Dividends

The Board’s dividend policy is to increase the dividend in line with the long-term underlying growth in US Dollar earnings. Interim dividends are usually one half of the total dividend paid in respect of the preceding financial year.

Dividends will be announced in US Dollars but will continue to be paid in Sterling. Holders of American Depositary Receipts will continue to be paid in US Dollars.

The Sterling amount payable per share will be fixed at the same time as the US Dollar dividend is announced. The rate of exchange used to determine the Sterling amount equivalent is the average of the daily spot rates for the three business days prior to the business day before the announcement of any dividend.

Dividends will be paid on the same day whether the shares are held directly or through the American Depositary Receipt facility.

 

Dividend history

Dividends will be announced in US Dollars but will continue to be paid in Sterling. Holders of American Depositary Receipts will continue to be paid in US Dollars.

Dividend History (PDF 0.1 MB)

Dividend Payment Value Date Annc'd Ex dividend date Record
date
Payment date UK Payment date US

30

Interim

14.38c (8.47p)

31 Jul 2014

13 Aug 2014

15 Aug 2014

12 Sep 2014

12 Sep 2014

29

Final

15.68c (9.51p)

4 Feb 2014

23 Apr 2014

25 Apr 2014

30 May 2014

30 May 2014

28

Interim

13.07c (8.51p)

26 July 2013

7 Aug 2013

9 Aug 2013

6 Sep 2013

6 Sep 2013

27

Final

14.26c (9.03p)

5 Feb 2013

17 Apr 2013

19 Apr 2013

31 May 2013

31 May 2013

26

Interim

11.88c (7.64p)

26 Jul 2012

1 Aug 2012

3 Aug 2012

7 Sep 2012

7 Sep 2012

25

Final 12.96c (8.19p) 9 Feb 2012 11 Apr 2012 13 Apr 2012 25 May 2012 25 May 2012
24 Interim 10.80c (6.63p) 26 Jul 2011 3 Aug 2011 5 Aug 2011 8 Sep 2011 8 Sep 2011
23 Final 11.78c (7.31p) 8 Feb 2011 13 Apr 2011 15 Apr 2011 20 May 2011 20 May 2011
22 Interim 9.82c (6.35p) 28 Jul 2010 04 Aug 2010 06 Aug 2010 10 Sep 2010 10 Sep 2010
21 Final 6.73p 05 Feb 2010 14 Apr 2010 16 Apr 2010 21 May 2010 28 May 2010
20 Interim 5.62p 29 Jul 2009 05 Aug 2009 07 Aug 2009 11 Sep 2009 18 Sep 2009
19 Final 6.55p 05 Feb 2009 08 Apr 2009 14 Apr 2009 22 May 2009 01 Jun 2009
18 Interim 4.68p 24 Jul 2008 06 Aug 2008 08 Aug 2008 12 Sep 2008 19 Sep 2008
17 Final 5.76p 07 Feb 2008 09 Apr 2008 11 Apr 2008 23 May 2008 02 Jun 2008
16 Interim 3.60p 27 Jul 2007 08 Aug 2007 10 Aug 2007 14 Sep 2007 21 Sep 2007
15 Final 4.20p 08 Feb 2007 11 Apr 2007 13 Apr 2007 25 May 2007 04 Jun 2007
14 Interim 3.0p 24 Jul 2006 09 Aug 2006 11 Aug 2006 15 Sep 2006 22 Sep 2006
13 Final 4.09p 08 Feb 2006 29 Mar 2006 31 Mar 2006 12 May 2006 19 May 2006
12 Interim 1.91p 27 Jul 2005 10 Aug 2005 12 Aug 2005 16 Sep 2005 23 Sep 2005
11 Final 2.08p 15 Feb 2005 30 Mar 2005 01 Apr 2005 13 May 2005 20 May 2005
10 Interim 1.73p 28 Jul 2004 04 Aug 2004 06 Aug 2004 10 Sep 2004 17 Sep 2004
9 Final 1.86p 17 Feb 2004 14 Apr 2004 16 Apr 2004 28 May 2004 07 Jun 2004
8 Interim 1.6p 28 Jul 2003 06 Aug 2003 08 Aug 2003 12 Sep 2003 19 Sep 2003
7 Final 1.55p 18 Feb 2003 19 Mar 2003 21 Mar 2003 02 May 2003 12 May 2003
6 Interim 1.55p 25 Jul 2002 23 Oct 2002 25 Oct 2002 13 Dec 2002 23 Dec 2002
5 Final 1.5p 21 Feb 2002 24 Apr 2002 26 Apr 2002 07 Jun 2002 17 Jun 2002
4 Interim 1.5p 26 Jul 2001 24 Oct 2001 26 Oct 2001 14 Dec 2001 24 Dec 2001
3 Final 1.45p 15 Feb 2001 25 Apr 2001 27 Apr 2001 08 Jun 2001 18 Jun 2001
2 Interim 4.95p 07 Sep 2000 16 Oct 2000 20 Oct 2000 15 Dec 2000 26 Dec 2000
1 Final 4.6p 22 Feb 2000 25 Apr 2000 02 May 2000 09 Jun 2000 19 Jun 2000
26 Interim 4.6p 16 Sep 1999 11 Oct 1999 15 Oct 1999 10 Dec 1999 20 Dec 1999
25 Final 4.3p 23 Feb 1999 12 Apr 1999 16 Apr 1999 09 Jun 1999 21 Jun 1999
24 Interim 4.3p 16 Sep 1998 12 Oct 1998 16 Oct 1998 16 Dec 1998 28 Dec 1998
23 Final 4.0p 25 Feb 1998 05 May 1998 11 May 1998 01 Jul 1998 13 Jul 1998
22 Interim 4.0p 17 Sep 1997 13 Oct 1997 17 Oct 1997 17 Dec 1997 29 Dec 1997
21 Final 8.1p 27 Feb 1997 06 May 1997 12 May 1997 02 Jul 1997 14 Jul 1997