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Dividend payment history

The following table shows dividends on each Ordinary Share for the fiscal years 1995 to present. All were declared in pence prior to the 2005 second interim dividend. The dividends shown in US cents prior to the second interim for 2005 are shown for information only and have been translated into US cents at the noon buying rate on the payment date. Dividends declared after the 2005 second interim dividend were declared in US dollars with an equivalent shown in sterling.

Payment number Years ended 31 December Type of Dividend Ex- 
dividend date
Record date Payment date Declared
dividend
per share 
(pence 
)
Dividend
per share 
(US cents)
139 2017 Interim 5-Oct-2017 6-Oct-2017 1-Nov-2017 TBC 12.30
138 2016 Final 30-Mar-2017 31-Mar-2017 10-May-2017 14.42 18.50
137 2016 Interim 6-Oct-2016 7-Oct-2016 25-Oct-2016 10.08 12.30
136 2015 Final 21-Apr-2016 22-Apr-2016 11-May-2016 13.00 19.00
135 2015 Interim 8-Oct-2015 9-Oct-2015 27-Oct-2015 7.68 11.80
134 2014 Final 16-Apr-2015 17-Apr-2015 6-May- 2015 12.34 18.60
133 2014 Interim 23-Oct-2014 24-Oct-2014 11-Nov-2014 6.82 11.00
132 2013 Final 16-Apr-2014 22-Apr-2014 7-May-2014 10.11 17.00
131 2013 Interim 9-Oct-2013 11-Oct-2013 29-Oct-2013 6.49 10.40
130 2012 Final 17-Apr-2013 19-Apr-2013 08-May-2013 10.6 16.20
129 2012 Interim 10-Oct- 
2012
12-Oct- 
2012
30-Oct- 
2012
6.13 9.90
128 2011 Final 18-Apr- 
2012
20-Apr- 
2012
9-May- 
2012
6.70 10.80
127 2011 Interim 12-Oct- 
2011
14-Oct- 
2011
1-Nov- 
2011
4.175 6.60
126 2010 Final 29-Apr- 
2011 (US) 
27-Apr- 
2011 (UK)
03-May-
2011
19-May- 
2011
5.975 9.82
125 2010 Interim 13-Oct- 
2010
15-Oct- 
2010
2-Nov- 
2010
3.81 6.00
124 2009 Second Interim 21-Apr- 
2010
23-Apr- 
2010
12-May- 
2010
5.845 8.93
123   Interim 14-Oct- 
2009
16-Oct- 
2009
03-Nov- 
2009
3.285 5.46
122 2008 Second interim 15-Apr- 
2009
17-Apr- 
2009
08-May- 
2009
5.575 8.12
121   Interim 15-Oct- 
2008
17-Oct- 
2008
07-Nov- 
2008
2.875 4.96
120 2007 Second interim 16-Apr- 
2008
18-Apr- 
2008
09-May- 
2008
3.70 7.38
119   Interim 17-Oct- 
2007
19-Oct- 
2007
09-Nov- 
2007
2.205 4.51
118 2006 Second interim 18-Apr- 
2007
20-Apr- 
2007
11-May- 
2007
3.41 6.71
117   Interim 18-Oct- 
2006
20-Oct- 
2006
10-Nov- 
2006
2.21 
4.10 
116 
2005 Second interim 19-Apr- 
2006
21-Apr- 
2006
12-May- 
2006
3.50 6.10 
115   Interim 19-Oct- 
2005
21-Oct- 
2005
11-Nov- 
2005
2.10 3.660
114 2004 Final 20-Apr- 
2005
22-Apr- 
2005
13-May- 
2005
3.20 5.879
113   Interim 20-Oct- 
2004
22-Oct- 
2004
12-Nov- 
2004
1.90 3.524
112 2003 Final 21-Apr- 
2004
23-Apr- 
2004
14-May- 
2004
3.10 5.010
111   Interim 13-Aug- 
2003
15-Aug-
2003
12-Sep- 
2003
1.85 2.969
110 2002 Final 20-Apr- 
2003
22-Apr- 
2003
16-May- 
2003
3.00 4.87
109   Interim 16-Oct- 
2002
18-Oct- 
2002
15-Nov-2002 
1.80 2.84
108 2001 Final 17-Apr- 
2002
19-Apr- 
2002
17-May- 
2002
2.90 4.150
107   Interim 07-Nov- 
2001
09-Nov-
2001
05-Dec- 
2001
1.75 2.478
106 2000 Final 18-Apr- 
2001
20-Apr- 
2001
18-May- 
2001
2.8 4.013
105   Interim 08-Nov- 
2000
10-Nov-
2000
06-Dec- 
2000
1.7 2.443


Reports and results

For detailed financial information please read our Annual Report 2016  or visit the results and presentations section of our website