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Annual Report & Accounts 2014 - NOTES
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18. diVidends the dividend history from 2007 together with the dividend proposed by the Directors and paid after the balance sheet date, but up to the date on which these financial statements were approved are shown below: shares date declared per share €c per share £p in issue amount € amount £ 01-may-07 19.30 13.0000 31,135,762 6,009,202 4,047,649 01-oct-07 20.00 13.9000 31,135,762 6,227,152 4,327,871 -------- 39.3 01-may-08 20.00 15.9000 31,135,762 6,227,152 4,950,586 01-oct-08 20.00 15.8300 31,135,762 6,227,152 4,928,791 -------- 40.0 01-may-09 20.00 17.7700 31,135,762 6,227,152 5,532,825 01-oct-09 20.00 18.2600 31,135,762 6,227,152 5,685,390 -------- 40.0 01-Jun-10 50.00 41.9600 31,135,762 15,567,881 13,064,566 28-sep-10 10.00 8.7700 31,135,762 3,113,576 2,730,606 -------- 60.0 28-mar-11 10.00 8.8400 31,469,095 3,146,910 2,781,868 29-sep-11 10.00 8.6600 31,469,095 3,146,910 2,725,224 -------- 20.0 25-may-12 11.00 8.7835 31,592,172 3,475,139 2,774,898 19-sep-12 15.00 12.0900 31,592,172 4,738,826 3,819,494 -------- 26.0 25-Jan-13 7.00 5.8950 31,592,172 2,211,452 1,862,359 01-Jul-13 10.50 9.0658 60,748,427 6,378,585 5,507,331 25-sep-13 10.50 8.8161 60,848,427 6,389,085 5,364,458 -------- 28.0 09-Jan-14 11.50 9.5000 60,906,760 7,004,277 5,786,142 09-Apr-14 11.50 9.4340 60,906,760 7,004,277 5,745,944 09-Apr-14 4.50 3.6910 60,906,760 2,740,804 2,248,069 15-Jul-14 12.50 9.8700 61,276,480 7,659,560 6,047,989 22-sep-14 12.50 9.7900 61,276,480 7,659,560 5,998,967 22-sep-14 2.50 1.9600 61,276,480 1,531,912 1,201,019 -------- 55.0 15-Jan-15 12.50 9.6000 61,276,480 7,004,277 5,882,542 332.30 270.9687 132,922,270 108,851,466 on 20 march 2015, the Directors proposed a final quarterly dividend of 14.0 €cents augmented by a special dividend of 1.5 €cents, to be payable on 6 may 2015 subject to shareholder approval at the Annual general meeting on 5 may 2015. 19. shaRe option schemes the group has the following share options schemes for which options remained outstanding at the year end: (a) a scheme was approved by shareholders on 21 may 2010 (the “21 may 2010 scheme”) under which 1,600,000 share options remain outstanding. A further grant of options under the scheme to three directors was approved by shareholders on 16 november 2011 (“16 november 2011 scheme”). A total of 1,600,000 shares under this scheme were granted on 28 January 2012 at an exercise price of 154.79p. these options are fully vested. (b) options were granted to third parties on 16 January 2013, 01 February 2013 and 28 February 2013 as part of the sportingbet pLc acquisition following underwriting commitments made at the time. the awards vested on the grant date and the options have the exercise price reduced by the value of any dividends declared up to the point of exercise. of the 500,000 granted, 343,054 were exercised during the year. (c) a further grant of options to Directors and employees under the existing and already approved Ltip was made on 2 June 2014 under which 3,450,000 share options remain outstanding. ANNUAL REPORT 2014 52 notes to the consolidated financial statements continued for the year ended 31 december 2014