Interim Dividend in respect of the year ending 31 March 2020
|Year ending 31 March 2020|
|Interim dividend 2020 ex-dividend date||28 November 2019|
|Interim dividend 2020 record date||29 November 2019|
|Interim dividend 2020 payment date||7 February 2020|
|Interim Dividend (Euro cents per ordinary share)||4.50|
|Date FX rate determined||27 - 31 January 2020|
|Pence per ordinary share||TBC|
|Cents per ADR after charge of 1.25c per ADS||TBC|
For the financial year ending 31 March 2017 and beyond, dividends will be declared in euros and paid in euros, pounds sterling and US dollars, aligning the Group’s shareholder returns with the primary currency in which we generate free cash flow. The foreign exchange rate at which future dividends declared in euros will be converted into pounds sterling and US dollars will be calculated based on the average exchange rate over the five business days during the week prior to the payment of the dividend.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan
The Company offers a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP), which allows holders of ordinary shares who choose to participate to use their cash dividends to acquire additional shares in the Company that are purchased on their behalf by the Plan Administrator through a low cost dealing arrangement. DRIP is available to all shareholders provided that they do not live in, or are subject to, the jurisdiction of any country where their participation in the plan would require Vodafone or the plan administrator to take action to comply with local government or regulatory procedures or any similar formalities.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the DRIP, purchases of shares may be carried out by several market transactions and may take a number of days, the consideration price taken as an average over the day(s). Note, under our revised dividend policy whereby we declare dividends in Euros, any shareholder making a partial DRIP election will receive their cash element in GBP, even if the holder is EU based or otherwise makes an election for Euros. Additionally, partial DRIP elections can only be made by institutional shareholders.
The DRIP is operated on a mandated basis and your election to participate will apply to all future dividends until you cancel or otherwise terminate your mandate or sell/transfer your shares.
Please contact Computershare for further details.
Register for DRIP
Shareholders wishing to join the DRIP should ensure that their completed mandate form is received by the plan administrator no later than 15 working days before the dividend payment date for it to be applicable.
To register for the DRIP online, holders need to register for the investor service operated by Computershare at investorcentre.co.uk. You will need your 10 digit Shareholder Reference Number (SRN) which starts with the letter I, C or G to log in. This can be found on your share certificate(s) and dividend confirmation. When on the Holding Summary&; screen, select ;Vodafone&; and click on Amend; next to Dividend Plans.
Visit our Shareholder Forms page to access a DRIP Nomination Form and to view the DRIP terms and conditions.
Vodafone pays cash dividends by direct credit only so if we do not have any bank/building society details on record for you, your payments will remain unissued. Paying dividends into a bank or building society account is a quicker and more secure way for your dividends to be paid directly to you.
Registering your bank mandate is quick and easy to do!
In order to receive your dividends directly into your bank account, you will need to register your bank details on our Registrars' website, investorcentre.co.uk. You will need your 10 digit Shareholder Reference Number (SRN) which starts with the letter I, C or G to log in. This can be found on your share certificate(s) and dividend confirmation.
If you are unable to register details online, please visit our Shareholder Forms page to complete a Bank Mandate Form and return the completed form to Computershare as directed. Alternatively, you can contact Computershare who will be able to provide the appropriate form.
Historical Dividend Information
|Type||Ex-dividend date||Record date||Payment date||Dividend paid (eurocents)||Date FX rate determined||GBP dividend FX rate - €:£||Dividend paid (Pence)||US Dollar dividend FX rate - €:$||Dividend paid per ADS (USD)|
|Final 2019||6 June 2019||7 June 2019||2 August 2019||4.16||22-26 July 2019||0.89545||3.7251||1.11601||0.454260*|
|Interim 2019||22 November 2018||23 November 2018||1 February 2019||4.84||21-25 January 2019||0.87299||4.2253||1.13705||0.535332*|
|Final 2018||7 June 2018||8 June 2018||3 August 2018||10.23||23-27 July 2018||0.88894||9.0939||1.1679||1.174772*|
|Interim 2018||23 November 2017||24 November 2017||2 February 2018||4.84||22-26 January 2018||0.87511||4.235532||1.2373||0.583834*|
|Final 2017||8 June 2017||9 June 2017||4 August 2017||10.03||24-28 July 2017||0.8928||8.954784||1.1670||1.150481*|
|Interim 2017||24 November 2016||25 November 2016||3 February 2017||4.74||23-27 January 2017||0.85434||4.049586||1.0724||0.493293*|
|Final 2016||9 June 2016||10 June 2016||3 August 2016||9.83||15 July 2016||0.83675||7.77||1.3178||1.003931*|
|Interim 2016 (restated in EUR)||19 November 2015||20 November 2015||3 February 2016||4.65||15 January 2016||0.76540||3.68||1.4187||0.507082*|
|Final 2015||11 June 2015||12 June 2015||5 August 2015||10.97661||17 July 2015||0.69420||7.62||1.5634||1.17131*|
|Interim 2015||20 November 2014||21 November 2014||4 February 2015||4.73238||16 January 2015||0.76072||3.6||1.5115||0.52914*|
|Final 2014||11 June 2014||13 June 2014||6 August 2014||9.436851||18 July 2014||0.79158||7.47||1.7042||1.253037*|
|Interim 2014||20 November 2013||22 November 2013||5 February 2014||4.281714||17 January 2014||0.82444||3.53||1.6584||0.570415*|
|Final 2013||12 June 2013||14 June 2013||7 August 2013||8.036888||19 July 2013||0.86103||6.92||1.5356||1.042635*|
|Interim 2013||20 November 2012||23 November 2012||6 February 2013||3.902745||18 January 2013||0.83787||3.27||1.5842||0.508033*|
|Final 2012||6 June 2012||8 June 2012||1 August 2012||8.214959||13 July 2012||0.78759||6.47||1.5623||0.990808*|
|Interim 2012(2)||16 November 2011||18 November 2011||3 February 2012||8.4988||17 January 2012||0.82953||3.05||1.5527||0.463573*|
|Final 2011||01 June 2011||03 June 2011||05 August 2011||6.8916||19 July 2011||0.87789||6.05||1.6312||0.966876*|
|Interim 2011||17 November 2010||19 November 2010||04 February 2011||3.402615||18 January 2011||0.83759||2.85||1.5991||0.445743*|
|Final 2010||02 June 2010||04 June 2010||06 August 2010||6.68395||20 July 2010||0.84531||5.65||1.5404||0.850326*|
|Interim 2010||18 November 2009||20 November 2009||05 February 2010||3.04942||19 January 2010||0.87230||2.66||1.6125||0.4189*|
|Final 2009||03 June 2009||05 June 2009||07 August 2009||6.01484||21 July 2009||0.86453||5.2||1.6414||0.853528|
|Interim 2009||19 November 2008||21 November 2008||06 February 2009||2.77933||20 January 2009||0.92468||2.57||1.3669||0.3513|
|Final 2008||04 June 2008||06 June 2008||01 August 2008||6.30135||15 July 2008||0.796654||5.02||1.99645||1.0022|
* Net dividend after charge. Please note the charge from interim dividend was 1c per ADS until 2013 and 1.5c per ADS until 2019. The net charge from final dividend was 2c per ADS until 2019.
**1 ADS is the equivalent of 10 ordinary shares
(1) In 1999 there were two interim dividends, the first of 0.624p per ordinary share and the second of 0.648p per ordinary share. There was no final dividend. Please also note that these figures have been re-stated to reflect the bonus issue in September 1999 of four new shares for every one held – the actual payments in February 1999 and August 1999 were 3.12p and 3.24p respectively.
(2) In February 2012, a special dividend of 4.0p per ordinary share was paid in addition to the interim dividend of 3.05p. This special dividend was in respect of the Verizon Wireless distribution, as announced by the Company on 29 July 2011.