REGULATED INFORMATION - Result of the optional dividend for the financial year 2023

Result of the optional dividend for the financial year 2023

Roularta Media Group NV has announced today that a total of more than 78% of the dividend rights for the financial year 2023 were contributed, in return for the issue of 790,797 new ordinary shares, for a total amount of 7,196,252.70 euros.

The ordinary general meeting of Roularta Media Group NV decided on 21 May 2024 to pay out a gross dividend of 1.00 EUR per share (net 0.70 EUR) for the financial year 2023. The holders of Roularta shares were also offered a choice between:

  • subscribing to new ordinary shares in return for a contribution of 13 net dividend rights (9.10 EUR) for one new share;
  • payment of the dividend in cash;
  • or a combination of the two previous options. 

The new shares that shareholders could subscribe to are of the same type as the existing shares and give the right to participate in the results of Roularta Media Group with effect from 1 January 2024. The shareholders were requested to make their choice in the period between 24 May and 7 June 2024.
In total, 10,280,361 dividend rights (coupon 20) for the financial year 2023 were contributed, in return for the issue of 790,797 new shares, for a total amount of 7,196,252.70 EUR (€ 4,815,953.73 in capital and € 2,380,298.97 in issue premiums). 

As part of the authorised capital, 790,797 new Roularta shares were issued today by notarial deed, which are also admitted to trading on Euronext Brussels. The balance of the net dividend will be paid in cash on 12 June 2024.

Roularta Media Group NV’s equity capital will amount to 202,648,821.24 EUR (€ 84,815,953.73 in capital, € 2,683,915.87 in issue premiums, € 115,124,592.13 reserves and € 24,359.51 carry forward profits) after this capital increase, represented by 13,931,920 shares. 

Since Koinon NV, the reference shareholder Roularta Media Group NV, opted for the payment of the optional dividend in shares for 100% of its dividend rights, Koinon NV has increased its participation to 10,072,436 shares or 72.30% of the share capital.

About Roularta Media Group

Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a listed multimedia group with more than 1,200 employees and a total revenue of 323 million euros. In Belgium, RMG is the market leader in magazines in Dutch and French. In the Netherlands, RMG has the second-largest portfolio of magazine brands. In Germany, RMG is the market leader in media for the over-fifties. RMG has a hypermodern offset printing works, Roularta Printing, that serves all the major media companies in the Benelux region and the surrounding countries. RMG has powerful digital tools, such as the app ‘Mijn Magazines’, with a digital kiosk, a 24/24 website with input from all the editorial teams and subscriptions that are accessible to the whole family. The sustainability programme Roularta Cares makes RMG a trendsetter in the field of sustainability in the media sector. 

In eighth place, and as one of the companies making the strongest progress, Roularta Media Group has joined the top ten most attractive employers in Belgium according to Randstad’s most recent Employer Brand Research (2024).