Dividends


 2013 Interim Dividend – paid on 25 October 2013:

Chairman’s Letter re. Scrip Dividend Offer (PDF)
Scrip Dividend Election/Mandate Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions of Scrip Dividend Scheme (PDF)

2012 Final Dividend – paid on 13 May 2013:

Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders (PDF)
Scrip Dividend Election/Mandate Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions of Scrip Dividend Scheme (PDF)

Dividend Payments & History

Dividend payments

An interim dividend of 18.5c was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 25 October 2013.

Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) must be deducted from dividends paid by an Irish resident company, unless a shareholder is entitled to an exemption and has submitted a properly completed exemption form to the Company’s Registrars, Capita Registrars (Ireland) Limited (“Capita Registrars”). DWT applies to dividends paid by way of cash or by way of shares under a scrip dividend scheme and is deducted at the standard rate of Income Tax (currently 20%). Non-resident shareholders and certain Irish companies, trusts, pension schemes, investment undertakings and charities may be entitled to claim exemption from DWT. Copies of the exemption form may be obtained from Capita Registrars. Shareholders should note that DWT will be deducted from dividends in cases where a properly completed form has not been received by the record date for a dividend. Individuals who are resident in Ireland for tax purposes are not entitled to an exemption.

Shareholders who wish to have their dividend paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer, should complete the required dividend mandate form and submit it to Capita Registrars. A copy of the mandate form can be obtained from the shareholder services section of the CRH website, www.crh.com, under “Equity Investors”. Alternatively, shareholders can contact Capita Registrars to obtain a mandate form (see contact details below). Tax vouchers will be sent to the shareholder’s registered address under this arrangement.

Dividends are generally paid in euro. However, in order to avoid costs to shareholders, dividends are paid in Sterling and US Dollars to shareholders whose address, according to the Share Register, is in the UK and the United States respectively, unless they require otherwise.

Dividends in respect of 7% ‘A’ Cumulative Preference Shares are paid half-yearly on 5 April and 5 October.

Dividends in respect of 5% Cumulative Preference Shares are paid half-yearly on 15 April and 15 October.


Dividend history


2001 2002 2003 2004 Restated 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Reported Dividend per share (cent) 23.00 25.40 28.10 33.00 33.00 39.00 52.00 68.00 69.00 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5
Rights Issue Adjusted Dividend per share (cent) 20.74 22.90 25.34 29.76 29.76 35.17 46.89 61.31 62.22 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5
Dividend cover (times) (b) 5.0 4.7 4.3 4.4 5.0 4.8 4.3 3.9 3.4 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.2

(b) Represents earnings per Ordinary Share divided by dividends per Ordinary Share.