Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Diverse Income Trust LSE:DIVI London Ordinary Share GB00B65TLW28 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.20p -1.25% 94.60p 94.60p 95.00p 95.40p 94.60p 95.40p 85,496 15:40:20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 16.5 14.8 3.8 24.6 363.06

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10/4/2017
11:27
EJ, Well I do my best to exercise what little common sense I have! The trouble is that one cannot anticipate out-of-the-blue tax changes. The principle that dividends, having incurred corporation taxes at source, were paid out with a tax credit seemed ingrained in the system and the Government's argument that lower corporate tax rates justified removing the credit was clearly specious. It was, purely and simply, a tax rise on those perceived to be able to afford it and was also driven by the Treasury's obsession about individuals who incorporate to receive their remuneration as dividends rather than pay. The arbitrary reduction in the 'tax free' allowance from £5k to £2k tells you where this is going. I will also bet you a pound to a penny that the Treasury has a hard look at tax-free ISA income when it realises how large the sums are that many ISA holders have accumulated, so don't get too comfortable with that! Of course I do the things you say but for anyone with significant dividend income outside their ISA's, it is simply not possible to shift the underlying capital into an ISA, even at £20k/year per person. Anyway, my point wasn't so much what to do about it, but whether the decisions that I and others make in this area will impact on the way that companies pay out earnings to shareholders. Maybe they won't pay out at all, and just accumulate cash as some US companies do. I can see the Law Of Unintended Consequences coming into play here - people and companies often don't react to tax changes the way Governments want or expect them to.
jeffian
10/4/2017
05:06
cheers EJ MINES A DOUBLE enjoy your week
maywillow
09/4/2017
21:11
Jeffian. I am not a financial advisor. However, use common sense. Sheltering investments in wrapper such as an ISA has advantage that dividends and Capital gains are not subject to additional taxation. Eberyone has a CGT allowance and it is thus important to use those investments outside ISA wrapper for minimal dividend revenue and maximum capital gain/loss. SIPPS are important to dispose of wealth to children outside IHT rules. Tax is potentially a complex yet simple game where it is important to assess wealth, the asset class, the transfers between spouses, to children and plan for death which is inevitable for all of us. The problem lies always with illiquid assets.... property is a good example.
erogenous jones
09/4/2017
21:11
Jeffian. I am not a financial advisor. However, use common sense. Sheltering investments in wrapper such as an ISA has advantage that dividends and Capital gains are not subject to additional taxation. Eberyone has a CGT allowance and it is thus important to use those investments outside ISA wrapper for minimal dividend revenue and maximum capital gain/loss. SIPPS are important to dispose of wealth to children outside IHT rules. Tax is potentially a complex yet simple game where it is important to assess wealth, the asset class, the transfers between spouses, to children and plan for death which is inevitable for all of us. The problem lies always with illiquid assets.... property is a good example.
erogenous jones
30/3/2017
17:41
jeffian yes it might be wise to rethink especially if interest rates rise substantially and scrip issues become the new norm i know a lot of people in same situation as you in the meantime enjoy may all your dividends increase
sarkasm
30/3/2017
16:27
As someone who is retired and living principally off the dividends on my portfolio, I wonder if the Government's changes to dividend taxation will have any impact on the way companies make payments to shareholders? I'm certainly carrying out a complete review and it may be that share ownership becomes less popular.
jeffian
30/3/2017
12:35
Well, that article should flog a few copies to the gullible. Were Shell to reduce its dividend, the directors would have a very heavy penalty to pay. Unless there is a disaster of the scale of that suffered by BP, the dividend will be one of the last things to be cut. Each cent above $50 oil price is vital. Many oil majors are consolidating their positions and divesting themselves of assets such as tar sands. After all, when the oil price is above $60 then revenues are very healthy. So much so, that it is quite possible for a takeover to be made of the company to whom the tar sands were sold in the first place.
erogenous jones
30/3/2017
12:21
As oil prices falter, fears return on BP and Shell dividends Written by Bloomberg - 30/03/2017 10:58 am Shell news Sign up to our daily newsletter Subscribe TodayPackages from £10 per monthPackages from £10 per month As they guided Europe’s largest oil companies through the industry’s worst slump in two decades, the bosses of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc had a simple message for investors: we’ll protect the dividend at all costs. Not everyone is convinced they’ll be able to keep their word. Even after they raised billions of dollars by cutting costs, selling assets and adding debt, cash is pouring out of both companies in the form of hefty shareholder dividends. Yields on those payments — which fell through 2016 as crude started to recover — have risen this year, typically a signal that investors fear a cut in payouts. “BP and Royal Dutch Shell have unsustainable dividends,” Neil Woodford, head of investment at Woodford Investment Management Ltd. who manages about $20 billion, wrote in a blog. “These companies are liquidating themselves rather than facing up to the need for a dividend cut. The only thing that can save them from that eventuality is a return to sustainably higher oil prices -– something that I think is very unlikely to happen.” BP shelled out $4.6 billion in cash dividends last year, on top of $16 billion in capital spending, according to a presentation last month. It failed to generate enough cash from operations to match that outlay. Shell’s cash also fell short as project spending reached $22 billion and cash dividends $9.7 billion. Related Articles Big Oil debt tops out as cost cuts combine with price rally BP falling behind rivals on breakeven oil price Shell’s record BG deal starts to pay off as production surges While crude rebounded more than 50 percent in 2016, prices have since slid this year as U.S. production and inventories climb. Global benchmark Brent traded at $52.48 a barrel at 2:03 p.m. Singapore time. The price decline has weighed on the shares of Europe’s majors, with London-based BP down 9.5 percent this year and The Hague-based Shell losing 5.4 percent. This week BP’s dividend yield — the annual return divided by the share price — rose to the highest this year. It’s now at 7.1 percent, compared with 6.2 percent at the end of 2016. Shell’s yield has risen to 6.5 percent from 5.9 percent. Payout Priority Dividends from Big Oil have been in the spotlight since crude’s 2014-2015 slump decimated cash and profits. Shell and BP have long deemed the payouts sacrosanct — Shell hasn’t cut its dividend since at least the Second World War — and have increased debt and sold assets to show investors that payments will be maintained. Yet some competitors have caved in. Italian peer Eni SpA capitulated when its dividend yield was 7.2 percent, becoming the first major oil company to reduce its payout in 2015. Spain’s Repsol SA followed, cutting its final 2015 dividend when it was yielding 8.8 percent. The average yield for the U.K. benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently 3.83 percent. Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said earlier this year that free cash flow “more than covered our cash dividend” in the last quarter and “there is no change in the dividend intention.” The company declined to comment beyond that statement this week. BP also declined to comment. In February, CEO Bob Dudley said the dividend remains a top priority and BP is “sustaining and strengthening” the payout. Investors Unconvinced “The companies have spent a lot of time trying to convince shareholders about the dividend but not everyone believes them,” said Iain Armstrong, an analyst at Brewin Dolphin Ltd., which owns BP and Shell shares. “If and when oil goes to $60, people will really start to believe the dividend is safe.” BP’s Dudley has spent most of his six-year tenure divesting assets, but BP went on a spending spree at the end of 2016 — taking in assets around Africa and the Middle East — which will result in a cash shortfall this year if oil stays below $60 a barrel. Both BP and Shell have grappled with debts as they stick doggedly to their dividends. BP’s ratio of net debt to capital rose to 26.8 percent at the end of 2016 from 21.6 percent a year earlier. At Shell, additional borrowing for its $54 billion acquisition of BG Group Plc pushed the ratio to 28 percent at the end of 2016 — more than double the year-earlier level. Total’s Confidence Not all Europe’s oil majors are feeling the same pressure. French peer Total SA said Feb. 9 it should be able to fund operations and cash dividends at $50 a barrel this year — $5 lower than its previous estimate. It also plans to increase its dividend by 1.6 percent after reporting a 45 percent jump in fourth-quarter cash from operations. Total’s dividend yield is 5.3 percent. While indicating increased risk, a high dividend yield can be an opportunity to lock in returns for investors confident that the companies will maintain payouts, Brewin Dolphin’s Armstrong said. For comparison, the return on U.K. benchmark 10-year bonds is 1.16 percent and on Germany’s, 0.35 percent. During the market downturn, Shell, BP and Total have all made use of scrip dividends — offering investors payouts in shares — helping them to preserve cash as they battle to reduce debts. Yet scrip payouts dilute earnings per share and don’t necessarily rule out a dividend reduction if crude remains depressed. “The oil majors are an unattractive investment proposition while the threat of a dividend cut hangs over them,” Woodford said.
sarkasm
27/3/2017
21:40
1st quarter 2017 Announcement date May 4, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A ADSs and RDS B ADSs May 17, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares May 18, 2017 Record date May 19, 2017 Scrip reference share price announcement date May 25, 2017 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) June 5, 2017 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date June 12, 2017 Payment date June 26, 2017 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. The 2017 interim dividend timetable is also available on www.shell.com/dividend 2nd quarter 2017 Announcement date July 27, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A ADSs and RDS B ADSs August 9, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares August 10, 2017 Record date August 11, 2017 Scrip reference share price announcement date August 17, 2017 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) August 25, 2017 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date September 4, 2017 Payment date September 18, 2017 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. The 2017 interim dividend timetable is also available on www.shell.com/dividend 3rd quarter 2017 Announcement date November 2, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A ADSs and RDS B ADSs November 15, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares November 16, 2017 Record date November 17, 2017 Scrip reference share price announcement date November 23, 2017 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) December 1, 2017 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date December 7, 2017 Payment date December 20, 2017 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. The 2017 interim dividend timetable is also available on www.shell.com/dividend
waldron
23/3/2017
17:07
Publié le 23/03/2017 à 16h23 (Boursier.com) — Sous réserve des décisions du Conseil d'administration et de l'Assemblée générale, le calendrier de détachement des acomptes et du solde du dividende relatifs à l'exercice 2018 de Total serait le suivant... - 25 septembre 2018 - 18 décembre 2018 - 19 mars 2019 - 11 juin 2019. Ce calendrier indicatif concerne les dates de détachements relatifs aux actions cotées sur Euronext Paris. Calendrier 2017 Le calendrier de détachement des acomptes et du solde du dividende pour l'exercice 2017 serait le suivant... - 25 septembre 2017 - 19 décembre 2017 - 19 mars 2018 - 11 juin 2018.
waldron
17/3/2017
12:18
credit agricole 11 May 2017 first quarter results 24 May Annual Shareholders’ Meeting 29 May Ex-dividend date 31 May Dividend payment date
grupo guitarlumber
10/3/2017
17:31
Royal Dutch Shell Q4 2016 Euro and GBP Equivalent Dividend Payments 10/03/2017 4:43pm UK Regulatory (RNS & others) TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC FOURTH QUARTER 2016 EURO AND GBP EQUIVALENT DIVIDEND PAYMENTS The Hague, March 10, 2017 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the fourth quarter 2016 interim dividend, which was announced on February 2, 2017 at US$0.47 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro at the rate of EUR0.4420 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted pounds sterling currency elections by March 3, 2017 will be entitled to a dividend of 38.64p per A Share. Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 38.64p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly submitted euro currency elections by March 3, 2017 will be entitled to a dividend of EUR0.4420 per B Share. This dividend will be payable on March 27, 2017 to those members whose names were on the Register of Members on February 17, 2017. Taxation - cash dividend 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. Based on a policy statement issued by the Dutch Ministry of Finance on April 29, 2016 (which has been formalised in law with effect from January 2017), and depending on their particular circumstances, non-Dutch resident shareholders may be entitled to a full or partial refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. Furthermore, 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
ariane
09/3/2017
18:53
Why clever Shell will remain dividend king By Lee Wild | Thu, 9th March 2017 - 17:19 Share this Why clever Shell will remain dividend king Market commentators bang on about Royal Dutch Shell's (RDSB) dividend – "it's unsustainable," they cry, "it'll have to be cut." No it doesn't. The payout has not been cut since World War II and it ain't gonna happen on Ben van Beurden's watch. Trousering another $7.3 billion (£6 billion) from asset sales Thursday only underpins shareholder returns. Shell has just agreed to sell all its oil sands interests in Canada to local giant Canadian Natural Resources for $8.5 billion - $5.4 billion in cash plus $3.1 billion of Canadian Natural shares. That includes the sale of its 60% stake in the Athabasca oil sands project. However, the pair has also teamed up to buy Marathon Oil Canada Corp for $1.25 billion in cash each. For that they'll go halves on Marathon's 20% stake in Athabasca. Both deals are tipped to complete during the middle of 2017. "This announcement is a significant step in re-shaping Shell's portfolio in line with our long-term strategy," said chief executive van Beurden, who paid £35 billion for LNG specialist BG Group last year. "We are strengthening Shell's world-class investment case by focusing on free cash flow and higher returns on capital, and prioritising businesses where we have global scale and a competitive advantage such as integrated gas and deep water. "The proceeds will accelerate free cash flow and reduce gearing and make a meaningful contribution to Shell's $30 billion divestment programme [by 2018]." chart1 This is the second piece of good news for Shell in recent days, having also announced that Saudi Aramco will hand over $2.2 billion including debt to take control of their Motiva Enterprises US refining partnership. Clearly, the stabilisation of oil prices is a great help for Shell. Brent crude has bounced back from last year's $27 low and traded sideways since topping $58 a barrel two months ago. As UBS analyst Jon Rigby said this week, achieving that $30 billion target will make Shell "a simpler and easy to manage group with prospective benefits". "As the balance sheet de-levers the important restart of a full cash dividend becomes increasingly likely, as lower debt/secure credit metrics are a pre-condition." True, fourth-quarter profits announced last month missed forecasts, mainly due to lower trading and refining margins and higher taxation. For the full-year they slumped by two-thirds. But cashflow from operations of $9.17 billion was far better than anticipated and free cash flow more than covered Shell's cash dividend. Obviously, the oil price is key for Shell, and it really needs around $60 for a degree of comfort, so the latest slide to $52 on strong supply data is unhelpful. However, the company has shown it can sell assets in the current environment, and, as the dividend is paid in dollars, UK investors get a boost from sterling's rapid depreciation since last summer's Brexit vote. If Shell does keep the dividend at $1.88 per share in 2017 – and it should – the sterling equivalent at current exchange rates is 155p. That gives a prospective yield of 7.1%. Even if things go wrong, the oil price plunges and Shell halves the payout, it would still not be a disaster for income seekers. This article is for information and discussion purposes only and does not form a recommendation to invest or otherwise. The value of an investment may fall. The investments referred to in this article may not be suitable for all investors, and if in doubt, an investor should seek advice from a qualified investment adviser.
the grumpy old men
01/3/2017
12:54
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waldron
28/2/2017
10:18
New numbers from Numis make MCLS at 177p look good for yield hunters: 2017 2018 Date Rec Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) 27/02/17 BUY 24.90 17.30 10.30 31.30 22.00 11.00
aleman
02/2/2017
08:59
Shell's full year profit falls 8% but oil giant maintains dividend Oil giant's fourth quarter profits misses expectations on $500m worth of impairment costs. Dan Cancian By Dan Cancian February 2, 2017 08:24 GMT shell garage Shell maintained its total dividend for the full year.iStock Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell's annual profit fell almost 10%, while its fourth quarter profit missed analysts' forecast, after the company booked $500m (£394.5m) worth of impairment costs related to a deferred tax reassessments. In the final three months of its financial year, the FTSE 100-listed group reported a 14% year-on-year increase in profits adjusted for one-time items and inventory changes advanced to $1.8bn, falling short of the expected $2.8bn figure. More business news Deutsche Börse CEO under investigation over €4.5m share purchase before LSE merger Fed leaves key rate unchanged in first meeting since Trump's inauguration Trump orders Big Pharma to 'cut astronomical drug prices, move back to US' Why advertise with us Despite the lower-than-expected fourth quarter profit, however, the company maintained its total dividend for the full year unchanged at 1.88 cents per share. Europe's largest oil company reported current cost of supply (CSS) earnings, its preferred way of measuring profit, of $3.53bn for the whole of 2016, 8% lower year-on-year, while excluding exceptional items, CCS earnings in 2016 fell 37% from the previous year to $7.18bn. Production in the fourth quarter, however, rose 28% year-on-year to 3.91 million barrels of oil equivalent a day (bpd). On an annual basis, oil and gas production averaged 3.7 million bpd, rising 24% year-on-year, boosted by the performance of BG Group, which the Anglo-Dutch company purchased in February last year. Excluding the newly-acquired company, however, production declined 2% from 2015, the group said. Shell's upstream unit producing oil and gas reported a CCS loss of $2.70bn, compared with a $2.25bn loss last year, while the downstream unit saw earnings fall to $7.24bn from $9.74bn. Meanwhile, income attributable to shareholders more than doubled last year, jumping from $1.93bn to $4.57bn Cashflow from operations beat analyst expectations, but declined to $20.61bn from $29.81bn. Group chief executive Ben van Beurden said the company was in the process of reshaping its strategy, adding he remained confident over the group's outlook. "Debt has been reduced and, for the second consecutive quarter, free cash flow more than covered our cash dividend," he said. "Looking ahead, we will further focus the portfolio and strengthen the company's financial framework in 2017. Our strategy is starting to pay off and in 2017 we will be investing around $25bn in high quality, resilient projects. I'm confident 2017 will be another year of progress for Shell to become a world-class investment." Earlier this week, Shell agreed to offload holdings in 10 North Sea oil fields in a deal worth up to £3.1bn. The oil major said it will sell its interests in Buzzard, Beryl, Bressay, Elgin-Franklin, J-Block, the Greater Armada cluster, Everest, Lomond, Schiehallion and Erskine transferring them to UK independent explorer Chrysaor. The move is part of Shell steamlining its worldwide assets after it completed its £50bn purchase of BG last February. The deal greatly expands Shell's presence in the gas markets, lessening its reliance on oil production, which has seen prices fall by more than half over the last three years to around $55 per barrel for Brent Crude.
waldron
02/2/2017
07:41
Royal Dutch Shell Shell Fourth Quarter 2016 Interim Dividend 02/02/2017 7:06am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC FOURTH QUARTER 2016 INTERIM DIVID The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the fourth 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. The Board expects that the first quarter 2017 interim dividend will be US$0.47, equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter in the previous year. The first quarter 2017 interim dividend is scheduled to be announced on May 4, 2017. RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme ("the Programme"). For further details please see below. Details relating to the fourth quarter 2016 interim dividend It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the Dividend Access Mechanism from UK-sourced income of the Shell Group. Per ordinary share Q4 2016 RDS A Shares (US$) 0.47 RDS B Shares (US$) 0.47 Cash dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro, although holders of A Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling. Cash dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, although holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in euro. The pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be announced on March 10, 2017. Per ADS Q4 2016 RDS A ADSs (US$) 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 fourth quarter 2016 interim dividend Announcement date February 2, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B ADSs February 15, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares February 16, 2017 Record date February 17, 2017 Scrip reference share price announcement February 23, 2017 date Closing of scrip election and currency March 3, 2017 election (See Note) Pounds sterling and euro equivalents March 10, 2017 announcement date Payment date March 27, 2017 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. Based on a policy statement issued by the Dutch Ministry of Finance on April 29, 2016 (which has been formalised in law with effect from January 2017), and depending on their particular circumstances, non-Dutch resident shareholders may be entitled to a full or partial refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. Furthermore, 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 The Hague, February 2, 2017 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
waldron
27/1/2017
10:15
Big Oil May Not Need To Borrow To Pay Dividends For The First Time In 5 Years By Tsvetana Paraskova - Jan 26, 2017, 5:07 PM CST Offshore rig The hefty cost cuts that the supermajors have made over the past two years, combined with relatively stable oil prices that are now over $50, could mean that Big Oil may not have to resort to borrowing in order to pay the sacred dividends for the first time in five years, Bloomberg reports, quoting analysts at brokerage Jefferies International. The slashed costs – including sweeping job cuts – and the canceling and delaying of highly capital-intensive projects have helped the world’s five biggest oil companies to stop bleeding cash and return to generating cash flows. “As a group they are at peak debt levels now,” Jason Gammel, a London-based analyst at Jefferies, told Bloomberg, referring to operating and capital efficiency at ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Total SA, and BP. Ads by Since the oil prices started crashing in 2014, supermajors had amassed more and more debt. As of the middle of last year, Big Oil’s debts were rising, cash flows dropping, and capex diminishing, but dividends firmly held. Now it looks like the tide is slowly turning, thanks to higher oil prices, leaner operations, and cost cuts. Related: Robots Over Roughnecks: Next Drilling Boom Might Not Add Many Jobs Jefferies has estimated that when oil prices were around US$100 per barrel in 2014, the Big Five had generated a combined US$180 billion in cash from operations. In 2016, the total cash from operations had plunged to US$83 billion. But higher oil prices are expected to help the now ‘leaner and meaner’ oil majors to generate US$142 billion from operations this year, and US$176 billion next year, according to Jefferies. In the next two weeks, the Big Five will report fourth-quarter figures, and analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg point to Exxon, Chevron and BP booking their first annual profit rises since 2014. More specifically, Chevron is projected to return to profit; Exxon is expected to book a 5.8-percent increase in income; Shell is seen reporting increased profit for a second quarter in a row; BP is likely to post higher adjusted earnings for the first time in nine successive quarters; and Total is seen posting a 4.3-percent increase in adjusted net income. By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com
ariane
23/1/2017
10:19
Anyone that can tolerate a bit of risk in the hunt for yield might want to look at SIV. Two brokers seem to have updated, after last week's notification of contract delays into Q4, that the 7.8p dividend will be held, which makes the yield about 10.7%. Tread warily.
aleman
20/1/2017
03:08
Calendar Financial events February 09, 2017 2016 Results & Outlook Presentation (London, UK) March 16, 2017 2016 Annual Reports April 27, 2017 First Quarter 2017 Results July 27, 2017 Second Quarter 2017 Results September 25, 2017 Strategy & Outlook Presentation (London, UK) October 27, 2017 Third Quarter 2017 Results All Calendar Close Dividends for holders of Total shares traded on the Euronext Paris March 20, 2017 Ex-dividend date for the 3rd 2016 interim dividend June 05, 2017 Ex-dividend date for the remainder of the 2016 dividend September 25, 2017 Ex-dividend date for the 1st 2017 interim dividend December 19, 2017 Ex-dividend date for the 2nd 2017 interim dividend
maywillow
17/12/2016
21:35
Utilities | Fri Dec 16, 2016 | 7:30am EST Total cuts scrip dividend discount on improved outlook * Total's shares among top gainers in Paris * Analyst says expect Total to move away from scrip soon * Total cancels treasury shares, no financial impact PARIS, Dec 16 French oil and gas company Total on Friday cut the discount offered for its shares in a scrip dividend scheme for the second quarter to 5 percent from 10 percent citing improved confidence in its outlook and rising oil prices. Oil companies have used the scrip dividend programme to maintain rather than cut dividends due to the prolonged fall in oil prices in a global glut. PUBLICITÉ inRead invented by Teads Prices have rebounded from lows hit earlier this year after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from Jan. 1, its first such deal since 2008. Russia and other non-OPEC producers plan to cut about half as much. Brent crude futures were trading at $54.27 per barrel at 1153 GMT. Total has said it will remove the scrip dividend scheme if oil is at around $60 per barrel in 2017. It said in October that it was on track to deliver on its cost reduction programme, and will deliver $4 billion in savings by 2018, while increasing output. Also In Utilities Engie Energia Chile secures financing for key power project Polish regulator approves PGNiG gas price hike for Q1 2017 Total's shares were among top gainers in the Paris CAC 40, up 1.54 percent, outperforming the European Oil and Gas index , up 0.99 percent by 1136 GMT. "We see this as a clear positive. We see this as a step in the right direction for Total, on the way to a full cash dividend, and shows the company has confidence in its delivery of free cash flow in 2017," RBC's Biraj Borkhataria, said in a note. "We continue to believe Total should be one of the first majors that currently offers a scrip to move away and towards a full cash dividend, given the strength of its growth pipeline over the next few years," Borkhataria said. Total said in a separate statement after a board meeting on Thursday that it will cancel 100,331,268 treasury shares that were previously repurchased off-market from four affiliates. It said the aim was to tidy its capital structure and the cancellation will have no financial impact. (Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)
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