Dividend

Dividend policy

H &M's financial goal is to enable the company to continue enjoying good growth and to be prepared to exploit future business opportunities. It is essential that the company’s expansion is able to proceed as in the past with continued high degree of financial strength and continued freedom of action. Based on this policy, the board of directors has determined that the dividend should equal around half of the profit after taxes. In addition, the board may propose the distribution of any surplus liquidity.

Annual General Meeting 2017

H&M's Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held at Erling Perssonsalen, Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, on Wednesday 10 May, at 3 p.m.

Shareholders have the right to raise matters at the meeting provided that such request is received by the Board of Directors by 22 March 2017. For practical reasons, however, H&M would prefer such requests to be sent by 15 March 2017.

The request should be sent to H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, The Board of Directors, Attn. Årsstämman/Annual General Meeting, 106 38 Stockholm, Sweden or by email: hm10may@hm.com (please note that it is not possible to register via this email adress).

As usual, shareholders are welcome to ask questions during the Annual General Meeting. To help us answer these questions, please submit them to H&M in advance by email: hm10may@hm.com (please note that it is not possible to register via this email adress).

Notice of attendance opens on 4 April 2017.

Dividend

The board of directors has decided to propose to the annual general meeting on 10 May 2017 a dividend of SEK 9.75 per share. The board of directors proposes that the dividend is to be paid in two instalments during the year – in May and in November.

The record date proposed for the first dividend payment of SEK 4.90 per share is 12 May 2017. With this record day, Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to pay the dividend on 17 May 2017.

To be guaranteed dividend payment, the H&M shares must have been purchased no later than 10 May 2017. Ex-dividend day is 11 May 2017.

The record date proposed for the second dividend payment of SEK 4.85 per share is 14 November 2017. With this record day, Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to pay the dividend on 17 November 2017.

To be guaranteed the second dividend payment, the H&M shares must have been purchased no later than 10 November 2017. Ex-dividend day is 13 November 2017.

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