21 June 2021
Smiths News PLC
(Smiths News or the Company)
Declaration of Dividend
Following guidance within the Company's interim financial results published on 5 May 2021, the Board today announces the declaration of an interim dividend for FY2021 of 0.5p per ordinary share, which will be paid on 30 July 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 2 July 2021. The ex-dividend date will be 1 July 2021. Details of a final dividend for FY2021 is expected to be announced within the Company's preliminary financial results to be published on 4 November 2021, payment of which will be subject to the approval of shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting scheduled for 20 January 2022.
Smiths News PLC
Jonathan Bunting, Chief Executive Officer
Tony Grace, Chief Financial Officer
Richard Oldworth / Jamie Hooper / Toto Berger
020 7466 5000
About Smiths News PLC
Smiths News PLC and its core business, Smiths News, is the UK's largest newspaper and magazine wholesaler, with an approximate 55 per cent. market share. It distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of the major national and regional publishers, delivering to approximately 24,000 customers across England and Wales on a daily basis. The speed of turnaround and the density of Smiths News' coverage is critical to one of the world's fastest physical supply chains.
Ancillary businesses include: Dawson Media Direct (DMD) which supplies airlines and travel points in the UK; and Instore, which offers field marketing services to retailers and suppliers across the UK.
Person responsible for arranging release of this announcement:
Stuart Marriner, General Counsel & Company Secretary
Smiths News plc
Cherry Orchard North
email: [email protected]