Shareholder Information

Dividend Information

Dividends are paid in cash (by cheque or direct into your bank account). Instead of having your dividends paid by cheque, you can, if you wish, have them credited directly into your bank or building society account on the dividend payment date. This reduces the risk of cheques getting lost in the post and is also quicker and more convenient as payment is credited automatically on the payment date. Your dividend confirmation will be sent to your registered address as usual. If you would like to set up a dividend mandate, you can do so by contacting our Registrar, Capita Registrars, to request a mandate form on 0871 664 0300 (Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge. If you are outside the United Kingdom, please call +44 371 664 0300. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. We are open between 9.00 am - 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.) or alternatively you can register your instructions at

If you live overseas, an International Payment Service* is available for certain countries, which may allow you to receive your dividends directly in your bank account in your local currency. The service enables faster access to funds as proceeds are converted and paid directly into your bank account in your local currency. The service is not relevant for shareholders living in the UK and receiving sterling dividend or interest payments. For further details and fees for this service please visit and select the How to apply tab.

* Please note that a payment charge will be deducted from each dividend payment before conversion into your chosen currency.

Financial Calendar

2015 Dividend payment date 29 July 2016
2015 Dividend record date 1 July 2016
2015 Ex-dividend date 29 June 2016
2014 Dividend payment date 24 July 2015
2014 Dividend record date 26 June 2015
2014 Ex-dividend date 25 June 2015
2015 Annual General Meeting 15 June 2015
2013 Dividend payment date 18 July 2014
2013 Dividend record date 20 June 2014
2013 Ex-dividend date 18 June 2014
2014 Annual General Meeting 9 June 2014
2012 Dividend payment date 19 July 2013
2012 Dividend record date 21 June 2013
2012 Ex-dividend date 19 June 2013
2013 Annual General Meeting 10 June 2013
2011 Dividend payment date 20 July 2012
2011 Dividend record date 22 June 2012
2011 Ex-dividend date 20 June 2012
2012 Annual General Meeting 13 June 2012
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