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(29) Earnings and dividend per share

The calculation of earnings per share for 2012 was based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding (83,202,670 shares) and only includes earnings from continuing operations. There were no accounting change effects to be considered. Since there are currently no equity instruments in issue that could dilute earnings per share, basic and diluted earnings per share are identical. Further information on equity instruments that could dilute earnings per share in the future is contained in Note [12].

Earnings per Share
  2011 2012 Change in %
Net income (€ million) 506 514 1.6
Number of outstanding shares 83,202,670 83,202,670 0.0
Earnings per share (undiluted/diluted) (€) 6.08 6.18 1.6

LANXESS AG reported a distributable profit of €96 million for fiscal 2012 (2011: €115 million). The dividend payment to shareholders of LANXESS AG in 2012 amounted to €0.85 per share (2011: €0.70).


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