Dividend Number 86
The board recommends that the annual gross dividend be increased 11% to 470 cents (previously 425 cents) per listed N ordinary share, and 94 cents (previously 85 cents) per unlisted A ordinary share. If confirmed by shareholders at the annual general meeting on 28 August 2015, dividends will be payable to shareholders recorded in the books on Friday 18 September 2015. It will be released on Monday 21 September 2015. The last date to trade cum dividend will be Friday 11 September 2015 (shares therefore to trade ex dividend from Monday 14 September 2015). Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 14 September 2015 and Friday 18 September 2015, both dates inclusive.
The dividend will be declared from income reserves. It will be subject to a dividend tax rate of 15%, yielding a net dividend of 399,5 cents per listed N ordinary share and 79,9 cents per unlisted A ordinary share to those shareholders not exempt from paying dividend tax. Such dividend tax will amount to 70,5 cents per listed N ordinary share and 14,1 cents per unlisted A ordinary share. The issued ordinary share capital as at 26 June 2015 was 419 203 470 N ordinary shares and 712 131 A ordinary shares. The company's income tax reference number is 9550138714.