Swisscom pursues a return policy with a stable dividend. At the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 2 April 2019, the Board of Directors will propose an unchanged ordinary dividend of CHF 22 per share for the 2018 financial year. This is equivalent to a total dividend payout of CHF 1,140 million.
Since going public in 1998, Swisscom has distributed a total of CHF 31.9 billion to its shareholders: CHF 19.9 billion in dividend payments, CHF 1.6 billion in capital reductions and CHF 10.4 billion in share buybacks. Swisscom has paid out a total of CHF 389 per share since the initial public offering. Together with the overall increase in share price of CHF 130 per share, this amounts to an average annual total return of 5.0%.