On 18 July 2016, the Board confirmed that the first interim dividend payment for the quarter ended 30 June 3016 will be 7.30 pence per share, a 3.0% increase on the comparable period last year. The first interim dividend payment will be paid on 11 November 2016 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 7 October 2016. An announcement on the split between PID and non-PID income along with the availability of any scrip dividend alternative will be made no later than 4 business days before the ex-dividend date of 6 October 2016.
Fourth Interim Dividend 2015/16
On 16 May 2016, the Board confirmed that the fourth interim dividend payment for the quarter ended 31 March 2016 will be 7.09 pence per share, a 2.5% increase on the comparable period last year. This is in line with our commitment to raise the annual dividend by 2.5%, bringing the full year dividend for 2015/16 to 28.36 pence per share.
The fourth interim dividend will be paid on 5 August 2016 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 1 July 2016 and will consist of two components: a PID of 3.545 pence and a non-PID of 3.545 pence. The Company will not be offering a scrip alternative with this dividend.