Dividends of £8.8m paid in the period (H1 2020: £8.8m) comprised the final dividend for 2020 of 3.15p. The NCC Group Board is declaring an unchanged interim dividend of 1.5p per ordinary share (H1 2020: 1.5p).
This represents a dividend equal to that paid in the prior year as the Board is conscious of the need to invest in certain initiatives to support longer term growth. The dividend policy will therefore continue to remain under review.
The interim dividend will be paid on 5 March 2021, to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 19 February 2021. The ex-dividend date is 18 February 2021.