Dividends

The Directors intend to continue to adopt a progressive dividend policy whilst maintaining an appropriate level of dividend cover.

Dividend Calendar

2016 Interim Dividend
Ex-dividend date: 18 August 2016
Record date: 19 August 2016
Payment date: 16 September 2016

Dividend History - Summary

Financial Year Interim (p) Final (p) Total
2007 1.63 1.63
2008 1.3 2.2 3.5
2009 6.23* 7.11** 13.34
2010 1.3 2.53 3.83
2011 5.43*** 3.03 8.46
2012 1.8 3.94 5.74
2013 12.92****
2.16
5.12 20.20
2014 2.31 5.69 8.00
2015 2.55 6.6 9.15
2016 2.75

* including special dividend of 4.93
** including special dividend of 4.91
*** including special dividend of 3.93
**** paid on 26 July 2013

Dividend Mandates

Shareholders who wish to have dividends paid directly into a bank or building society account should either visit the Shareholder Portal or our Registrar’s website for a dividend mandate form which should be completed and returned to our Registrar.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)

Shareholders can now choose to reinvest dividends received to purchase further shares in the Company through a DRIP. A DRIP application form is available from our Registrar.