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Dividend Declaration

Released 07:00 26-Jul-2017

RNS Number : 0840M
Hammerson PLC
26 July 2017
 

Hammerson plc (the "Company")

Dividend Declaration

Dividend No. 133

26 July 2017

 

The Directors have declared an interim dividend of 10.7 pence per share for the period ended 30 June 2017.

The interim dividend is payable on 9 October 2017 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on

1 September 2017.

 

This dividend will be treated entirely as a Property Income Distribution ("PID"), net of withholding tax where appropriate.

 

The Company will not be offering a scrip dividend alternative, but for shareholders wish to receive their dividend in the form of shares, the Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") will be available.

 

Interim Dividend Timetable

2017

Last day to effect removal of shares between the United Kingdom (UK) and South African (SA) registers

Monday, 21 August

Currency conversion announcement released

Tuesday, 22 August

Last day to trade on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to qualify for the interim dividend

Tuesday, 29 August

Ex‑dividend on the JSE from commencement of trading on

Wednesday, 30 August

Ex‑dividend on the London Stock Exchange from the commencement of trading on

Thursday, 31 August

Record date (applicable to both the UK principal register and the SA branch register)

Friday, 1 September

Removal of shares between the UK and SA registers permissible from

Monday, 4 September

Last date to elect for the DRIP (UK and SA)

Thursday, 14 September

Interim dividend payable (UK and SA)

Monday, 9 October

DRIP purchases settlement date (subject to market conditions and the purchase of shares in the open market)

Monday, 16 October

 

Notes:

1.   The removal of shares to and from the UK principal register and the SA branch register will not be permitted between Tuesday, 22 August 2017 and the close of business on Friday, 1 September 2017, both dates inclusive.

2.   Shareholders registered on the SA branch register should note that, in accordance with the requirements of Strate, no dematerialisation or rematerialisation of shares will be possible from Wednesday, 30 August 2017 to Friday, 1 September 2017, both dates inclusive.

3.   The interim dividend should be regarded as a 'foreign dividend' for SA income tax and dividends tax purposes.

4.   Shareholders registered on the SA branch register will be paid in SA Rand.

5.   SA dividends tax, at the rate of 20% will apply to cash PIDs and dividends payable by the Company unless the beneficial owner of the dividend is exempt from SA dividends tax (e.g. if it is a South African resident company). Under the double tax agreement between the UK and SA ("the DTA"), the maximum tax payable in the UK is 15%.  South African resident shareholders are therefore entitled to claim the excess of 5% from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs ("HMRC").  As SA shareholders are entitled to reclaim this excess from HMRC, the maximum rebate allowable in respect of the UK withholding tax against the SA dividends tax is 15%, which means that the Company will have to withhold a further 5% from the dividend in South Africa to bring the total dividends tax to 20%.  In summary, therefore, 20% will be withheld in the UK, a further 5% will be withheld in SA (where appropriate), but South African resident shareholders will be entitled to claim back 5% from HMRC, which will bring the overall total to 20%.

6.   Those shareholders who already participate in the DRIP need not complete a DRIP mandate form for each dividend as such forms provide an ongoing authority to participate in the DRIP until cancelled in writing.

7.   Shareholders on the UK principal register who wish to participate in the DRIP should complete an application form online at: www.capitashareportal.com.

8.   Shareholders registered on the SA branch register who hold their shares through the Strate system and who wish to participate in the DRIP should contact their CSDP.

9.   Copies of the terms and conditions of the UK DRIP are available from the UK Registrars.

10. As at Wednesday, 26 July 2017, being the declaration date of the interim dividend, the Company had a total of 793,219,664 ordinary shares in issue.  There are no shares held in treasury.

11. The interim dividend will be paid out of the Company's UK distributable reserves.

12. The dates above are subject to change.  Any changes made will be communicated as soon as practicably possible.

 

Registered Office

UK Registrars

SA Transfer Secretaries

Kings Place

90 York Way

London

N1 9GE

United Kingdom

Capita Asset Services

The Registry

34 Beckenham Road

Beckenham

Kent

BR3 4TU

United Kingdom

Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited

(Registration number 2004/003647/07)

1st Floor, Rosebank Towers,

15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196

South Africa

(PO Box 61051, Marshalltown, 2107, South Africa)

 

For further information contact:

 

Sarah Booth

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 1000

 

The announcement above has been released on the SENS system of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

 


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