02 May 2018
The Company is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today.
Following the release of the Trading Update this morning, no new information on current trading will be given during the meeting.
Subject to shareholder approval at today's AGM, the Company will be paying a final dividend for 2017 of 7.5 pence per share (2016 final: 7.4 pence per share) on 22 June 2018 (payable to ordinary shareholders on the register on 25 May 2018), giving a total dividend for 2017 of 11.1 pence per share (2016 total: 10.7 pence per share).
The Company will release its 2018 Half Yearly Report on 26 July 2018.
Forbes McNaughton, Company Secretary: +44 (0)207 535 1137