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Lookers (LOOK)

Lookers plc is a leading automotive retailer and distributor in the UK, and is comprised of three divisions: Lookers in England and Wales, Taggarts and the Lomond Group in Scotland and Charles Hurst in Northern Ireland and parts of the Republic of Ireland.

The Lookers Group was originally a bicycle shop, founded in 1908 by John Looker. Dealing Ford cars until the First World War, the business continued to grow and prosper throughout the following decades. In the 1960s, Lookers made its first major acquisition and since then has expanded to encompass dealerships all over the UK.

The Charles Hurst Group was founded in 1911 and has become the most recognised motor retail groups in Northern Ireland. Based in Belfast, Charles Hurst offers a vast choice of motor vehicles, both of prestige and volume brands.

Founded in 1896, Taggarts has showrooms in Glasgow and Motherwell and covers some of the best known franchises in the automotive industry. Taggarts was acquired by Lookers plc in 2003, taking Lookers into Scotland for the first time.

The Lomond Group were established in 1998 as a single Audi centre in Kyle Street, Glasgow. The group rapidly expanded due to demand and opened one of Europe’s largest Audi Centres in Braehead. With Glasgow Audi proving to be such an enormous success, they branched out, acquiring Edinburgh Audi and Stirling Audi in 2006 and then in 2007, opening Ayr Audi for business.

Lookers plc have an independent aftermarket parts division, made up of FPS Automotive Parts Distribution, BTN Turbo and APEC Braking. Our dedicated parts division ensures that the Lookers Group can offer our customers the best aftermarket service in the UK.

Lookers plc aso have a growing Leasing Division, made up of Lookers Leasing, Vehicle Rental Service (VRS), Charles Hurst Business Solutions and Charles Hurst RentaCar.

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 15.25p
2007 3.5p (77.0%)
2008 4.02p 14.9%
2009 0.0p (100.0%)
2010 1.8p 100%
2011 2.18p 21.1%
2012 2.35p 7.8%
2013 2.58p 9.8%
2014 2.84p 10.1%
2015 3.12p 9.9%
2016 3.64p 16.7%
2017 3.89p 6.9%
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
20 Oct 2010 30 Nov 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 0.6p
20 Apr 2011 31 May 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 1.2p
02 Nov 2011 30 Nov 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 0.8p
25 Apr 2012 31 May 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 1.38p
31 Oct 2012 30 Nov 2012 2012 Interim Semiannually Paid 0.8p
24 Apr 2013 04 Jun 2013 2012 Final Semiannually Paid 1.55p
30 Oct 2013 29 Nov 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 0.88p
23 Apr 2014 04 Jun 2014 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 1.7p
30 Oct 2014 28 Nov 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 0.97p
07 May 2015 05 Jun 2015 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 1.87p
29 Oct 2015 27 Nov 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 1.07p
05 May 2016 03 Jun 2016 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 2.05p
27 Oct 2016 25 Nov 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 1.28p
04 May 2017 31 May 2017 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 2.36p
26 Oct 2017 24 Nov 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 1.41p
03 May 2018 31 May 2018 2017 Final Semiannually Paid 2.48p
18 Oct 2018 23 Nov 2018 2018 Interim Semiannually Paid 1.48p
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