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An overview

Dividends are the regular financial returns to shareholders who invest in the company. When a company earns a profit, it can be put to two uses: either re-invested in the business (called retained earnings), or paid to the shareholders of the company as a dividend. Companies generally retain a portion of their profits and pay the remainder as a dividend. Companies listed on the stock exchange usually pay dividends in line with a fixed schedule, however, the directors may declare a dividend at any time, sometimes called a special dividend, to distinguish it from a regular one.

Dividends are usually paid in cash (by cheque or direct into your bank account). They can, however, be in shares in the company, either newly-created shares or existing shares bought in the market.

Marks & Spencer offers a number of methods of receiving your dividend one of which is our Dividend Re-investment Plan. This automatically uses the cash dividend to purchase additional shares for the shareholder. Further information regarding payment methods can be found under the tabs above.

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Dividends paid direct to your bank account

This is the M&S preferred option and is the quickest and most efficient way to receive your dividends. It saves waiting for the funds to clear and reduces the paper and postage we use. Using BACS (Bank Automated Clearing System) we are able to pay the your dividend straight to your account on the payment date.

The account information you provide will not be shared with third parties. It will be held by Equiniti as part of your shareholder account details.
Those selecting this method will receive a consolidated tax voucher at their registered address each January. However, we are able to send separate tax vouchers with each payment if preferred.
Online shareholder account

By setting up an online shareholder account with Equiniti (our registrar) you can manage your shareholding electronically. Equiniti offer a free and secure service offering a number of features. Register securely online with our registrar

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Dividends re-invested in shares

As an alternative to cash, you can receive future dividends in shares by participating in the Marks & Spencer Dividend Reinvestment Plan. If you would like to find out more about the plan, please go to our registrars website where there is a detailed feature on reinvesting your dividends. An online application form is also provided. 

Alternatively call our shareholder helpline on 0845 609 0810 and they will mail the information to you.

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Paid in a foreign currency

Equiniti, our registrar, have designed an Overseas Payment Service in conjunction with Citibank Europe. They are now able to provide dividend payments that are automatically converted into your local currency. For more information on the associated fees and how to apply go to shareview.co.uk.

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Ex-Date

Record

Date

Payment

Date

Dividend
Amount
(pence per
share) 

 28 May

2014

30 May

2014

11 Jul

2014

10.8p 

 13 Nov

2013

15 Nov

2013

10 Jan

2014 

6.2p 

29 May

2013

31 May

2013

 12 Jul

2013

10.8p

14 Nov

2012

16 Nov

2012

 11 Jan

2013

6.2p

30 May

2012

1 Jun

2012

13 Jul

2012

10.8p

16 Nov

2011

18 Nov

2011

13 Jan

2012

6.2p

1 Jun

2011

3 Jun

2011

15 Jul

2011

10.8p

17 Nov

2010

19 Nov

2010

14 Jan

2011

6.2p

2 Jun

2010

4 Jun

2010

16 Jul

2010

9.5p

11 Nov

2009

13 Nov

2009

8 Jan

2010

5.5p

27 May

2009

29 May

2009

10 Jul

2009

9.5p

12 Nov

2008

14 Nov

2008

09 Jan

2009

8.3p

28 May

2008

30 May

2008

11 Jul

2008

14.2p

14 Nov

2007

16 Nov

2007

11 Jan

2008

8.3p

30 May

2007

01 Jun

2007

13 Jul

2007

12.0p

15 Nov

2006

17 Nov

2006

12 Jan

2007

6.2p

31 May

2006

02 Jun

2006

14 Jul

2006

9.2p

16 Nov

2005

18 Nov

2005

13 Jan

2006

4.8p

01 Jun

2005

03 Jun

2005

15 Jul

2005

7.5p

17 Nov

2004

19 Nov

2004

14 Jan

2005

4.6p

02 Jun

2004

04 Jul

2004

16 Jul

2004

7.1p

12 Nov

2003

14 Nov

2003

09 Jan

2004

4.4p

28 May

2003

30 May

2003

18 Jul

2003

6.5p

13 Nov

2002

15 Nov

2002

10 Jan

200

4.0p

29 May

2002

31 May

2002

19 Jul

2002

5.8p

14 Nov

2001

16 Nov

2001

11 Jan

2002

3.7p

30 May

2001

01 Jun

2001

20 Jul

2001

5.3p

13 Nov

2000

17 Nov

2000

12 Jan

2001

3.7p

30 May

2000

05 Jun

2000

28 Jul

2000

10.7p

08 Nov

1999

12 Nov

1999

14 Jan

200

3.7p

24 May

1999

28 May

1999

30 Jul

1999

10.7p

09 Nov

1998

13 Nov

1998

15 Jan

1999

3.7p

26 May

1998

01 Jun

1998

31 Jul

1998

10.7p

10 Nov

1997

14 Nov

1997

16 Jan

1998

3.6p

27 May

1997

02 Jun

1997

01 Aug

1997

9.7p

11 Nov

1996

19 Nov

1996

17 Jan

 1997

3.3p

*Provisional dates