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Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust (FRCL)

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust was there when the idea of investment trusts was first mooted back in 1868. To have kept going more in less intact since then suggests at least the concept was robust enough. F&CIT now has just over £2bn spread widely around the world though the UK remains the biggest component of the portfolio.

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust dividends:

They have a superb record of long-term dividend growth stretching back more than forty years. The dividend has more than doubled in each of the last four decades. Our net revenue return per share rose 4.2% in 2012 and exceeded the previous peak in 2008. Further cash realisations from our private equity portfolio and the repayment of our expensive debenture at the end of 2014 will strengthen our dividend paying ability. The Board therefore decided to increase your dividend for 2012 by 19.7% and move to quarterly dividend payments from February 2013. The Retail Price Index rose 3.2% in 2012.

You received an interim dividend of 4.00 pence in September 2012 and the first quarterly dividend of 2.00 pence on 1 February 2013. Subject to shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting you will receive a final dividend of 2.50 pence on 1 May 2013.

We plan a further increase in dividends for 2013. Three quarterly dividends of 2.10 pence each would be paid in August 2013, November 2013 and February 2014 and, subject to shareholder approval at the AGM, a final dividend of 2.70 pence in May 2014. The total dividend for 2013 would therefore be expected to be 9.00 pence, an increase of 5.9% on the 2012 total, and the forty-third consecutive annual increase.

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 5.25p
2007 5.85p 11.4%
2008 6.45p 10.3%
2009 6.65p 3.1%
2010 6.75p 1.5%
2011 7.1p 5.2%
2012 8.5p 19.7%
2013 9.0p 5.9%
2014 9.3p 3.3%
2015 9.6p 3.2%
2016 9.85p 2.6%
2017 10.4p 5.6%
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
11 Aug 2010 09 Sep 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 3p
13 Apr 2011 09 May 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 3.75p
10 Aug 2011 09 Sep 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 3p
11 Apr 2012 11 May 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 4.1p
08 Aug 2012 07 Sep 2012 2012 Interim Triannually Paid 4p
09 Jan 2013 01 Feb 2013 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 2p
10 Apr 2013 01 May 2013 2012 Final Quarterly Paid 2.5p
10 Jul 2013 01 Aug 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.1p
02 Oct 2013 01 Nov 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.1p
31 Dec 2013 03 Feb 2014 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.1p
26 Mar 2014 01 May 2014 2013 Final Quarterly Paid 2.7p
02 Jul 2014 04 Aug 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.2p
01 Oct 2014 03 Nov 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.2p
05 Jan 2015 06 Feb 2015 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.2p
26 Mar 2015 01 May 2015 2014 Final Quarterly Paid 2.7p
02 Jul 2015 03 Aug 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.3p
01 Oct 2015 02 Nov 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.3p
07 Jan 2016 01 Feb 2016 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.3p
31 Mar 2016 03 May 2016 2015 Final Quarterly Paid 2.7p
30 Jun 2016 01 Aug 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.35p
29 Sep 2016 01 Nov 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.35p
05 Jan 2017 01 Feb 2017 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.45p
30 Mar 2017 02 May 2017 2016 Final Quarterly Paid 2.7p
06 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.5p
28 Sep 2017 01 Nov 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.5p
04 Jan 2018 01 Feb 2018 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.7p
29 Mar 2018 01 May 2018 2017 Final Quarterly Paid 2.7p
05 Jul 2018 01 Aug 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.7p
04 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 2.7p
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