As announced on 30 November 2021, the Board has reviewed the capital allocation policy of the group. Given the excellent opportunities for us to invest in the Partnerships business, the Board does not recommend the payment of a final dividend in respect of 2021 performance.
Countryside Properties PLC has paid interim dividends in July in the relevant financial year and final dividends in February of the following financial year, with the amount being paid in an approximate one-third (interim) and two-thirds (final) split, as set out below. Payment was received either by cheque, direct to your bank or building society account or through the CREST system. Alternatively, you could reinvest your dividends into additional Countryside shares by joining the Dividend Reinvestment Plan.
By having your dividends paid direct to your bank or building society account, you will avoid the risk of having your cheque lost in the post or having to present it to the bank.
You will receive your dividend in your account on the dividend payment day and dividend confirmation will be posted to your home address.
To set up a dividend mandate instruction, complete and return the form attached to your dividend cheque, register your mandate at www.shareview.co.uk or contact Equiniti for additional forms as below:
Address: Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA
Tel: UK - 0371 384 2232 Overseas - +44 121 415 0919 - calls charged at the applicable international rate.
Equiniti are open between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.
Shareholders which have no dividend payment arrangement will receive a cheque for each dividend payment along with a confirmation statement.
The Company also offers shareholders a choice of a share alternative to the cash dividend through its Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the “DRIP”). The DRIP is provided by our Registrars, Equiniti Limited, and offers a convenient way for shareholders to increase their shareholding in the Company by using dividend money to purchase additional shares in the Company.
You can sign up to the DRIP online or download a postal application form at www.shareview.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact Equiniti on 0371 384 2232 for further information.
As one of the actions to preserve cash within the business during the 2020 financial year, the Board decided not to pay an interim dividend or recommend a final dividend.
Dividend Payment Dates
The details of dividend payments are as follows:
|Ex-Dividend date||Record Date||Payment Date||Dividend Type||Dividend per share (pence)|
|19 Dec 2019||20 Dec 2019||7 Feb 2020||Final||10.30|
|23 May 2019||24 May 2019||5 July 2019||Interim||6.00|
|20 Dec 2018||21 Dec 2018||8 Feb 2019||Final||6.60|
|24 May 2018||25 May 2018||6 Jul 2018||Interim||4.20|
|21 Dec 2017||22 Dec 2017||9 Feb 2018||Final||5.00|
|1 Jun 2017||2 Jun 2017||7 Jul 2017||Interim||3.40|
|12 Jan 2017||13 Jan 2017||3 Feb 2017||Final||3.40|