Dividends
Five-year dividend evolution
(CHF) 2020 2019 2018 2017
2016
Number of shares 7,532,718 7,426,218 7,291,218 7,190,218 7,052,218
Dividend 36,642,000* 50,997,000*** 55,456,000**** 34,118,000 55,681,000*****
 Dividend per share 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.5
 Net profit - Group share per share** 9.8 8.6 7.5 6.9 7.7
 Yield (dividend / share price at the end of the period, %) 4.6 4.7 4.9 5.2 5.5


* subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting on 19 May 2020 (excluding treasury shares), plus one treasury share for every 75 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 50 shares held

**** including one treasury share for every 35 shares held

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