US dividends

BT's dividends are normally paid twice a year, with final dividends paid in September, and interim dividends paid in February. The dividend payment for ADR holders is normally one week after the payment date for the ordinary shares and the amount is translated from Sterling into US dollars using exchange rates prevailing on the date the dividends were paid to holders of ordinary shares.

US dividend dates

 

Financial year

Dividend

Amount
US$ per ADR, net)

Ex-dividend date

Record date

Payment date

2013/2014

Final

1.187425

13 Aug 2014

15 Aug 2014

15 Sep 2014

 

Interim

0.533894

23 Dec 2013

27 Dec 2013

10 Feb 2014

2012/2013

Final

0.993935

7 Aug 2013

9 Aug 2013

10 Sep 2013

 

Interim

0.451390

24 Dec 2012

28 Dec 2012

11 Feb 2013

2011/2012

Final

0.884533

8 Aug 2012

10 Aug 2012

11 Sep 2012

 

Interim

0.390228

28 Dec 2011

30 Dec 2011

13 Feb 2012

2010/2011

Final

0.77715

10 Aug 2011

12 Aug 2011

13 Sep 2011

 

Interim

0.366424

29 Dec 2010

31 Dec 2010

14 Feb 2011

2009/2010

Final

0.683938

11 Aug 2010

13 Aug 2010

14 Sep 2010

 

Interim

0.338731

23 Dec 2009

29 Dec 2009

16 Feb 2010

2008/2009

Final

0.161412

12 Aug 2009

14 Aug 2009

15 Sep 2009

 

Interim

0.765106

24 Dec 2008

30 Dec 2008

17 Feb 2009

2007/2008

Final

1.833176

20 Aug 2008

22 Aug 2008

22 Sep 2008

 

Interim

1.02976

24 Dec 2007

28 Dec 2007

19 Feb 2008

2006/2007

Final

1.9718

22 Aug 2007

24 Aug 2007

24 Sep 2007

 

Interim

0.99144

27 Dec 2006

29 Dec 2006

20 Feb 2007

2005/2006

Final

1.414740

16 Aug 2006

18 Aug 2006

18 Sep 2006

 

Interim

0.74695

28 Dec 2005

30 Dec 2005

21 Feb 2006

2004/2005

Final

1.19489

3 Aug 2005

5 Aug 2005

13 Sep 2005

 

Interim

0.72356

29 Dec 2004

31 Dec 2004

14 Feb 2005

2003/2004

Final

0.93852

 

6 Aug 2004

14 Sep 2004

 

Interim

0.58963

 

30 Dec 2003

17 Feb 2004

2002/2003

Final

0.67307

 

8 Aug 2003

15 Sep 2003

 

Interim

0.36623

  31 Dec 2002

10 Feb 2003

The charts below show all BT's dividends since 1985.

British Telecommunications plc

 

Financial year

 

Dividend

 

Amount
US$ per ADR, net)

 

Payment date

 

2000/2001

Final

Passed

N/A

 

Interim

1.2575

20 Feb 2001

1999/2000

Final

1.8354

25 Sept 2000

 

Interim

1.3768

22 Feb 2000

1998/99

Final

1.9821

29 Sept 1999

 

Interim

1.3976

23 Feb 1999

1997/98

Final

2.0405

28 Sept 1998

 

Interim*

1.3092

26 Feb 1998

1996/97

Special

5.9500

29 Sept 1997

 

Final

2.0321

29 Sept 1997

 

Interim

1.3446

25 Feb 1997

1995/96

Final

1.8534

23 Sept 1996

 

Interim

1.2091

20 Feb 1996

1994/95

Final

1.7472

25 Sept 1995

 

Interim

1.6890

21 Feb 1995

1993/94

Final

1.6695

26 Sept 1994

 

Interim

1.0347

22 Feb 1994

1992/93

Final

1.5362

7 Oct 1993

 

Interim

1.0077

23 Feb 1993

1991/92

Final

1.8532

21 Sept 1992

 

Interim

1.1347

6 Mar 1992

1990/91

Final

1.5751

18 Sept 1991

 

Interim

1.1846

19 Feb 1991

1989/90

Final

1.4902

18 Sept 1990

 

Interim

0.8922

20 Feb 1990

1988/89

Final

1.0894

18 Sept 1989

 

Interim

0.8404

21 Feb 1989

1987/88

Final

1.1064

13 Sept 1988

 

Interim

0.7604

23 Feb 1988

1986/87

Final

0.9703

2 Oct 1987

 

Interim

0.6158

3 Mar 1987

1985/86

Final

0.7704

7 Oct 1986

 

Interim

0.5425

5 Mar 1986

1984/85

Final

0.6582

27 Aug 1985


Qualifying holders of ADSs on record as of 6 August 2004 are entitled to receive the final dividend paid on 6 September 2004. The US dollar amount of the final dividend of 53p per ADS paid to ADS holders, is based on the exchange rate in effect on 6 September 2004, the date of payment to holders of ordinary shares.

* To maintain the percentage return to shareholders following the payment in September 1997 of the US$5.95 per ADS special dividend, the level of the dividend was adjusted downwards from February 1998 compared with previous payments.