Dividend Number 84
The board recommends that the annual gross dividend be increased by 15% to 385c (previously 335c) per listed N ordinary share, and 77c (previously 67c) per unlisted A ordinary share. If approved by shareholders at the annual general meeting to be held on 30 August 2013, dividends will be payable to shareholders recorded in the books on Friday 20 September 2013, and will be paid on Monday 23 September 2013. The last date to trade cum dividend will be on Friday 13 September 2013. (The shares will therefore trade ex dividend from Monday 16 September 2013.) Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 16 September 2013 and Friday 20 September 2013, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be declared from income reserves. There are no STC credits available for this declaration. The dividend will therefore be subject to the dividend tax rate of 15% which will result in a net dividend of 327,25c per listed N ordinary share and 65,45c per unlisted A ordinary share to those shareholders not exempt from paying dividend tax. Dividend tax will amount to 57,75c per listed N ordinary share and 11,55c per unlisted A ordinary share. The issued ordinary share capital as at 21 June 2013 is 415 540 259 N ordinary shares and 712 131 A ordinary shares. The company's income tax reference number is 9550138714.
In compliance with the requirements of Strate, the following dates are applicable: