Dividends

Dividends

Dividends are normally paid every six months in January and July. Alternatively, dividends can be received in shares by participating in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (see below for more information). The dividend payment timetable is outlined in the financial calendar (bottom right of this page).

A final dividend of 2.8p for financial year 2015 was recommended and subsequently approved by shareholders at the AGM on 1 July, meaning a final dividend payment of 2.8p was made on 23 July 2015. An interim payment of 1.0p was paid on 21 January 2016 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 13 November 2015.

Dividend payments

Payment dateDividend amount
(pence per share)
21 January 2016 (interim) 1.0
23 July 2015 (final) 2.8
22 January 2015 (interim) 1.0
23 July 2014 (final) 2.3
22 January 2014 interim) 1.0
24 July 2013 (final) 2.0
23 January 2013 (interim) 1.0
18 January 2012 (interim) 4.7
20 July 2011 (final) 10.0
19 January 2011 (interim) 4.7
21 July 2010 (final) 10.0
20 January 2010 (interim) 4.7
22 July 2009 (final) 10.0
21 January 2009 (interim) 4.7
23 July 2008 (final) 10.0
23 January 2008 (interim) 4.7
25 July 2007 (final) 9.0
24 January 2007 (interim)

4.0

Note - no final dividend payment was made in July 2012

Payment of dividends directly

Many UK shareholders have already arranged for dividends to be paid by mandate directly into their bank or building society account. The Company pays dividends through the BACS (Bankers' Automated Clearing Services) system. The benefit to shareholders of the BACS payment method is that the registrar posts the tax vouchers directly to them, whilst the dividend is credited on the payment date to the shareholder's bank or building society account. Shareholders wishing to benefit from this service should complete a dividend mandate form and submit it to the registrar via a bank/building society branch.

Private shareholders living outside the UK may now have dividends paid directly into their local bank account in their local currency using IPS (International Payments Services). A small fee is charged for this service. The dividend payment, less the fee, is normally received within five working days of the dividend payment date.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

The Home Retail Group Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) enables shareholders to use their cash dividends to purchase additional Home Retail Group shares. Shareholders who wish to participate in the DRIP should contact the dividend reinvestment plan department using the following email address: shares@capitaregistrars.com to request the terms and conditions and the application form.

Shareholders who are resident in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or the USA (or its territories and possessions) should be aware that they are not eligible to participate in the DRIP due to governmental or regulatory or similar formalities. If in doubt as to whether any governmental or other consents are required, or any formalities should be observed to enable participation in the DRIP, shareholders should consult with a suitable local independent professional adviser.

For further details, please contact Capita Asset Services at:

PXS
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TU

Tel: 0871 664 0437

Calls cost 10p per minute, plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Capital gains tax

For information on capital gains tax, visit Your Shareholding in the FAQs section of this website.

Share price information

For Internet and telephone share dealing services, contact Capita Share Dealing Services at:

PO Box 276
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4UL

or by logging onto www.capitadeal.com or calling 0871 664 0364*. Calls cost 10p per minute, plus network extras. Lines are open 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

*Outside UK call: +44(0) 203 367 2686; Ireland lo-call: 1 890 946 375.