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ANZ paid the 2014 Interim Dividend of 83 cents per ordinary share on 1 July 2014.

The proposed 2014 Interim Dividend was fully franked for Australian tax purposes.

It is also proposed that New Zealand imputation credits of NZ 10 cents per ordinary share will be attached to all cash dividend payments and to the Dividend Amounts relating to all ordinary shares that participated in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan with respect to the 2014 Interim Dividend (but were not attached in connection with ordinary shares that participated in the Bonus Option Plan).

The Record Date for the 2014 Interim Dividend was 13 May 2014 and the DRP, BOP and Foreign Currency Election Date was 14 May 2014.

Cash Dividends

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 having received effective contrary instructions from the shareholder, the 2014 Interim Dividend to be paid to shareholders with a registered address in Great Britain (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or New Zealand was converted to pounds sterling and New Zealand dollars respectively at an exchange rate calculated on 16 May 2014.

For those shareholders who will received payment of the 2014 Interim Dividend in pounds sterling or New Zealand dollars, the following exchange rates were used: AUD/GBP 0.555845 and AUD/NZD 1.081898 respectively.

Shares Alternatives

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 Interim Dividend was 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 16 May 2014, and then rounded to the nearest whole cent (- please note that no discount was applied when calculating the Acquisition Price in relation to the 2014 Interim 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 Interim Dividend must have been received by ANZ's Share Registrar by 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time) on 14 May 2014.

As announced to the ASX on 30 May 2014, the Acquisition Price for the 2014 Interim Dividend was AUD33.30.

If a Shareholder is considering making an election to participate in the DRP or BOP, it is very important to note the following:

  1. participation in the DRP and BOP is available only in respect of ANZ's ordinary shares - no other ANZ securities may participate; and
  2. 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.

Dividend donations to charity

ANZ offers a Dividend Charity Donation Program, which enables ANZ shareholders who are Australian resident taxpayers to donate some or all of the cash dividends on their ANZ ordinary shares to one of a number of charities.

What is the record date and what does it mean?

The Record Date for a dividend is the date by reference to which the Company will determine which shareholders on its share register are entitled to receive the dividend.

More specifically, the Record Date is 5.00 pm (in the case of an ASTC regulated transfer, a later time permitted by the ASTC Settlement Rules) on the date specified by the Company as the date by reference to which the Company will identify the shareholders on the Company's register entitled to the dividend.

The Record Date is sometimes referred to as the close of books date

What is the Ex Dividend Date and what does it mean?

The ex dividend date is two business days before the Record Date of the dividend. To be entitled to the dividend, a shareholder must have purchased shares before the ex dividend date.

People who purchase shares on the sharemarket on or after the ex dividend date are not entitled to the dividend. Conversely, if you sell shares on the sharemarket on or after the ex dividend date, you are still entitled to the dividend.

What happens on payment date?

This is the date on which steps are taken by the Company to pay the dividend to entitled shareholders.

Dividend History

Alternative Securities

ANZ Shares

Pay date Record date Dividend (AUD) Australian Franking level NZ Imputation
Credits per
Ordinary Share
(NZD)[1]
DRP price
(AUD)
ASX announcement
01/07/2014 13/05/2014 83¢ Fully franked @ 30% NZ 10 cents $33.30 30/05/2014
16/12/2013 13/11/2013 91¢ Fully franked @ 30% NZ 10 cents $31.83 29/10/2013
01/07/2013 15/05/2013 73¢ Fully franked @ 30% NZ 9 cents $28.96 30/05/2013
19/12/2012 14/11/2012 79¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $23.64 27/11/2012
02/07/2012 16/05/2012 66¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $20.44 29/05/2012
16/12/2011 16/11/2011 76¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $19.09 29/11/2011
01/07/2011 18/05/2011 64¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $21.69 31/05/2011
17/12/2010 10/11/2010 74¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $22.60 23/11/2010
01/07/2010 12/05/2010 52¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $21.32 25/05/2010
18/12/2009 11/11/2009 56¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $21.75 25/11/2009
01/07/2009 13/05/2009 46¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $15.16 26/05/2009
18/12/2008 12/11/2008 74¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $13.58  
01/07/2008 14/05/2008 62¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $20.82  
21/12/2007 14/11/2007 74¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $27.33  
02/07/2007 18/05/2007 62¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $29.29  
15/12/2006 15/11/2006 69¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $28.25  
03/07/2006 19/05/2006 56¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $26.50  
16/12/2005 14/11/2005 59¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $23.85  
01/07/2005 20/05/2005 51¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $21.85  
17/12/2004 12/11/2004 54¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $19.95  
01/07/2004 20/05/2004 47¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $17.84  
19/12/2003 13/11/2003 51¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $16.61  
01/07/2003 22/05/2003 47¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $18.48  
13/12/2002 07/11/2002 46¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $18.32  
01/07/2002 23/05/2002 39¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $19.24  
14/12/2001 08/11/2001 40¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $18.33  
02/07/2001 17/05/2001 33¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $15.05  
15/12/2000 09/11/2000 35¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $14.45  
03/07/2000 26/05/2000 29¢ Fully franked @ 30% N/A $11.62  
20/12/1999 19/11/1999 30¢ 80% @ 36% N/A $11.50  
05/07/1999 11/06/1999 26¢ 75% @ 36% N/A $10.95  
21/12/1998 20/11/1998 28¢ 60% @ 36% N/A $10.78  
06/07/1998 12/06/1998 24¢ 60% @ 36% N/A $10.64  
21/01/1998 12/12/1997 26¢ Fully franked @ 36% N/A $9.92  
07/07/1997 13/06/1997 22¢ Fully franked @ 36% N/A $9.77  
15/01/1997 12/12/1996 24¢ Fully franked @ 36% N/A $7.60  
08/07/1996 07/06/1996 18¢ 50% @ 36% N/A $5.59  
17/01/1996 15/12/1995 18¢ 33% @ 36% N/A $6.27  
10/07/1995 09/06/1995 15¢ 0% N/A $4.40  
20/01/1995 09/12/1994 14¢ 0% N/A $3.73  
11/07/1994 10/06/1994 11¢ 0% N/A $3.78  
21/01/1994 17/12/1993 10¢ 0% N/A $4.44  
12/07/1993 11/06/1993 10¢ 0% N/A $3.42  

Dividend Payout Ratio

Description Earnings per share[2] - basic Dividend payout ratio[3] Net tangible assets per ordinary share[4]
2013 121.5c 75.4% $13.48
2012 213.4c 69.30% $12.22
2011 208.2c 68.60% $11.44
2010 178.9c 71.6% $10.38
2009 131.0c 82.3% $11.02
2008 170.4c 82.7% $10.72
2007 224.1c 60.9% $9.36
2006 200.0c 62.6% $8.53
2005 169.5c 65% $7.77
2004 153.1c 67.5% $7.51
2003 142.4c 64.2% $7.49
2002 141.4c 57.8% $6.58
2001 112.7c 62.0% $5.96
2000 102.5c 59.1% $5.49
1999 86.9c 62.1% $5.21
1998 69.7c 67.8% $4.98
1997 65.8c 61.6% $4.59
1996 73.2c 55.5% $4.24
1995 67.1c 49.1% $3.94
1994 55.9c 46.4% $3.58
1993 13.5c 65.6% $3.43

Material on this page is intended only for general information and ANZ makes no warranty as to the accuracy of this information. The material is not intended to be relied on as a substitute for your own research. We do, however, welcome your feedback and suggestions concerning any of the material. Please contact investor.relations@anz.com.


  1. Where the table above refers to NZ imputation credits being attached to a dividend, it is important to note the NZ imputation credits are attached to the cash dividend payments and to the Dividend Amounts relating to all ordinary shares participating in that dividend (but are not attached in connection with ordinary shares participating in the Bonus Option Plan). ↩

  2. Periods prior to 2004 adjusted for the bonus elements of the November 2003 Rights Issue.  ↩

  3. From 2003, the dividend payout ration includes the final dividend proposed but not provided for in accordance with changes to accounting standards effective from the September 2003 financial year.  ↩

  4. Equals shareholders' equity less preference share capital, goodwill, software and other intangible assets divided by the number of ordinary shares. For periods prior to 2005, this equals shareholders' equity less preference share capital and unamortis.  ↩