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Dividend and Tax Information

A second interim dividend of 26.00 US cents per ordinary share was paid on 25 July 2014 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 27 June 2014.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 27 June 2014 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.7154. Accordingly, the sterling amount of dividend paid on 25 July 2014 to such shareholders was approximately 15.1568 pence per share.

A summary of dividends paid by Experian since listing as an independent company in 2006 appears below in the historical dividend information section. A handy dividend calculator can also be found using the navigation to the left.

Please see our FAQs section for further general information on dividends.

The taxation treatment of dividends received by Experian shareholders will depend on whether or not such shareholders receive their dividends directly from the Company or via the income access share arrangements as described below and on individual circumstances.

Income Access Share (IAS) arrangements

Shareholders who elect, or are deemed to have elected, to receive their dividends via the IAS arrangement will receive their dividends from a UK source (rather than directly from the Company) for UK tax purposes.

Shareholders who hold 50,000 or fewer Experian shares (i) on the date of admission of the Company to the London Stock Exchange and (ii) in the case of shareholders who did not own shares at that time, on the first dividend record date after they become shareholders in the Company, unless they elect otherwise, will be deemed to have elected to receive their dividends under the IAS arrangement.

Shareholders who hold more than 50,000 shares and who wish to receive their dividends from a UK source must make an IAS election. All elections remain in force indefinitely unless revoked.

Unless shareholders have made an IAS election, or are deemed to have made an IAS election, dividends will be received from an Irish source and will be taxed accordingly.

UK tax on dividends

Dividends received from the Company

Any dividends paid by the Company directly will be subject to Irish dividend withholding tax of 20% unless an exemption applies under Irish domestic tax law and provided that the Company has received all necessary documentation required by the relevant legislation from the shareholder prior to payment of the dividend.

Individual shareholders who are (ordinarily) resident in the UK will generally be subject to UK income tax on the gross amount of any dividends paid by the Company before deduction of any Irish tax withheld.

Shareholders may also, depending on their individual circumstances, be able to claim a credit for any Irish withholding tax deducted. For further information on dividend withholding tax and about what declarations are required to be made in particular circumstances, shareholders should contact our registrar.

Dividends received via the IAS arrangements

Any dividends paid via the IAS arrangements will not be subject to any withholding tax.

Individual shareholders who are (ordinarily) resident in the UK will generally be entitled to a tax credit on dividends received via the IAS arrangement.

If you are a UK resident shareholder and are not a higher rate taxpayer, your tax credit will offset your income tax liability on the aggregate of the net dividend and the tax credit (gross dividend) in full.

If you are a UK resident shareholder and a higher rate taxpayer, you will be liable for additional tax liability on the gross dividend.

If you are a UK resident shareholder not liable to UK tax on dividends (eg: pensions funds, charities, holder of a Personal Equity Plan) you will not be able to claim repayment of your tax credit attaching to your dividends.

If you are a UK resident corporate shareholder, you will not normally be liable to corporation tax in respect of a UK dividend and not able to claim repayment of tax credits for that dividend.

Shareholders should contact our registrar for further information on tax on dividends received via the IAS arrangement.

Tax vouchers

Shareholders who are eligible to receive a UK tax credit and who elect (or are deemed to elect) to receive dividends from the Company via the IAS arrangements will receive a UK tax credit and a tax voucher. The Company will issue one tax voucher each year to those shareholders who receive their dividends directly into their UK bank or building society account. If you lose your tax voucher you should contact the registrar, confirming which tax voucher has been lost. A duplicate will be issued upon payment of an administration charge.

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)1982 value

Visit our FAQs section for the 1982 value of GUS plc shares for UK capital gains tax purposes.

Stamp duty

No UK or Irish stamp duty or UK stamp duty reserve tax should be payable on the transfer of any Experian shares, including where an election has been made to receive dividends via the income access share arrangements, unless in the case of UK stamp duty an instrument of transfer in respect of the shares is executed in the UK.

US, Ireland, Jersey

If you are a shareholder resident in the US, Jersey or Ireland, please contact our registrar for tax information relating to your dividends.

Historical dividend information

The most recent Experian dividend history is outlined below and shows both the amount per share and payment dates.

Dividend per share – US cents Payment date
Interim Second Total Interim Second
Year ended 31 March 2014 11.5 26.00 37.50 31 January 2014 25 July 2014

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 31 December 2013 and for the second interim dividend was 25 June 2014. The record date for the interim dividend was 3 January 2014 and for the second interim dividend was 27 June 2014.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 3 January 2014 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.6416.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 27 June 2014 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.7154.

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2013 10.75 24.00 34.75 1 February 2013 19 July 2013

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 2 January 2013 and for the second interim dividend was 19 June 2013. The Record date for the interim dividend was 4 January 2013 and for the second interim dividend was 21 June 2013.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 4 January 2013 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.6117.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 21 June 2013 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.5257.

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2012 10.25 21.75 32.00 27 January 2012 20 July 2012

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 28 December 2011 and for the second interim dividend was 20 June 2012. The record date for the interim dividend was 30 December 2011 and for the second interim dividend was 22 June 2012.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 30 December 2011 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.5497

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 22 June 2012 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.5615

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2011 9.00 19.00 28.00 28 January 2011 22 July 2011

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 29 December 2010 and for the second interim dividend was 22 July 2011. The record date for the interim dividend was 31 December 2010 and for the second interim dividend was 24 June 2011.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 31 December 2010 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.5457.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 24 June 2011 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.6019.

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2010 7.00 16.00 23.00 29 January 2010 23 July 2010

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 30 December 2009 and for the second dividend was 23 June 2010. The record date for the interim dividend was 4 January 2010 and for the second dividend was 25 June 2010.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 4 January 2010 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.6034.

The £/$ exchange rate to convert the second dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 25 June 2010 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.5208.

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2009 6.75 13.25 20.0 30 January 2009 24 July 2009

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 31 December 2008 and for the second dividend was 24 June 2009. The record date for the interim dividend was 5 January 2009 and for the second dividend was 26 June 2009.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 5 January 2009 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.5177.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 26 June 2009 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.6358.

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2008 6.5 12.0 18.5 1 February 2008 25 July 2008

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 2 January 2008 and for the second dividend was 25 June 2008. The record date for the interim dividend was 4 January 2008 and for the second dividend was 27 June 2008.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 4 January 2008 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.9519.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 27 June 2008 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.9804.

Dividend per share – US centsPayment date
InterimSecondTotalInterimSecond
Year ended 31 March 2007 5.5 11.5 17.0 2 February 2007 27 July 2007

The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend was 3 January 2007 and for the second dividend was 27 June 2007. The record date for the interim dividend was 5 January 2007 and for the second dividend was 29 June 2007.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 5 January 2007 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.9488.

The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the second dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 29 June 2007 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $2.0098.

Please note that we are not able to provide advice to investors on their individual circumstances. If you are in any doubt about your individual tax position, you should contact your financial advisor.