On 6 August 2021 the Company paid an interim dividend of 8.80 cents per share. The dividend was be paid in pounds sterling and the sterling amount payable per share was 6.42 pence (this amount being fixed and announced on 23 July 2021, based on the average spot exchange rate over the five business days preceding the announcement date).
At the AGM held on 25 March 2021, shareholders approved a final dividend of 15.5 cents per share for the year ended 31 October 2020. The dividend was paid on 15 April 2021.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proposal to pay a dividend in respect of the year ended 31 October 2019 was withdrawn in advance of the AGM held in 2020 and no interim dividend was paid in respect of the year ended 31 October 2020.