The interim dividend of US¢3.00 per share will be payable on 11th October 2023 to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 18th August 2023. The shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 17th August 2023, and the share registers will be closed from 21st to 25th August 2023, inclusive.
Shareholders will receive cash dividends in United States Dollars, except when elections are made for alternate currencies in the following circumstances.
Shareholders on the Jersey branch register
Shareholders registered on the Jersey branch register can elect for their dividends to be paid in Sterling. These shareholders may make new currency elections for the 2023 interim dividend by notifying the United Kingdom transfer agent in writing by 22nd September 2023. The Sterling equivalent of dividends declared in United States Dollars will be calculated by reference to a rate prevailing on 27th September 2023.
Shareholders holding their shares through CREST in the United Kingdom will receive cash dividends in Sterling only, as calculated above.
Shareholders on the Singapore branch register who hold their shares through The Central Depository (Pte) Limited (‘CDP’)
Shareholders who are on CDP’s Direct Crediting Service (‘DCS’)
Those shareholders on CDP’s DCS will receive their cash dividends in Singapore Dollars unless they opt out of CDP Currency Conversion Service, through CDP, to receive United States Dollars.
Shareholders who are not on CDP’s DCS
Those shareholders not on CDP’s DCS will receive their cash dividends in United States Dollars unless they elect, through CDP, to receive Singapore Dollars.
Shareholders on the Singapore branch register who wish to deposit their shares into the CDP system by the dividend record date, being 18th August 2023, must submit the relevant documents to M & C Services Private Limited, the Singapore branch registrar, by no later than 5.00 p.m. (local time) on 17th August 2023.
Shareholders should address all correspondence with regard to their shareholdings or dividends to the appropriate registrar or transfer agent.