Dividend information

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Dividends are normally paid twice a year to shareholders and are a distribution of a portion of the Company's profits.

We normally announce dividends at the same time as the annual and half-year results. Dividends are paid on a half-yearly basis. Royal Mail’s financial year end runs to the last Sunday in March each year. For each financial year it is our intention to pay any interim dividend in December or January and any final dividend in July or August subject to shareholder approval at the AGM. For a full list of all financial dates view the financial calendar page.

Dividend history

Historic dividend payments
Type Announced Ex-div date Record date Payment date Pence per share
Final 19 May 2016 30 June 2016 1 July 2016 29 July 2016 15.1
Interim 19 November 2015 3 December 2015 4 December 2015 13 January 2016 7.0
Final 21 May 2015 2 July 2015 3 July 2015 31 July 2015 14.3
Interim 19 November 2014 27 November 2014 28 November 2014 14 January 2015 6.7
 Final 22 May 2014 2 July 2014 4 July 2014 31 July 2014 13.3










Get dividends paid direct

Shareholders can choose to have dividends paid direct into a bank or building society account. The benefits include:

  1. Quicker and more convenient – no need to queue at the bank to pay in a cheque
  2. Cleared funds available to you on the dividend payment date
  3. Avoid the cost and inconvenience of lost, stolen, spoiled or out of date cheques

This can be arranged by our Registrar Equiniti via the Shareview Shareholder services page.


Dividend Re-Investment Plan (DRIP)

Use your Royal Mail plc dividend payments to purchase shares in the company at favourable commission rates, enabling you to increase your shareholding.

For further information visit the DRIP page.