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First Interim Dividend

Released 07:00 24-Jan-2019

RNS Number : 9308N
Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited
24 January 2019

24 January 2019


Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited

('Bluefield Solar' or the 'Company')


First Interim Dividend Announcement


Bluefield Solar (LON: BSIF), a sterling income fund that invests in UK-based solar assets, is pleased to announce the Company's first interim dividend for the current financial year, which ends on 30 June 2019 (the 'First Interim Dividend').  Unless otherwise noted herein, the information provided in this announcement, and any asset valuations underlying such information, is unaudited.

The First Interim Dividend of 1.90 pence per Ordinary Share (2018: 1.80 pence) will be payable to shareholders on the register as at 1 February 2019 with an associated ex-dividend date of 31 January 2019 and a payment date of 22 February 2019.

Bluefield Solar and its Board of Directors set annual dividend targets which are intended to grow in line with the Retail Price Index ('RPI'), using the 2014/15 financial year dividend of 7 pence per share as a base. The total dividend for the financial year ending 30 June 2018 was 7.43 pence per Ordinary Share. The target dividend for the financial year ending 30 June 2019 remains at 7.68 pence per Ordinary Share, as published in the Company's latest annual report for the financial year ending 30 June 2018. 

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For further information:

Bluefield Partners LLP (Company Investment Adviser)
James Armstrong / Mike Rand / Giovanni Terranova

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7078 0020



Numis Securities Limited (Company Broker)
Tod Davis / David Benda

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000



Estera International Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited
(Company Secretary & Administrator)
Kevin Smith

Tel: +44 (0) 1481 742 742



Media enquiries:
 (PR Adviser)
Henry Harrison-Topham / Henry Wilson



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000





Notes to Editors

About Bluefield Solar

Bluefield Solar is a sterling income fund focused on acquiring and managing UK-based solar projects to generate stable renewable energy for periods of typically 25 years or longer.  The Company's primary objective is to deliver to its shareholders, stable, long term sterling income via quarterly dividends, which are linked to RPI.  The majority of the Group's revenue streams are regulated and non-correlated to traditional markets.  Bluefield Solar owns and operates one of the UK's largest, diversified portfolios of solar assets with a combined installed power capacity in excess of 465 Megawattpeak (MWp).

Further information can be viewed at


About Bluefield Partners LLP ('Bluefield')

Bluefield was established in 2009 and is an investment adviser to companies and funds investing in solar energy infrastructure. It has a proven record in the selection, acquisition and supervision of large scale energy and infrastructure assets in the UK and Europe.  The team has been involved in over £1.5 billion of solar PV funds and/or transactions in both the UK and Europe since 2008, including over £800 million in the UK since December 2011.

Bluefield has led the acquisitions of, and currently advises on, over 85 UK based solar PV assets that are agriculturally, commercially or industrially situated.  Based in its London office, Bluefield's partners are supported by a dedicated and highly experienced team of investment, legal and portfolio executives.  Bluefield was appointed Investment Adviser to the Company in June 2013.



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