Centrica normally declares two dividends each year. The interim dividend is usually paid in November and the final dividend,?recommended for approval at the Annual General Meeting, is normally paid in June.
|Interim 2019||30 July 2019||10 October 2019||11 October 2019||21 November 2019||1.5p|
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On 30 July 2019, Centrica announced that it was terminating its Scrip Dividend Programme (the Programme) with effect from the 2019 interim dividend payable on 21 November 2019. As a consequence, shareholders who had elected to join the Programme will now and in future receive their dividends as cash instead of shares. Dividends will be paid to shareholders by cheque, or - where bank accounts details are held by the share registrar, Equiniti – by bank transfer. Shareholders are encouraged to contact Equiniti to check their bank account details are up to date.
Find further information regarding the termination of the Scrip Dividend Programme.
Direct dividend payments
Centrica operates a service that pays dividends automatically into shareholders' bank or building society accounts. This service gives shareholders a number of benefits and also helps Centrica improve its efficiency by reducing postage and cheque clearing costs.
Many of our shareholders are already enjoying the benefits from this service which include:
- no chance of your?dividend cheque going missing in the post, saving you the hassle of requesting a replacement;
- your dividend is received directly into your account on the payment date; and
- a single consolidated dividend confirmation is issued at the end of each tax year in March, in time for your self-assessment tax return.
Shareholders with a UK bank/building society account should use the?Direct Dividend Payment Form?whilst corporate shareholders should use the Corporate Mandate Form. Please return the completed form to Equiniti as directed.
Shareholders who choose to receive their dividends by cheque will receive a dividend confirmation attached to each dividend cheque.
Overseas Dividend Payments
The Overseas Payment Service provides shareholders in over 90 countries worldwide with the opportunity to receive Centrica dividends in their local currency, and it normally costs less than paying in a sterling cheque. Shareholders can have their dividends automatically converted from Sterling and paid into their nominated bank account normally within five working days of the dividend payment date. For further details please visit the Overseas Payment Service website or contact the Centrica shareholder helpline on +44 (0)121 4157061. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales).