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 

32

Interim

14.38c (9.22p)

31 Jul 2015

13 Aug 2015

14 Aug 2015

11 Sep 2015

31

Final

14.37c (9.52p)

03 Feb 2015

23 Apr 2015

24 Apr 2015

22 May 2015

30

Interim

14.38c (8.47p)

31 Jul 2014

13 Aug 2014

15 Aug 2014

12 Sep 2014

29

Final

15.68c (9.51p)

04 Feb 2014

23 Apr 2014

25 Apr 2014

30 May 2014

28

Interim

13.07c (8.51p)

26 July 2013

7 Aug 2013

9 Aug 2013

6 Sep 2013

27

Final

14.26c (9.03p)

05 Feb 2013

17 Apr 2013

19 Apr 2013

31 May 2013

26

Interim

11.88c (7.64p)

26 Jul 2012

1 Aug 2012

3 Aug 2012

7 Sep 2012

25

Final

12.96c (8.19p)

9 Feb 2012

11 Apr 2012

13 Apr 2012

25 May 2012

24

Interim

10.80c (6.63p)

26 Jul 2011

3 Aug 2011

5 Aug 2011

8 Sep 2011

23

Final

11.78c (7.31p)

08 Feb 2011

13 Apr 2011

15 Apr 2011

20 May 2011

22

Interim

9.82c (6.35p)

28 Jul 2010

04 Aug 2010

06 Aug 2010

10 Sep 2010

21

Final

6.73p

05 Feb 2010

14 Apr 2010

16 Apr 2010

28 May 2010

20

Interim

5.62p

29 Jul 2009

05 Aug 2009

07 Aug 2009

18 Sep 2009

19

Final

6.55p

05 Feb 2009

08 Apr 2009

14 Apr 2009

01 Jun 2009

18

Interim

4.68p

24 Jul 2008

06 Aug 2008

08 Aug 2008

19 Sep 2008

17

Final

5.76p

07 Feb 2008

09 Apr 2008

11 Apr 2008

02 Jun 2008

16

Interim

3.60p

27 Jul 2007

08 Aug 2007

10 Aug 2007

21 Sep 2007

15

Final

4.20p

08 Feb 2007

11 Apr 2007

13 Apr 2007

04 Jun 2007

14

Interim

3.0p

24 Jul 2006

09 Aug 2006

11 Aug 2006

22 Sep 2006

13

Final

4.09p

08 Feb 2006

29 Mar 2006

31 Mar 2006

19 May 2006

12

Interim

1.91p

27 Jul 2005

10 Aug 2005

12 Aug 2005

23 Sep 2005

11

Final

2.08p

15 Feb 2005

30 Mar 2005

01 Apr 2005

20 May 2005

10

Interim

1.73p

28 Jul 2004

04 Aug 2004

06 Aug 2004

17 Sep 2004

9

Final

1.86p

17 Feb 2004

14 Apr 2004

16 Apr 2004

07 Jun 2004

8

Interim

1.6p

28 Jul 2003

06 Aug 2003

08 Aug 2003

19 Sep 2003

7

Final

1.55p

18 Feb 2003

19 Mar 2003

21 Mar 2003

12 May 2003

6

Interim

1.55p

25 Jul 2002

23 Oct 2002

25 Oct 2002

23 Dec 2002

5

Final

1.5p

21 Feb 2002

24 Apr 2002

26 Apr 2002

17 Jun 2002

4

Interim

1.5p

26 Jul 2001

24 Oct 2001

26 Oct 2001

24 Dec 2001

3

Final

1.45p

15 Feb 2001

25 Apr 2001

27 Apr 2001

18 Jun 2001

2

Interim

4.95p

07 Sep 2000

16 Oct 2000

20 Oct 2000

26 Dec 2000

1

Final

4.6p

22 Feb 2000

25 Apr 2000

02 May 2000

19 Jun 2000

26

Interim

4.6p

16 Sep 1999

11 Oct 1999

15 Oct 1999

20 Dec 1999

25

Final

4.3p

23 Feb 1999

12 Apr 1999

16 Apr 1999

21 Jun 1999

24

Interim

4.3p

16 Sep 1998

12 Oct 1998

16 Oct 1998

28 Dec 1998

23

Final

4.0p

25 Feb 1998

05 May 1998

11 May 1998

13 Jul 1998

22

Interim

4.0p

17 Sep 1997

13 Oct 1997

17 Oct 1997

29 Dec 1997

21

Final

8.1p

27 Feb 1997

06 May 1997

12 May 1997

14 Jul 1997