Dividend Policy

On 5 March 2019 the Group declared a second interim dividend of 16.0p per share to be paid on 25 April 2019, taking the total 2018 dividend to 32.0p, an increase of 7% year-on-year. Going forward, the Group has committed to minimum annual dividend growth of 10%.

2018 Second Interim Dividend Timetable

5 March 2019Dividend declared
14 March 2019Ex-dividend date
15 March 2019Record date
25 April 2019Payment

Dividend History & FX Rates

Recent Dividend History

Ordinary and special dividends declared in fiscal year.

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Dividends paid / declared since acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group on 28 March 2018

Date declaredDivi per share
in pence
Notes
13/9/201816.02018 Interim Dividend
5/3/201916.02018 Second Interim Dividend
Subtotal32.0
Total since 01.05.2007380.2

Dividends paid / declared since acquisition of bwin.party on 1 February 2016

Date declaredHeadline rateDivi per share
in EUR
Divi per share
in pence
Actual
FX rate
Notes
14/09/20171.1285816.514.6201.128576Interim dividend
 09/03/20181.1520517.515.191.1520502017 Second Interim Dividend
Subtotal34.029.81
Total since 01.05.2007428.3348.247

Dividends paid / declared since acquisition of Sportingbet plc on 19 March 2013

Date declaredHeadline rateDivi per share
in EUR
Divi per share
in pence
Actual
FX rate
Notes
01/07/20131.158210.59.06581.158199First Interim dividend, 2013
25/09/20131.191010.58.8161061.191002Second Interim dividend, 2013
09/01/20141.210511.59.5001.210526Third Interim dividend, 2013
09/04/20141.21911.59.4341.219Final dividend
09/04/20141.2194.53.6911.219Special dividend
15/07/20141.2664512.59.871.26645
22/09/20141.2763212.59.791.276324Special Interim dividend
22/09/20141.276322.51.961.276324Special dividend
12/01/20151.3025012.59.601.3025Third interim dividend
23/03/20151.360014.010.291.360544Final dividend 2014
23/03/20151.36001.51.101.360544Final dividend 2014 – Special
08/07/20151.4347914.09.75751.43479Quarterly dividend 2015
08/10/20151.3530214.010.34721.35302Second interim dividend, 2015
03/11/20161.1920014.912.501.192000Special dividend 2016
(increased 15/02/16)
23/03/20171.1564715.113.0571.156470Second special dividend 2016
Subtotal162.0128.779
Total since 01.05.2007394.3318.437

Record of dividends per share and EUR/GBP rates used since 2007

Date declaredHeadline rate Divi per share
in EUR
 Divi per share
in pence
 Actual
FX rate
 Notes
01/05/20071.4697 19.3 13.00 (six figures) Dividend declared in GBP
at 13p per share
01/10/20071.4388 20.0 13.90 1.438849  
01/05/20081.2658 20.0 15.90 1.257862  
01/10/20081.2634 20.0 15.83 1.263424  
01/05/20091.1254 20.0 17.77 1.125492  
01/10/20091.0953 20.0 18.26 1.095290  
01/06/20101.1915 50.0 41.96 1.191500  
28/09/20101.1400 10.0 8.77 1.1400  
28/03/20111.1312 10.0 8.84 1.131222  
29/09/20111.1547 10.0 8.66 1.154734  
25/05/20121.2523 11.0 8.7835 1.252348  
19/09/20121.2405 15.0 12.09 1.240541  
25/01/20131.1875 7.0 5.895 1.187507  
          
Subtotal  232.30 189.66