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 and add your bank details.
Alternatively you can either call the registrar on 0371 277 1010 to confirm your bank details, or visit www.diageoregistrar.com.
Not in the UK?
In partnership with Link, 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 www.diageoregistrars.com. For more information please contact the registrar on 0371 277 1010
Reinvest your dividends
Dividends can be reinvested into further shares under the Diageo Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). Simply register with the registrar at www.diageoregistrars.com or call the registrar directly on 0371 277 1010.
Please note if you hold both certificated and employee share plan shares and require to reinvest dividends on all of the shares you will have to elect separately for each type of shares and you will receive a separate dividend confirmations for each.