Q When is the next BT Group dividend due?
A BT's dividends have historically been paid twice yearly, in February and September (see dates and payments for past dividends).
Details of dividends are normally first given in BT Group's half-year and preliminary year end financial results announced in November and May, respectively. See the calendar of Key dates.
Q How much is the next dividend going to be?
A Details of forthcoming dividends are generally announced in November and May with BT's half-year and preliminary annual financial results (see above). See also the calendar of Key dates. The Shareholder Helpline will be able to give you the dividend information after these dates.
Q Can I have my dividends paid as extra shares?
A Yes. BT has a dividend investment plan that allows shareholders to obtain additional BT shares instead of receiving cash dividends. Since shares are bought in the market, rather than issued from unissued share capital, there is a charge of 1% of the amount used to buy the shares (minimum £1.50). This charge includes 0.5% stamp duty.
Full details of how you can elect to receive shares instead of cash dividends are given in the explanatory booklet on the dividend investment plan.
Q I have found an out-of-date BT dividend cheque; what do I do?
A The cheque should be returned to our registrars Equiniti with a covering letter asking them to re-issue the cheque. There is a charge for reissuing cheques. Any dividends unclaimed for 10 years are forfeited and returned to BT.
Q Can BT pay my dividends directly into my bank or building society account?
A If you have signed up to e-shareholding you give or amend instructions to pay your dividends directly into your bank or building society account - securely - online.
Individual shareholders with less than 2,500 shares, and current BT employees, can amend payment instructions with a quick, free phone call to our Shareholder Helpline. Alternatively, you can complete a Dividend payment form and post it to Equiniti.
Q I have my dividends paid directly to a bank or building society account. I have now changed my account; who do I notify?
A If you have signed up to e-shareholding you can amend your instructions securely online.
Individual shareholders with less than 2,500 shares, and current BT employees, can amend instructions with a quick free call to our Shareholder Helpline. Alternatively, you can complete a Dividend payment form and post it to our registrars Equiniti.