German Securities Identification Number: A1DAHH
On 10 June 2021, the General Shareholders' Meeting of Brenntag SE resolved to use the distributable profit of EUR 208.575.000,00 in financial year 2020 in its full amount for the distribution of a dividend. Based on 154.500.000 no-par-value shares entitled to a dividend, a dividend of EUR 1,35 per such no-par-value shares will be paid.
Pursuant to Sec. 58 para.4 sentence 2 of the German Stock Corporation Act [Aktiengesetz], the dividend entitlement falls due for payment on the third business day following the date of the resolution of the General Shareholders' Meeting, i.e. the entitlement falls due on 15 June 2021. Accordingly, it will be paid as of 15 June 2021.
In principle, the payment is made with a deduction of 25% withholding tax and a 5.5% solidarity surcharge on the withholding tax and, if applicable, church tax on the withholding tax (totalling 26.375%, plus church tax, if applicable). Payment of the dividend will be effected by the depository banks. The withholding tax and the solidarity surcharge will not be deducted from payments to shareholders with unlimited tax liability who have submitted to their depositary bank a non-assessment certification (so called "Nichtveranlagungsbescheinigung") or a certification issued by the responsible tax authority according to Sec. 44a para. 5 sentence 4 of the German Income Tax Act [Einkommensteuergesetz] or according to Sec. 44a para. 7 sentence 2 of the German Income Tax Act. The same applies completely or partially to shareholders with unlimited tax liability who have submitted to their depositary bank a tax exemption form (so called "Freistellungsauftrag") with sufficient exemption volume.
In case of shareholders with limited tax liability, the withholding tax, including the solidarity surcharge, may be reduced upon application, in particular in accordance with existing agreements for the avoidance of double taxation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the respective country.
Essen, in June 2021
The Board of Management
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