For 37.7% of the shares, an election was made for a share dividend, resulting in the issuance of 6,345,968 new common shares. Upon payment of the dividend, the total issued share capital will amount to EUR 183,479,793.80, representing 917,398,969 common shares. In the remainder of 2021, Philips expects to have 20,476,023 shares delivered through the settlement of forward contracts entered into in the course of 2020 as part of the EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program for capital reduction purposes, as announced on January 29, 2019. Philips expects to cancel these shares before the end of 2021, and thereby the issued common shares outstanding at 2021 year-end is expected to amount to 896,922,946 shares (2020: 911,053,001). More information is available via this link.