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Dividends and Distributions

Dividends and Distributions information

Dividends (and some Distributions) paid by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank are expected to be franked. 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.

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

Other alternatives available to you

Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)

Instead of receiving your dividend in cash, the DRP allows you to use all or part of the amount available to purchase additional shares that rank equally with other ordinary shares.

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

Elections to participate in the DRP can be made directly through the Online Share Registry for those who are registered users of InvestorServe.

  • Log in under ‘Registered User Login’,
  • Go to ‘Payment Instructions’
  • and then ‘Reinvestment & Donations’ to update your participation preference.
  • If you are not a registered user you can register by selecting “Register Now”

To participate in the DRP you must agree to the terms and conditions of the plan.

For more information on how to change your DRP elections, please contact Bendigo and Adelaide Share Registry.

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 franking 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.

To participate in the Bonus Share Scheme you must agree to the terms and conditions of the plan.

Cash payments

If you elect to receive your dividend paid in cash, you will need to notify the Bank’s share registry of your nominated bank account details.

NOTE: Effective 1 January 2020, all dividend and interest cash payments are now made via direct credit into a shareholder’s nominated financial institution account. No cheque payments are made to shareholders.

Update your dividend instructions

Please contact the Bank's share registry Boardroom Pty Limited to update your dividend instructions.

Online (new users will need to register using your SRN/HIN)

By mail
Share Registry - Boardroom Pty Limited, GPO Box 3993  Sydney  NSW  2001

In person
The Bank’s Share Registry, Boardroom Pty Limited, Level 12, 225 George Street Sydney

By Facsimile
Within Australia: 1300 032 762
Outside Australia: +61 2 8023 5417

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237879. Any advice provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives and financial circumstances. You should consider whether it is appropriate for your situation. Information on this page can change without notice to you.
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