On 23 February 2016, the Company announced its intention to return funds of approximately $1.5 billion to shareholders by way of a special dividend with share consolidation.
On 4 April 2016, the details of the proposed Special Dividend of US$6.329 per share to be accompanied by a Share Consolidation on a 5 for 6 basis, were sent to all shareholders.
At the Annual General Meeting of the company held on 6 May 2016 shareholders approved the Share Consolidation and related matters. The record date for both the Special Dividend and the Share Consolidation was 6pm on 6 May 2016. The Share Consolidation was effective on 9 May 2016.
The sterling equivalent amount of the Special Dividend was announced on 12 May 2016 as 438.2p and was paid to shareholders on 23 May 2016.
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Last updated 20 May 2016