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Creditors and shareholders

Creditors

In 2010, Wärtsilä's net financial items totalled EUR -13 million. At the end of the year Wärtsilä's net interest bearing debt amounted to EUR -165 million, the solvency ratio was 40.8% and gearing was -0.09.

Shareholder value

Dividends totalling EUR 271 million are proposed to be paid to the company's shareholders. Our dividend policy is to pay a dividend equivalent to 50% of the operational earnings per share. The dividends paid per share are presented in the notes to the financial statements. Earnings per share (EPS) was EUR 3.91 and Wärtsilä's market capitalisation at the end of 2010 was EUR 5,631 million.