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Dividend information

Dividends on ordinary shares are normally paid twice a year – an interim dividend in April and a final dividend in October. The approximate split between the two payments is 40/60.

You can choose whether to take your dividends in cash or to reinvest them in ordinary shares under our Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP).

Cash dividend payments are made by cheque on the dividend payment date, unless you choose to mandate your dividends, in which case they will be paid direct to your bank or building society account on the payment date. Your dividend cheque will be accompanied by a tax voucher giving details of the dividend payment - you need to keep this for tax purposes.

Dividend confirmations

To help with record keeping and to reduce printing, paper and postage costs, we issue one Annual Dividend Confirmation in October each year. This contains details of all dividends paid during the tax year and is available to view and download online through the Share Portal.

You will receive annual notice in October by email or post to let you know when the confirmations is available to view online. Those shareholders who have chosen paper as their preferred communication method will continue to receive a paper document in October each year.

Dividend mandates

You can have your cash dividends paid directly into your UK bank account on the dividend payment. To notify us of your bank details you can:

If you live outside the UK, Diageo offers an International Payments Service, which facilitates the conversion of your dividend payment into the currency of your choice with payment sent by draft or electronically. The service is offered in partnership with Capita and you can sign up on our Share Portal. Visit international.capitaregistrars.com for more information and terms and conditions.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)

The DRIP gives you the opportunity to build up your shareholding in Diageo by using your cash dividends to purchase further Diageo shares.

The DRIP is administered by the Registrar for Diageo, who, as agent of the shareholders participating in the DRIP, appoints a broker who purchases the shares (after deduction of relevant charges, including stockbroking commission and stamp duty charges). The Diageo Registrar allocates the appropriate number of shares to each participating shareholder.

Visit our financial calendar for the record date and the date for return of DRIP mandate forms in respect of a particular dividend.

The purchases are made on, or as soon as reasonably practicable, after the dividend payment date, at the market price(s) available at the time. Any surplus cash dividend remaining is carried forward and added to your next dividend payment.

To be eligible to participate in the DRIP for a particular dividend your shareholding must appear on the share register on the record date for the payment of that dividend. The DRIP is not available to persons in the USA or to residents of the USA.

The easiest way to join the plan is by registering with our Share Portal. Alternatively, you can contact the Registrar who will provide you with a personalised DRIP mandate form.

Read the full terms and conditions

 

Dividend history

Year ended June Interim/Final Net amount (p) Payment date
1998 Interim
Final
7.20p + 5.30p
10.80p
24.04.98
30.11.98
1999 Interim
Final
7.80p
11.70p
30.04.99
15.11.99
2000 Interim
Final
8.40p
12.60p
13.04.00
15.11.00
2001 Interim
Final
8.90p
13.40p
23.04.01
05.11.01
2002 Interim
Final
9.30p
14.50p
22.04.02
04.11.02
2003 Interim
Final
9.90p
15.70p
07.04.03
27.10.03
2004 Interim
Final
10.60p
17.00p
06.04.04
29.10.04
2005 Interim
Final
11.35p
18.20p
06.04.05
24.10.05
2006 Interim
Final
11.95p
19.15p
10.04.06
22.10.06
2007 Interim
Final
12.55p
20.15p
10.04.07
22.10.07
2008 Interim
Final
13.20p
21.15p
07.04.08
20.10.08
2009 Interim
Final
13.90p
22.20p
06.04.09
19.10.09
2010 Interim
Final
14.60p
23.50p
06.04.10
19.10.10
2011 Interim
Final
15.50p
24.90p
06.04.11
24.10.11
2012 Interim
Final
16.60p
26.90p
10.04.12
22.10.12
2013 Interim
Final
18.10p
29.30p
08.04.13
03.10.13
2014 Interim
Final
19.7p
32.00p
07.04.14
02.10.14
2015 Interim
Final
21.5p
34.9p
07.04.15
08.10.15
2016 Interim
Final
22.6p
36.6p
07.04.16
06.10.16
2017 Interim
Final
23.7p
38.5p*
06.04.17
05.10.17

 *the proposed final dividend is subject to shareholder approval at the next AGM.

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