Dividends


2018 Final Dividend of 52.4 cent per Ordinary Share – paid on 30th April 2019:

Timetable of Events

Ordinary Shares quoted ex-dividend 14th March 2019
Record Date for Dividend 15th March 2019
Latest date for currency election
15th March 2019
Latest date for receipt of completed Bank Mandates
15th March 2019
Latest date for revocation of existing Bank Mandates 15th March 2019
Dispatch of dividend warrants 29th April 2019
Dividend payment date
30th April 2019

General Dividend Information

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, Link Asset Services. DWT 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 dividends paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer, can do so. Details on the benefits of electronic payments and the steps to register are available here.

Dividends are generally paid in euro. However, to avoid costs to shareholders, dividends are paid in Pounds Sterling and US Dollars to shareholders whose address, according to CRH’s Share Register, is in the UK and the US respectively (unless they require otherwise). However, where shares are held in the CREST system, dividends are automatically paid in euro unless a currency election is made.

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


2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  2018
Reported Dividend per share (cent) 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 65.0 68.0 72.0
 
Rights Issue Adjusted Dividend per share (cent) 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 65.0 68.0 72.0
 
Dividend cover (times) (b) 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.2 0.95* 1.26 1.43 2.3 3.3 4.2 

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

*Before impairment charges and related tax credit