UNIQA shares are listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange. The demanding environment in 2014 made itself felt in the company’s growth. Following significant volatility, the shares ended the year on an upward trajectory again.
Following an opening share price of €9.17 on 2 January 2014, the shares quickly reached a high for the year of €10.02 on 21 January 2014. In the first eight months of the year, the shares then fluctuated between €9 to €10. A downward trend took hold from September 2014, reaching a low for the year of €7.34 on 16 December 2014. The UNIQA share price then rallied, ending the year at €7.78. At the end of January 2015, the shares initially fought to stay above the €7 mark but then recovered again subsequently. On 24 March 2015, the UNIQA share price was €8.70.
One of our concerns is to make sure that the shareholders in UNIQA participate in the success of the business to an appropriate extent. We aim for a dividend distribution in the range of 40 to 50 per cent of the consolidated profit. On the basis of the separate financial statements of UNIQA Insurance Group AG, the Management Board will therefore propose to the Annual General Meeting the payment of a dividend of €0.42 per dividend-bearing share for the 2014 financial year. Beginning with the 2016 financial year, we are planning to increase the dividend distribution to at least 50 per cent, depending on the Group’s economic situation.