Annual Review and summary financial statement

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Information for shareholders

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Dividends for the year ended 31 March 2005

  • Interim dividend of 3.9 pence per share paid on 7 February 2005.

  • Final dividend proposed of 6.5 pence per share payable on 5 September 2005.

Calendar of key dates

 

 

Financial year end

31 March 2005

 



 

Annual General Meeting

13 July 2005

 



 

Results announcements for the year ended 31 March 2006

 

 



 

First quarter

28 July 2005

 



 

Second quarter and half year

10 November 2005



 

Third quarter and nine months

February 2006



 

Fourth quarter and full year

May 2006



 

2006 report and accounts published

June 2006



 

 

 

 

Dividends for the financial year ended 31 March 2005

 

 



 

Interim

 

 



 

3.9 pence per share paid

7 February 2005

 



 

Final

 

 



 

Record date

5 August 2005

 



 

6.5 pence per share (proposed payable)

5 September 2005

 



 

* Dates are based on present expectations

 

 

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Contact BT
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Telephone
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Other publications
BT produces a series of reports on its financial, business, social and environmental performance. Most of these can be found on our website at www.bt.com/aboutbt. Contact the shareholder Helpline for printed copies, where available.

BT produces a series of reports on its financial, business, social and environmental performance. Most of these can be found on our website at www.bt.com/aboutbt. Contact the shareholder Helpline for printed copies, where available.

Special needs
An audio cassette version of the Annual Review (including extracts from the 2005 Notice of Annual General Meeting) has been produced for shareholders with special needs. To obtain a copy of this cassette, please contact the Shareholder Helpline.

ShareGift
The Orr Mackintosh Foundation operates a charity donation scheme for shareholders with small parcels of shares which may be uneconomic to sell. Details of the scheme are available from ShareGift at www.sharegift.org or by telephone on 020 7337 0501. Details can also be obtained from the Shareholder Helpline.

Unclaimed Assets Register
BT subscribes to this search facility for financial assets that have become separated from their owners. The register donates a proportion of its public search fees to charity via ShareGift. Further information can be found at www.uar.co.uk or telephone 0870 241 1713.

Capital gains tax
The rights issue in June 2001 adjusted the value of your BT shares for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes. An explanatory leaflet is available from the Shareholder Helpline.

The demerger of O2 in November 2001 adjusted the value of your BT shares for CGT purposes. For CGT calculations the base cost of the BT Group shares and O2 shares is calculated by multiplying the acquisition cost of the BT shareholding by 77.544% for the BT Group shares, and 22.456% for the O2 shares. This is in accordance with the confirmed opening prices for BT Group and O2 shares following the demerger.

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Other publications BT produces a series of reports on its financial, business, social and environmental performance. Most of these can be found on our website. Contact the Shareholder Helpline for printed copies, where available.

Consumer services
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