Dividends
Five-year dividend evolution
(CHF) 2018 2017 2016
2015
2014
Number of shares 7,291,218 7,190,218 7,052,218 7,042,218 6,722,111
Dividend 34,194,000* 34,118,000 55,681,000*** 23,111,000 19,152,00
 Dividend per share 5.0 5.0 4.5 3.5 3.0
 Net profit - Group share per share** 7.5 6.9 7.7 6.1 4.2
 Yield (dividend / share price at the end of the period, %) 4.9 5.2 5.5 5.3 7.1


* subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting on 23 May 2019 (excluding treasury shares), plus one treasury share for every 35 shares held


** Net profit - Group share per share of CHF 2.50, based on weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period after deducting the average number of treasury shares


*** including one treasury share for every 25 shares held