The CRH PLC Board has decided to pay an interim dividend of 24.0c per share, which represents an increase of 4% on prior year. It is proposed to pay the interim dividend on 7 October 2022 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 9 September 2022. The ex-dividend date will be 8 September 2022. The interim dividend will be paid wholly in cash.
The interim dividend will be paid in euro, Pounds Sterling and US Dollar to shareholders in accordance with their payment instructions.
Other financial highlights include:
Positive first-half performance; further growth in sales & EBITDA
Margin ahead despite significant inflationary headwinds
Year-to-date acquisition spend $2.8bn including Barrette Outdoor Living
Efficient & disciplined reallocation of $3.8bn Building Envelope divestment
Strong & flexible balance sheet; significant optionality for future value creation
Full-year EBITDA to be c. $5.5bn (2021: $5.0bn) in a challenging cost environment