Dividends are normally paid twice a year. To receive a dividend, you must hold Diageo shares on the 'Record Date'. The Record Date is announced with the interim or annual results each year, or you can refer to Dates for your Diary.
Currently, the default option for receiving your dividends is a UK sterling cheque however there are many other ways in which you can receive your dividends.
Direct payment to a UK bank account
It's safer and quicker to have your dividend paid directly into your UK bank account.
The advantages are:
Your dividend reaches your account on the payment date
Eliminates the risk of loss or delay in the post
Avoids the need to pay in your cheque
If you wish to have future dividends paid directly into your bank account, simply register with the share portal to manage your bank details online.
Not in the UK?
In partnership with Capita, we offer an International Payments Service, which facilitates the conversion of your dividend payment into the currency of your choice with payment sent by draft or electronically. You can sign up for this service by logging onto the share portal. Visit www.capitaregistrars.com/international for more information and terms and conditions.
Reinvest your dividends
Dividends can be reinvested into further shares under the Diageo Dividend Reinvestment Plan(DRIP). Simply register with our share portal to manage your application online.
Alternatively, please email us or telephone our helpline on +44 (0) 131 519 2090 to request a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) mandate form and a copy of the terms & conditions. Please note that the DRIP is not available to persons in the USA or to residents of the USA.
n both cases, you will receive a dividend confirmation giving details of your dividend payment, you may need to keep this for tax purposes.
Have a look at past dividend rates.