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  +1.50p +1.62% 94.25p 92.25p 92.75p 94.25p 91.00p 92.00p 190,621.00 16:35:10
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Equity Investment Instruments 14.4 12.8 3.3 28.3 361.44

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10/12/2016
08:20
Diverse Daily Update: Diverse is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker DIVI. The last closing price for Diverse was 92.75p.
Diverse has a 4 week average price of 90.84p and a 12 week average price of 90.14p.
The 1 year high share price is 97p while the 1 year low share price is currently 73.25p.
There are currently 383,487,239 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 216,420 shares. The market capitalisation of Diverse is £361,436,722.76.
03/11/2016
09:24
maywillow: The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced the intended timetable for the 2017 quarterly interim dividends. 2017 Interim Dividend Timetable 4th Quarter 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 2016 2017 2017 2017 February 2, May 4, July 27, November 2, Announcement date 2017 2017 2017 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS February 15, May 17, August 9, November 15, A and RDS B ADSs 2017 2017 2017 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS February 16, May 18, August 10, November 16, A and RDS B shares 2017 2017 2017 2017 February 17, May 19, August 11, November 17, Record date 2017 2017 2017 2017 Scrip reference share price February 23, May 25, August 17, November 23, announcement date 2017 2017 2017 2017 Closing of scrip election and currency election March 3, June 5, August 25, December 1, (See Note) 2017 2017 2017 2017 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents March 10, June 12, September 4, December 7, announcement date 2017 2017 2017 2017 March 27, June 26, September 18, December 20, Payment date 2017 2017 2017 2017
26/8/2016
12:49
sarkasm: Dividends are now the only game in town By Motley Fool | Fri, 26th August 2016 - 11:47 Share this Today, savers are playing a game they can't win. With the average easy access savings account now paying just 0.5%, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk, they're onto a surefire loser. Inflation is low but not that low at 0.6%, which means that millions are seeing the value of their cash eroded in real terms. Wicked game Bonds aren't much better, with UK 10-year gilts yielding just 0.56%. The UK property market looks vulnerable to Brexit fallout, while former Chancellor George Osborne's parting tax shots at buy-to-let investors have wiped out many of its attractions. Where cash, bonds and property are concerned, the game looks increasingly rigged. Dividend-paying stocks, by contrast, are a far more attractive bet. The odds are pretty good for a start, with the FTSE 100 currently yielding 3.71%, which is almost 15 times base rate and seven-and-a-half times the average savings account. Check these top yields You can get an even higher yield by targeting individual companies, with big names such as BP, HSBC Holdings, Legal & General Group and Royal Dutch Shell all yielding more than 6%. Obviously, this is riskier than leaving your money in the bank, with oil company yields particularly vulnerable as profits are squeezed. Which is why it's best to spread your risk between a number of companies, either by building your own portfolio of stocks or if that's too complicated through a low-cost FTSE tracker. One of the big attractions of company dividends is that most businesses aim to increase them over time, as the business grows and cash flows increase. This means that with luck, you're locking into a rising income stream, so today's yields will look even more impressive in future years. Say you buy a company that costs £1 per share today and pays a dividend of 5p. The yield is 5%. Let's say that next year the dividend is hiked to 6p and then 7p the following year. Effectively you will be getting a yield of 7% on your original money, plus any share price growth on top. By reinvesting those dividends you pick up more stock and get more dividends, accelerating the compounding effect. Brexit bonus It's important to remember that company dividends are never guaranteed, and are vulnerable to a cut if profits flounder. UK dividends are coming under pressure today, falling 3.3% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to the latest Henderson Global Dividend Index. Standard Chartered, Anglo American, Barclays and WM Morrison were among those making steep cuts. Yet I'm not worried, because dividends still offer a far better return than you can get elsewhere, and will almost certainly continue to do so. Q2 dividends total $33.7bn, up 7.7% over the year, thanks to large special dividends from GlaxoSmithKline, Intercontinental Hotels and others. Better still, UK dividend investors have benefitted from Brexit. Many top UK companies pay their dividends in dollars and in some cases euros, and these are now worth more when converted back into sterling. Generous yields, compounding benefits and the potential for rising yields make dividend investing about the most enjoyable game that any investor can play right now.
06/8/2016
06:29
waldron: 2nd quarter 2016 Announcement date July 28, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A ADSs and RDS B ADSs August 10, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares August 11, 2016 Record date August 12, 2016 Scrip reference share price announcement date August 18, 2016 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) August 26, 2016 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date September 5, 2016 Payment date September 19, 2016 Note A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non-registered ADS holders. Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non-registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. The 2016 interim dividend timetable is also available on www.shell.com/dividend
04/5/2016
09:07
the grumpy old men: Dividend timetable for the first quarter 2016 interim dividend Announcement date May 4, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B ADS May 18, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares May 19, 2016 Record date May 20, 2016 Scrip reference share price announcement date May 26, 2016 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) June 6, 2016 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date June 13, 2016 Payment date June 27, 2016
04/5/2016
06:54
waldron: Royal Dutch Shell RDS Q1 2016 Dividend Announcement 04/05/2016 6:00am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC FIRST QUARTER 2016 INTERIM DIVIDEND The Hague, May 4, 2016 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the first quarter of 2016 of US$0.47 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"), equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme ("the Programme"). For further details please see below. Details relating to the first quarter 2016 interim dividend It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the Dividend Access Mechanism from UK-sourced income of the Shell Group. Per ordinary share Q1 2016 RDS A Shares (US$) 0.47 RDS B Shares (US$) 0.47 Cash dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro, although holders of A Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling. Cash dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, although holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in euro. The pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be announced on June 13, 2016. Per ADS Q1 2016 RDS A ADSs (US$) 0.94 RDS B ADSs (US$) 0.94 Cash dividends on American Depository Shares ("ADSs") will be paid, by default, in US dollars. ADS stands for an American Depositary Share. ADR stands for an American Depositary Receipt. An ADR is a certificate that evidences ADSs. ADSs are listed on the NYSE under the symbols RDS.A and RDS.B. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares, two A Shares in the case of RDS.A or two B Shares in the case of RDS.B. In many cases the terms ADR and ADS are used interchangeably. Scrip Dividend Programme RDS provides shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via the Programme. Under the Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in RDS by choosing to receive new shares instead of cash dividends, if approved by the Board. Only new A Shares will be issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B Shares. In some countries, joining the Programme may currently offer a tax advantage compared with receiving cash dividends. In particular, dividends paid out as shares by the Company will not be subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax (currently 15 per cent), unlike cash dividends paid on A shares, and they will not generally be taxed on receipt by a UK shareholder or a Dutch shareholder. Shareholders who elect to join the Programme will increase the number of shares held in RDS without having to buy existing shares in the market, thereby avoiding associated dealing costs. Shareholders who do not join the Programme will continue to receive in cash any dividends approved by the Board. Shareholders who held only B Shares and joined the Programme are reminded they will need to make a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of their new A Shares if they wish to join the Programme in respect of such new shares. However, this is only necessary if the shareholder has not previously made a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of any new A Shares issued. For further information on the Programme, including how to join if you are eligible, please refer to the appropriate publication available on www.shell.com/scrip. Dividend timetable for the first quarter 2016 interim dividend Announcement date May 4, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B ADS May 18, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares May 19, 2016 Record date May 20, 2016 Scrip reference share price announcement date May 26, 2016 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) June 6, 2016 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date June 13, 2016 Payment date June 27, 2016 Note Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non-registered ADS holders. Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non-registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. Taxation - cash dividends Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. In April 2016, there were changes to the UK taxation of dividends. The dividend tax credit has been abolished, and a new tax free dividend allowance of GBP5,000 introduced. Dividend income in excess of the allowance will be taxable at the following rates: 7.5% within the basic rate band; 32.5% within the higher rate band; and 38.1% on dividend income taxable at the additional rate. If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should consult your own tax advisor. Royal Dutch Shell plc Contacts: - Investor Relations: Europe + 31 (0) 70 377 4540; North America +1 832 337 2034 - Media: International +44 (0) 207 934 5550; Americas +1 713 241 4544
14/8/2013
19:25
tiger20: Company Information just announced today Diverse Investment Trust The Company holds a widely diversified list of 107 holdings. The largest 40 stocks in the portfolio are listed below. It will be noted that most holdings are around 1% of the portfolio. On occasions, when the risk/reward ratio appears particularly attractive, some holdings are purchased to take them up to around 1.5% of the portfolio. With differential share price moves, some of these holdings can move up to slightly larger percentages. However, the overall volatility of the portfolio has been well below other trusts in the UK Growth and Income sector. In part this is related to the wide diversification within the portfolio, and in part to the naturally lower volatility of higher income stocks, especially those with strong balance sheets. Over the year under review, the Company delivered a total return of 40.7%. Generally the Company was largely fully invested throughout the period, although the borrowing facility was not greatly used. There were two C share issues in the period and the new capital was typically invested in similar stocks to that of the original fund. Once at least 90% of the new capital had been invested, then the C share portfolio was merged with that of the parent. This process ensured that shareholders' returns were not diluted by the additional capital raised during the year. The Company launched on the Stock Exchange on 28 April 2011. Since that time, on a price basis, the FTSE All-Share Index has delivered a rise of 10.1%. The FTSE SmallCap Index (ex IC) rose by 23.9%, although the FTSE AIM All-Share fell by 20.8%. The price return on the Company in the period was 29.4%. Portfolio The portfolio is invested in a wide range of individual stocks that together offer the prospect of good and growing dividend income. Although there are some in FTSE 100 Index which we find attractive, they are fairly limited in number. For that reason the portfolio has only 6.3% of its capital invested in these stocks. There are a greater number in the FTSE 250 or MidCap Index and therefore the Company holds around 23.0% in this area of the market. Overall, around one-third of the portfolio is invested in the largest 350 stocks, which implies that around two-thirds is invested in the remaining universe of some 2,500 quoted stocks. Gervais Williams and Martin Turner Miton Capital Partners Limited 14 August 2013 PORTFOLIO INFORMATION AS AT 31 MAY 2013 Rank Company Sector & main Valuation % of net Yield¹ activity GBP'000 assets % 1 Greencore Food Producers 2,979 2.2 2.9 2 St Ives Support Services 2,939 2.2 3.7 3 UK Mail Industrial 2,756 2.0 3.7 Transportation 4 Fairpoint² General Financial 2,692 2.0 5.0 5 CML Microsystems Technology 2,574 1.9 0.9 Hardware & Equipment 6 Beazley Non Life Insurance 2,353 1.7 3.5 7 Charles Taylor Consulting General Financial 2,352 1.7 5.4 8 Abbey Protection² Non Life Insurance 2,284 1.7 4.2 9 Randall & Quilter Non Life Insurance 2,218 1.6 6.6 Investment Holdings² 10 Bioventix² Pharmaceuticals & 2,197 1.6 4.3 Biotechnology Top 10 investments 25,344 18.6 11 4imprint Media 2,167 1.6 3.1 12 SQS Software² Software & 2,042 1.5 2.1 Computer 13 Novae Group Non Life Insurance 1,909 1.4 4.1 14 Dairy Crest Food Producers 1,875 1.4 4.3 15 Staffline² Support Services 1,871 1.4 1.9 16 BT Fixed Line 1,870 1.4 3.1 Telecommunications 17 Interserve Support Services 1,861 1.4 4.2 18 Zotefoams Chemicals 1,848 1.4 2.6 19 888 Holdings Travel & Leisure 1,841 1.3 4.5 20 KCOM Fixed Line 1,820 1.3 4.9 Telecommunications Top 20 investments 44,448 32.7 21 Brown(N) General Retailers 1,748 1.3 3.0 22 Secure Trust Bank² Banks 1,739 1.3 2.9 23 Hansard Global Life Insurance 1,704 1.3 8.6 24 Wilmington Media 1,689 1.2 4.3 25 Personal² Non Life Insurance 1,679 1.2 4.6 26 Huntsworth Media 1,676 1.2 5.8 27 Hilton Food Food Producers 1,667 1.2 3.4 28 Cineworld Travel & Leisure 1,664 1.2 3.6 29 Vodafone Mobile 1,645 1.2 5.3 Telecommunications 30 Consort Medical Health Care 1,624 1.2 2.4 Equipment & Services Top 30 investments 61,283 45.0 31 Cranswick Food Producers 1,621 1.2 2.7 32 Segro Real Estate 1,607 1.2 5.5 33 Amlin Non Life Insurance 1,597 1.2 5.8 34 TalkTalk Telecom Fixed Line 1,588 1.2 4.6 Telecommunications 35 Berendsen Support Services 1,555 1.1 3.3 36 Catlin Non Life Insurance 1,549 1.1 5.9 37 Nationwide Accident² Support Services 1,511 1.1 7.6 38 Cable & Wireless Comms Fixed Line 1,500 1.1 6.0 Telecommunications 39 Provident Financial General Financial 1,494 1.1 5.0 40 Silverdell² Support Services 1,468 1.1 1.2 Top 40 investments 76,773 56.4 Balance held in 67 equity investments 50,926 37.5 Total equity investments
30/7/2013
16:36
tiger20: The share price needs to catch up with the recent rise in the portfolio which I track share price now 69p should be nearer 74p very soon
13/2/2013
09:01
waldron: GDF Suez Cutting Record Dividend Seen in Options Market: Energy By Todd White & Tara Patel - Feb 13, 2013 1:00 AM GMT+0100 ..Facebook Share LinkedIn Google +1 0 Comments Print QUEUEQ..GDF Suez SA Chief Executive Officer Gerard Mestrallet says the French utility's dividend is a sacred cow -- even at a world-leading 10.2 percent yield. Options traders don't believe him. While Mestrallet has promised to maintain the 1.50 euro ($2.01) annual per-share payment, and all 24 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg accept his pledge, investors are betting on a 20 percent cut to 1.20 euros, according to dividends implied by options trading. GDF Suez's current yield is more than twice the 4.6 percent average of the 82-member MSCI World Utilities index. "They may have to cut it a bit," Heino Hammann, an analyst at Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale in Hannover, said by telephone. The dividend "may be difficult to keep" at this level for 2013 and beyond, said Hammann, who has a hold rating on the stock and estimated a 1.50 euro dividend on Nov. 1. Mestrallet is promising the 3.6 billion-euro annual payment even after wholesale power prices and natural gas demand slid in Europe and two of the company's nuclear power plants were shut in Belgium. His effort to make GDF Suez attractive to investors is helped by corporate bond yields falling, which contributed to the $1.6 trillion gain in global stocks since Dec. 31. GDF Suez is among companies around the world rewarding shareholders with the highest dividends in more than two decades compared with bond interest payments, even after the best start to a year for equities since 1994. The 1,610 stocks in the MSCI World Index paid an average 2.7 percent of their share price in dividends as of last week, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Highest Yields GDF Suez is the world's highest-yielding utility, ahead of EON SE of Germany and France's EDF SA with yields of 8.6 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively, according to data compiled by Bloomberg as of Feb. 8. Exelon Corp., owner of the biggest group of U.S. nuclear power plants, said last week it would cut its dividend for the first time to maintain an investment-grade credit rating as wholesale power prices decline. For GDF Suez, "the board has confirmed its dividend policy which is very clear, that every year a dividend equal or higher than the previous one" will be paid, Mestrallet told analysts Dec. 6. The 1.50-euro payout from 2012 earnings was decided by the board even before the financial year was closed, he said. February Announcement Mestrallet, who was peppered with questions about the dividend at the company's investor day, gave his assurances as the shares dropped 16 percent on lowered forecasts for earnings this year and predicted weakness in 2014. The stock has since touched its lowest level since the merger between Gaz de France SA and Suez SA which created the utility in 2008. An announcement on the next semiannual payment will be made Feb. 28, according to Bloomberg forecasts. Jerome Chambin, a spokesman for GDF Suez, declined to comment. GDF Suez rose 0.5 percent to 14.97 euros yesterday in Paris. The shares have dropped 3.9 percent this year. The company's yield would drop to about 8.1 percent if it reduces the payments made during calendar year 2013 to 1.20 euros, as implied by options. Dividends can be estimated, or implied, by comparing the relative prices of put and call options to forwards, a financial instrument an investor sells for future delivery. A 1.20 euro dividend is about the level earned by its stockholders a year ago. Dividend 'Priority' GDF Suez, the second-largest utility by market value, has more than enough room to maneuver, with "priority" given to the dividend over capital expenditures if a choice had to be made, Mestrallet said. "We have a strong free cash flow to finance the dividend and we have also the flexibility to adjust if it would be necessary," he said. "Is not in our mind, but we have the capacity to adjust the capex in order to maintain the dividend," as was done in 2012. The utility is planning to reduce capital expenditures by 20 percent in 2013 and 2014 to 7 billion euros to 8 billion euros annually, according to a company statement in December, which also said the board had a "commitment to the group's dividend policy." Free cash flow probably increased last year to 4.1 billion euros from 2.96 billion euros in 2011, according to the average of nine analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Cash flow generation will be stable in 2013 and 2014 even though there is a negative macroeconomic situation and a "negative situation" for power and energy prices in Europe, Chief Financial Officer Isabelle Kocher said in December. The utility has said 2013 and 2014 will be "two difficult years in Europe" and it plans to lower debt by a third by the end of 2014. It forecast a "rebound" in 2015 financial performance, although it didn't give figures in December. To contact the reporters on this story: Todd White in Madrid at twhite2@bloomberg.net; Tara Patel in Paris at tpatel2@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Will Kennedy at wkennedy3@bloomberg.net
02/2/2012
08:14
ariane: RDS Q4 2011 Dividend announcement Share this article PrintAlert TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB Royal Dutch Shell PLC FOURTH QUARTER 2011 INTERIM DIVIDEND The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the fourth quarter of 2011 of US$0.42 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"), equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. The Board expects that the first quarter 2012 interim dividend will be US$0.43, an increase of 2% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter in the previous year. The first quarter 2012 interim dividend is scheduled to be announced on April 26, 2012. RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme ("the Programme"). For further details please see below. Details relating to the fourth quarter 2011 interim dividend It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the Dividend Access Mechanism from UK-sourced income of the Shell Group. Per ordinary share Q4 2011 RDS A Shares (US$) 0.42 RDS B Shares (US$) 0.42 Dividends declared on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro, although holders of A Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling. Dividends declared on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, although holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in euro. The pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be announced on March 9, 2012. Per ADS Q4 2011 RDS A ADSs (US$) 0.84 RDS B ADSs (US$) 0.84 Dividends declared on American Depository Shares ("ADSs") will be paid, by default, in US dollars. ADS stands for an American Depositary Share. ADR stands for an American Depositary Receipt. An ADR is a certificate that evidences ADSs. ADSs are listed on the NYSE under the symbols RDS.A and RDS.B. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares, two A Shares in the case of RDS.A or two B Shares in the case of RDS.B. In many cases the terms ADR and ADS are used interchangeably. Scrip Dividend Programme RDS provides shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme. Under the Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in RDS by choosing to receive new shares instead of cash dividends if declared by RDS. Only new A Shares will be issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B Shares. Joining the Programme may offer a tax advantage in some countries compared with receiving cash dividends. In particular, dividends paid out as shares will not be subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax (currently 15 per cent) and will not generally be taxed on receipt by a UK shareholder or a Dutch corporate shareholder. Shareholders who elect to join the Programme will increase the number of shares held in RDS without having to buy existing shares in the market, thereby avoiding associated dealing costs. Shareholders who do not join the Programme will continue to receive in cash any dividends declared by RDS. Shareholders who held only B Shares and joined the Scrip Dividend Programme are reminded they will need to make a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of their new A Shares if they wish to join the Programme in respect of such new shares. However, this is only necessary if the shareholder has not previously made a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of any new A Shares issued. For further information on the Programme, including how to join if you are eligible, please refer to the appropriate publication available on www.shell.com/scrip. Dividend timetable for the fourth quarter 2011 interim dividend Announcement date Feb 2, 2012 Ex-dividend date Feb 15, 2012 Record date Feb 17, 2012 Scrip reference share price announcement date Feb 22, 2012 Closing of scrip election and currency election * Mar 2, 2012 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date Mar 9, 2012 Payment date Mar 22, 2012 * A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non registered ADS holders. Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. Please contact your broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution where you hold your securities account for the election deadline that applies. Taxation cash dividends Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Netherlands dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. Provided certain conditions are met, shareholders in receipt of A Share cash dividends may also be entitled to a non-payable dividend tax credit in the United Kingdom. Shareholders resident in the United Kingdom, receiving cash dividends on B Shares through the Dividend Access Mechanism, are entitled to a tax credit. This tax credit is not repayable. Non-residents may also be entitled to a tax credit, if double tax arrangements between the United Kingdom and their country of residence so provide, or if they are eligible for relief given to non-residents with certain special connections with the United Kingdom or to nationals of states in the European Economic Area. The amount of tax credit is 10/90ths of the cash dividend, the tax credit referable to the fourth quarter 2011 interim dividend of US$0.42 is US$0.05 per ordinary share and the dividend and tax credit together amount to US$0.47. The pounds sterling and euro equivalents will be announced on March 9, 2012. Royal Dutch Shell plc The Hague, February 2nd, 2012 Contacts: Investor Relations: Europe: + 31 (0)70 377 4540; USA: +1 713 241 1042 Media: Europe: + 31 (0)70 377 3600
13/8/2009
06:46
waldron: source: The Telegraph Five stocks for dividends Five of the best blue-chip shares showing a good yield. By Nina Montagu-Smith Published: 4:38PM BST 10 Aug 2009 Share prices have been on the move since March - with a 30 per cent rise in the FTSE index of shares since then. But prices are mostly still much lower than before panic properly set in last Autumn, and some are still paying good dividends which can be relied on to continue. For those willing to take on the risk of investing in shares - don't forget that the price can go down as well as up - dividends can prove a good source of investment income, and there is still time to get in at a good price. We sift five of the best blue-chip shares showing a good yield. Related Articles Football managers and the argument for active fund management Investors suffer double whammy on shares QUESTOR: Five shares for income seekers in 2009 A good time to dive into Pennon shares Talk that QBE is lining up UBS for RSA bidUnited Utilities 438p, paying 7.5 per cent The price of shares in United Utilities has fallen massively from 775p at the end of December 2006 to a low of 438p, falling particularly sharply in the past three months. One reason for this is that the dividend may be at risk. However, as it currently represents an impressive 7.5 per cent of the share price, there is still room to maintain a decent income, even if it is cut. The company's dividend "cover" is only 1.8, meaning it could pay the dividend from its earnings 1.8 times. Richard Hunter, from stockbroking and financial advisory firm Hargreaves Lansdown, says: "Dividend cover is very important. Any figure of around two is comfortable, and alarm bells would normally start ringing at anything under 1.5, and certainly below one." UK companies usually do all they can to maintain dividend payments, so when there is a cut, it can be dramatic, warns Brian Dennehy of financial advisory firm Dennehy Weller. "United Utilities' current dividend yield is at the higher end of investors' expectations, and the share price indicates that people expect it to be cut." BP 509p, paying 6.4 per cent BP's dividend makes up 12 per cent of all investor payouts by the FTSE 100 - the UK's largest 100 companies, therefore it is considered to be particularly important. The shares in the oil group, which recently reported strong profits, have fallen from 580p at the end of 2006 to 509p yesterday, with a low of 380p in between. The shares are yielding a very good 6.4 per cent and the dividend is covered a very healthy 2.5 times. BP is doing a great deal to focus on cost efficiencies at the moment, says Hunter, although he points out that the performance of its shares are closely linked to the price of oil, which in recent years has been less than predictable. However, Dennehy adds: "BP is clearly determined to maintain the dividend. I also think it is more likely that problems of supply will push the oil price up, rather than down." Vodafone 127p, paying 6.1 per cent The telecoms group, which has 315 million customers around the world, is paying a dividend representing 6.1 per cent of its share price, and it is covered 2.2 times by earnings. Following the collapse in technology, telecoms and media stock prices at the start of the decade, when Vodafone fell from around 400p to 100p, the price has moved only a little. At the end of 2006, Vodafone shares cost 140p each, falling to 100p last Autumn, and were back at 127p yesterday. "This company is a Steady Eddie," says Dennehy. "It has a straightforward business model and doesn't rely heavily on debt. It has very good cash flow and can afford to maintain the dividend." GlaxoSmithKline £11.66, paying 4.9 per cent The shares in the pharmaceuticals group have, like Vodafone, being going sideways since the middle of 2002. The dividend now represents just under 5 per cent of the £11.66 share price, but is only covered 1.9 times by earnings. The shares cost £13.50 at the end of 2006, and fell to around £10 last Autumn. However, the company is still a good bet, says Dennehy. "The bottom line is that this is a solid company which has very good cash flow. Its dividend will be maintained." BAE Systems 320p, paying 4.5 per cent With a dividend which is 3.5 times covered by earnings, "it almost sounds like BAE Systems is being mean", says Dennehy. There are certainly no concerns about the defence giant maintaining its dividend, which currently represents 4.5 per cent of the share price. The shares have fallen from around 430p at the end of 2006, hitting a low of just over 300p last Autumn, but there are concerns it may falter further. "There is uncertainty about future profits," says Dennehy. Hunter adds: "Restraints on Government defence spending could prove difficult for BAE going forward. However, the company's order book does continue to grow."
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