Next announces they will defer dividend
Next has decided to defer a decision on its dividend declaration. It is their usual practice at this time of the year to propose a final ordinary dividend to be paid at the start of August, subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held in May. However, given the highly unusual circumstances arising from the coronavirus, but they believe it is important to maintain flexibility around the timing of a decision to pay this dividend.
So, instead of proposing a final dividend at this time, the Board currently intends to declare a second interim dividend in June. The directors will keep the Group's liquidity position under review over the next few months and determine the quantum and timing of the second interim dividend in the light of the outlook for the Group's balance sheet at that time. Their current plan is to declare an interim dividend of up to 116.5p payable on 3 August, although they may decide to delay this payment by up to three months if they need cash to keep their balance sheet secure through a period of peak borrowings.
The Halma Board is recommending a 3.8% increase in the final dividend to 9.96p per share (2019: 9.60p per share). Together with the 6.54p per share interim dividend, this would result in a total dividend for the year of 16.50p (2019: 15.71p), up 5%, making this the 41st consecutive year of dividend per share growth of 5% or more.Read more
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited is to announce the Company's interim dividend (the 'Dividend') for the period from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 in respect of the Ordinary Shares.Read more
European Assets Trust PLC ("the Company") announces that a dividend of 1.755 pence per share will be paid on 31 July 2020 to shareholders on the register on 10 July 2020, having an ex-dividend date of 9 July 2020.Read more
The final dividend approved for the year ended 30 November 2019 was paid to shareholders on 5 June 2020.Read more
A final dividend of 4.3p is being proposed by the XPS Pensions Board (FY 2019: 4.3p). The final dividend, if approved, which amounts to £8.8m (FY 2019: £8.8m), will be paid on 24 September 2020 to those shareholders on the register on 28 August 2020.Read more
Primary Health Properties announces that the third quarterly interim dividend in 2020 of 1.475 pence per ordinary share of 12.5 pence each will be paid on 21 August 2020 to shareholders on the register on 3 July 2020. The dividend will comprise a Property Income Distribution (PID) of 1.275 pence per share and an ordinary dividend of 0.2 pence per share. The Company will be offering a scrip alternative with this dividend.Read more
The Imomart dividend policy, which has been in place for several years now, is based on the profitability of the business in the period. They have committed to a pay-out policy of up to 40% of the adjusted diluted earnings per share delivered in a financial year.Read more
The Board is proposing a final dividend of 43.7 pence per share, an increase of 9.3 per cent on the 40.0 pence paid previously. Together with the interim dividend of 16.7 pence per share this is a total dividend for the year of 60.4 pence per share and compares to 55.9 pence per share previously. This is the 30th consecutive year of dividend growth.Read more
The Polar Capital previously stated dividend policy remains that, under normal circumstances, they would expect to pay an annual dividend within a range of 55% to 85% of adjusted total earnings dependent on the quantum of performance fees earned in that year.Read more
The National Grid Board has recommended an increase in the final dividend to 32.0 pence per ordinary share ($2.0126 per American Depositary Share) which will be paid to shareholders on the register as at 3 July 2020. If approved, this will bring the full year dividend to 48.57 pence per ordinary share, an increase of 2.6% over the 47.34 pence per ordinary share in respect of the financial year ending 31 March 2019. This rise is in line with the increase in UK RPI for the twelve months to 31 March 2020 as set out in the policy announcement of 28 March 2013.Read more