Dividend Policy

As set out in the 2016 Annual Report, for the 2017 financial year and beyond, GVC pursues a progressive dividend policy, which reflects the growth in the business and with the objective to return no less than 50% of free cashflow.

On 13 September 2018 the Group declared an interim dividend of 16.0p per share to be paid on 25 October 2018. This declared interim dividend is an increase of 1.4p on the previous year. Our intention is to pay dividends on a 50:50 (H1:H2) basis. 

2018 Interim Dividend Timetable

13 September 2018Dividend declared
20 September 2018Ex-dividend date
21 September 2018Record date
4 October 2018DRIP Election deadline
25 October 2018Payment

Dividend History & FX Rates

Recent Dividend History

Ordinary and special dividends declared in fiscal year.

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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    

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

Date declaredHeadline rate Divi per share
in EUR
 Divi per share
in pence
 Actual
FX rate
 Notes
01/07/20131.1582 10.5 9.0658 1.158199 First Interim dividend, 2013
25/09/20131.1910 10.5 8.816106 1.191002 Second Interim dividend, 2013
09/01/20141.2105 11.5 9.500 1.210526 Third Interim dividend, 2013
09/04/20141.219 11.5 9.434 1.219 Final dividend
09/04/20141.219 4.5 3.691 1.219 Special dividend
15/07/20141.26645 12.5 9.87 1.26645  
22/09/20141.27632 12.5 9.79 1.276324 Special Interim dividend
22/09/20141.27632 2.5 1.96 1.276324 Special dividend
12/01/20151.30250 12.5 9.60 1.3025 Third interim dividend
23/03/20151.3600 14.0 10.29 1.360544 Final dividend 2014
23/03/20151.3600 1.5 1.10 1.360544 Final dividend 2014 – Special
08/07/20151.43479 14.0 9.7575 1.43479 Quarterly dividend 2015
08/10/20151.35302 14.0 10.3472 1.35302 Second interim dividend, 2015
03/11/20161.19200 14.9 12.50 1.192000 Special dividend 2016
(increased 15/02/16)
23/03/20171.15647 15.1 13.057 1.156470 Second special dividend 2016
14/09/20171.12858 16.5 14.620 1.128576 Interim dividend
 09/03/20181.15205 17.5 15.19 1.152050 2017 Second Interim Dividend
Subtotal  196.0 219.467    
Total since 01.05.2007  428.3 348.247