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For immediate release
1 February 2018
MedicX Fund Limited
("MedicX Fund", "the Fund" or "the Company")
Notice of dividend
The Directors have approved a quarterly dividend of 1.51p per Ordinary Share in respect of the period 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017. The Directors expect, subject to unforeseen circumstances, to pay dividends totalling 6.04p per Ordinary Share in respect of the financial year ending 30 September 2018. The dividend will be paid on 29 March 2018 to ordinary shareholders on the register as at 16 February 2018 (the "Record Date"). The corresponding ex-dividend date will be 15 February 2018.
This quarterly dividend will comprise 50% (0.755p) Property Income Distribution ("PID") and 50% ordinary dividend (0.755p). For shareholders who qualify for gross payment of distributions, forms to register for gross PIDs are available on the Company's website at http://www.medicxfund.com/investors/declaration-eligibility-pid-payments. Eligibility declarations must be returned to the Company's registrar, Link Asset Services, Corporate Actions, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4TU to arrive by the Record Date. Please click on the above link for or refer to the Company's website.
The Company is offering qualifying shareholders the opportunity to take new ordinary shares in the Company, credited as fully paid, in lieu of the net cash dividend to be paid on 29 March 2018, by participating in the Scrip Dividend Scheme (the "Scheme") previously put in place by the Company on 5 May 2010. Following the Company's notice of entry into the UK REIT regime effective from 1 October 2017, the Scrip Dividend Scheme Document was updated to illustrate to shareholders the mechanics of the possibility of a scrip alternative being offered for a dividend which is paid partly or fully as a Property Income Distribution ("PID") as well as a link to www.signalshares.com where shareholders can elect online to receive their dividend in the form of new shares rather than cash.
The option to participate will be available to shareholders until 8 March 2018 (the "election date"). Further information on the Scheme, together with a copy of the Scheme Document (which contains the terms and conditions of the Scheme) and relevant mandate form document, is available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism (http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm), or through the Scrip Dividend portal on the Company's website (http://www.medicxfund.com/scrip).
For further information please contact:
MedicX Fund +44 (0) 1481 723 450
David Staples, Chairman
Octopus Healthcare Group +44 (0) 20 3142 4820
Mike Adams, Chief Executive Officer
Buchanan +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Charles Ryland/Victoria Hayns
Information on MedicX Fund Limited
MedicX Fund Limited ("MXF", "MedicX Fund", the "Fund" or the "Company", or together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is the specialist primary care infrastructure investor in modern, purpose-built primary healthcare properties in the United Kingdom and Ireland, listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a portfolio comprising 153 properties.
The Investment Adviser to the Company is Octopus Healthcare Adviser Ltd, which is part of the Octopus Healthcare group. Octopus Healthcare invests in and develops properties as well as creating partnerships to deliver innovative healthcare buildings to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the UK. It currently manages over £1.2 billion of healthcare investments across a number of platforms, with a focus on five core areas: GP surgeries, care homes, special education schools, retirement housing and private hospitals. Octopus Healthcare is part of the Octopus group, a fast-growing UK fund management business with leading positions in several specialist sectors including healthcare property, energy, property finance and smaller company investing. Octopus manages £7 billion of funds for more than 50,000 retail and institutional investors as well as supplying energy to more than 100,000 customers
Octopus Healthcare Adviser Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The Company's website address is www.medicxfund.com. Neither the contents of the Company's website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website), nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks within this announcement, are incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.
The Company's Legal Entity Identifier is 2138008POF35FTNFCB25.
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