Our dividends are usually paid twice a year. If a shareholder has provided details for a mandate to be set up, dividends will be paid direct to a bank or building society account. We also have a Dividend Reinvestment Plan ('DRIP') available, should shareholders elect to reinvest their dividends to purchase additional shares.

Financial year ended Dividend Amount1 Ex-dividend date Record date Payment date
31 January 2020 Interim 1.3p 10 October 2019 11 October 2019 22 November 2019
31 January 2019 Interim 3.0p 18 October 2018 19 October 2018 23 November 2018
31 January 2019 Final 1.0p 16 May 2019 17 May 2019 28 June 2019
31 January 2019 Total 4.0p      
31 January 2018 Interim 3.0p 12 October 2017 13 October 2017 17 November 2017
31 January 2018 Final 6.0p 17 May 2018 18 May 2018 29 June 2018
31 January 2018 Total 9.0p      
31 January 2017 Interim 2.7p 6 October 2016 7 October 2016 18 November 2016
31 January 2017 Final 5.8p 11 May 2017 12 May 2017 30 June 2017
31 January 2017 Total 8.5p      
31 January 2016 Interim 2.2p 8 October 2015 9 October 2015 19 November 2015
31 January 2016 Final 5.0p 12 May 2016 13 May 2016 30 June 2016
31 January 2016 Total 7.2p      
31 January 2015 Final 4.1p 4 June 2015 5 June 2015 30 June 2015
31 January 2015 Total 4.1p      

Please note that the above dividends are stated on a pre-consolidation basis and therefore related to Ordinary shares with a nominal value of 1 pence each. 

Additional information on dividends

For dividends paid prior to 5 April 2016, tax vouchers were issued stating the amount of tax credit paid on each dividend. With effect from 6 April 2016, the UK 10% tax credit on dividends was abolished and replaced with a £5,000 tax-free allowance and tax vouchers by dividend confirmations.

For shareholders who receive dividends direct to a bank account, an annual dividend confirmation is issued.

Further information relating to dividends is available on the 'Frequently asked questions' page on the Saga Shareholder Services Portal. For full details on how to sign in or register, please click here.