The Board of Directors regularly assesses whether the capital structure of Chr. Hansen is in shareholders’ best interests. The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining leverage consistent with a solid investment-grade credit profile while returning excess cash to shareholders either through ordinary and extraordinary dividends or through share buy-back programs.
The Company’s dividend policy is a payout ratio of 40-60% of net profit. The dividend proposed depends on the Board of Directors' assessment of factors such as business development, growth strategy and financing needs.