German car maker Daimler will replace KPN on a key euro
zone dividend index this month after the Dutch telecoms group cut its payout
forecasts earlier this week, index operator STOXX said late on Monday.
The change will see the yield of the EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 Index
move to 5.5 percent as KPN's current 21.6 percent yield is replaced by
Daimler's 5.3 percent payout.
The Dutch group will also lose its spot on both the STOXX Global Select
Dividend 100 index and the STOXX Europe 30 to Swiss real estate
group Swiss Prime Site, with all changes to become effective at the
market open on Dec. 20.
As part of a separate reshuffle of the EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 Index,
French energy group Total will replace Spanish lender Banco Sabadell
on Dec. 24, STOXX said.
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