Year ending 31 December 2012
On 7 August 2012, the Company announced its intention to return funds of approximately $500million to shareholders by way of a Special Dividend. On 14 September 2012 the details of the proposed Special Dividend, of US$1.72 (108.4 pence) per share to be accompanied by a Share Consolidation of 14 for 15 basis, were sent to all shareholders. At a General Meeting of the Company held on 8 October 2012 shareholders approved the Share Consolidation and related matters. The record date for both the Special Dividend and the Share Consolidation was 6pm on 8 October 2012. The Share Consolidation was effective on 9 October 2012 and the Special Dividend, was paid on 22 October 2012.