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Historic Dividend Information

2020 Final Dividend

On 5 March 2021, the Company announced the proposal of the final dividend in respect of 2020 of 3.983 cents per share, subject to shareholder approval at our Annual General Meeting on 7 May 2021, to be distributed on 13 May 2021 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 6 April 2021. The dividend on ordinary shares shall be declared in US dollars and will be paid in Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.400/£1.00 determined on 4 March 2021. A scrip dividend alternative shall be offered in respect of the final dividend, allowing shareholders to elect by 22 April 2021 to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the final dividend are:

 

Ex-dividend Date

1 April 2021

Record Date

6 April 2021

Scrip calculation price determined

1-9 April 2021 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

12 April 2021

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 22 April 2021

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 22 April 2021

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

28 April 2021

Dividend payment date

13 May 2021

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

13 May 2021

2020 Interim Dividend

On 5 August 2020, the Board declared an interim dividend of 1.717 cents per share. The interim dividend will be paid in Sterling at the chosen rate of $1.315/£1.00 determined on 5 August 2020. A cash dividend will be paid to shareholders unless they elect to receive the scrip dividend. The scrip dividend alternative shall be offered in respect of the interim dividend, allowing shareholders to elect by 22 September 2020 to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the interim dividend are:

 

Ex-dividend Date

3 September 2020

Record Date

4 September 2020

Scrip calculation price determined

3 - 9 September 2020 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

10 September  2020

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 22 September 2020

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on  22 September 2020

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

29 September 2020

Dividend payment date

15 October 2020

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

15 October 2020


2019 Final Dividend

On 27 February 2020, the Board proposed the final dividend in respect of 2019 of 3.983 cents per share, subject to shareholder approval at our Annual General Meeting on 7 May 2020, to be distributed on 14 May 2020 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 3 April 2020. The dividend on ordinary shares shall be declared in US dollars and will be paid in Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.287/£1.00 determined on 27 February 2020. A scrip dividend alternative shall be offered in respect of the final dividend, allowing shareholders to elect by 21 April 2020 to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the final dividend are:

Ex-dividend Date

 2 April 2020

Record Date  

3 April 2020

Scrip calculation price determined

2 - 8 April 2020 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

9 April 2020

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 21 April 2020

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 21 April 2020 

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

28 April 2020

Dividend payment date

14 May 2020

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

14 May 2020


2019 Interim Dividend

On 31 July 2019, the Board declared an interim dividend of 1.717 cents per share. A cash dividend will be paid to shareholders unless they elect to receive the scrip dividend. The interim dividend will be converted to Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.223/£1.00 determined on 31 July 2019. The Sterling conversion of the interim dividend at the chosen exchange rate is 1.404 pence per share. A scrip dividend alternative will be offered allowing shareholders to elect by 23 September 2019 to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the interim dividend are:

 

Ex-dividend Date

5 September 2019

Record Date

6 September 2019

Scrip calculation price determined

5-11 September 2019 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

12 September 2019

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 23 September 2019

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 23 September 2019 

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

27 September 2019

Dividend payment date

17 October 2019

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

17 October 2019

 

2018 Final Dividend

On 12 February 2019, the Board proposed the final dividend in respect of 2018 of 3.983 cents per share subject to shareholder approval at our Annual General Meeting on 9 May 2019, to be distributed on 16 May 2019 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 5 April 2019. The dividend on ordinary shares shall be declared in USD and will be paid in Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.286/£1.00 determined on 13 February 2019. A scrip dividend alternative shall be offered in respect of the final dividend, allowing shareholders to elect by 23 April 2019 to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the interim dividend are:

 

 

Ex-dividend Date

4 April 2019

Record Date

5 April 2019

Scrip calculation price determined

4-10 April 2019 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

11 April 2019

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 23 April 2019

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 23 April 2019 

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

29 April 2019

Dividend payment date

16 May 2019

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

16 May 2019

 

2018 Interim Dividend

On 1 August 2018, the Company declared an interim dividend of 1.717 cents per share. A cash dividend will be paid to shareholders unless they elect to receive the scrip dividend. The interim dividend will be converted to Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.312/£1.00 determined on 1 August 2018. The Sterling conversion of the interim dividend at the chosen exchange rate is 1.309 pence per share.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the interim dividend are:

Ex-dividend Date

6 September2018

Record Date

7 September 2018

Scrip calculation price determined

56-12 September 2018 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

13 September 2018

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 21 September 2018    

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 21 September 2018

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

28 September 2018

Dividend payment date

12 October 2018

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

12 October 2018

 

2017 Final Dividend

On 13 February 2018, the Board proposed the final dividend in respect of 2017 subject to shareholder approval at our Annual General Meeting on 10 May 2018, to be distributed on 17 May 2018 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 6 April 2018 in the total amount of $83.9 million, representing 4.3 cents per share based upon the issued and fully paid share capital as at 31 December 2017. The dividend on ordinary shares shall be declared in USD and will be paid in Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.39/£1.00 determined on 13 February 2018. A scrip dividend alternative shall be offered in respect of the final dividend, allowing shareholders to elect by 20 April 2018 to receive their dividend in the form of new ordinary shares. The interim dividend of 1.4 cents per share and the final dividend of 4.3 cents per share gives a total dividend for the year of 5.7 cents per share.

Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the final dividend are:

  

Ex-dividend Date

5 April 2018

Record Date

6 April 2018

Scrip calculation price determined

5-11 April 2018 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

12 April 2018

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 20 April 2018

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 20 April 2018

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

26 April 2018

Dividend payment date

17 May 2018

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

17 May 2018

2017 Interim Dividend

On 3 August 2017, the Company declared its inaugural interim dividend of 1.4 cents per share. A cash dividend will be paid to shareholders unless they elect to receive the scrip dividend. The interim dividend will be converted to Sterling at the chosen exchange rate of $1.32/£1.00 determined on 2 August 2017. The sterling conversion of the interim dividend at the chosen exchange rate is 1.06 pence per share. Key dates in respect of the cash and scrip dividend Scheme for the interim dividend were:

Ex-dividend Date

7 September 2017

Record Date

8 September 2017

Scrip calculation price determined

7-13 September 2017 (inclusive)

Scrip calculation price available and announced

14 September 2017

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in uncertificated form

3.00 p.m. on 29 September 2017

Mandate delivery deadline for Shares held in certificated form

5.00 p.m. on 29 September 2017

Announcement of the total amount of new shares to be issued

5 October 2017

Dividend payment date

20 October 2017

Dispatch of statement in accordance with section 7 of Scheme Rules and share certificates, CREST accounts credited/updated, and first day of dealings in New Shares

20 October 2017

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