Financial calendar

All future dates are indicative and subject to change.

Outlook users can add a reminder in their calendar by clicking the outlook icon followed by 'Open' and then 'Save and close'.

For additional key dates relating to dividend payments and the Scrip Dividend Programme please click on the link below:

The table below shows key dates over the next 12 months. To see all 2015 dates please download this PDF.

Date Type Event Add to calendar
19 Dec 2014 Dividend Third Quarter payment date
02 Jan 2015 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares ex-dividend
05 Jan 2015 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares record date
02 Feb 2015 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares dividend paid
03 Feb 2015 Results Fourth Quarter results and dividend announcement
11 Feb 2015 Ex-dividend Fourth Quarter ex-dividend for ADSs*
12 Feb 2015 Ex-dividend Fourth Quarter ex-dividend for ordinary shares
13 Feb 2015 Record date Fourth Quarter record date
27 Mar 2015 Dividend Fourth Quarter payment date
28 Apr 2015 Results First Quarter results and dividend announcement
06 May 2015 Ex-dividend First Quarter ex-dividend for ADSs*
07 May 2015 Ex-dividend First Quarter ex-dividend for ordinary shares
08 May 2015 Record date First Quarter record date
19 Jun 2015 Dividend First Quarter payment date
02 Jul 2015 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares ex-dividend
03 Jul 2015 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares record date
28 Jul 2015 Results Second Quarter results and dividend announcement
31 Jul 2015 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares dividend paid
05 Aug 2015 Ex-dividend Second Quarter ex-dividend for ADSs*
06 Aug 2015 Ex-dividend Second Quarter ex-dividend for ordinary shares
07 Aug 2015 Record date Second Quarter record date
18 Sep 2015 Dividend Second Quarter payment date
27 Oct 2015 Results Third Quarter results and dividend announcement
04 Nov 2015 Ex-dividend Third Quarter ex-dividend for ADSs*
05 Nov 2015 Ex-dividend Third Quarter ex-dividend for ordinary shares
06 Nov 2015 Record date Third Quarter record date
Date Type Event
07 Nov 2014 Record date Third Quarter record date
06 Nov 2014 Ex-dividend Third Quarter ex-dividend for ordinary shares
05 Nov 2014 Ex-dividend Third Quarter ex-dividend for ADSs*
28 Oct 2014 Results Third Quarter results and dividend announcement
19 Sep 2014 Dividend Second Quarter payment date
08 Aug 2014 Record date Second Quarter record date
06 Aug 2014 Ex-dividend Second Quarter ex-dividend
31 Jul 2014 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares dividend paid
29 Jul 2014 Results Second Quarter results and dividend announcement
04 Jul 2014 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares record date
02 Jul 2014 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares ex-dividend
20 Jun 2014 Dividend First Quarter payment date
09 May 2014 Record date First Quarter record date
07 May 2014 Ex-dividend First Quarter ex-dividend
29 Apr 2014 Results First Quarter results and dividend announcement
10 Apr 2014 AGM Annual General Meeting
28 Mar 2014 Dividend Fourth Quarter payment date
14 Feb 2014 Record date Fourth Quarter record date
12 Feb 2014 Ex-dividend Fourth Quarter ex-dividend
04 Feb 2014 Results Fourth Quarter results and dividend announcement
31 Jan 2014 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares dividend paid
03 Jan 2014 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares record date
31 Dec 2013 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares ex-dividend
20 Dec 2013 Dividend Third Quarter payment date
08 Nov 2013 Record date Third Quarter record date
06 Nov 2013 Ex-dividend Third Quarter ex-dividend
29 Oct 2013 Results Third Quarter results and dividend announcement
20 Sep 2013 Dividend Second Quarter payment date
09 Aug 2013 Record date Second Quarter record date
07 Aug 2013 Ex-dividend Second Quarter ex-dividend
31 Jul 2013 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares dividend paid
30 Jul 2013 Results Second Quarter results and dividend announcement
05 Jul 2013 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares record date
03 Jul 2013 Preference shares 8% and 9% preference shares ex-dividend
21 Jun 2013 Dividend First Quarter payment date
10 May 2013 Record date First quarter record date
08 May 2013 Ex-dividend First Quarter ex-dividend
30 Apr 2013 Results First Quarter results and dividend announcement
11 Apr 2013 AGM Date for Annual General Meeting
28 Mar 2013 Dividend Fourth Quarter payment date

* With effect from 6 October 2014, the London Stock Exchange will shorten the standard settlement cycle from T + 3 to T + 2. This change is in accordance with the Central Securities Depository Regulation to harmonise securities settlement cycles in the European Union. Consequently, ordinary shares traded on the London Stock Exchange will now settle one day earlier than ADSs traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States which remains on a T + 3 settlement cycle.