Dividends

Year ending 31 December 2017

The Board has proposed a final dividend per ordinary share of 71.0 cents, payable on 11 May 2018 to shareholders on the Register at the close of business on 3 April 2018. The corresponding amount in Pence Sterling per ordinary share will be announced on 23 April 2018, calculated based on the average of the market exchange rates for the three working days commencing 18 April.

An interim dividend of 24.4p per ordinary share (33.0¢ per ADR) was paid on 6 October to shareholders on the Register at the close of business on 1 September 2017.

A special dividend of 156.4p per share (202.5¢ per ADR) was paid on 22 May 2017 to shareholders on the Register at the close of business on 5 May 2017.