Emaar offers $292mn dividend

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The 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Emaar Properties PJSC on Monday declared a cash dividend of 15 per cent of the share capital, equivalent to AED 1.074 billion (US$ 292 million), for distribution to the company’s shareholders.
The AGM also approved the report of the Board of Directors on the activities and financial position of Emaar, the Auditor’s report, and balance sheet for 2016. Ernst and Young was appointed as the auditor for 2017. The assembly also approved the Employees Incentive Scheme.
Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said that Emaar has created sustained value for shareholders through its competencies premium real estate, malls and hospitality. “The leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, inspires us to push our boundaries and expand our operations with the goal of creating added value for our stakeholders.”
In 2016, Emaar recorded net profit of AED 5.233 billion (US$ 1.425 billion), and revenues of AED 15.540 billion (US$ 4.231 billion). Recurring revenues from Emaar’s shopping malls, hospitality, entertainment and leisure businesses was AED 5.976 billion (US$ 1.627 billion).

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