In line with the Group dividend policy, the directors have declared an interim gross cash dividend of 227 cents (181,6000 cents net of dividend withholding tax, where applicable) per ordinary share for the six months ended 31 December 2016. The interim dividend is not comparable to the prior year interim dividend, which was declared as part of the larger Bidvest Group, prior to the unbundling of the foodservice businesses.
The dividend has been declared from income reserves. A dividend withholding tax of 20% will be applicable to all shareholders who are not exempt.
|Company registration number||1946/021180/06|
|Company tax reference number||9550162714|
|Gross cash dividend amount per share||227|
|Net dividend amount per share||181,6000|
|Issued shares at declaration date||335 404 212|
|Declaration date||Monday, 27 February 2017|
|Last day to trade cum dividend||Tuesday, 14 March 2017|
|First day to trade ex dividend||Wednesday, 15 March 2017|
|Record date||Friday, 17 March 2017|
|Payment date||Monday, 20 March 2017|
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 15 March 2017, and Friday, 17 March 2017, both days inclusive.
For and on behalf of the board
27 February 2017