,682     812,885,182


2,022,939     811,198,500


2,017,894     809,175,561

In July 2000 EADS was created by merging Aerospatiale Matra of France, DASA of Germany (DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG excluding MTU Triebwerke) and CASA of Spain (Construcciones Aeronauticas SA). Aerospatiale Matra was already listed on the Paris Stock Exchange prior to the merger. Its shares were then swapped on a one-to-one basis and new shares were issued (see Development of Equity). In January 2014, EADS was renamed Airbus Group. As a result Listing Name (Airbus Group) and Stock Exchange Symbol (AIR) were changed. ISIN and Euronext codes remained unchanged. Airbus Group SE has changed its stock market listing name to Airbus in January 2017. Stock Exchange Symbol, ISIN and Euronext codes remain unchanged. On 12 April 2017 Airbus Group SE was renamed Airbus SE after approval of the respective resolution at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders.

Since 10 July 2000, Airbus shares, (Airbus Group from 02 January 2014 to 01 January 2017, EADS with symbol EAD before this date) have been listed on: 

  • the Paris Stock Exchange
  • the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • and the Spanish stock exchanges in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia
Type of shares: Bearer shares
Securities Code Number (ISIN Code): NL0000235190
Par value: 1 euro

Ticker Symbols

News and further company related information can be found on:


  • AIR:PA


  • AIR:GR
  • AIR:FP
  • AIR:SM

Major indices

Airbus is included in the following indices:

  • CAC 40 (French key index)
  • MDAX 50 (Index of German MidCap Companies)
  • Eurostoxx 50
  • DJ Stoxx 600 – Industrials
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