Dividends

In this section you can view details of our recent dividend payments and our policy for making cash returns to our investors.

A progressive policy

IG remains a highly cash-generative business, and as such we’re able to invest in strategic growth initiatives and continually improve our technology and customer experience, while maintaining a progressive dividend policy.

We have sought to reflect this in the direct cash returns to our shareholders. The board intends to pay out approximately 70% of Group earnings as an ordinary dividend, with the interim dividend each year set at approximately 30% of the prior year’s full-year dividend.

At the time of our first-half results in January 2015, despite the impact of the Swiss franc event, the board made clear its intention to hold the 2015 full-year dividend flat on 2014 at 28.15 pence, and so the board has recommended a final dividend of 19.70 pence for the 2015 financial year.

Shareholder value

The graph below represents the change in the value of three nominal investments of £100, made on 1 June 2009, in IG Group Holdings plc and in the FTSE 350 Financial Services and FTSE 250 indices respectively. As IG Group is a member of these indices, it is appropriate to compare our performance against them. The closing values at 31 May 2015 represent the value of each nominal holding at that date, and reflect the change in the share price and the value of dividend income reinvested over the period.

Line chart comparing IG, FTSE 250 and FTSE 350 financial performances | Dividends | IG Group

Reinvestment plan

You can use your cash dividend to purchase more IG Group shares through our dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP).

The DRIP is managed by Computershare, who handle our shareholder administration. At each dividend payment date, Computershare will calculate the number of shares that can be bought with your dividend at current market prices (after deducting costs and expenses) and then purchase this number of shares on your behalf. Any cash balance remaining after the purchase of shares will be retained, without interest, and added to your next dividend.

For dates and deadlines relating to the DRIP, see a list of important company dates.

For more information about the plan and for details of how to participate, contact Computershare using the details below:

Computershare Investor Services plc 
The Pavilions 
Bridgwater Road 
Bristol 
BS99 6ZZ 
United Kingdom

Website: www.investorcentre.co.uk 
Shareholder helpline: +44 (0)371 495 20321

You can access Computershare's shareholder FAQ’s on its website.

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Key dates

Refer to our financial calendar, which outlines the planned releases of interim management statements and trading updates for the current financial year, as well as the date of our annual general meeting.

Annual general meetings

Read full details of the resolutions proposed and subsequent voting results of previous annual general meetings.

Shareholder administration

Who to contact if you have any queries concerning your shareholding in IG Group.

1Calls to this number cost no more than a national rate from any type of phone or provider. If in doubt, you should check with your phone line provider as to the exact cost involved for you to call this number.  Lines are open 8.30am – 5.30pm, Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays.