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Emaar Development to propose $283m dividend

DUBAI, April 23, 2019

Dubai-based property developer Emaar Development has announced that it will propose the distribution of Dh1.04 billion ($283.15 million) dividend to its shareholders during its upcoming annual general meeting.

The first annual general meeting of Emaar Development, the UAE build-to-sell property development business majority-owned by Emaar Properties, will be held on April 23 at Address Dubai Mall hotel in Downtown Dubai, reported Emirates news agency Wam.

If the meeting falls short of quorum, the AGM will be held at the same time and venue on April 30, it added.

At the first AGM, the Board of Directors of Emaar Development will propose the distribution of Dh1.04 billion ($283.15 million) dividend, representing 26 percent of the share capital being 26 fils per share. The meeting will also receive and approve the report on the activities and financial position of the company for the year ending 31st December 2018; the Auditor’s report; and the company’s balance sheet. The new auditors for 2019 will also be appointed at the forum.

In October 2018, Emaar Development distributed Dh1.04 billion ($283.15 million), representing 26 percent of the share capital being 26 fils per share, as interim cash dividend to the company’s shareholders.

Last year, Emaar Development recorded a growth in net profit of 42 percent to Dh3.901 billion ($1.062 billion), compared to 2017. Total revenue for 2018 was Dh15.433 billion ($4.202 billion), an increase of 74 percent over the previous year.

Highlighting the strong investor interest for Emaar’s residential launches, the company reported record sales of Dh14.240 billion ($3.877 billion) in 2018. The company has a backlog of Dh36.30 billion ($9.88 billion), which will be recognised as revenue in the next three to four years.

During 2018, Emaar Development launched for sale over 6,500 residential units in Dubai, which recorded positive investor response, including from international buyers. The company has nine residential destinations in Dubai with over 29,800 homes currently under development.


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