We aim to achieve a sustainable dividend development also in the coming years. In setting the dividend, our target is to distribute approximately 40 % of the net profit attributable to Daimler shareholders.

At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 6, 2016, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board will propose an increase in the dividend to €3.25 per share (prior year: €2.45). This represents a total distribution of €3.5 billion (prior year: €2.6 billion) and is by far the highest dividend paid out in the Company’s history. With this proposal, we are letting our shareholders participate in the Company’s success while expressing our confidence about the ongoing course of business.

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