Dividends

Our dividend policy

It is the Board’s current intention to target a dividend payout ratio of approximately 50% of statutory NPAT, after non-controlling interests, and before amortisation of intangibles, per annum. The Board intends to pay dividends quarterly in arrears in the months of November, February, May and July each year, and it is expected that all future dividends will be franked to the maximum extent possible.

The payment of a dividend by the Company is at the discretion of the Board and will be a function of a number of factors, including the general business environment, the operating results, cash flows, the financial condition of the Company, future funding requirements, capital management initiatives, taxation considerations (including the level of franking credits available), any contractual, legal or regulatory restrictions on the payment of dividends by the Company, and any other factors the Board may consider relevant.

No assurances can be given by any person, including the Directors of the Board, about the payment of any dividend and the level of franking on any such dividend. See Section 9.10 for information regarding certain Australian tax consequences of investing in Shares.

All dividends will be paid electronically. Payment will be credited on the dividend payment date and confirmed by a payment advice sent to the Shareholder.