Dividend information

Investor 13

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 dates

Future dividend dates
Type Announced Ex-div date Record date Payment date Pence per share
Interim 19 November 2014 27 November 2014 28 November 2014 14 January 2015 6.7





Dividend history

Historic dividend payments
Type Announced Ex-div date Record date Payment date Pence per share
 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 Avoid the cost and inconvenience of lost, stolen, spoiled or out of date cheques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.