In an economically challenging environment, the past business year was a particularly difficult one for voestalpine AG. The steel and technology group is sticking to its long-term and steady dividend policy despite its negative earnings performance. The 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM) today resolved a dividend of EUR 0.20 per share for the business year 2019/20 (down from EUR 1.10 a year earlier). This year’s AGM, which was conducted virtually without the shareholders being physically present, followed the proposal of both the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The dividend will be paid on July 13, 2020 (ex-dividend date: July 9, 2020).
voestalpine Railway Systems is the global market leader for complete railway infrastructure systems, including rails, turnouts, and digital signaling technology. With the acquisition of a turnout plant in France and new shareholdings in China and Argentina, the Group is expanding its international production capacities in this area. It has even established the first Chinese production facility for turnout monitoring systems. Progressive urbanization, especially in Asia, as well as European efforts to combat climate change mean solid market forecasts for the rail sector in the years ahead.