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Capital return & financing
Dividends, share buyback, bonds and credit rating, standby facility
ASML aims to distribute a dividend that will be growing over time, paid quarterly.
On an annual basis, the Board of Management, upon prior approval from the Supervisory Board, submits a proposal to the AGM with respect to the amount of dividend to be declared with respect to the prior year, taking into account any interim dividend distributions. The dividend proposal in any given year will be subject to availability of distributable profits, retained earnings and cash, and may be affected by, among other things, our view of potential future liquidity requirements including for investments in production capacity, working capital requirements, the funding of our R&D programs and acquisition opportunities that may arise from time to time.
The following graph shows the last five years of dividend paid, in EUR:
Dividend pay out
On July 20, 2022 ASML announced that it has revised its dividend policy to provide for dividend payments on a quarterly basis, starting with an interim dividend of € 1.37 per ordinary share that will be made payable on August 12, 2022.
Ex-dividend date: August 4, 2022
Fixing date (and time) EUR/USD conversion for NY shares: August 4, 2022 (16:00 CET)
Record date Euronext & Nasdaq: August 5, 2022
On August 4, 2022 at 4.00 p.m. CET the EUR/USD conversion rate for the payment of the Q3 2022 interim dividend on August 12, 2022 to ASML’s New York Shareholders in USD was fixed at 1.018930.
In addition to dividend payments, we intend to return cash to our shareholders on a regular basis through share buybacks or capital repayment, subject to our actual and anticipated level of liquidity requirements and other relevant factors.
The following graph shows the last five years of share buyback repurchased, cumulative from initial start in 2006, in million EUR:
Bond and credit rating
The following graph shows the current debt maturity schedule in EUR millions:
The following table shows the bond information for each debt type:
|Debt type||Issuer||Maturity||Currency||Volume Outstanding (mln €)||ISIN code|
|3.375% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||19 Sep 2023||EUR||750||XS0972530561|
|1.375% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||7 Jul 2026||EUR||1,000||XS1405780963|
|1.625% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||28 May 2027||EUR||750||XS1527556192|
|0.625% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||7 May 2029||EUR||750||XS2166219720|
|0.250% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||25 Feb 2030||EUR||750||XS2010032378|
Green bond Information
The following table shows the green bond information for each green debt type:
ASML is committed to maintain a capital structure that supports a solid investment grade credit rating. Regular review meetings are held between rating agencies and ASML senior management. See table for present rating and outlook:
*Rating upgraded to A2 from A3 on August 30, 2021
**Rating upgraded to A from A- on April 19, 2022
EUR 700 million syndicated revolving credit facility - not used.
Key terms & conditions:
|ASML Holding N.V.||€ 700 million||2026|