In February 2015 a distribution policy was announced whereby Electra proposes to return to shareholders a targeted 3% of NAV per annum, by way of cash dividend or share buybacks. Any shares bought back under this policy will be cancelled. Since 1st October 2016 £1.8 billion has been returned to shareholders.
On 24 March 2017 the Board announced a Special dividend of £1.0 billion (2,612p per share), which was paid on 5 May 2017, to shareholders on the register of members at close of business on 7 April 2017.
On 25 May 2017 the Board announced a Second Special dividend of £350 million (914p per share), which was paid on 14 July 2017, to shareholders on the register of members at close of business on 9 June 2017.
On 23 October 2017 the Board announced a Third Special dividend of £350 million (914p per share), which was paid on 1 December 2017, to shareholders on the register of members at close of business on 3 November 2017.
Please note that the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRIP”) option did not apply to any of the Special dividends.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan
A Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan") has been arranged with Equiniti, the registrar, whereby existing shareholders have the option of reinvesting any dividend payments to buy more fully paid ordinary shares in the Company.
For further details on the Plan please call the Equiniti helpline on 0371 384 2351* (or +44 121 415 7047 if calling from outside the United Kingdom).
Dividends paid/declared since the distribution policy was revised in February 2015
(pence per ordinary share)
|Record Date||Payment Date|
|Interim Dividend 2015||38.0||04/06/15||05/06/15||24/07/15|
|Final Dividend 2015||78.0||21/01/16||22/01/16||26/02/16|
|Interim Dividend 2016||44.0||12/05/16||13/05/16||24/06/16|
|Second Interim Dividend 2016**||110.0||15/12/16||16/12/16||19/01/17|
|Second Special Dividend**||914.0||08/06/17||09/06/17||14/07/17|
|Third Special Dividend**||914.0||02/11/17||03/11/17||01/12/17|
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** Please note that the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRIP”) option did not apply to these dividends.