Investor Relations

Dividends

The Group’s dividend policy, established at the time of Listing, is for the Board to consider the cash generation and financing requirements of the business and then to recommend a suitable dividend. This maintains flexibility which is appropriate given the underlying cyclicality of a commodity business.

Declared and Paid

The Group has declared and paid the following dividends since 2005: 

($m)

USc/share

2005

 

Full year dividend paid in May 2006 in respect of 2005 earnings ($171m)

36.0

2006

 

Interim dividend paid in October 2006 in respect of 2006 earnings ($60m)

12.8

Final dividend paid in May 2007 in respect of 2006 earnings ($120m)

25.7

2007

 

Interim dividend paid in October 2007 in respect of 2007 earnings ($64m)

13.6

Special dividend paid in October 2007 ($235m)

50.0

2008

 

Final dividend paid in May 2008 in respect of 2007 earnings ($125m)

27.4

Interim dividend paid in October 2008 in respect of 2008 earnings ($75m)

14.0

2009

 

Final dividend paid in May 2010 in respect of 2009 earnings ($48m)

9.0

2010

 

Interim dividend paid in October 2010 in respect 2010 earnings ($32m)

6.0

Final dividend paid in May 2011 in respect of 2010 earnings ($86m)

16.0

2011

 

Interim dividend paid in October 2011 in respect of 2011 earnings ($43m)

8.0

Final dividend paid in May 2012 in respect of 2011 earnings ($106m)

20.0

2012

 

Interim dividend paid in October 2012 in respect of 2012 earnings ($16m)

3.0

Final dividend to be paid in May 2013 in respect of 2012 earnings ($42m)

8.0

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