The Board of Directors proposes a dividend for 2022 of SEK 3.45 (3.66*) per share, distributed to the shareholders in two payments of SEK 1.75 per share and SEK 1.70 per share, respectively.
The total proposed dividend amounts to 46 percent of net income. The record date for the first payment is proposed to be May 8, 2023, and for the second payment November 20, 2023. If the Annual General Meeting so resolves, the first payment is expected to be distributed by Euroclear Sweden AB starting May 11, 2023, and the second payment starting November 23, 2023.
With a balanced growth strategy comprising both organic and acquisition driven growth and continued investments in technology and security solutions, Securitas should be able to sustain a dividend in the range of 50–60 percent of annual net income.
*Based on adjustment of number of shares due to the rights issue completed on October 11, 2022.