The dividend for 2010 is being increased from € 0.55 to € 0.67 per share. Macintosh Retail Group wishes to retain as much of the net profit as possible, partly with a view to financing potential acquisitions. Partly because of the fact that, in 2008, more than 80% and, in 2009, more than 65% of the shareholders chose to have their dividend distributed in the form of shares, shareholders will again be given the option of a cash dividend or a dividend in the form of shares.
The Managing Board has decided, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to add € 24.0 million of the net profit of € 40.1 million to reserves. The remaining € 16.1 million of the net profit is at the disposal of the shareholders.