31 December 2018
Year ending 31 December 2018
On 19 October 2018, the Company announced its intention to return funds of approximately US $500 million to shareholders by way of a Special Dividend with share consolidation.
On 14 December 2018, the details of the proposed Special Dividend of US $2.621 per ordinary share to be accompanied by a share consolidation on a 19 for 20 basis, were sent to all shareholders.
At the General Meeting of the Company held on 11 January 2019 shareholders approved the share consolidation and related matters.
The record date for both the Special Dividend and share consolidation was 11 January 2019. The share consolidation became effective on 14 January 2019. The sterling equivalent amount of the Special Dividend was announced 17 January 2019 as 203.8p and was paid to shareholders on 29 January 2019.