Distributions and dividends

Reporting period is for the 12 months ended 30 September for years 1999 to 2004, for the nine months ended 30 June 2005 for the year 2005 (reflecting the move to a new balance date), and for the 12 months ended 30 June thereafter.

Dividend (cash)

Dividend relating to period Type Cents per share Record date Payment date
Year end 30 June 2016 Total 26.0    
  Final 15.0 06-Sep-16 23-Sep-16
  Interim 11.0 02-Mar-16 23-Mar-16
Year end 30 June 2015 Total 76.0    
  Final 15.0 02-Sep-15 15-Sep-15
  Special 50.0 10-Jun-15 23-Jun-15
  Interim 11.0 04-Mar-15 26-Mar-15
Year end 30 June 2014 Total 26.0    
  Final 15.0 03-Sep-14 15-Sep-14
  Interim 11.0 07-Mar-14 27-Mar-14
Year end 30 June 2013 Total 25.0    
  Final 14.0 04-Sep-13 16-Sep-13
  Interim 11.0 08-Mar-13 26-Mar-13
The Board have decided to discontinue the use of the Profit Distribution Plan as the current capital programme comes to an end, and have reverted to a cash distribution in 2013.

Profit distribution (non-taxable bonus shares with cash buy back opportunity)

Period Cents per share Record date Allotment and payment date Non-taxable bonus share strike price
Year end 30 June 2012
Total 23.0      
Final 12.0 28-Aug-12 21-Sep-12 4.87565121
Interim 11.0 06-Mar-12 30-Mar-12 4.95482499
Year end 30 June 2011
Total 23.0      
Final 12.0 05-Sep-11 27-Sep-11 5.3460944
Interim 11.0 11-Mar-11 31-Mar-11 5.840124
Year end 30 June 2010
Total 25.0      
Final 14.0 03-Sep-10 27-Sep-10 5.7098778
Interim 11.0 09-Mar-10 30-Mar-10 6.0962532
Year end 30 June 2009
Total 28.0      
Final 17.0 28-Aug-09 22-Sep-09 6.1998719
Interim 11.0 10-Mar-09 31-Mar-09 5.6608609
 

Dividend (cash)

Dividend relating to period Type Cents per share Record date Payment date
Year end 30 June 2008 Total 28.00    
  Final 17.00 09-Sep-08 23-Sep-08
  Interim 11.00 07-Mar-08 26-Mar-08
Year end 30 June 2007 Total 27.00    
  Final 17.00 11-Sep-07 25-Sep-07
  Interim 10.00 09-Mar-07 23-Mar-07
Year end 30 June 2006 Total 26.00    
  Final 16.00 08-Sep-06 21-Sep-06
  Interim 10.00 09-Mar-06 23-Mar-06
Nine months ended 30 June 2005 Total 18.00    
  Final 10.00 31-Aug-05 14-Sep-05
  Interim 8.00 13-May-05 27-May-05
Year end 30 September 2004 Total 25.00    
  Final 8.00 07-Dec-04 21-Dec-04
  Special 10.00 18-Aug-04 02-Sep-04
  Interim 7.00 14-May-04 28-May-04
Year end 30 September 2003 Total 23.00    
  Final 17.50 05-Dec-03 19-Dec-03
  Interim 5.50 23-May-03 30-May-03
Year end 30 September 2002 Total 20.90    
  Final 15.40 13-Dec-02 20-Dec-02
  Interim 5.50 24-May-02 31-May-02
Year end 30 September 2001 Total 19.00    
  Final 2.50 24-May-02 31-May-02
  Interim 11.00 16-Nov-01 23-Nov-01
  Interim 5.50 18-May-01 25-May-01
Year end 30 September 2000 Total 17.36    
  Final 12.36 08-Dec-00 15-Dec-00
  Interim 5.00 17-Mar-00 31-Mar-00
Year end 30 September 1999 Total 15.79    
  Final 11.00 10-Dec-99 22-Dec-99
  Interim* 4.79 n/a 30-Apr-99
*An interim dividend of $28.9 million (equivalent to 4.79 cents per share) for the six months ended 31 March 1999 was paid to the Crown, as owner of the company's shares during that period.