Dividends

Proposed Final Dividend for FY2017 - Schedule
Dividend per share0.90 cents per ordinary share
Ex-dividend date24 April 2018
Record Date and Time26 April 2018 (5.00 pm)
Payment date8 May 2018

The Group's Dividend Guidance for FY2017 is: "For FY2017, our Directors intend to recommend and distribute dividends of 60% or more of our Group's net profit (excluding our China operation, and exceptional items)"

The Directors have proposed a final dividend of 0.90 cents per ordinary share for FY2017 (final dividend for FY2016: 0.75 cents per ordinary share), which will be subject to approval by shareholders at the company's Annual General Meeting in April 2018

The proposed final dividend brings the total dividend to 3.01 cents per ordinary share for FY2017, which is equivalent to about 60.2% of the Group's net profit (excluding our China operation, and exceptional items) for FY2017 and is 7.9% higher than the total dividend of 2.79 cents per ordinary share for FY2016

The Group expects the dividend per share for FY2018 to be higher than FY2017.