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The Board continues to recognise the importance of dividends to shareholders and accordingly targets a dividend pay-out ratio of 50% to 75% of net income.

The Board has recommended a final dividend of 71.91p per share which brings the full year dividend to 102.08p per share. Subject to shareholder approval, this will be paid on 22 November 2019 to shareholders on the register on 1 November 2019.

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Dividend history

Description

Div for Period
(pence per share)

Ex Dividend

Record Date

Payment Date

Final 2019

71.91 31/10/19 01/11/19 22/11/19

Interim Dividend 

30.17 28/03/19 29/03/19 12/04/19
Final 2018 71.91 08/11/18 09/11/18 23/11/18
Interim Dividend 30.17 05/04/18 06/04/18 20/04/18
Final 2017 71.91 09/11/17 10/11/17 24/11/17
Interim 2017 30.17 30/03/17 31/03/17 21/04/17
Final 2016 67.52 10/11/16 11/11/16 25/11/16
Interim 2016 28.33 24/03/16 29/03/16 12/04/16
Final 2015 63.40 28/10/15 30/10/15

13/11/15

Interim 2015 26.60 25/03/15 27/03/15 10/04/15

Final 2014

59.00

30/10/14

31/10/14

14/11/14

Interim 2014

25.50

19/03/14

21/03/14

04/04/14

Final 2013

55.50

30/10/13

01/11/13

15/11/13

Interim 2013

25.50

20/03/13

22/03/13

12/04/13

Final 2012

55.50

31/10/12

02/11/12

16/11/12

Interim 2012

25.50

21/03/12

23/03/12

13/04/12

Final 2011

55.50

02/11/11

04/11/11

18/11/11

Interim 2011

25.50

23/03/11

25/03/11

08/04/11

Final 2010

30.00

03/11/10

05/11/10

19/11/10

Interim 2010

51.00

17/03/10

19/03/10

01/04/10

Final 2009

55.50

04/11/09

06/11/09

20/11/09

Interim 2009

25.50

18/03/09

20/03/09

09/04/09

Final 2008

55.50

29/10/08

31/10/08

21/11/08

Interim 2008

25.50

19/03/08

25/03/08

11/04/08

Final 2007

47.00

31/10/07

02/11/07

23/11/07

Interim 2007

23.00

21/03/07

23/03/07

12/04/07

Final 2006

38.00

01/11/06

03/11/06

24/11/06

Interim 2006

18.00

15/03/06

17/03/06

18/04/06

Final 2005

33.00

02/11/05

04/11/05

25/11/05

Interim 2005

15.00

09/03/05

11/03/05

07/04/05

Final 2004

27.00

20/10/04

22/10/04

26/11/04

Interim 2004

11.00

10/03/04

12/03/04

08/04/04

Final 2003

18.00

22/10/03

24/10/03

21/11/03

Interim 2003

7.00

12/03/03

14/03/03

10/04/03

Final 2002

12.00

23/10/02

25/10/02

22/11/02

Interim 2002

5.00

13/03/02

15/03/02

11/04/02

Final 2001

10.70

24/10/01

26/10/01

23/11/01

Interim 2001

4.30

14/03/01

16/03/01

19/04/01

Final 2000

9.20

23/10/00

27/10/00

24/11/00

Interim 2000

3.80

13/03/00

17/03/00

20/04/00

Final 1999

8.00

01/11/99

05/11/99

25/11/99

Interim 1999

3.50

22/03/99

26/03/99

22/04/99