Dividend history and information on the options available for dividend payments

Arranging dividend payments

Online

If you would like to have your dividend paid directly into your bank account, you can arrange this via our registrars' website.

You will first need to register on the website and set up an online portfolio. You can then give your dividend payment instructions online.

By post

You can also use one of the Shareholder Forms and return the completed form by post to the address shown on the form.

Dividend tax vouchers

We send out consolidated tax vouchers every February (commencing February 2015). However if you have registered on our registrar's website and set up an online portfolio you will receive a tax voucher with every dividend payment which is available to download via your online portfolio.

Dividend history

Details of the dividend history are available below.









Interim Dividend (pence)

Final Dividend (pence)


Total Dividend

2017 20.5
Payment dates 07/02/2017
2016 19.5 (plus special dividend of 150.0 pence per share) 52.0 71.5
Payment dates 02/02/2016 02/08/2016

2015

18.5

49.5


68.0

Payment dates

03/02/2015

04/08/2015


2014

17.0

45.5


62.5


Payment dates

04/02/2014

05/08/2014




2013

15.5

41.5


57.0


Payment dates

05/02/2013

06/08/2013




2012

15.0

40.0

(plus special dividend of 100.0 pence per share)


55.0


Payment dates

07/02/2012

17/08/2012




2011

12.5

33.5


46.0


Payment dates

01/02/2011

02/08/2011




2010

11.1

27.9


39.0


Payment dates

02/02/2010

03/08/2010




2009

11.1

26.0


37.1


Payment dates

03/02/2009

05/08/2009




2008

10.6

26.0


36.6


Payment dates

05/02/2008

5/08/2008




2007

9.9

23.7


33.6


Payment dates

06/02/2007

07/08/2007




2006

9.1

21.0


30.1


Payment dates

01/02/2006

01/08/2006




2005

8.7

19.0


27.7


Payment dates

02/02/2005

02/08/2005




2004

8.2

18.2


26.4


Payment dates

04/02/2004

03/08/2004




2003

7.8

17.7


25.5


Payment dates

05/02/2003

05/08/2003




2002

7.5

17.1


24.6


Payment dates

06/02/2002

06/08/2002




2001

7.0

16.3


23.3


Payment dates

07/02/2001

07/08/2001




2000

6.1

14.2


20.3


Payment dates

07/02/2000

07/08/2000




1999

5.7

13.3


19.0


Payment dates

01/02/1999

02/08/1999