ACS will increase its capital by a maximum of 580 million euros for the payment of the dividend


ACS’s board of directors has proposed a capital increase of a maximum of 580 million euros to meet the payment of the two scrip dividends that it is expected to deliver next July and in February of next year.

This is stated in the call for the company’s shareholders’ meeting, which will take place on May 5 in the second call and in which the re-election of its president, Florentino Pérez, as executive director for another four years will also be voted.

In order to meet future dividends, the company will undertake an initial increase of a maximum of 450 million euros in the three months following the holding of the meeting (last year it was 460 million) and, in the first quarter of 2023, a second, which will not exceed 130 million euros (compared to 140 million a year ago).

The first operation will be aimed at paying the final dividend for July, which last year amounted to 1.48 euros per share or a new title for every 50, while the second increase will pay for the February payment, the last distribution of which was 0 .48 euros or one share for every 58. Adding both payments, the dividend amounted to 1.96 euros.

Among the other points of the day is the appointment of Lourdes Maíz and Lourdes Fraguas as directors, replacing Miquel Roca Junyent and Antonio García Ferrer, which will allow the proportion of women on the board to be increased to 40%.

A plan for the delivery of shares to the management team for a maximum of 1.12 million shares, a stock option plan of up to 10 million shares and the re-election of Deloitte as auditor of the accounts for a period of three years will also be approved. years.