Dividends

Company profits are customarily returned to shareholders in part in the form of dividends. The frequency and amount per share of dividend payments are decided by the Board of Directors. Shanks Group plc normally pays an interim dividend each January and a final dividend for the previous financial year in July/August.

Dividend policy

To deliver sustained real growth in the ordinary dividend.

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Financial year 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Interim 1.0p 1.0p 1.1p 1.1p 1.1p
Final 2.0p 2.25p 2.35p 2.35p 2.35p
Total Net 3.0p 3.25p 3.45p 3.45p 3.45p
Total Adjusted 3.0p 3.25p 3.45p 3.45p 3.45p

Dividend payments direct to your Bank Account

Shareholders who do not currently have their dividends paid directly to a bank or building society account and who wish to do so should complete a mandate form obtainable from Computershare. Tax vouchers are sent to the shareholder’s registered address under this arrangement, unless requested otherwise. Shareholders are strongly encouraged to receive their cash dividends by direct transfer as this ensures dividends are credited promptly and efficiently.

You can benefit from having dividends paid direct into your bank account. This means you will be credited with the dividend on the payment date and receive a tax voucher detailing payments. Meanwhile, at Shanks, we can cut down on paper and postage costs.

To arrange direct payment of your dividends, please contact our registrars on 0370 707 1290. Shareholders can also manage their holding online by registering at
www-uk.computershare.com/investor.

Shareholders who have no dividend payment arrangement will receive a cheque for each dividend payment, along with a tax voucher. Whether you receive a tax voucher for each payment, or a consolidated annual tax voucher as above, you are advised to keep the vouchers to help you with your tax returns.