In relation to the year 2016 and beyond, the Company expects to pay an ordinary dividend in line with Sif’s medium to long term financial performance and targets to increase dividends-per-Share over time. Sif envisages that, as a result of this policy, the ordinary dividend pay-out ratio will range between 25-40% of the Group’s profit in any given year. Sif anticipates it will pay a dividend for 2016 in the first half of 2017, depending on the Sif’s profit in that year, the liquidity position and leverage at that time.