In February 2017 Coats returned to the UK dividend list, following the pensions settlement agreement with the Trustees of the UK Coats and the Brunel pension schemes and the cessation of regulatory action by the UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) related to those schemes.
Year ended 31 December 2018
The Company paid an interim dividend of 0.50 US cents on each ordinary share of £0.05 each in the Company (Ordinary Share) in November 2018. The Board recommends a final dividend of 1.16 US cents on each Ordinary Share in respect of the year ended 31 December 2018. Subject to shareholder approval being given at the 2019 AGM, the final dividend will be paid to shareholders recorded on the register of members on 3 May 2019 on 28 May 2019. This brings the total dividend for the year ended 31 December 2018 to 1.66 US cents per Ordinary Share.
Year ended 31 December 2017
A final dividend of 1.00c per share was paid on 29 May 2018 to shareholders on the register on 4 May 2018 (record date), with an ex-dividend date of 3 May 2018. This gave a total dividend per share for the year of 1.44c.
Year ending 31 December 2016
A final dividend of 0.84 US cents per share was paid on 30 May 2017 to shareholders on the register on 5 May (record date), with an ex-dividend date of 4 May.
Shareholders have the option to have the dividend paid in either US dollars, Australian dollars, or New Zealand dollars. If no election is received to indicate the preferred payment currency, the default payment currency of the dividend will be Sterling. Shareholders wishing to change their dividend payment currency should contact our registrars, Computershare, at the contact details below.
Shareholder contact details
Computershare Investor Services PLC
Tel: 0370 707 1022
Fax: 0370 703 6143