Dividends

Payment of Dividends directly

Many UK shareholders have already arranged for dividends to be paid by mandate directly into their bank or building society account. Future Plc pays dividends through BACS (Bankers’ Automated Clearing System). The benefit to shareholders of the BACS payment method is that the Registrar posts or electronically sends by email the tax vouchers directly to them, whilst the dividend is credited on the payment date to the shareholder’s bank or building society account. Shareholders wishing to benefit from this service should register at www.investorcentre.co.uk or call our registrar, Computershare Investor Services PLC, via the contact details above for a form. The benefit to the Company is improved efficiency through lower postage charges.


Dividend Questions & Answers

What is the company dividend policy?

The Board’s policy is that dividends should be covered at least twice by adjusted annual earnings per share.

When was your most recent dividend paid?

A final dividend for 2013 was paid on 14 March to all shareholders on the register on 14 February.

Can I take my dividend in shares?

Not at present, although you may reinvest your dividend by buying more shares in the Company if you wish.

When do I receive my dividend tax voucher?

When a dividend is due for payment you will receive a tax voucher at the same time as the dividend cheque. If you have requested to receive dividends paid direct into your bank or building society account, you will receive the tax voucher when the corresponding dividend is paid.

Can I receive my dividend directly into my bank or building society account?

Many UK shareholders have already arranged for dividends to be paid by mandate directly into their bank or building society account. Future Plc pays dividends through BACS (Bankers’ Automated Clearing System). The benefit to shareholders of the BACS payment method is that the Registrar posts or electronically sends by email the tax vouchers directly to them, whilst the dividend is credited on the payment date to the shareholder’s bank or building society account. Shareholders wishing to benefit from this service should register at www.investorcentre.co.uk or call our registrar, Computershare Investor Services PLC for a form. The benefit to the Company is improved efficiency through lower postage charges.