RWE Zero Dividend Makes Shareholders Victims of Power Plunge

  • Utility's stock slides 12 percent in Frankfurt trading
  • Municipal holders weigh all options for dividend payment

RWE AG suspended its dividend payments to most shareholders for the first time in at least half a century as plunging electricity prices forced the German utility to write down the value of its power plants at home and in the U.K. Its shares slumped the most since 1999.

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