We announced new dividend guidance in March 2016. The Board has adopted a progressive dividend policy going forward, reflecting the group's medium-term underlying business growth, including net cash generation and operating earnings. This policy was reiterated at the November 2020 Capital Markets Event.
Dividends are usually paid twice a year. You can choose to reinvest your dividends or have them paid directly into your bank account.
The Legal & General Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) is a simple and economic way of using your dividends to build your holding in Legal & General. Your cash dividends would be used to buy ordinary shares through a special dealing arrangement.
To request Dividend Reinvestment Plan Terms and Conditions or to apply to join the DRIP see below.
This option means your dividend will reach your bank account on the payment date and you won’t have the inconvenience of depositing a cheque. Cheques can sometimes get lost in the post so it is also a more secure way of receiving your dividend.
You may also be able to ask that payments be made in your local currency if you live outside the UK.
To sign up for either of these services go to the contact details below.
|Ex-dividend date (Interim dividend)||12 Aug 2021|
|Record date||13 Aug 2021|
|Payment of interim dividend for 2021 (to members registered on 13 Aug 2021)||20 Sept 2021|
Alternatively you can call the Link Shareholder helpline on 0371 664 0391 and they will be able to arrange for an application form and terms & conditions to be sent to you. Calls are charged at the standard geographical rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom are charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.
You can sign up for this service by visiting our Share Portal or by calling Link’s Shareholder Services Team on 0371 402 3341. Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.
To see full terms and conditions of Link’s International Payment Service and to download the form visit our Share Portal. Send the completed form to Link Group at the address above. Alternatively you can contact the Shareholder Services Team on the number above.
Link Group is a trading name of Link Market Services Limited and Link Market Services Trustees Limited. Share registration and associated services are provided by Link Market Services Limited (registered in England, No.2605568). Regulated services are provided by Link Market Services Trustees Limited (registered in England, No.2729260), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The registered office of both of these companies is 10th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4DL. www.link.eu
The following table details dividends paid by Legal & General since 1998 in pence per share.
The dividends shown have been adjusted for the share split in 1999 and for the bonus element of the rights issue in 2002. Find out more about our historical actions.
|Year||Interim||Final||Total for year|