Dividends

In this section you can find information relating to ordinary / preference dividends paid by the Company.

Ordinary Shareholders

As an ordinary shareholder of the Company, you will receive dividend payments if the directors decide a dividend should be paid. To receive the dividend you have to hold ordinary shares in the Company on the record date. If shares are sold before or purchased after the record date, you will not be entitled to that dividend. For an outline of relevant dates please see the Dividend dates calendar.

Preference Shareholders

The preference shares receive a fixed dividend twice a year.

Dividend Payments

The dividends are usually paid in two instalments, known as interim and final. The final dividend is also subject to shareholder approval at the company's Annual General Meeting. Unless you instruct us otherwise, your dividends will be paid to you by cheque. If this is the case, please bear in mind that you may not receive the cheque on the payment date. To ensure you receive the dividend on time and have access to the money on the payment date, we recommend that you have your dividend paid directly into your bank or building society. If you wish to take advantage of this facility contact Equiniti on 0871 384 2048 (calls cost 8p per minute plus network extras). Overseas callers should telephone +44 (0)121 415 7064. Alternatively, complete the dividend mandate form and return to Equiniti at Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.

View dividend payment dates

Download dividend mandate form here (34 Kb PDF)