Dividend

2019 Interim Dividend Timetable

5 March 2020 Dividend declared
12 March 2020 Ex-dividend date
13 March 2020 Record date
23 April 2020 Payment

Recognising the importance of dividends to shareholders, the strength of the operational performance of the
business and our future prospects, the Group is implementing a new dividend policy.

The Board is proposing a progressive dividend, starting with a total dividend of £100m for the Financial Year to 31 December 2022, to be paid to shareholders in equal instalments in respect of the H1 and FY results.

The interim dividend of £50m (8.5p per share) in respect of the H1 2022 results announced today is expected to be paid in September 2022 to shareholders on register on 19 August 2022

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

Date declared Divi per share
in pence
Notes
13/9/2018 16.0 2018 Interim Dividend
5/3/2019 16.0 2018 Second Interim Dividend
15/8/2019 17.6 2019 Interim Dividend
5/3/2020 - 2019 Interim Dividend - withdrawn 6 April 2020
Subtotal 49.6
Total since 01.05.2007 397.8

Dividend History & FX Rates

Recent Dividend History

Ordinary and special dividends declared in fiscal year.

2015 20.1p
2016 25.6p
2017 29.8p
2018 32.0p
2019* 17.6p

* On 6 April 2020 the Group announced that due to the ongoing uncertainty as to how long restrictions as a result of COVID-19 will be in place around the world, the Board has taken the prudent decision to withdraw the payment of the second interim dividend of 17.6p per share announced on 5 March 2020.

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

Date declared Headline rate Divi per share
in EUR
Divi per share
in pence
Actual
FX rate
Notes
14/09/2017 1.12858 16.5 14.620 1.128576 Interim dividend
 09/03/2018 1.15205 17.5 15.19 1.152050 2017 Second Interim Dividend
Subtotal 34.0 29.81
Total since 01.05.2007 428.3 348.247

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

Date declared Headline rate Divi per share
in EUR
Divi per share
in pence
Actual
FX rate
Notes
01/07/2013 1.1582 10.5 9.0658 1.158199 First Interim dividend, 2013
25/09/2013 1.1910 10.5 8.816106 1.191002 Second Interim dividend, 2013
09/01/2014 1.2105 11.5 9.500 1.210526 Third Interim dividend, 2013
09/04/2014 1.219 11.5 9.434 1.219 Final dividend
09/04/2014 1.219 4.5 3.691 1.219 Special dividend
15/07/2014 1.26645 12.5 9.87 1.26645
22/09/2014 1.27632 12.5 9.79 1.276324 Special Interim dividend
22/09/2014 1.27632 2.5 1.96 1.276324 Special dividend
12/01/2015 1.30250 12.5 9.60 1.3025 Third interim dividend
23/03/2015 1.3600 14.0 10.29 1.360544 Final dividend 2014
23/03/2015 1.3600 1.5 1.10 1.360544 Final dividend 2014 - Special
08/07/2015 1.43479 14.0 9.7575 1.43479 Quarterly dividend 2015
08/10/2015 1.35302 14.0 10.3472 1.35302 Second interim dividend, 2015
03/11/2016 1.19200 14.9 12.50 1.192000 Special dividend 2016
(increased 15/02/16)
23/03/2017 1.15647 15.1 13.057 1.156470 Second special dividend 2016
Subtotal 162.0 128.779
Total since 01.05.2007 394.3 318.437

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

Date declared Headline rate Divi per share
in EUR
Divi per share
in pence
Actual
FX rate
Notes
01/05/2007 1.4697 19.3 13.00 (six figures) Dividend declared in GBP
at 13p per share
01/10/2007 1.4388 20.0 13.90 1.438849
01/05/2008 1.2658 20.0 15.90 1.257862
01/10/2008 1.2634 20.0 15.83 1.263424
01/05/2009 1.1254 20.0 17.77 1.125492
01/10/2009 1.0953 20.0 18.26 1.095290
01/06/2010 1.1915 50.0 41.96 1.191500
28/09/2010 1.1400 10.0 8.77 1.1400
28/03/2011 1.1312 10.0 8.84 1.131222
29/09/2011 1.1547 10.0 8.66 1.154734
25/05/2012 1.2523 11.0 8.7835 1.252348
19/09/2012 1.2405 15.0 12.09 1.240541
25/01/2013 1.1875 7.0 5.895 1.187507
Subtotal 232.30 189.66