Dividend Description Date Regular dividend per ordinary share
(sterling pence)
PID per ordinary share
(sterling pence)
2016 interim dividend 30 Sept 2016 5.2*  
2015 final dividend 05 May 2016 10.6*
2015 interim dividend 02 Oct 2015 5.0*
2014 final dividend 08 May 2015 10.2*
2014 interim dividend 03 Oct 2014 4.9**
2013 final dividend 09 May 2014 9.9**
2013 interim dividend 04 Oct 2013 4.9**
2012 final dividend 26 Apr 2013 9.9**
2012 interim dividend 05 Oct 2012 4.9**
2011 final dividend 04 May 2012 2.9 7.0**
2011 interim dividend 07 Oct 2011 4.9
2010 final dividend 05 May 2011 4.8 4.8
2010 interim dividend 08 Oct 2010 4.7
2009 final dividend 06 May 2010 9.4*
2009 interim dividend 02 Oct 2009 3.1 1.5
2008 final dividend 06 May 2009 5.4
2008 interim dividend 03 Oct 2008 8.3
2007 final dividend 23 May 2008 9.0 5.7
2007 interim dividend 05 Oct 2007 8.3
Special dividend 31 Aug 2007 53
2006 final dividend 25 May 2007 12.1
2006 interim dividend 06 Oct 2006 6.9
2005 final dividend 19 May 2006 11
2005 interim dividend 07 Oct 2005 6.5
2004 final dividend 16 May 2005 9.85
2004 interim dividend 10 Oct 2004 6.15
2003 final dividend 16 May 2003 8.55
2002 interim dividend 11 Oct 2002 5.45
2002 final dividend 17 May 2002 8
2001 interim dividend 12 Oct 2001 5.1
2001 final dividend 18 May 2001 7.4
2000 final dividend 19 May 2000 6.8
2000 interim dividend 19 May 2000 4.7
1999 final dividend 21 May 1999 6.275
1998 interim ordinary 01 Sep 1998 4.125
1998 final dividend 22 May 1998 2
1998 second interim 01 Mar 1998 4.125
1997 interim dividend 10 Oct 1997 3.4
1997 final dividend 23 May 1997 5.75
1996 interim dividend 11 Nov 1996 3.25
1996 final dividend 24 May 1996 5.4
1995 interim dividend 12 Oct 1995 3.1
1995 final dividend 24 May 1995 5
1994 interim dividend 13 Oct 1994 3.1
1994 final dividend 24 May 1994 5
1993 interim dividend 14 Oct 1993 3.1
1993 final dividend 25 May 1993 5
1992 interim dividend 14 Oct 1992 3.1
1992 final dividend 26 May 1992 7.15
1991 interim dividend 07 Oct 1991 4.4
1991 final dividend 28 May 1991 7.15
1990 interim dividend 09 Oct 1990 4.2
1990 final dividend 29 May 1990 6.6
1989 interim dividend 10 Oct 1989 4.2
1989 final dividend 30 May 1989 5.6
1988 interim dividend 11 Oct 1988 3.3
1988 final dividend 23 May 1988 4.5
1987 interim dividend 14 Oct 1987 2.8
1987 final dividend 26 May 1987 4
1986 interim dividend 13 Oct 1986 2.5
1986 final dividend 27 May 1986 3.3

* SCRIP Dividend alternative was offered

** DRIP Dividend alternative was offered