​Dividends

Dividends are usually paid in cash via cheque or direct into your bank or building society account.
 

Payment direct to your bank or building society account
This is the quickest and most efficient way to receive your dividends. Using BACS (Bank Automated Clearing System) we are able to pay your dividend straight to your account on the payment date.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, simply download the form from Equiniti's website, complete your details and post to the address shown on the form. Alternatively please call our shareholder helpline on 0871 384 2962*.
 
An overseas payment service is also available, whereby dividends are automatically converted into your local currency and paid direct to your bank account. Further information is available on Equiniti's website, alternatively please contact Equiniti on +44 (0) 121 415 7039.
 

Dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)
GKN offers a DRIP which enables shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends to buy additional GKN shares. If you would like more information about the DRIP or would like to apply online, please go to Equiniti's website. Alternatively please call our shareholder helpline on 0871 384 2962*.


History of dividend payments since October 1995
Year Payment date Record date Dividend Dividend per share
2013 21 May 2014
23 September 2013​
11 April 2014
16 August 2013​
Final
Interim​
5.3p
2.6p
2012​ 20 May 2013
24 September 2012​
12 April 2013
10 August 2012​
Final
Interim​
4.8p
2.4p
2011​ 21 May 2012
26 September 2011​
27 April 2012
12 August 2011​
Final
Interim​
4.0p
2.0p
2010
19 May 2011
29 September 2010
26 April 2011
13 August 2010
Final
Interim
3.5p
1.5p
2008 30 September 2008 15 August 2008 Interim 4.5p
2007
14 May 2008
28 September 2007
25 April 2008
17 August 2007
Final
Interim
9.2p
4.3p
2006
9 May 2007
29 September 2006
20 April 2007
18 August 2006
Final
Interim
8.7p
4.1p
2005
17 May 2006
30 September 2005
21 April 2006
19 August 2005
Final
Interim
8.2p
4.0p
2004
10 May 2005
30 September 2004
15 April 2005
20 August 2004
Final
Interim
8.0p
3.9p
2003
21 May 2004
30 September 2003
30 April 2004
15 August 2003
Final
Interim
7.8p
3.8p
2002
16 May 2003
30 September 2002
14 March 2003
16 August 2002
Final
Interim
7.6p
3.7p
2001
17 May 2002
28 September 2001
15 March 2002
17 August 2001
Final
Interim
7.3p
7.6p
2000
18 May 2001
29 September 2000
16 March 2001
18 August 2000
Final
Interim
12.9p
6.9p
1999
N/A
29 September 1999
26 May 2000
20 August 1999
'B' Shares*
Interim
11.7p
6.3p
1998
1 April 1999
1 October 1998
19 March 1999
21 August 1998
Second Interim**
Interim**
10.55p
5.75p
1997
15 May 1998
10 September 1997
27 March 1998
22 August 1997
Final**
Interim**
19.0p
10.5p
1996
16 May 1997
18 October 1996
21 March 1997
28 August 1996
Second Interim
Interim
16.9p
9.6p
1995
17 May 1996
18 October 1995
26 March 1996
30 August 1995
Final
Interim
15.25p
8.75p
*
GKN did not pay a final dividend for 1999 but instead made a return of capital by way of a bonus issue of redeemable 'B' shares of 11.7p each to shareholders on the register on 26 May 2000.  The majority of shareholders elected to redeem their 'B' shares in May/June 2000.  Shareholders who still held their shares at 16 October 2000 received a dividend of 0.188p per share on 31 October 2000 for the four month period ended on that date.  On 1 November 2000, GKN redeemed all outstanding 'B' shares at their nominal value of 11.7p each.
 
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