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Interim dividend 2020

The Board recommended an interim dividend for the year ending 31 December 2020 of 1p per ordinary share. The interim dividend was paid on Monday 21 September 2020 to shareholders holding shares on the register on Friday 4 September 2020 (record date).

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Interim dividend 2020

The interim dividend for the year ending 31 December 2020 of 1p per ordinary share was paid on Monday 21 September 2020.

The key dates are set out below: 

Shareholders on the UK share register

 

 

Announcement date

 

11 August 2020

Ex-dividend date in the UK

 

3 September 2020

Record date

 

4 September 2020

Payment date

 

21 September 2020

Dividend amount (£)

 

1 pence per share

 

Shareholders on the South African share register

 

 

ZAR rate set for dividend payable to shareholders on the South Africa branch register

 

7 August 2020

Announcement date

 

11 August 2020

Last day to trade cum dividend in South Africa

 

1 September 2020

Shares trade ex-dividend in South Africa

 

2 September 2020

Record date

 

4 September 2020

Payment date

 

21 September 2020

Dividend amount (ZAR)

 

22.97432 SA cents per share

ZAR exchange rate

 

22.97432

 

The 2020 interim dividend was declared in pounds sterling. For shareholders on the South African share register the funds were converted into South African ZAR at the above exchange rate.

Shareholders who held shares through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange received their dividend (treated as a dividend from a foreign source) in South African rand.

From the opening of trading on Tuesday 11 August 2020 until the close of business on Friday 4 September 2020, no transfers between the London and Johannesburg registers were permitted. Share certificates for shareholders on the South African register were not dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 September 2020, both dates inclusive.

Dividend tax was withheld at the rate of 20% from the amount of the gross dividend of 22.97432 South African cents per share paid to South African shareholders unless a shareholder qualified for an exemption. After the dividend tax was withheld, the net dividend was 18.37946 South African cents per share. The Company had a total of 1,840,554,972 shares in issue as at 11 August 2020.

If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should consult your own tax advisor.

Information about your dividends

Our policy

We will target a dividend pay-out ratio of 40% to 60% of post-tax operating profits.  We expect to pay an interim and a final dividend each financial year.

It is expected that the final and interim dividends will be paid in the approximate proportions of two-thirds (final dividend) and one-third (interim dividend), of the total dividends payable in respect of a financial year, taking into account the underlying cash generation, cash resources, capital position, distributable reserves and market conditions at the time.

All key dividend dates such as ex-dividend date, record date and payment date will be published on our website as soon as they are announced.

You can find out more about our dividends under our Dividend FAQs:

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Shareholders on the UK share register

Dividend

Ex-div date

Record date

Payment date

Dividend amount (GBP) per share

2020 Interim

3 September 2020 4 September 2020 21 September 2020 1p
2019 Final 2 April 2020 3 April 2020 18 May 2020 3.5 pence
2019 Interim 29 August 2019 30 August 2019 20 September 2019 1.7 pence
2018 Final 25 April 2019 26 April 2019 20 May 2019 3.3 pence
2018 Special interim dividend 23 August 2018 24 August 2018 21 September 2018 12.0 pence


Shareholders on the South African share register

Dividend

ZAR exchange rate set

Last date to trade cum dividend

Shares trade ex-dividend

Record date

Payment date

Dividend amount (ZAR) per share

ZAR exchange rate

2020 Interim

7 August 2020 1 September 2020 2 September 2020 4 September 2020 21 September 2020 22.97432 cents 22.97432

2019 Final

10 March 2020 31 March 2020 1 April 2020 3 April 2020 18 May 2020 72.78519 SA cents 20.79577

2019 Interim

2 August 2019 27 August 2019 28 August 2019 30 August 2019 20 September 2019 30.24071 SA cents 17.78865

2018 Final

11 March 2019 23 April 2019 24 April 2019 26 April 2019 20 May 2019 61.92028 SA cents 18.76372

2018 Special interim dividend

7 August 2018 21 August 2018 22 August 2018 24 August 2018 21 September 2018 206.42952 SA cents 17.20246