"The Board has confidence in the strength and growth prospects for the business. This underpins the Board's recommendation of a final dividend of 9.95p, givng a full year dividend of 13.40p, 19% higher than 2014."
Full year results announcement, March 2016
We announced new dividend guidance in March 2016. The Board has adopted a progressive dividend policy going forward, reflecting the group's medium-term underlying business growth, including net cash generation and operating earnings.
Full year dividend
Five year progress
Source: (Annual Report & Accounts 2015)
Dividends are usually paid twice a year. You can choose to reinvest your dividends or have them paid directly into your bank account.
The Legal & General Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) is a simple and economic way of using your dividends to build your holding in Legal & General. Your cash dividends would be used to buy ordinary shares through a special dealing arrangement.
To request Dividend Reinvestment Plan Terms and Conditions or to apply to join the DRIP see below.
This option means your dividend will reach your bank account on the payment date and you wont have the inconvenience of depositing a cheque. Cheques can sometimes get lost in the post so it is also a more secure way of receiving your dividend.
You may also be able to ask that payments be made in your local currency if you live outside the UK.
To sign up for either of these services go to the contact details below.
|Ex-dividend date (Final dividend)||27 Apr 2017|
|Payment of final dividend for 2016
(to members registered on 28 April 2017)
|8 Jun 2017|
Alternatively you can call the Capita Shareholder helpline on 0371 664 0381 and they will be able to arrange for an application form and terms & conditions to be sent to you. Calls are charged at the standard geographical rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom are charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.
You can sign up for this service by visiting our Share Portal or by calling Capita’s Shareholder Services Team on 0371 402 3341. Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.
To see full terms and conditions of Capita’s International Payment Service and to download the form visit our Share Portal. Send the completed form to Capita Asset Services at the address above. Alternatively you can contact the Shareholder Services Team on the number above.
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