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    General

    What are Signify’s main activities?
    For over 120 years, Signify has been at the forefront of innovation. We use the transformative power of light to make people more comfortable and productive – providing high-quality light in public places, professional spaces, and at home. We use light to make people feel happier and safer – light that entertains, inspires, and informs, makes cities more livable, and satisfies people’s daily needs. 
    How many employees does Signify have?
    The total number of Signify employees was 36,884 at the end of Q1.
    Where can I find a general presentation about the company and its activities?
    The general presentation about Signify and its activities is included in the IR Starter-kit. You can find the IR Starter-kit here.
    Which accounting standards does Signify use?
    Signify uses the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as its sole accounting standard.
    Which accounting firm is the auditor of Signify?
    Ernst & Young Accountants LLP has been appointed as independent external auditor by the General Meeting of Shareholders.
    When will Signify report its quarterly and annual results?
    An overview of Signify quarterly and annual results publication dates can be found in our financial calendar.
    Where can I find historical financial information on Signify?
    Under Quarterly results, you will find Signify’s results releases and presentations, as well as webcasts (available for one year) and transcripts of the earnings calls.
    Can I listen to Signify’s quarterly results conference calls with analysts?
    Yes, Signify’s quarterly results conference calls are webcast live and replays are available for a period of time after the announcement.
    What financial goals does Signify have?

    Signify is committed to the following medium-term guidance for the period 2021-2023:

    • Yearly comparable sales growth of 0% to 5%

    • Adj. EBITA margin of 11% to 13% in 2023

    • Free cash flow above 8% of sales for the period 2021-2023

    • ROCE of at least 11% for the period 2021-2023

    When is the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders?
    The 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will take place on May 17, 2022
    What is Signify’s fiscal year?
    Signify’s fiscal year runs from January 1 until December 31. 
    How can I keep up to date with Signify’s news & events?

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    Shares and dividends

    On which exchange is Signify listed and what is the ticker symbol?
    Signify is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange under the ticker “LIGHT”.
    When did Signify’s share start trading on the stock exchange?
    Signify was separated from its parent company Royal Philips N.V. and subsequently listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange on May 27, 2016.
    What was the offering price at Signify’s initial public offering (IPO)?
    The offering price at Signify’s IPO was EUR 20.00 per share.
    What sort of shares does Signify have?
    Signify has only ordinary shares outstanding.
    What is the number of shares outstanding?
    Signify’s total number of ordinary shares outstanding is 124,077 thousand (as per March 31, 2022).
    What is Signify’s shareholder structure?

    Signify has 124,077 thousand ordinary shares outstanding and a free float of 97% (as per March 31, 2022).

     

    The Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act requires persons holding a capital and/or voting interest of 3% or more in Signify to disclose such to the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The AFM processes these disclosures in its publicly available register, which can be found at www.afm.nl . An overview of the relevant holdings for Signify can be found here .

    Does Signify have a share buyback program?
    Since the IPO of Signify, the company repurchased shares for cancellation purposes and to cover obligations arising from its long-term incentive performance share plan and other employee share plans. The press releases and other information related to our share repurchases can be found on our share repurchases page .
    When will the dividend be paid this year?

    Signify proposes a cash dividend of EUR 1.45 per share for 2021, in line with its plan to pay an increasing annual cash dividend per share year on year. The dividend proposal will be subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on May 17, 2022. Further details will be provided in the agenda for the AGM.

    The key dates for the dividend payment are as follows:

    May 19, 2022 Ex-dividend date
    May 20, 2022 Dividend record date
    May 31, 2022 Dividend payment date

    What is the withholding tax applied on the dividend payment?
    Dividend in cash is, in principle, subject to 15% Dutch withholding tax, which will be deducted from the dividend in cash paid to shareholders. 
    How can I invest in Signify?
    Signify’s shares can be purchased through most brokerage firms, including online brokerage services.

    Debt

    How much long-term debt does Signify have outstanding?
    Signify’s long-term debt profile per December 31, 2021, consists of EUR 1,275 million in bonds and EUR 479 million in term loans.

     

    More information can be found here.

    What is the margin on the facilities?
    Signify pays a margin based on the net leverage ratio.

    Calendar & Events

     

    June 9, 2022

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    June 22, 2022

    Berenberg ESG London Conference

     

    July 1, 2022

    Closed period pre Q2 & half year results

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    Contact Investor relations

    +31 20 24 55340

    IR@signify.com