Dividend Policy

On 25 August 2020, with a view to increasing transparency in dividend decision making process, adding predictability into capital allocation approach while aiming to maintain an above sector-average dividend yield, the Board has approved an amendment to the Company’s dividend policy, which replaces special dividend with a modified policy for final dividend payment. As a result, the revised dividend policy is as follows:

  • Minimum final dividend of 50% of Underlying Net Income for 2H (subject to absolute Net debt/Adjusted EBITDA ceiling of 2.5x).
  • In addition, the Board will now have discretion to increase the final dividend amount to a maximum annual payout of 100% of Free Cash Flow (provided that it is greater than 50% of Underlying Net Income). In making this decision, the Board will consider, among other factors, the macroeconomic outlook, debt position and future investment requirements of the Group.
  • Interim dividend will remain at 50% of Underlying Net Income for 1H (subject to absolute Net debt/Adjusted EBITDA ceiling of 2.5x).
  • It may take some time from the date of payment to receive a dividend by shareholder. Please contact your broker for more information.

With this amendment, starting from 2021, Polymetal will pay dividends twice a year on a semi-annual basis, which means that final dividend for 2020 will be already determined by the new policy.

Dividend History

Dividend Type Record Date Date Paid Amount, US$M Amount,
per share, US$
Exchange Rate Press Release
Interim dividend for 2020 04 September 2020 25 September 2020 189 0.40 £1.00=US$1.293670
€1.00=US$1.177572
Final dividend for 2019 11 May 2020 29 May 2020 197 0.42 £1.00=US$1.22103
€1.00=US$1.08006
Special dividend for 2019 14 Feb 2020 05 Mar 2020 94 0.20 £1.00=US$1.29948
€1.00=US$1.08180
Interim dividend for 2019 06 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 94 0.20 £1.00=US$1.2369
€1.00=US$1.1045
Final dividend for 2018 10 May 2019 24 May 2019 146 0.31 £1.00=US$1.2930
€1.00=US$1.1222
Interim dividend for 2018 07 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 77 0.17 £1.00=US$1.3009
€1.00=US$1.1598
Final dividend for 2017 11 May 2018 23 May 2018 136 0.30 £1.00=US$1.3478
Interim dividend for 2017 8 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 60 0.14 £1.00=US$1.3203
Final dividend for 2016 5 May 2017 26 May 2017 77 0.18 £1.00=US$1.2882
Special dividend for 2016 16 Dec 2016 29 Dec 2016 64 0.15 £1.00=US$1.2392
Interim dividend for 1H 2016 2 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2016 38 0.09 £1.00=US$1.3362
Final dividend for 2015 6 May 2016 27 May 2016 55 0.13 £1.00=US$1.4487
Special dividend for 2015 11 Dec 2015 24 Dec 2015 127 0.30 £1.00=US$1.5180
Interim dividend for 1H 2015 4 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015 34 0.08 £1.00=US$1.5380
Final dividend for 2014 1 May 2015 29 May 2015 55 0.13 £1.00=US$1.5203
Special dividend for 2014 19 Dec 2014 23 Jan 2015 84 0.20 £1.00=US$1.5537
Interim dividend for 1H 2014 5 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014 31 0.08 £1.00=US$1.6267
Final dividend for 2013 2 May 2014 30 May 2014 31 0.08 £1.00=US$1.6975
Interim dividend for 1H 2013 6 Sep 2013 26 Sep 2013 4 0.01 £1.00=US$1.5712
Final dividend for 2012 17 May 2013 19 Jun 2013 119 0.31 £1.00=US$1.5136
Special dividend for 2012 14 Dec 2012 21 Jan 2013 191 0.50 £1.00=US$1.6050
Final dividend for 2011 18 May 2012 18 Jun 2012 77 0.20 £1.00=US$1.5576
TOTAL 1,982 4.58

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