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When are Dividends paid?

Answer

Companies pay their dividends at different points throughout the year. When a dividend is paid, we will automatically receive it from the company and pay it to you in line with your instruction. Depending on how your account is set up, we will either retain the dividend within the cash balance of your account, send it to you by cheque or to your nominated bank account, or invest it in more shares using our Automatic Dividend Reinvestment (ADR) service.

The date you must hold shares to be entitled to a dividend is called the ‘ex date'. If you want to find out when the ex date and payment dates are for a specific company:

• Enter the company name or EPIC into the Quick Quotes box located at the top right of your screen and click 'search'.
• This will produce graph and information on the stock price for the day, select the 'View company information' link under the stock information box.
• Scroll down to ‘Company information' at the bottom of the screen, select 'Fundamentals' then 'Dividends'.

Did you know you can have you dividend automatically reinvested for as little as £1?

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