Assura plc (“Assura” or “the Company”), the UK’s leading primary care property investor and developer, today announces that the next quarterly interim dividend of 0.60 pence per share will be paid on 19 April 2017 to shareholders on the register on 17 March 2016 (the “Record Date”). The Ex-dividend Date will be 16 March 2017.
No Property Income Distribution (“PID”) is included in this interim dividend. However, forms to register for gross PIDs (when these become payable) are available on the Company’s website. Please click here for PID Forms.
Shareholders may choose for the dividend to be paid either as cash or to be settled in New Shares via the Scrip Dividend Alternative. The Scrip Dividend Alternative price is to be calculated using the average of the middle market quotations for an Ordinary Share, as derived from the Daily Official List of the London Stock Exchange, for the five consecutive business days commencing on the Ex-dividend Date and will be announced by the Company and detailed on the Company’s website on 23 March 2017.
Any shareholders wishing to take up the Scrip Dividend Alternative, who have not already done so, will have until 4.30pm on 5 April 2017 either to return their completed mandate form to the Company registrars, Capita Asset Services at The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU (in the case of shareholdings in certificated form) or to take the necessary action via the CREST system (in the case of shareholdings in uncertificated form).
The Circular concerning this Scrip Dividend Alternative is available on the Company’s website, www.assuraplc.com and is also available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.