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Dividend information


Dividends paid by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank carry a franked dividend. Under this system shareholders receive a credit for their proportion of the tax paid by the bank. You can use this system to offset your own tax liability.

The amount of franked credit received, in addition to the amount of dividend, should be included in your assessable income. However, a rebate is allowed in the tax payable to the extent of the franked credit. Details of the payment and franked credits will be forwarded to you with each dividend payment.

Alternatives available

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Instead of receiving your dividend in cash, the Dividend Reinvestment Plan allows you to use all or part of the amount available to purchase additional shares – that rank equally with other permanent shares.

You will be advised of the shares allotted and the franked amount involved.

Terms and conditions

Bonus Share Scheme

Under this scheme you can elect to receive bonus shares in place of cash or shares in the form of a dividend. This provides a tax-free distribution in the year of receipt and does not carry any franked credits.

Capital Gains Tax may apply on disposal unless the original shares were acquired before 20 September 1985. Shares issued under this plan rank equally with all other fully paid ordinary shares.

Terms and conditions

Credit to an account You can choose to have your dividend automatically credited to your nominated account. Notification is forwarded to your registered address with details of the amount of franked credit involved.
Payment by cheque

A cheque can be forwarded to you at your registered address, along with notification of the amount of franked credit involved.

 

Recording your dividend instructions

To ensure your dividend instructions are promptly recorded, all new shareholders should complete and return a Dividend Notification Advice Form to the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Share Registry.

Should your instructions not be received prior to the closing date for the determination of entitlements for the payment of a dividend, your instructions will not become effective until the next dividend payment.

If the Dividend Notification Advice is signed but no option is selected, it will be treated as a nomination to receive dividends by cheque.

The method of dividend payment can be varied at any time by writing to the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Share Registry at PO Box 480, Bendigo Victoria 3552.

Dividend history

The following table outlines the dividend history for the period since the introduction of the bank’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan in August 1988. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank ordinary shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with the code BEN.

Date Dividend Reinvestment Plan
(DRPAL)
Bonus Share Scheme
(BSPAL)
Share Purchase Plan
(@TOPU
/@SPPA)
Rights Issue Cents per share
30 March 2012 $7.36 $7.36     30.0
30 September 2011 $8.06 $8.06     30.0
31 March 2011 $8.95 $8.95     30.0
30 September 2010 $9.19 $9.19     30.0
31 March 2010 $9.59 $9.59     28.0
30 September 2009 $7.95 $7.95     15.0
15 September 2009       1:12 @ $6.75  
31 March 2009 $6.13 $6.13     28.0
30 December 2008     $10.00    
30 September 2008 $11.01 $11.01     37.0
6 May 2008     $9.60    
31 March 2008 $9.60 $9.60     28.0
28 September 2007 $14.87 $14.87     34.0
30 March 2007 $13.40 $13.40     24.0
29 September 2006 $13.62 $13.62     30.0
31 March 2006 $14.01 $14.01     22.0
30 September 2005 $11.07 $11.07     26.0
31 March 2005 $9.89 $9.89     19.0
30 September 2004 $9.74 $9.74     23.0
10 May 2004     $9.87    
31 March 2004 $9.87 $9.87     17.0
31 October 2003 $8.66 $8.66     20.0
30 April 2003 $7.52 $7.52     13.5
31 October 2002 $7.43 $7.43     17.0
30 April 2002 $6.67 $6.67     12.0
17 December 2001     $5.89    
31 October 2001 $5.81 $5.81     14.5
30 April 2001 $5.79 $5.79     11.5
28 February 2001         15.0
31 October 2000 $4.92 $4.92     13.5
28 April 2000 $4.81 $4.81     10.5
29 October 1999 $5.65 $5.65     12.5
30 April 1999 $5.82 $5.82     10.5
30 November 1998       1:6 @ $3.75*  
30 October 1998 $4.38 $4.38     11.5
29 May 1998     $3.67    
30 April 1998 $3.67 $3.67     10.0
31 October 1997 $3.77 $3.77     9.0
30 May 1997     $4.41    
30 April 1997 $4.41 $4.41     12.0
31 January 1997     $3.86    
29 November 1996     $3.75    
31 October 1996 $3.75 $3.75     12.0
31 May 1996     $3.54    
30 April 1996 $3.54 $3.54     11.0
30 November 1995     $3.40    
31 October 1995 $3.40 $3.40     11.0
31 May 1995     $2.89    
28 April 1995 $2.89 $2.89     10.0
30 November 1994     $2.71    
31 October 1994 $2.71 $2.71     10.5
6 June 1994     $3.27    
29 April 1994 $3.27 $3.27     9.5
29 October 1993 $3.01 $3.01     9.5
30 April 1993 $3.05 $3.05     9.5
30 October 1992 $2.80 $2.80     9.5
30 April 1992 $2.87 $2.87     9.5
16 December 1991       1:5 @ $2.00*  
31 October 1991 $2.28 $2.28     9.5
30 April 1991 $2.12 $2.12     11.5
31 October 1990 $2.14 $1.90     9.5
30 April 1990 $2.28 $2.02     9.5
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