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ANZ announced that it proposes to pay a 2014 Final Dividend of 95 cents per ordinary share on 16 December 2014.
The proposed 2014 Final Dividend will be fully franked for Australian tax purposes.
It is also proposed that New Zealand imputation credits of NZ 12 cents per ordinary share will be attached to all cash dividend payments and to the Dividend Amounts relating to all ordinary shares that participate in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan with respect to the 2014 Final Dividend (but will not be attached in connection with ordinary shares that participate in the Bonus Option Plan).
The Record Date for the 2014 Final Dividend is 11 November 2014 and the last date for making DRP, BOP and Foreign Currency elections is 12 November 2014.
ANZ has a policy that all dividends payable to shareholders in Australia, New Zealand or Great Britain will be paid by direct credit to their nominated financial institution accounts (excluding credit card accounts).
Subject to receiving effective contrary instructions from the shareholder, the 2014 Final Dividend paid to shareholders with a registered address in Great Britain (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or New Zealand will be converted to pounds sterling and New Zealand dollars respectively at an exchange rate calculated on 14 November 2014.
ANZ offers both a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and a Bonus Option Plan (BOP) as alternatives to receiving cash dividends on ANZ ordinary shares.
The Acquisition Price to be used in determining the number of shares to be provided under the DRP and BOP in connection with the 2014 Final Dividend will be the arithmetic average of the daily volume weighted average sale price of all fully paid ANZ ordinary shares sold on the ASX during the ten trading days commencing 14 November 2014, and then rounded to the nearest whole cent (- please note that no discount will be applied when calculating the Acquisition Price in relation to the 2014 Final Dividend). In order to be effective, election notices from ordinary shareholders wanting to commence, cease or vary their participation in the DRP or BOP for the 2014 Final Dividend must be received by ANZ's Share Registrar by 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Daylight time) on 12 November 2014.
- DRP/BOP election form (PDF 120 KB)
- Shareholder Alternatives Booklet (PDF 89 KB)
- BOP Terms and Conditions (PDF 56 KB)
- DRP Terms and Conditions (PDF 59 KB)
If a Shareholder is considering making an election to participate in the DRP or BOP, it is very important to note the following:
- participation in the DRP and BOP is available only in respect of ANZ's ordinary shares - no other ANZ securities may participate; and
- if a shareholder makes an election to participate in the BOP and also a separate election to participate in the DRP, the BOP election will have priority over the DRP election to the extent there is any conflict.