⠀⠀Dividends

The Directors adopt a progressive dividend policy whilst maintaining an appropriate level of dividend cover.

Dividends paid over the last 7 years are as follows:

 

Financial year

Interim

Final

Total

Growth

2017/18

3.71

11.84

15.55

8.0%

2016/17

3.53

10.87

14.40

8.0%

2015/16

3.36

9.97

13.33

10.0%

2014/15

3.11

9.01

12.12

10.0%

2013/14

2.83

8.19

11.02

10.0%

2012/13

2.62

7.40

10.02

7.6%

2011/12

2.43

6.88

9.31

10.0%

 

 Pence per Ordinary share