Dividends

QBE pays cash dividends to shareholders resident in Australia and New Zealand by direct credit. Shareholders in other countries will receive cheque payments in Australian dollars.

Shareholders receive a dividend statement for tax records, either by post or by email, depending on the selected communications option.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan and Bonus Share Plan

Eligible shareholders can participate in QBE's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and Bonus Share Plan (BSP) when the plans are active.  The DRP enables shareholders to subscribe for additional shares. The BSP is a bonus share plan whereby the dividend entitlement is foregone for bonus shares in lieu of the dividend.

Eligibility

QBE shareholders who hold a minimum of 100 shares per registered holding at each dividend record date and have a registered address in Australia, New Zealand or reside in any other jurisdiction in which QBE is satisfied that it is lawful and practicable for that shareholder to participate in the DRP or BSP are eligible shareholders.

Ineligibility

At present, a shareholder who is recorded in QBE’s share register as having an address in either the USA (or its territories) or Canada (or its territories) is not an eligible shareholder.

If any shares are held by a person (nominee) who is recorded in QBE’s share register as having an address in either Australia or New Zealand on behalf of another person (beneficial owner) and the beneficial owner resides in and would, if registered as a shareholder, be recorded in QBE’s share register as having an address in the USA (or its territories) or Canada (or its territories), then neither the nominee nor the beneficial owner is an eligible shareholder.

Participation

Application forms for both the BSP and the DRP must be received by the Company's share registry, Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited, by 5:00pm on the relevant dividend record date.

Participants may change their election to participate in the DRP or BSP at any time. This  must be received by 5:00pm on the first business day following the relevant dividend record date.

Log on to Computershare's Investor Centre to provide and/or update your:

  • Direct credit details
  • TFN/ABN
Dividend payment history
Period end Date declared Cents per share Ex date Record date Payment date DRP/BSP price A$ Franking level %
 30/06/2019 15/08/2019 25 cents 22/08/2019 23/08/2019 04/10/2019 12.45 60
 
Period end Date declared Cents per share Ex date Record date Payment date DRP/BSP price A$ Franking level %
 31/12/2018 25/02/2019 28 cents 07/03/2019 08/03/2019 18/04/2019 12.41 60
 30/06/2018 16/08/2018 22 cents 23/08/2018 24/08/2019 5/10/2018  10.94  30
 
Period end Date declared Cents per share Ex date Record date Payment date DRP/BSP price A$ Franking level %
31/12/2017 26/02/2018 4 cents 08/03/2018 09/03/2018 20/04/2018 9.73 30
30/06/2017 17/08/2017 22 cents 24/08/2017 25/08/2017 29/09/2017 10.28 30
 
Period end Date declared Cents per share Ex date Record date Payment date DRP/BSP price A$ Franking level %
  31/12/2016 27/02/2017  33 cents 09/03/2017 10/03/2017 13/04/2017 12.81  50
30/06/2016 17/08/2016 21 cents 25/08/2016 26/08/2016 28/09/2016 9.79 50
 
Period end Date declared Cents per share Ex date Record date Payment date DRP/BSP price A$ Franking level %
31/12/2015 23/02/2016 30 cents 10/03/2016 11/03/2016 14/04/2016 10.74 100
30/06/2015 18/08/2015 20 cents 26/08/2015 28/08/2015 02/10/2015 12.96 100