Net revenue growth, cost discipline while investing and despite inflation, and capital efficiency contributed to a RoTE of 16.6%, or 20.5% on a 13% CET1 ratio. Our higher CET1 ratio of 15.9%, resilient asset quality and strong lines of defence put us in an enviable position to continue managing successfully through an uncertain environment.
We intend to distribute a total of €8.6 billion to shareholders for 2023 or 100% of net profit, pending approvals, up €3.35 billion versus prior year while increasing our CET1 ratio around 100 bps to 15.9%. Since 2021, we will have returned this year €17.6 billion to our shareholders, underpinned by extremely strong organic capital generation and with sustainability of returns secured by our strategic momentum and significant excess capital.
We capped a year of progress towards our Group Net Zero targets with the recent announcement of our 2030 steel sector target. Across our sustainability agenda we are taking great strides and are making a significant, positive impact on our communities.
I am immensely proud of our employees for their commitment and enthusiasm. We have built a strong foundation and as we enter the next stage of UniCredit's growth I know that we will continue to evolve and deliver excellence to all our stakeholders."
Andrea Orcel, Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit S.p.A.