ANZ paid the 2017 Final Dividend of 80 cents per ordinary share on 18 December 2017.
The 2017 Final Dividend was fully franked for Australian tax purposes.
New Zealand imputation credits of NZ 10 cents per ordinary share were also attached to all cash dividend payments and to the Dividend Amounts relating to all ordinary shares that participate in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) with respect to the 2017 Final Dividend (but were not attached in connection with ordinary shares that participated in the Bonus Option Plan (BOP)).
The Record Date for the 2017 Final Dividend was 14 November 2017 and the last date for making DRP, BOP and Foreign Currency elections was 15 November 2017.
ANZ has a policy that all dividends payable to shareholders in Australia, New Zealand or United Kingdom will be paid by direct credit to their nominated financial institution accounts (excluding credit card accounts).
Subject to having received effective contrary instructions from the shareholder, the 2017 Final Dividend paid to shareholders with a registered address in the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or New Zealand was converted to Pounds Sterling and New Zealand Dollars respectively at an exchange rate calculated on 17 November 2017.
For those shareholders who received payment of the 2017 Final Dividend in Pounds Sterling or New Zealand Dollars, the following exchange rates were used are AUD/GBP 0.573870 and AUD/NZD 1.106090 respectively.
ANZ offers both a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and a Bonus Option Plan (BOP) as alternatives to receiving cash dividends on ANZ ordinary shares.
The Acquisition Price used in determining the number of shares to be provided under the DRP and BOP in connection with the 2017 Final Dividend was the arithmetic average of the daily volume weighted average sale price of all fully paid ANZ ordinary shares sold on the ASX during the ten trading days commencing 17 November 2017, and then rounded to the nearest whole cent but if the fraction was one half of a cent the amount was rounded down to the nearest whole cent. In order to be effective, election notices from ordinary shareholders wanting to commence, cease or vary their participation in the DRP or BOP for the 2017 Final Dividend must have been received by ANZ's Share Registrar by 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on 15 November 2017.
As announced to the ASX on 1 December 2017, the Acquisition Price for the 2017 Final Dividend was AUD29.02.
- Shareholder Alternatives Booklet (PDF 89 KB)
- BOP Terms and Conditions (PDF 56 KB)
- DRP Terms and Conditions (PDF 59 KB)
If a Shareholder is considering making an election to participate in the DRP or BOP, it is very important to note the following:
- participation in the DRP and BOP is available only in respect of ANZ's ordinary shares and will be subject to the applicable DRP and BOP Terms and Conditions - no other ANZ securities may participate; and
- if a shareholder makes an election to participate in the BOP and also a separate election to participate in the DRP, the BOP election will have priority over the DRP election to the extent there is any conflict.
ANZ announced an intention to neutralise the impact of the shares allocated under the DRP for the 2017 Final Dividend. DRP participants did not need to take any action in respect of this in order to receive shares under the DRP.
The neutralisation of the DRP involved shares being purchased on-market during the DRP Pricing Period by a third party appointed by ANZ and delivered to DRP participants.
Dividend donations to charity
ANZ offers a Dividend Charity Donation Program, which enables ANZ shareholders who are Australian resident taxpayers to donate some or all of the cash dividends on their ANZ ordinary shares to one of a number of charities.
- Dividend Charity Donation Program Flyer (PDF 1MB)
- Dividend Charity Donation History (PDF 32kB)
- Dividend Charity Donation Program Partners (PDF 307kB)
What is the record date and what does it mean?
The Record Date for a dividend is the date by reference to which the Company will determine which shareholders on its share register are entitled to receive the dividend.
More specifically, the Record Date is 5.00 pm (in the case of an ASTC regulated transfer, a later time permitted by the ASTC Settlement Rules) on the date specified by the Company as the date by reference to which the Company will identify the shareholders on the Company's register entitled to the dividend.
The Record Date is sometimes referred to as the close of books date.
What is the Ex Dividend Date and what does it mean?
The ex dividend date is one business day before the Record Date of the dividend. To be entitled to the dividend, a shareholder must have purchased shares before the ex dividend date.
People who purchase shares on the sharemarket on or after the ex dividend date are not entitled to the dividend. Conversely, if you sell shares on the sharemarket on or after the ex dividend date, you are still entitled to the dividend.
What happens on payment date?
This is the date on which steps are taken by the Company to pay the dividend to entitled shareholders.
- Dividend and distribution for ADR holders
- CPS1 Dividends
- CPS2 Dividends
- CPS3 Dividends
- Subordinated Notes
- Capital Notes
|Pay date||Record date||Dividend (AUD)||Australian Franking level||NZ Imputation
|18/12/2017||14/11/2017||80¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 10 cents||$29.02||01/12/2017|
|03/07/2017||09/05/2017||80¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 9 cents||$28.80||26/05/2017|
|16/12/2016||15/11/2016||80¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 9 cents||$28.16||02/12/2016|
|01/07/2016||10/05/2016||80¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 10 cents||$24.82||27/05/2016|
|16/12/2015||10/11/2015||95¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 11 cents||$27.08||27/11/2015|
|01/07/2015||12/05/2015||86¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 10 cents||$31.93||29/05/2015|
|16/12/2014||11/11/2014||95¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 12 cents||$32.02||28/11/2014|
|01/07/2014||13/05/2014||83¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 10 cents||$33.30||30/05/2014|
|16/12/2013||13/11/2013||91¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 10 cents||$31.83||29/10/2013|
|01/07/2013||15/05/2013||73¢||Fully franked @ 30%||NZ 9 cents||$28.96||30/05/2013|
|19/12/2012||14/11/2012||79¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$23.64||27/11/2012|
|02/07/2012||16/05/2012||66¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$20.44||29/05/2012|
|16/12/2011||16/11/2011||76¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$19.09||29/11/2011|
|01/07/2011||18/05/2011||64¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$21.69||31/05/2011|
|17/12/2010||10/11/2010||74¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$22.60||23/11/2010|
|01/07/2010||12/05/2010||52¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$21.32||25/05/2010|
|18/12/2009||11/11/2009||56¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$21.75||25/11/2009|
|01/07/2009||13/05/2009||46¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$15.16||26/05/2009|
|18/12/2008||12/11/2008||74¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$13.58|
|01/07/2008||14/05/2008||62¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$20.82|
|21/12/2007||14/11/2007||74¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$27.33|
|02/07/2007||18/05/2007||62¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$29.29|
|15/12/2006||15/11/2006||69¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$28.25|
|03/07/2006||19/05/2006||56¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$26.50|
|16/12/2005||14/11/2005||59¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$23.85|
|01/07/2005||20/05/2005||51¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$21.85|
|17/12/2004||12/11/2004||54¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$19.95|
|01/07/2004||20/05/2004||47¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$17.84|
|19/12/2003||13/11/2003||51¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$16.61|
|01/07/2003||22/05/2003||47¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$18.48|
|13/12/2002||07/11/2002||46¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$18.32|
|01/07/2002||23/05/2002||39¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$19.24|
|14/12/2001||08/11/2001||40¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$18.33|
|02/07/2001||17/05/2001||33¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$15.05|
|15/12/2000||09/11/2000||35¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$14.45|
|03/07/2000||26/05/2000||29¢||Fully franked @ 30%||N/A||$11.62|
|20/12/1999||19/11/1999||30¢||80% @ 36%||N/A||$11.50|
|05/07/1999||11/06/1999||26¢||75% @ 36%||N/A||$10.95|
|21/12/1998||20/11/1998||28¢||60% @ 36%||N/A||$10.78|
|06/07/1998||12/06/1998||24¢||60% @ 36%||N/A||$10.64|
|21/01/1998||12/12/1997||26¢||Fully franked @ 36%||N/A||$9.92|
|07/07/1997||13/06/1997||22¢||Fully franked @ 36%||N/A||$9.77|
|15/01/1997||12/12/1996||24¢||Fully franked @ 36%||N/A||$7.60|
|08/07/1996||07/06/1996||18¢||50% @ 36%||N/A||$5.59|
|17/01/1996||15/12/1995||18¢||33% @ 36%||N/A||$6.27|
Capital Gains Tax was introduced 20 September 1985.
Dividend Payout Ratio
|Description||Earnings per share - basic||Dividend payout ratio||Net tangible assets per ordinary share|
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Where the table above refers to NZ imputation credits being attached to a dividend, it is important to note the NZ imputation credits are attached to the cash dividend payments and to the Dividend Amounts relating to all ordinary shares participating in that dividend (but are not attached in connection with ordinary shares participating in the Bonus Option Plan). ↩
Periods prior to 2004 adjusted for the bonus elements of the November 2003 Rights Issue. ↩
From 2003, the dividend payout ration includes the final dividend proposed but not provided for in accordance with changes to accounting standards effective from the September 2003 financial year. ↩
Equals shareholders' equity less preference share capital, goodwill, software and other intangible assets divided by the number of ordinary shares. For periods prior to 2005, this equals shareholders' equity less preference share capital and unamortise. ↩
DRP introduced for 1985 interim dividend ↩
A one for two bonus issue was made prior to the dividend. Bonus shares could not participate in the dividend. ↩
Bonus Option Plan introduced with discount (and subsequent changes) the same as DRP. ↩
United Kingdom Dividend Selection Plan introduced. Suspended following July 1999 Interim Dividend. ↩
Dividend imputation was introduced 1 July 1987. ↩
The final 1987 dividend paid 28 January 1988 was fully franked. ↩