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Brunner plc announces dividends for the half year of 9.34p, up 0.2%

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Brunner plc announces dividends for the half year of 9.34p, up 0.2%

In June the Brunner board declared a first quarterly dividend of 4.67p per ordinary share which was paid on 23 July 2020, a marginal increase on the payment made in the first quarter in the previous year.  The board has now declared a second quarterly dividend of 4.67p per ordinary share payable on 16 September 2020 to holders on the register of members at the close of business on 7 August 2020. A Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) is available for this dividend and the relevant election date is 21 August 2020.

Other financial highlights include:

Net asset value (debt at fair value) per share fell by 6.9% (2019: +1.8%)

Net asset value (debt at par) per share fell by 5.9% (2019: +2.6%)

Earnings per ordinary share 8.4p (2019: 12.6p) -33.3%

Net asset value total return (debt at fair value) per share fell by 5.9% (2019: +2.9%)

Net asset value total return (debt at par) per share fell by 4.9% (2019: +3.7%)

Benchmark Index fell by 5.4% (2019: +3.4%)

Share price total return fell by 8.4% (2019: +5.1%)

Discount of net asset value (debt at fair value) to share price 10.7% and an average of 5.8% over the period (2019: 10.1%, average over the year 9.6%)

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