June 13, 2017

Philips announces exchange ratio for 2016 dividend in shares

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that the exchange ratio for the dividend in shares for the year 2016 has been determined. The exchange ratio is 1 new common share for every 39.7547 existing common shares. This ratio was based on the volume weighted average price on Euronext Amsterdam of June 7, 8 and 9, 2017, of EUR 31.7738 and was calculated in a manner that the gross dividend in shares is approximately equal to the gross dividend in cash.


Shareholders were given the opportunity to make their choice between cash and shares between May 17, 2017 and June 9, 2017. If no choice was made during this election period, the dividend will be paid in cash. Both the dividend in cash and the dividend in shares will be made payable to shareholders from June 14, 2017.


For 48.3% of the shares, an election was made for a share dividend and 11,264,163 new common shares were issued, resulting in a 1.2% dilution. 


Following the payment of the dividend on June 14, 2017, the total issued share capital of Philips amounts to EUR 188,181,805.40 and represents 940,909,027 ordinary shares.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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Ben Zwirs

Ben Zwirs

Philips Global Press Office

Tel: +31 6 1521 3446

Ksenija Gonciarenko

Ksenija Gonciarenko

Philips Investor Relations

Tel: +31 20 59 77055

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