Data as at: 19/07/2024

Dividend frequency
Semi-Annually
Dividend policy
In 2022, dividends of 1.75 pence per ordinary share and 1.75 pence per preference share were paid as an interim payment during the year. This represented a decrease of 50 percent for ordinary shareholders over the previous year and a yield of approximately 9 percent on the ordinary share price averaged over a period of 12 months. It is company intention to pay an interim dividend this year as close as possible in amount and on a similar timetable to the dividend paid in 2021, as and when the profitable sales of investments permit.
Dividend cover
(revenue reserves) (years)
Revenue reserves (m) 5yr dividend growth (%) p.a. Dividend yield (%)
0.00 N/A -27.44 8.33

Dividend history

Dividends displayed in traded currency.

Declaration date Ex-div date Payment date Dividend amount Special dividend Financial year
14/11/2023 07/12/2023 21/12/2023 1.750 No 2023
24/11/2022 08/12/2022 22/12/2022 1.750 No 2022
29/09/2021 11/11/2021 09/12/2021 0.800 No 2021
27/05/2021 10/06/2021 24/06/2021 2.700 No 2021
30/10/2020 19/11/2020 10/12/2020 2.700 No 2020
27/09/2019 21/11/2019 12/12/2019 2.700 No 2019
30/04/2019 23/05/2019 27/06/2019 6.000 No 2018
27/09/2018 08/11/2018 29/11/2018 2.700 No 2018
27/04/2018 24/05/2018 28/06/2018 5.900 No 2017
29/09/2017 09/11/2017 30/11/2017 2.700 No 2017
28/04/2017 25/05/2017 29/06/2017 5.700 No 2016
26/08/2016 13/10/2016 10/11/2016 2.700 No 2016
29/04/2016 19/05/2016 23/06/2016 5.500 No 2015
28/08/2015 15/10/2015 12/11/2015 2.700 No 2015
29/04/2015 14/05/2015 26/06/2015 5.300 No 2014
28/08/2014 09/10/2014 06/11/2014 2.700 No 2014
30/04/2014 14/05/2014 26/06/2014 5.100 No 2013
29/08/2013 09/10/2013 07/11/2013 2.700 No 2013
30/04/2013 29/05/2013 20/06/2013 4.900 No 2012
30/08/2012 10/10/2012 08/11/2012 2.700 No 2012
26/04/2012 29/06/2012 28/06/2012 4.700 No 2011
31/08/2011 12/10/2011 10/11/2011 2.700 No 2011
27/04/2011 25/05/2011 23/06/2011 4.500 No 2010
27/08/2010 13/10/2010 11/11/2010 2.700 No 2010
29/04/2010 26/05/2010 24/06/2010 4.200 No 2009
27/08/2009 14/10/2009 12/11/2009 2.700 No 2009
30/04/2009 27/05/2009 25/06/2009 3.900 No 2008
29/08/2008 15/10/2008 13/11/2008 2.700 No 2008
29/04/2008 28/05/2008 26/06/2008 3.700 No 2007
28/09/2007 17/10/2007 15/11/2007 2.700 No 2007
30/04/2007 30/05/2007 28/06/2007 3.500 No 2006
28/09/2006 18/10/2006 16/11/2006 2.500 No 2006
28/09/2006 18/10/2006 14/12/2006 1.000 Yes 2006
28/04/2006 24/05/2006 22/06/2006 3.250 No 2005
28/09/2005 19/10/2005 15/12/2005 1.000 Yes 2005
28/09/2005 19/10/2005 17/11/2005 2.300 No 2005
29/04/2005 25/05/2005 23/06/2005 3.100 No 2004
29/09/2004 13/10/2004 11/11/2004 2.100 No 2004
23/04/2004 28/05/2004 30/06/2004 3.000 No 2003
26/09/2003 15/10/2003 13/11/2003 2.000 No 2003
30/04/2003 28/05/2003 19/06/2003 3.000 No 2002
27/09/2002 09/10/2002 14/11/2002 1.900 No 2002
30/04/2002 15/05/2002 13/06/2002 3.000 No 2001
20/12/2001 02/01/2002 30/01/2002 2.500 Yes 2001
28/09/2001 10/10/2001 15/11/2001 1.845 No 2001
30/04/2001 09/05/2001 14/06/2001 3.000 No 2000
27/12/2000 15/01/2001 29/01/2001 2.500 Yes 2000
05/10/2000 16/10/2000 16/11/2000 1.675 No 2000
11/04/2000 17/04/2000 22/06/2000 2.750 No 1999
21/12/1999 10/01/2000 31/01/2000 5.000 Yes 1999
15/10/1999 25/10/1999 18/11/1999 1.525 No 1999
10/05/1999 17/05/1999 24/06/1999 2.500 No 1998
14/10/1998 26/10/1998 19/11/1998 1.375 No 1998
19/05/1998 26/05/1998 25/06/1998 2.250 No 1997
23/10/1997 03/11/1997 20/11/1997 1.250 No 1997
13/05/1997 19/05/1997 26/06/1997 2.000 No 1996
24/10/1996 04/11/1996 21/11/1996 1.000 No 1996
14/05/1996 20/05/1996 27/06/1996 1.000 No 1995
14/05/1996 20/05/1996 27/06/1996 0.500 Yes 1995
26/10/1995 06/11/1995 24/11/1995 0.440 No 1995
23/05/1995 30/05/1995 30/06/1995 0.840 No 1994
21/10/1994 31/10/1994 25/11/1994 0.384 No 1994
18/05/1994 06/06/1994 01/07/1994 0.744 No 1993
20/10/1993 01/11/1993 26/11/1993 0.342 No 1993
14/05/1993 24/05/1993 16/06/1993 0.660 No 1992
21/10/1992 02/11/1992 27/11/1992 0.304 No 1992
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