30 June 2017
On 21 February 2017, the Company announced its intention to return funds of approximately $400 million to shareholders by way of a special dividend with share consolidation.
On 4 April 2017, the details of the proposed special dividend of US$2.025 per share to be accompanied by a share consolidation on a 45 for 47 basis, were sent to all shareholders.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 5 May 2017 shareholders approved the share consolidation and related matters. The record date for the special dividend and the share consolidation was 5 May 2017. The share consolidation was effective on 8 May 2017. The sterling equivalent amount of the special dividend was announced on 11 May 2017 as 156.4p and was paid to shareholders on 22 May 2017.