Since its formation in 1970 CRH has consistently paid dividends to its shareholders, a track record spanning over 50 years.

The Group targets long-term dividend growth consistent with its progressive dividend policy.

Here you will find information about how and when dividends are paid by CRH.

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October 2022

2022 Interim Dividend of US$0.24 per Ordinary Share

Paid on 7 October 2022

May 2022

2021 Final Dividend of US$0.98 per Ordinary Share

Paid on 5 May 2022

October 2021

2021 Interim Dividend of US$0.23 per Ordinary Share

Paid on 8 October 2021

May 2021

2020 Final Dividend of US$0.93 per Ordinary Share

Paid on 5 May 2021

September 2020

2020 Interim Dividend of US$0.22 per Ordinary Share

Paid on 25 September 2020

April 2020

2019 Final Dividend of €0.63 per Ordinary Share

Paid on 28 April 2020

An Interim Dividend of US$0.24 per Ordinary Share will be paid on 7 October 2022 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 9 September 2022.

The 2022 interim dividend was declared in US Dollar and will be paid wholly in cash. If shareholders receive dividend payments in euro or Pounds Sterling, the exchange rate was set on 23 September 2022 (US$1: €1.0258 / US$1: GBP£0.9117).

The Interim dividend will be paid in Euro, Pounds Sterling and US Dollars to shareholders in accordance with their payment instructions. For certified shareholders, if no such instructions are in place, the currency for dividend payments will be based on shareholders’ addresses on CRH’s Share Register. In the case of shares held in the Euroclear Bank system, dividends will be paid automatically in Euro, unless a currency election is put in place. Investors holding CREST Depositary Interests (“CDI”s) should refer to the CREST International Service Description. In respect of the Interim Dividend, the latest date for receipt by the Company’s registrar of currency elections (and DWT exemption forms) was 16 September 2022. Earlier closing dates may apply to holders in Euroclear Bank and in CREST.

EventDate
Ordinary Shares quoted ex-dividend8 September 2022
Record Date for dividend9 September 2022
Latest date for receipt of currency elections16 September 2022
Latest date for receipt of completed bank mandate16 September 2022
Latest date for revocation of existing bank mandate16 September 2022
US Dollar to EURO/GBP exchange rate23 September 2022
Dispatch of dividend warrants6 October 2022
Dividend payment date7 October 2022



Dividends are paid to shareholders on the Register of Members on the record date for the dividend. An interim dividend is normally declared by the Board of Directors in August of each year and is generally paid in September/October. A final dividend is normally recommended by the Board of Directors following the end of the fiscal year to which it relates and, if approved by the shareholders at an AGM, is generally paid in April/May of that year.

The payment of future cash dividends will be dependent upon future earnings, the financial condition of the Group and other factors.

Shareholders who wish to have their dividends paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer, can do so. The benefits and steps to register for electronic payments are set out in the Electronic Payments Leaflet.

While dividends are declared in US Dollars, the default payment currency is Euro. In order to avoid costs to shareholders whose address, according to CRH’s Share Register, is in the UK and the US respectively, dividends are paid in Pounds Sterling and US Dollars (unless they require otherwise). Investors who hold their interests in the Company’s shares through the Euroclear Bank system or as CREST Depository Interests (“CDI”s) should refer to the Euroclear Bank Service Description or the CREST International Manual respectively or to the broker or custodian through whom they hold their shares if they wish to make a currency election.

Preference Shareholders
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 Withholding Tax
Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) (currently 25%) 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, Link Registrars Limited. Investors who hold their interests in the Company’s shares through Euroclear Bank or as CDI, and who are entitled to a DWT exemption, should refer to the Euroclear Bank Service Description or the CREST International Manual respectively or to the broker or custodian through whom they hold their shares in order to arrange for their dividends to be exempted.

Further details on DWT exemptions and all relevant forms can be obtained from the Irish Revenue Commissioners’ website - www.revenue.ie.

YearInterim dividend per shareFinal dividend per shareTotal dividend per shareDividend Cover1
2021$0.23$0.98$1.212.7x
2020$0.22$0.93$1.151.2x
2019€0.20€0.63€0.832.9x
2018€0.196€0.524€0.724.2x
2017€0.192€0.488€0.683.3x
2016€0.188€0.462€0.652.3x
2015€0.185€0.44€0.6251.4x
2014€0.185€0.44€0.6251.3x
2013€0.185€0.44€0.6250.95x2
2012€0.185€0.44€0.6251.2x
2011€0.185€0.44€0.6251.3x
2010€0.185€0.44€0.6251.0x
2009€0.185€0.44€0.6251.4x

1 Represents earnings per Ordinary Share divided by dividends per Ordinary Share

2 Before impairment charges and related tax credit