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A first interim dividend of 14.0 US cents per ordinary share will be paid on 1 February 2019 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 4 January 2019.
Unless shareholders elect by 4 January 2019 to receive US dollars, their dividends will be paid in sterling at a rate per share calculated on the basis of the exchange rate from US dollars to sterling on 11 January 2019.
The dividend payment timetable is outlined in our financial calendar.
A summary of dividends paid by Experian since listing as an independent company in 2006 appears below in the historical dividend information section and 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.
Shareholders who elect, or are deemed to have elected, to receive their dividends via the IAS arrangements 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 on the first dividend record date after they become shareholders, 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 to receive dividends via the IAS arrangements. 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.
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.
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 subject to UK income tax on the gross amount of any dividends paid by the Company.
If you are a UK resident corporate shareholder, you will not normally be liable to corporation tax in respect of a UK dividend.
Shareholders should contact our registrar for further information on tax on dividends received via the IAS arrangements.
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.
Visit our FAQs section for the 1982 value of GUS plc shares for UK capital gains tax purposes.
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.
If you are a shareholder resident in the US, Jersey or Ireland, please contact our registrar for tax information relating to your dividends.
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|
|First interim||Second interim||Total||First interim||Second interim|
|13.5||31.25||2 February 2018||20 July 2018|
The ex-dividend date for the first interim dividend was 4 January 2018 and for the second interim dividend was 21 June 2018.
The £/$ exchange rate used to convert the first interim dividend payment from US dollars to sterling pounds, for those shareholders who did not elect by 5 January 2018 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1 = $1.3688.
The £/$ 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 2018 to receive payment in US dollars, was £1.32025.
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.
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