We aim to deliver attractive returns to our shareholders through our twice-yearly dividend

Over the years our proven growth strategy and capacity to deliver substantial free cash flow has enabled us to adopt a progressive dividend policy and we are proud of our long track record of dividend growth. Our target dividend cover is around two times underlying earnings.

Below you can find details of recent dividends paid or announced, details of our dividend re-investment plan and also a handy tool, which allows you to calculate the value of your latest dividend.

There are currently over £500,000 of unclaimed dividends outstanding, and any that have not been claimed for 12 years revert back to Greene King.  If you aren’t sure whether you’ve had all your dividends over the past 12 years, please contact the registrars who will be able to issue new cheques for you, and help you set up a dividend mandate so that future dividends are paid directly to your bank account.


Dividend type


Ex-dividend date

Payment date

Interim 8.80p 6 December 2018 18 January 2019
Final 24.4p 1 August 2018 14 September 2018
Interim 8.80p 7 December 2017 19 January 2018
Final 24.4p 10 August 2017 15 September 2017
Interim 8.80p 15 December 2016 20 January 2017



12 August 2016

12 September 2016



17 December 2015

22 January 2016



13 August 2015

14 September 2015



18 December 2014

23 January 2015



13 August 2014

15 September 2014



18 December 2013

24 January 2014



7 August 2013

9 September 2013



19 December 2012

25 January 2013



8 August 2012

10 September 2012



21 December 2011

27 January 2012



10 August 2011

12 September 2011



22 December 2010

28 January 2011



11 August 2010 

13 September 2010



24 December 2009

29 January 2010


Dividend Re-Investment Plan

Our Dividend Re-Investment Plan (DRIP) is a convenient, easy and cost effective way to build up your shareholding by using your cash dividends to buy more shares in Greene King plc.

How does the plan work?

The DRIP is provided by Link Asset Services, a trading name of Link Market Services Trustees Limited (Link). If you decide to participate in the DRIP, your dividends will be will be used by Link to buy shares in Greene King plc on your behalf. Any of your dividend left over which is insufficient to purchase a whole share will be carried forward and held, without interest, in a Client Money bank account.

The DRIP commission charged by Link is 1% of the purchase price of the shares, with a minimum charge of £2.50.  This is exclusive of Stamp Duty Reserve Tax at 0.5% of the deal value. Costs are deducted at source before the new shares are purchased.

What are the benefits?

You can increase your shareholding in Greene King plc over the long term at lower dealing commission rates than are generally available through retail brokers.

The DRIP provides an alternative method of dividend payment for shareholders in qualifying countries who may have difficulty cashing sterling cheques due to high bank charges.

This is not a recommendation to buy shares and this service may not be suitable for all investors. Terms, conditions and risks apply.  

The value of shares and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not recover the amount of money you invest. Past performance should not be seen as indicative of future performance. This arrangement should be considered as part of a diversified portfolio.

Find out more

Any shareholder requiring further information should contact Link Asset Services on +44 (0)371 664 0381 (Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls from outside the UK are charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open from 9am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays in England and Wales.) Email shares@linkgroup.co.uk. Visit www.signalshares.com

Foreign Currency Cash Dividends

Our Registrars are now able to make electronic dividend payments into certain overseas territories in local currency. More details are available by contacting the Registrars on +44 20 8639 3405, by emailing ips@linkgroup.co.uk or by visiting the website www.signalshares.com

Dividend Calculator