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Dividend Declaration

Released 07:01 25-May-2017

RNS Number : 1702G
Schroder Eur Real Est Inv Trust PLC
25 May 2017
 

25 May 2017

 

 

SECOND INTERIM DIVIDEND

 

Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust plc (the "Company") announces its second interim dividend for the year ended 30 September 2017 of 1.2 euro cents per share. The dividend represents an annualised rate of 3.5% based on the euro equivalent of the issue price as at admission.

 

The dividend is fully covered from contractual income receivable from the current portfolio. Once fully invested, including the debt being drawn, the Company's objective is to pay an annualised euro dividend yield of 5.5% based on the euro equivalent of the issue price as at admission.    

 

The interim dividend payment will be made on 7 July 2017 to shareholders on the register on the record date of 23 June 2017.  In South Africa, the last day to trade will be 20 June 2017 and the ex-dividend date will be 21 June 2017. In the UK, the last day to trade will be 21 June 2017 and the ex-dividend date will be 22 June 2017.

 

The interim dividend will be paid in GBP to shareholders on the UK register and rand to shareholders on the South African register. The exchange rate for determining the interim dividend paid in rand will be confirmed by way of an announcement on 13 June 2017. UK shareholders are able to make an election to receive dividends in euros. The form for applying for such election can be obtained from the Company's UK registrars (Equiniti Limited) and any such election must be received by the Company no later than 23 June 2017. The exchange rate for determining the interim dividend paid in GBP will be confirmed following the election cut off date by way of an announcement on 26 June 2017.

 

Shares cannot be moved between the South African register and the UK register between 13 June 2017 and 23 June 2017, both days inclusive. Shares may not be dematerialised or rematerialised in South Africa between 21 June 2017 and 23 June 2017, both days inclusive.

 

The Company has a total of 133,734,686 shares in issue on the date of this announcement.  The dividend will be distributed by the Company (UK tax registration number 21696 04839) and is regarded as a foreign dividend for shareholders on the South African register.  In respect of South African shareholders, dividend tax will be withheld from the amount of the dividend noted above at the rate of 20% unless the shareholder qualifies for the exemption.  Further dividend tax information for South African shareholders will be included in the exchange rate announcement to be made on 13 June 2017.

 

     

 

Enquiries:

 

Duncan Owen/Tony Smedley

Schroder Real Estate Investment Management Limited      Tel: 020 7658 6000

 

 

Ria Vavakis

Schroder Investment Management Limited                           Tel: 020 7658 2371

 

 

Dido Laurimore                                                                      Tel: 020 3727 1000

FTI Consulting    

 

LEI number: 549300BHT1Z8NI4RLD52

 


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