The Abrdn Plc Board has declared an interim dividend for 2022 of 7.3p (H1 2021: 7.3p) per share which will be paid on 27 September 2022. The dividend payment is expected to be £153m.
As a result of the decline in revenue in the period, dividend cover on an adjusted capital generation basis fell to 0.70 times.
The adjusted capital generation trend and related dividend coverage is shown below:
It remains the Board's current intention to maintain the total annual dividend at 14.6p (with the interim and final both at 7.3p per share), until it is covered at least 1.5 times by adjusted capital generation, at which point the Board will seek to grow the dividend in line with its assessment of the underlying medium-term growth in profitability.