Kemira, a chemical company, is paying a dividend of EUR 0.68 per share. Despite net sales decreasing to approximately 809 million euros in October-December from 969 million euros the previous year, Kemira’s operating profit increased by 17 percent to just under 113 million euros for the whole year. The decrease in net sales was attributed to lower sales prices of energy-intensive pulp and bleaching chemicals, but Kemira’s turnover fell to 3.38 billion euros. However, the loss related to the sale of the Oil & Gas business shrank the actual operating profit to only 1.3 million euros. For next year, Kemira is proposing a dividend of EUR 0.68 per share, which will reflect its record high profitability.