Dividend information

For the year ended 31 March 2014, a final dividend of 15.4p per share was approved at the annual general meeting held on 16 July 2014. This final dividend was paid on 25 July 2014 to shareholders on the register on 4 July 2014. The shares were quoted ex-dividend from 2 July 2014. The final dividend was satisfied in cash.

Dividend History

AMOUNT (p) (50p shares) AMOUNT (p) (10p shares) YEAR END TYPE EX DIV DATE RECORD DATE PAYMENT DATE
32   15.4 31-Mar-14 FINAL 02-Jul-14 04-Jul-14 25-Jul-14
31   6.6 31-Mar-14 Interim 31-Dec-13 3-Jan-14 7-Feb-14
30   15.4 31-Mar-13 FINAL 26-Jun-13 28-Jun-13 19-Jul-13
29   6.6 31-Mar-13 Interim 2-Jan-13 4-Jan-13 8-Feb-13
28   16.0 31-Mar-12 FINAL 27-Jun-12 29-Jun-12 20-Jul-12
27   6.0 31-Mar-12 Interim 04-Jan-12 06-Jan-12 10-Feb-12
26   14.68 31-Mar-11 FINAL 20-Jul-11 22-Jul-11 19-Aug-11
25   5.27 31-Mar-11 INTERIM 05-Jan-11 07-Jan-11 18-Feb-11
24   12.44 31-Mar-10 FINAL 21-Jul-10 23-Jul-10 20-Aug-10
23   5.11 31-Mar-10 INTERIM 06-Jan-10 08-Jan-10 19-Feb-10
22   12.35 31-Mar-09 FINAL 15-Jul-09 17-Jul-09 21-Aug-09
21   4.7 31-Mar-09 INTERIM 21-Jan-09 23-Jan-09 20-Feb-09
20   11.95 31-Mar-08 FINAL 23-Jul-08 25-Jul-08 22-Aug-08
19   3.7 31-Mar-08 INTERIM 23-Jan-08 25-Jan-08 22-Feb-08
18   9.3 31-Mar-07 FINAL 25-Jul-07 27-Jul-07 24-Aug-07
17   3.0 31-Mar-07 INTERIM 24-Jan-07 26-Jan-07 23-Feb-07
16   7.5 31-Mar-06 FINAL 26-Jul-06 28-Jul-06 25-Aug-06
15   2.5 31-Mar-06 INTERIM 25-Jan-06 27-Jan-06 24-Feb-06
14   6.4 31-Mar-05 FINAL 27-Jul-05 29-Jul-05 26-Aug-05
13   1.85 31-Mar-05 INTERIM 26-Jan-05 28-Jan-05 25-Feb-05
12   5.7 31-Mar-04 FINAL 28-Jul-04 29-Jul-04 27-Aug-04
11 8.50 1.7 31-Mar-04 INTERIM 28-Jan-04 30-Jan-04 27-Feb-04
10 23.00 4.6 31-Mar-03 FINAL 30-Jul-03 01-Aug-03 29-Aug-03
9 7.00 1.4 31-Mar-03 INTERIM 29-Jan-03 31-Jan-03 28-Feb-03
8 18.00 3.6 31-Mar-02 FINAL 31-Jul-02 02-Aug-02 30-Aug-02
7 6.00 1.2 31-Mar-02 INTERIM 30-Jan-02 01-Feb-02 28-Feb-02
6 15.00 3.0 31-Mar-01 FINAL 25-Jul-01 27-Jul-01 31-Aug-01
5 5.00 1.0 31-Mar-01 INTERIM 18-Dec-00 04-Sep-00 31-Jan-01
4 11.70 2.3 31-Mar-00 FINAL 29-Aug-00 04-Sep-00 30-Sep-00
3 5.00 1.0 31-Mar-00 INTERIM   24-Dec-99 29-Feb-00
2 5.60 1.12 31-Mar-99 SPECIAL   08-Sep-99 29-Oct-99
1 15.80 3.16 31-Dec-98 FINAL 29-Mar-99 06-Apr-99 27-May-99

1. 5:1 sharesplit approved at the EGM held on 4 February 2004, record date 6 February 2004, trading commenced 9 February 2004