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Distribution information

Distribution information

From 2018 the Company’s distribution policy is that the Board intends to recommend to shareholders a distribution comprising (1) a fixed $1 billion base distribution and (2) a variable distribution representing a minimum payout of 25% of the free cash flow of the Group’s industrial businesses in the prior financial year.  This will usually be payable in two equal instalments.

Every year the Board will review this policy and determine the distribution payable accordingly.

Distributions are declared and paid in US dollars; however, shareholders on the Jersey (principal) register may elect to receive their distribution payments in pounds sterling, euros or Swiss francs. Shareholders on the Johannesburg register will receive their distributions in South African Rand.  Shareholders who hold their shares via Computershare’s Hong Kong nominee service will receive their distributions in HK dollars.

Distributions have from the Company’s IPO in 2011 been effected as a reduction of the Company’s capital contribution reserves and have been paid free of Swiss withholding tax.  For information on tax treatment please contact your tax advisor.

Information on distributions paid in the present year and in previous years

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Distribution enquiries

For all distribution payment queries please contact the Company's registrar at:

Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Ltd
Queensway House
Hilgrove Street
St Helier
Jersey
Channel Islands JE1 1ES


Shareholder helpline: +44 (0) 870 707 4040
Shareholder fax number: +44 (0) 870 873 5851
Shareholder email: info@computershare.co.je

 

JSE shareholders

Computershare Investor Services Limited
70 Marshall Street
Johannesburg
South Africa
Tel: +27 861 100 933
www.computershare.com/za/Pages/default.aspx

 

Hong Kong shareholders

Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited
17M Floor, Hopewell Centre
183 Queens Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2862 8555
www.computershare.com/hk/investors

2018 distribution payments

For 2018 a total distribution of $0.20 per share will be made as approved by shareholders at the AGM on 2 May 2018. This will be payable in two equal parts in accordance with the record dates and timetables set out below:

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
23 May 2018 (H1) 0.10
27 September 2018 (H2) 0.10

 

Amount to be paid per share for the H1 distribution in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 23 May 2018:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.073535 0.083640 0.099840 0.784980 1.1998

 

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Amount to be paid per share for the H2 distribution in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 27 September 2018:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.076787 0.086022 0.097110 0.784880 1.41275

 

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2017 distribution payments

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
31 May 2017 0.035
26 September 2017 0.035

 

Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 31 May 2017:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.026979 0.031399 0.034265 0.272563 0.4684

 

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Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 26 September 2017:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.026455 0.029370 0.033716 0.273392 0.45448

 

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No distribution was paid in 2016

2015 distribution payments

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
21 May 2015 0.12
29 September 2015 0.06

 

Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 21 May 2015:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.078084 0.107095 0.112428 0.930132 1.427556

 

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Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 29 September 2015:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.03864485 0.05302227 0.058164 0.465006 0.7847

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2015 Final Distribution Timetable

 

Final Distribution 2015
Applicable exchange rate reference date (Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)) 9 April 
Last time to trade on JSE to be recorded in the register for distribution 17 April
Last day to effect removal of shares cum div between Jersey and JSE reg-isters 17 April
Ex-dividend date (JSE) 20 April
Ex-dividend date (HK) 22 April
Ex-dividend date (Jersey) 23 April
Last time for lodging transfers in Hong Kong 23 April
Record date in JSE Close of business (SA) 24 April
Record date in Hong Kong Opening of business (HK) 24 April
Record date in Jersey Close of business (UK) 24 April
Deadline for return of currency elections form (Jersey shareholders) 27 April
Removal of shares between the Jersey and JSE registers permissible from 28 April
Applicable exchange rate reference date (Jersey and Hong Kong) 30 April
Annual General Meeting (shareholder to vote to approve final distribution) 7 May
Payment date 21 May

 

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2014 distribution payments

 

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
30 May 2014 0.111
19 September 2014 0.06

 

Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 30 May 2014:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.06576609 0.08122942 0.0993006 0.860583 1.1613375

 

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Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 19 September 2014:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD ZAR
0.03715861 0.04645041 0.056256 0.465018 0.6423

 

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2013 distribution payments

 

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
7 June 2013 0.1035
12 September 2013 0.054

 

Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 7 June 2013:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD
0.06826726 0.07986111 0.0993186 0.8034498

 

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Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 12 September 2013:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD
0.03463759 0.04116167 0.0510192 0.41880780

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2013 Distribution Timetables

 

Final Distribution 2013
Annual General Meeting 16 May
Ex-dividend date (UK and Hong Kong) 22 May
Last time for lodging transfers in Hong Kong 4:30 pm (HK) 24 May
Record date in Hong Kong Opening of business (HK) 24 May
Record date in UK Close of business (UK) 24 May
Deadline for return of currency election form (Jersey shareholders) 28 May
Applicable exchange rate date 31 May
Payment date 7 June

 

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Interim Distribution 2013
Announcement of 2013 Interim Dividend Tuesday 20 August
Interim Dividend Ex-Div Date (UK and Hong Kong) Wednesday 28 August
Last time for lodging transfers in Hong Kong 4.30pm Thursday 29 August (HK time)
Interim Dividend Record Date in Hong Kong Opening of business (HK) Friday 30 August
Interim Dividend Record Date in UK Close of business (UK) Friday 30 August
Deadline for return of currency election form (Jersey shareholders) Friday 30 August
Applicable exchange rate date Thursday 5 September
Payment date Thursday 12 September

 

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2012 distribution payments

 

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
1 June 2012 0.10
13 September 2012 0.054

 

Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 1 June 2012:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD
0.06395497 0.07992327 0.096 0.77625

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Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections on 13 September 2012:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD
0.03369314 0.04218420 0.050976 0.4188132

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2012 Distribution Timetables

 

Final Distribution 2012
Announcement of 2011 Final Dividend Monday 5 March
Final Dividend Ex-Div Date (UK and Hong Kong) Wednesday 16 May
Last time for lodging transfers in Hong Kong 4.30pm Thursday 17 May (HK time)
Final Dividend Record Date in Hong Kong    Opening of business (HK) Friday 18 May
Final Dividend Record Date in UK Close of business (UK) Friday 18 May
Deadline for return of currency election form (Jersey shareholders) Monday 21 May
Applicable exchange rate date Friday 25 May
Payment date Friday 1 June

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Interim Distribution 2012
Announcement of 2012 Interim Dividend Tuesday 21 August
Ex-dividend date (UK and Hong Kong) 29 August
Last time for lodging transfers in Hong Kong 4:30 pm (HK) 30 August
Interim dividend record date in Hong Kong Opening of business (HK) 31 August
Interim dividend record date in UK Close of business (UK) 31 August
Deadline for return of currency election form (Jersey shareholders) 3 September
Applicable exchange rate date 7 September
Payment date 13 September

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2011 distribution payment

 

Distribution payment date Amount (US dollars) paid per share
30 September 2011 0.05

 

Amount paid per share in other currencies pursuant to listings/elections:

 

GBP EUR CHF HKD
0.03238761 0.03698498 0.045145 0.39004

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Further details of this distribution are set out at:

2011 Interim Distribution Timetable

 

Interim Distribution 2011
Ex-dividend date (UK and Hong Kong) 7 September
Last time for lodging transfers in Hong Kong 4:30 pm (HK) 8 September
Interim dividend record date in Hong Kong Opening of business (HK) 9 September 2011
Interim dividend record date in UK Close of business (UK) 9 September 2011
Deadline for return of currency election form (Jersey shareholders) 12 September
Applicable exchange rate date 23 September
Payment date 30 September

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