The optional scrip dividend, allowing shareholders to receive new fully paid ordinary shares in the Company, instead of a cash dividend, is available to ordinary shareholders on the register on 29 November 2019, the dividend record date. A timetable is provided below.
For ordinary shareholders, the scrip dividend reference price for the 2019/20 interim dividend is 884.16 pence. This is calculated as the average closing mid-market price of an ordinary share for the five dealing days commencing with, and including, the ordinary share ex-dividend date.
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