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, for a form by phone on 0870 707 1443 (a text phone facility for those with hearing difficulties is available on 0870 702 0005) or by post at Computershare Investor Services PLC, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS99 6ZZ. The benefit to the Company is improved efficiency through lower postage charges.
Dividend Questions & Answers
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.