Dividends


2016 Final Dividend – paid on 5 May 2017:

Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders (PDF)    
Final Dividend Scrip Form (PDF)    
Terms and Conditions of Scrip Dividend Scheme (PDF)

Dividend Payments & History

Dividend payments

A final dividend of 46.2c was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 5 May 2017.

Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) must be deducted from dividends paid by an Irish resident company, unless a shareholder is entitled to an exemption and has submitted a properly completed exemption form to the Company’s Registrars, Capita Asset Services (the “Registrars”). DWT applies to dividends paid by way of cash or by way of shares under a scrip dividend scheme and is deducted at the standard rate of Income Tax (currently 20%). Non-resident shareholders and certain Irish companies, trusts, pension schemes, investment undertakings and charities may be entitled to claim exemption from DWT. Copies of the exemption form may be obtained from the Registrars. Shareholders should note that DWT will be deducted from dividends in cases where a properly completed form has not been received by the record date for a dividend. Individuals who are resident in Ireland for tax purposes are not entitled to an exemption.

Shareholders who wish to have their dividend paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer, should complete the required dividend mandate form and submit it to the Registrars. A copy of the mandate form can be obtained from the shareholder services section of the CRH website, www.crh.com, under “Equity Investors”. Alternatively, shareholders can contact the Registrars to obtain a mandate form. Tax vouchers will be sent to the shareholder’s registered address under this arrangement.

Dividends are generally paid in euro. However, in order to avoid costs to shareholders, dividends are paid in Sterling and US Dollars to shareholders whose address, according to the Share Register, is in the UK and the United States respectively, unless they require otherwise.

Dividends in respect of 7% ‘A’ Cumulative Preference Shares are paid half-yearly on 5 April and 5 October.

Dividends in respect of 5% Cumulative Preference Shares are paid half-yearly on 15 April and 15 October.

Dividend history


Restated 2006 Restated 2007 Restated 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014  2015
Reported Dividend per share (cent) 52.0 68.0 69.0 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5
 
Rights Issue Adjusted Dividend per share (cent) 46.9 61.3 62.2 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5
 
Dividend cover (times) (b) 4.3 3.9 3.4 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.2 0.95* 1.26 1.43 

(b) Represents earnings per Ordinary Share divided by dividends per Ordinary Share.

*Before impairment charges and related tax credit