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Dividend

Progressive dividend policy

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

Full year dividend Chart

Manage your dividends

Dividends are usually paid twice a year. You can choose to reinvest your dividends or have them paid directly into your bank account.

Reinvest your dividends

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.

Dividends paid directly into your bank account

This option means your dividend will reach your bank account on the payment date and you won’t 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.

Key dividend dates

Event Date
Ex-dividend date (Final dividend) 27 Apr 2017
Payment of final dividend for 2016
(to members registered on 28 April 2017)
8 Jun 2017

Contact details

To reinvest your dividends

You can request DRIP terms and conditions and an application form by email: landgshares@linkgroup.co.uk or apply online via our share portal: www.landgshareportal.com.

Alternatively you can call the Link 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.

To have dividends paid directly into your bank account

You can sign up for this service by visiting our Share Portal or by calling Link’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 Link’s International Payment Service and to download the form visit our Share Portal. Send the completed form to Link Asset Services at the address above. Alternatively you can contact the Shareholder Services Team on the number above.

For all queries contact the Link shareholder service team.

Link Asset Services is a trading name of Link Market Services Limited and Link Market Services Trustees Limited. Share registration and associated services are provided by Link Market Services Limited (registered in England, No.2605568). Regulated services are provided by Link Market Services Trustees Limited (registered in England, No.2729260), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The registered office of both of these companies is The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4TU. www.linkassetservices.com.

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