Dividend policy

SKF's dividend and distribution policy is based on the principle that the total dividend should be adapted to the trend for earnings and cash flow, while taking into account the Group's development potential and financial position.

The Board of Directors' view is that the ordinary dividend should amount to around 50% of SKF's average net profit calculated over a business cycle.

If the financial position of the SKF Group exceeds the targets stated above, an additional distribution to the ordinary dividend could be made in the form of a higher dividend, a redemption scheme or a repurchase of the company's own shares. On the other hand, in periods of more uncertainty a lower dividend ratio could be appropriate.

Dividend 2015

Unchanged dividend of SEK 5.50 per share.

For foreign shareholders, withholding tax rate

The statutory witholding tax rate is 30%, but that rate is usually reduced depending on the applicable tax treaty.

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