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Proposed distribution

A proposal will be submitted to the 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to declare a dividend of EUR 0.75 per common share, in cash or in shares at the option of the shareholder, against the net income for 2010. Such dividend is expected to result in a payment of up to EUR 710 million.

Shareholders will be given the opportunity to make their choice between cash and shares between April 7, 2011 and April 29, 2011. If no choice is made during this election period, the dividend will be paid in shares. On April 29, 2011, after close of trading, the number of share dividend rights entitled to one new common share will be determined based on the volume-weighted average price of all traded common shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. at Euronext Amsterdam on 27, 28 and 29 April 2011. The Company will calculate the number of share dividend rights entitled to one new common share, such that the gross dividend in shares will be approximately 3% higher than the gross dividend in cash. Payment of the dividend and delivery of new common shares, with settlement of fractions in cash, if required, will take place from May 4, 2011. The distribution of dividend in cash to holders of New York registry shares will be made in USD at the USD/EUR rate fixed by the European Central Bank on May 2, 2011.

Dividend in cash is in principle subject to 15% Dutch dividend withholding tax, which will be deducted from the dividend in cash paid to the shareholders. Dividend in shares paid out of earnings and retained earnings is subject to 15% dividend withholding tax, but only in respect of the par value of the shares (EUR 0.20 per share). This withholding tax in the case of dividend in shares will be borne by Philips.

In 2010, a dividend of EUR 0.70 per common share was paid in cash or shares, at the option of the shareholder. Approximately 53% elected for a share dividend resulting in the issue of 13,667,015 new common shares, leading to a 1.5% dilution. The remainder of the dividend was paid in cash (EUR 296 million) against the retained earnings of the Company.

ex-dividend date
record date
payment date
Amsterdam shares
April 4, 2011
April 6, 2011
May 4, 2011
New York shares
April 4, 2011
April 6, 2011
May 4, 2011


Dividend and dividend yield per common share

1) Definition: Dividend yield % is as of December 31 of previous year
2) Subject to approval by the 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
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This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2010 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2010. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2009 compared to 2008.

The dividend yield is the annual dividend payment divided by Philips’ market capitalization. All references to dividend yield are as of December 31 of the previous year (the yield on the dividend paid in 2010 uses the market capitalization as of December 31, 2009).