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The latest dividend payments and dividend history.

Financial Year USD dividend amount declared
GBP dividend amount declared
Record Date¹ Payment Date
2022/23 $0.75 £0.61 December 16, 2022 February 3, 2023

The date by which a shareholder must officially own shares in order to be entitled to a dividend.

Other Information Relating to Dividends

Frequency

On September 27, 2022, the Company announced that it will move to a quarterly interim dividend payment from a semi-annual distribution schedule, and that our first quarterly interim dividend is expected to be declared in December 2022 alongside our first quarter FY23 results announcement.

Currency

Dividends are declared in US dollars and shareholders can choose between payment in US dollars or pounds sterling (or other currencies as detailed below). From March 8, 2021, the default payment currency for dividends is US dollars unless shareholders provide an instruction for payment to be in an alternative currency.

Shareholders who were on the register as at the close of business on March 5, 2021 with no currency election in place for US dollars, will continue to receive dividends in pounds sterling. The foreign exchange rate at which dividends declared in US dollars are to be converted into pounds sterling is announced in advance of the payment date of each dividend. If you would like to make a currency election pounds sterling, please go to:

International Currency Election (“ICE”) Service

Computershare is also able to offer an ICE service. Shareholders who wish to use this service to receive dividend payments in an alternative currency to US dollars or pounds sterling should acknowledge the relevant terms and conditions and provide an instruction to receive an alternative currency. Please note if you had previously provided an overseas payment instruction to Equiniti (prior to January 8, 2021), those instructions will need to be resubmitted and the new terms and conditions agreed. To provide an instruction through the ICE service, please visit the Investor Center portal www-us.computershare.com/Investor/#Home. Alternatively, please complete and return the form below.

Depositary Interest Holders

Dividends for holders of Depositary Interests, being participants within CREST, will continue to receive pounds sterling as the default currency. An election for US dollars can be presented and previously recorded evergreen elections for US dollars will, unless revoked, remain valid. Payment in either currency will be payable directly through the CREST system. Where a CREST payment preference has not been registered it will be paid by check or credited to a UK bank, as instructed, in pounds sterling only. Partial currency elections are also permitted.

Method of Payment

Shareholders can have their cash dividends credited directly to their bank accounts by arrangement with Computershare US, the company’s transfer agent and registrar. Shareholders who do not elect to receive a payment electronically, will receive their dividends via check.

Holders of Depositary Interests will receive their payments via CREST.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

No DRIP service is currently offered by Ferguson plc. Any dividends declared and paid will be paid in the form of cash only (in line with your currency election and recorded payment method).

Shareholders who previously participated in the DRIP are encouraged to check and update their currency election and preferred payment method.

Other

As the Company is a Jersey registered company, any dividends should be treated as foreign dividends for UK tax payers.

In addition, shareholders that elect to receive their dividends in US dollars will receive a payment from Computershare US and may be required to complete and submit a tax certification form, known as a W-8BEN (for non-US residents) or W9 (for US residents) (collectively, “US Tax Certification Form”), regardless as to whether they are a US resident or individual. Shareholders that have elected for US dollars but do not complete and submit a valid US Tax Certification Form may be subject to US withholding tax deductions at the current rate of 24% on their dividends proceeds. Please note, a completed W-8BEN form is valid for up to three years. Following this three year period, an updated W-8BEN form will need to be submitted to Computershare US.

To support those holders receiving dividends in pounds sterling, the Company has, in the short term, put in place arrangements for such dividends to be paid by Computershare Jersey. As long as these arrangements are in place, this does not require shareholders receiving pounds sterling to submit a US Tax Certification Form to Computershare US.

Where applicable, shareholders will need to certify their tax status which can be done directly with Computershare by logging into the Investor Center portal (www-us.computershare.com/Investor/#Home). Alternatively, they can access the US Tax Certification Form by visiting the IRS website. Please note, even if shareholders are not required to submit a US Tax Certification Form at this time, they can still provide the relevant details to Computershare.

Contact Computershare

Please see our 'Contact Us' page for details of how to contact Computershare US via telephone.

You can also find useful information on the Computershare US website

Dividend History

Financial Year Dividends Period USD dividend amount declared
GBP dividend amount declared
Record Date¹ Payment Date
2021/22 Final 2022 $1.91 £1.60 October 28, 2022 December 8, 2022
2021/22 Interim 2022 84.00 cents 64.46 pence March 25, 2022 May 6, 2022
2020/21 Final 2021 166.5 cents 123.78 pence October 29, 2021 December 10, 2021
2020/21 Special  180 cents 129.61 pence March 26, 2021 May 11, 2021
2020/21      Interim 72.9 cents 52.49 pence March 26, 2021 May 11, 2021
2019/20 Final 2020 208.2 cents 154.84 pence November 13, 2020 December 11, 2020
2018/19 Final 2019 145.1 cents 112.46 pence 25 October 2019 28 November 2019

 

Interim 2019 63.1 cents 48.11 pence 5 April 2019 30 April 2019
2017/18
Final 2018
131.9 cents
102.46 pence
26 October 2018
5 December 2018
  Special 400 cents 300.83 pence 8 June 2018 29 June 2018
  Interim 2018 57.40 cents 40.06 pence 6 April 2018 27 April 2018
2016/17 Final 2017 - 73.33 pence 27 October 2017 1 December 2017
  Interim 2017 - 36.67 pence 7 April 2017 28 April 2017
2015/16 Final 2016 - 66.72 pence 28 October 2016 01 December 2016
  Interim 2016 - 33.28 pence 1 April 2016 29 April 2016
2014/15 Final 2015 - 60.5 pence 23 October 2015 03 December 2015
  Interim 2015 - 30.25 pence 07 April 2015 30 April 2015
2013/14 Final 2014 - 55 pence 17 October 2014 27 November 2014
  Interim 2014 - 27.5 pence 04 April 2014 01 May 2014
  Special - 110 pence 29 November 2013 16 December 2013
2012/13 Final 2013 - 44 pence 11 October 2013 2 December 2013
  Interim 2013 - 22 pence 05 April 2013 01 May 2013
  Special - 122 pence 07 December 2012 31 December 2012
2011/12 Final 2012 - 40 pence 12 October 2012 30 November 2012
  Interim 2012 - 20 pence 10 April 2012 01 May 2012
2010/11 Final 2011 - 30 pence 04 October 2011 30 November 2011
  Interim 2011 - 15 pence 08 April 2011 31 May 2011
2009/10 Final 2010 - n/a n/a
  Interim 2010 - n/a n/a
2008/09 Final 2009 - n/a n/a
  Interim 2009 - n/a n/a
2007/08 Final 2008 - n/a n/a
  Interim 2008 - 11.25 pence 28 March 2008 30 May 2008
2006/07 Final 2007 - 21.55 pence 05 October 2007 30 November 2007
  Interim 2007 - 10.85 pence 30 March 2007 31 May 2007
2005/06 Final 2006 - 19.55 pence 06 October 2006 30 November 2006
  Interim 2006 - 9.85 pence 31 March 2006 31 May 2006
2004/05 Final 2005 - 17.6 pence 07 October 2005 30 November 2005
  Interim 2005 - 8.8 pence 01 April 2005 31 May 2005
2003/04 Final 2004 - 16 pence 08 October 2004 30 November 2004
  Interim 2004 - 7.8 pence 02 April 2004 01 June 2004
2002/03 Final 2003 - 15.6 pence 03 October 2003 01 December 2003
  Interim 2003 - 5.6 pence 04 July 2003 31 July 2003
2001/02 Final 2002 - 13.9 pence 06 January 2003 31 January 2003
  Interim 2002 - 5 pence 12 July 2002 31 July 2002
2000/01 Final 2001 - 12.35 pence 11 January 2002 31 January 2002
  Interim 2001 - 4.55 pence 13 July 2001 31 July 2001
1999/00 Final 2000 - 11.225 pence 12 January 2001 31 January 2001
  Interim 2000 - 4.125 pence 14 July 2000 31 July 2000