Dividends

Henderson Group paid its first dividend in June 2006 and expects to make dividend payments twice yearly.

The 2014 interim dividend marked a change in the way in which dividends are set by the Board. Previously, the interim dividend was set at 30% of the prior year's total dividend. The Board now actively reviews both the interim and final dividends, whilst maintaining its progressive dividend policy.

If you have questions about your cheque or direct debit instruction, please contact the Henderson Group Share Registry.

Dividend history

pence per shareA$ cents per CDINZ$ cents per CDI
2005 final dividend1.393.28943.7084
2006 interim dividend0.882.17952.4716
2006 final dividend2.275.45736.0981
2007 interim dividend1.663.72874.3827
2007 final dividend4.449.333011.2308
2008 interim dividend1.853.94344.8359
2008 final dividend4.258.553910.8256
2009 interim dividend1.853.60254.4015
2009 final dividend 4.25 7.0892 8.9562
2010 interim dividend 1.85 3.1365 3.9825
2010 final dividend4.657.18079.7347
2011 interim dividend1.952.93543.7041
2011 final dividend5.057.944810.1740
2012 interim dividend2.103.22374.1593
2012 final dividend5.057.69139.2967
2013 interim dividend2.153.73324.2893
2013 final dividend5.8510.570811.4633
2014 interim dividend2.604.61265.1500
2014 final dividend6.4012.249013.0432
2015 interim dividend3.106.72467.4319
2015 final dividend7.2013.949315.1546
2016 interim dividend3.205.54685.7879

Dividend dates

For dividend record and payment dates, please see our Financial calendar.

Dividends by direct credit

Dividends can be paid either by direct credit into your nominated bank (or other financial institution) account or by cheque. Shareholders who wish to receive dividends by direct credit can provide their details online at Shareholder tools or contact the Henderson Group Share Registry.

Dividend question & answers

What are dividends?

Dividends are a payment declared by the Board of Directors of a company and given to its shareholders. This is a way the company can distribute its profits to shareholders. The directors decide the level of each dividend based on the Company's financial results. A dividend is paid per share, and therefore the total amount you receive will depend on the number of shares you own at the record date.

What are ex-dividend and record dates?

The ex-dividend date is when the shares begin trading so that the buyer is no longer entitled to receive the dividend. This date is typically a few days before the record date. The record date, with respect to dividends, is the date on which a shareholder must officially own a company's shares to receive the dividend. The reason why the record date is typically a few days after the ex-dividend date, is to allow time for the transactions that occur just before the ex-dividend date to be reflected in the share register.

Why had I not received any dividends before?

We paid our first dividend on 26 June 2006. Before that, no dividends had been paid since Henderson Group’s listing in December 2003, following the Demerger from AMP.

How often will Henderson Group pay dividends?

We expect to pay dividends twice a year, in respect of first half and second half earnings.

Does Henderson Group have a dividend reinvestment plan?

No, Henderson Group does not offer a dividend reinvestment plan.

What is the IAS plan?

The Company introduced the IAS plan in 2008 when it re-domiciled and became tax-resident in the Republic of Ireland. The IAS plan was intended to ensure that no tax was required to be withheld from dividends paid to shareholders. In the absence of the IAS plan, and given Henderson Group’s tax-residency in the Republic of Ireland, shareholders would have needed to comply with certain administrative requirements and advance certification procedures in order to ensure that Irish dividend withholding tax was not withheld. Under the IAS plan, all holders of Henderson Group ordinary shares and CDIs were deemed to have elected to be paid dividends by IAS Issuer (HGI (Investments) Limited), a UK tax-resident subsidiary of the Henderson Group, rather than from Henderson Group plc, which was tax-resident in the Republic of Ireland. Each shareholder could elect to withdraw from the IAS plan, and instead receive dividends from Henderson Group plc, by completing and returning an Income Access Share Plan Withdrawal Notice.

On 20 March 2013, the Company announced that it had suspended the IAS plan. This means that all holders will be paid their dividend by Henderson Group plc, which is tax-resident in the UK.

Why receive dividends by direct credit?

Payment by direct credit is secure, efficient and cost effective. It is used by many well-known companies and government departments to pay employee salaries and by many listed companies to pay dividends. The dividend will be credited to your nominated account on the payment date. There will be no postal delays or waiting for the cheque to be processed. We will send you a statement, setting out the amount of your dividend, for your records.

What information do I need to give you?

We will need the details of your account number and bank branch code. These can normally be found on your bank statement or cheque book. If you are unsure where to find these numbers, or which numbers to use, please contact your bank, credit union or building society for assistance.

How can Henderson Group use my bank details?

Providing your account details only permits Henderson Group to pay dividends into your account. It does not give Henderson Group or the Share Registry any other access to your account. We cannot deduct funds from your account or view your account balance.

If the answer to your question is not here, please contact the Henderson Group Share Registry.

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