clearly they don't know how to grow the company and instead reduces cap. Probably intended policy as they just want to cash out after the change to a Swiss base. This can also be interpreted as they know there are few places left for exploration and prefer reduction to expansion, iow. the business is declining.
Not sure if this is in addition to or replacing the dividend but this is not a dividend. It is a Return On Capital(ROC) which reduces the cost basis of your shares by a commensurate amount if I read this correctly. It would also not be taxable until shares are sold and your cost basis is adjusted accordingly.