The equity stated on the consolidated balance sheet is equal to that stated on the parent company balance sheet. The authorised capital totals to an amount of EUR 1.5 billion and is divided into 30 million ordinary shares, each with a nominal value of EUR 50. At year-end, there were 14,467,056 ordinary shares (2019: 14,401,765 shares), each of EUR 50, issued to and fully paid up by Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen Triodos Bank. As at the same date, Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen Triodos Bank had also issued 14,467,056 depository receipts (2019: 14,401,765 depository receipts), each with a nominal value of EUR 50.
The purchasing and reissuing of depository receipts for own shares is charged or credited respectively to the Other reserves. Any balance remaining after the re-issuing of all own depository receipts purchased shall be placed at the disposal of the Annual General Meeting. More details on capital ratios are included in the Pillar 3 report which can be found on the internet site of Triodos Bank.
The movement of the number of shares is as follows:
Number of shares as at 1 January
Increase of share capital
Number of shares as at 31 December
Share premium reserve
This item includes the share premium reserve, which is composed of deposits that exceed the nominal capital, after deduction of capital transfer tax. The full balance of the share premium reserve has been recognised as such for tax purposes.
The translation reserve includes the currency translation result of foreign operations and the effective portion of the net investment hedge on foreign operations.
Cost of hedging reserve
The cost of hedging reserve relates to the forward component of the net investment hedges which are recognised as cost of hedging.
Fair value reserve
The revaluation reserve relates to the unrealised value adjustments in respect of the acquisition price for participating interests.
Balance sheet value as at 31 December
The movement in the other reserve for development costs is as follows:
Balance sheet value as at 1 January
Transfer of other reserve
Balance sheet value as at 31 December
The movement in other reserves includes purchasing of own depository receipts. At year-end 2020, Triodos Bank had purchased 237,975 own depository receipts amounting to EUR 20,656 (2019: 1,321 own depository receipts amounting to EUR 126).
As set out in the Articles of Association, the appropriation of profit is as follows:
Part of the profit as reported in the adopted profit and loss account shall be used by the Executive Board to form or add to the reserves to the extent that this is deemed desirable. The remaining profit shall be distributed to the shareholders, unless the General Meeting decides otherwise.
The proposed appropriation of profit is based on the number of depository receipts issued as at 31 December 2020, minus the number of depository receipts purchased by Triodos Bank. The final proposal will be submitted at the Annual General Meeting.
The proposed appropriation of profit (in thousands of EUR) is as follows:
Addition to the retained earnings
Dividend (EUR 0.65 per depository receipt)
Dividend proposal of 18 March 2020 as published in the annual accounts 2019 was revised. This was a direct response to the recommendation made by the European Central Bank and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) on 27 March to all banks, not to pay out dividend in order to prioritise supporting the real economy by lending to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the year result of 2020 Triodos Bank proposes a dividend of EUR 0.65 per share, equivalent to a 15% pay-out ratio (the percentage of total profit distributed as dividends) of 2019 and 2020 together in compliance with the latest guidelines of DNB following the instruction of the ECB.