Dividend Information

FY2017 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 17 November 2016 an ordinary dividend of US10.0 cents per share ("FY2017 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 24 February 2017 to security holders registered at the 21 December 2016 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 20 December 2016.

FY2016 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 19 May 2016 an ordinary dividend of US29.0 cents per share ("FY2016 second half dividend").  The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 5 August 2016 to security holders registered at the 9 June 2016 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 8 June 2016.

James Hardie announced on 19 November 2015 an ordinary dividend of US9.0 cents per share ("FY2016 first half dividend").  The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 26 February 2016 to security holders registered at the 23 December 2015 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 21 December 2015.

FY2015 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 19 November 2014 an ordinary dividend of US8.0 cents per share ("FY2015 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 27 February 2015 to security holders registered at the 23 December 2014 record date.

James Hardie announced on 21 May 2015 an ordinary dividend of US27.0 cents per share ("FY2015 second half dividend") and a full year special dividend of US22.0 cents per share.   The dividends are payable in Australian currency on 7 August 2015 to security holders registered at the 11 June 2015 record date.

The FY2015 first half dividend, FY2015 second half dividend and FY2015 full year special dividend were paid in Australian dollars to all securityholders except ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency.

General Dividend Information

For information relating to the application of Irish Dividend Withholding Tax to the FY2015 first half dividend and future dividends, please click here.

Information relating to the FY2013 ordinary and special dividend and earlier fiscal years can be found here.

Increase in Dividend Payout Ratio

For dividends payable in respect of FY2014 and future financial years, the dividend payout ratio has increased from between 30% and 50% to between 50% and 70% of annual net operating profit (excluding asbestos adjustments).

Payment of dividends by direct credit

It is James Hardie's policy that Australian registered securityholders will only be paid dividends by direct credit into their nominated bank account.

If an Australian registered securityholder has not provided direct credit instructions, they will receive a dividend statement setting out the amount owing to them. The dividend amount will be retained and only be paid once the share registry has received the securityholder’s direct credit instructions.

Securityholders wishing to provide their direct credit details or change their dividend instructions must provide those details to James Hardie’s share registry. This can be done online at www.investorcentre.com.au or by completing and returning the Direct Credit Form.

James Hardie has written to request direct credit details to all security holders who had not provided direct credit instructions.

Securityholders registered outside of Australia will be paid dividends by cheque, unless they have provided direct credit details.

Franking

Neither ordinary or special dividends are franked.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

There is no dividend reinvestment plan in place for ordinary or special dividends.

Further information– individual securityholders

Securityholders requiring further information about ordinary or special dividends should contact the company’s share registry, Computershare, on (within Australia) 1300 855 080 or (outside Australia) +61 3 9415 4000. 

Further information – custodians

Custodians wishing further information about the steps they should take prior to the record date should contact Computershare on 08 8236 2345 or on 08 8236 2334.

 

Enquiries

For investor relations and finance and corporate media enquiries, please fill out this form or email us at:

investor.relations@jameshardie.com.au