Scrip dividend timetables and Scrip reference price

FINAL dividend for the year ended 31 March 2017

Date Event
27 July 2017 Ex-Dividend date
28 July 2017 Record date
27 July - 02 August 2017 Scrip reference price calculation period
03 August 2017 Scrip reference price announced
25 August 2017 Final day for receipt of Scrip elections
Final day for withdrawal from Scrip
22 September 2017 Cash dividend payment date
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares


Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 63.9 pence per share for the year ended 31 March 2017 will be confirmed on 3 August 2017.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2017

Date Event
19 January 2017 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
20 January 2017 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016
19 - 25 January 2017 Scrip reference pricing days
26 January 2017 Scrip reference share price confirmed
17 February 2017 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
17 March 2017 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares


Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the interim dividend of 27.4 pence per share for the year ended 31 March 2017 is confirmed as 1,507 pence per share.

Year ended 31 March 2016

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016

FINAL dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016

Date Event
28 July 2016 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
29 July 2016 Record date for the final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016
28 July - 3 August 2016 Scrip reference pricing days
4 August 2016 Scrip reference share price confirmed
26 August 2016 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
23 September 2016 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares


Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 62.5 pence per share for the year ended 31 March 2016 is confirmed as 1,518 pence per share.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016

Date Event
21 January 2016 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
22 January 2016 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016
21 - 27 January 2016 Scrip reference pricing days
28 January 2016 Scrip reference share price confirmed
19 February 2016 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
18 March 2016 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares


Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the interim dividend of 26.9 pence per share for the year ended 31 March 2016 is confirmed as 1,391 pence per share.

Year ended 31 March 2015

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015

Date Event
23 July 2015 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
24 July 2015 Record date for the final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015
23 - 29 July 2015 Scrip reference pricing days
30 July 2015 Scrip reference share price confirmed
21 August 2015 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
18 September 2015 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 61.8p per share for the year ended 31 March 2015 is confirmed as 1,505p per share.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015

Date Event
22 January 2015 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
23 January 2015 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015
22 - 28 January 2015 Scrip reference pricing days
29 January 2015 Scrip reference share price confirmed
20 February 2015 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
20 March 2015

Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the interim dividend of 26.6p per share for the year ended 31 March 2015 is confirmed as 1,525p per share.

Year ended 31 March 2014

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2014

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2014

Date Event
23 July 2014 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
25 July 2014 Record date for the final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2014
23 - 29 July 2014 Scrip reference pricing days
30 July 2014 Scrip reference share price confirmed
22 August 2014 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
19 September 2014 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 60.7p per share for the year ended 31 March 2014 is confirmed as 1,477 pence per share.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2014

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2014

Date Event
22 January 2014 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
24 January 2014 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2014
22 - 28 January 2014 Scrip reference pricing days
29 January 2014 Scrip reference share price confirmed
21 February 2014 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
21 March 2014 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

Scrip reference share price
The Scrip reference share price in respect of the interim dividend of 26.0p per share for the year ended 31 March 2014 is confirmed as 1,314 pence per share.

Year ended 31 March 2013

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2013

Date Event
31 July 2013 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
2 August 2013 Record date for the final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2013
31 July - 6 August 2013 Scrip reference pricing days
7 August 2013 Scrip reference share price confirmed
30 August 2013 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
27 September 2013 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares


Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the proposed final dividend of 59.0p per share for the year ended 31 March 2013 is confirmed as 1,575 pence per share.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2013

Date Event
23 January 2013 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
25 January 2013 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2013
23 - 29 January 2013 Scrip reference pricing days
30 January 2013 Scrip reference share price confirmed
22 February 2013 Final date receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
22 March 2013 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares


Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the proposed interim dividend of 25.2p per share for the year ended 31 March 2013 is confirmed as 1,393 pence per share.

Year ended 31 March 2012

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2012

Date Event
25 July 2012 Ex dividend date
27 July 2012 Record date
25 -31 July 20121  Scrip Reference Price Caluclation Period
1 August 2012 Scrio Reference Price announced
24 August 2012 Final day for receipt of Scrip elections
Final day for withdrawal from Scrip
21 September 2012

Cash dividend payment date
First day of dealing in new shares
Scrip certificates posted

 

Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 56.1p per share for the year ended 31 March 2012 is confirmed as 1,307 pence per share.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2012

Date Event
25 January 2012 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
27 January 2012 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2012
25 - 31 March 2012 Scrip reference pricing days
1 February 2012 Scrip reference share price confirmed
24 February 2012 Final date for receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
23 March 2012 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing

 

Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the interim dividend of 24.0p per share for the year ending 31 March 2012 is confirmed as 1,217 pence per share.

Year ended 31 March 2011

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2011

Date Event
27 July 2011 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
29 July 2011 Record date for the final dividend for the year ending 31 March 2011
27 July - 2 August 2011 Scrip referencing pricing days
3 August 2011 Scrip reference share price confirmed
25 August 2011 Final date for receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
23 September 2011

Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

 

Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 52.6p per share for the year ended 31 March 2011 is confirmed as 1,308 pence per share.

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2011

Date Event
26 January 2011 Shares in the company qouted ex-dividend
28 January 2011 Record date for the interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2011
26 January - 1 February 2011 Scrip reference pricing days
2 February 2011 Scrip reference share price confirmed
25 February 2011 Final date for receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
25 March 2011 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

 

Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the interim dividend of 22.4p per share for the year ended 31 March 2011 is confirmed as 1,172 pence per share.

Year ended 31 March 2010

Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2010

Date Event
28 July 2010 Shares in the company quoted ex-dividend
30 July 2012 Record date for the final dividend for the year ending 31 March 2010
28 July - 3 August 2010 Scrip reference pricing days
4 August 2010 Scrip reference share price confirmed
27 August 2010 Final date for receipt of mandates and CREST elections
Final date for withdrawals
24 September 2010 Cash dividend paid
Share certificates posted
First day of dealing in new shares

 

Scrip reference share price
The scrip reference share price in respect of the final dividend of 49p per share for the year ended 31 March 2010 was confirmed as 1,119 pence a share.