Dividends are the way the company makes distributions from the company’s profits to shareholders.
The board decide the level of the dividend with each quarters results. If an interim dividend is declared BP pays the dividend about eight weeks after the announcement. The amount and timing of a dividend may be changed at any time without notice. A dividend is paid for each share, so the amount you receive depends on the number of shares you own.
Our new annual report details performance and results in 2017, one of the best years in BP’s recent history