We pay dividends twice a year and have a policy of maintaining dividend cover of between 2.5 and 3 times.

Dividend History

Past dividend payments per 60p share, adjusted where applicable for the Rights Issue in May 2014, are listed below.

Year Date Interim Date
Final Total Change (%)
2016/17 13 Jan 17 6.50p 11 Aug 17   21.65p 28.15p  9.1 
2015/16 14 Jan 16 6.05p  12 Aug 16   19.75p 25.80p 9.0

2014/15

14 Jan 15 5.50p 12 Aug 15 18.10p 23.60p 10.4
2013/14 10 Jan 14 5.00p 12 Aug 14 16.40p 21.40p 12.6
2012/13 11 Jan 13 4.60p 8 Aug 13 14.40p 19.00p 15.9
2011/12 13 Jan 12 4.10p 7 Aug 12 12.30p 16.40p 17.1
2010/11 14 Jan 11 3.80p 9 Aug 11 10.30p 14.00p 10.2