COVID-19 and dividend payments

As a result of COVID-19 the London Stock Exchange has temporarily amended their rules around dividend payments. Ordinarily an issuer must pay cash dividends within 30 days of the record date, however this has been changed to be within 60 days.

 It is also possible some issuers may decide not to pay dividends at all, therefore please be aware the information on this page can change at any time up until the dividend is paid and you may not receive the full amount, or any of the dividend amounts shown below.

This dividend diary will provide you with some of the key dividend dates and events for April*, as well as some of the frequently asked questions we receive.

Dividend diary:

Stock name Ex-dividend date Dividend payment date Dividend amount
BARCLAYS PLC ORD 27/02/2020 03/04/2020 GBP 0.06
DIAGEO ORD 27/02/2020 09/04/2020 GBP 0.2741
GLAXOSMITHKLINE ORD 20/02/2020 09/04/2020 GBP 0.23
GVC HLDGS PLC ORD 12/03/2020 23/04/2020 GBP 0.176
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC ORD 27/02/2020 14/04/2020 USD 0.21
LAND SECURITIES GROUP ORD 12/03/2020 09/04/2020 GBP 0.116
PENNON GROUP ORD 23/01/2020 03/04/2020 GBP 0.1366
PERSIMMON ORD 05/03/2020 02/04/2020 GBP 1.25
RIO TINTO ORD 05/03/2020 16/04/2020 GBP 1.7747
SOUTH32 LTD NPV DI 05/03/2020 02/04/2020 GBP 0.0085305
TR EUROPEAN GROWTH TRUST ORD 26/03/2020 17/04/2020 GBP 0.078
WITAN INVESTMENT TRUST ORD 27/02/2020 03/04/2020 GBP 0.01825

*Companies can change the dividend amount they pay to shareholders.

Frequently asked questions:

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