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Essity B 264.8 (-2.2 SEK) on 22-Apr-2019 12:59

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TargetOutcome 2018
Organic sales growth1)Annual organic sales growth of above 3%.
>3%
2.6%
 
Adjusted return on capital employed2)Adjusted return on capital employed of above 15%. 
>15%
12.0%

1) Net sales excluding exchange rate effects, acquisitions and divestments.
2) Excluding items affecting comparability.

Dividend Policy

Essity aims to provide long-term stable and rising dividends to its shareholders. When cash flow from current operations exceeds what the company can invest in profitable expansion over the long-term, and under the condition that the capital structure target is met, the surplus shall be distributed to the shareholders.  
The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 5.75 per share for the 2018 fiscal year.

Capital Structure Policy

Essity’s target is to have an effective capital structure at the same time that the long-term access to debt financing is ensured. Cash flow in relation to net debt shall take into account the target to maintain a solid investment grade rating.
In 2018, Essity had a solid investment grade rating.