Upcoming Event Approximate Date1
Net Asset Backing Released monthly on or before 14th of month
Next Dividend

Whitefield's next dividend is due to paid on or around the 14th June 2017.
At the current time, Whitefield expects to pay dividends at the following rates:
Ordinary Shares (WHF) 8.5 cents per share, fully franked
8% Preference Shares (WHFPA) 4.0 cents per share, fully franked
Convertible Resettable Preference Shares (WHFPB) $3.50 per share, fully franked

3rd Quarter Report 3rd week of February 2017
Annual Report Last week of June 2017
1 All dates are approximate only and may be subject to change

Whitefield aims to pay dividends on Ordinary shares twice yearly, and has adopted this policy since 1988 following the introduction of the dividend imputation system.

Ordinary Class Shareholders may receive their dividends in cash (paid directly by EFT) or may elect to participate in the company’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and/or the company's Bonus Share Plan (BSP).

The company’s latest declared dividends are as follows:

Ordinary Shares

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Amount (cents)
24-Nov-2016 25-Nov-2016 12-Dec-2016 8.5

 

8% Cumulative Preference Shares

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Amount (cents)
24-Nov-2016 25-Nov-2016 12-Dec-2016 4.0

 

7% Convertible Resettable Preference Shares (CRPS)

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Amount (cents)
24-Nov-2016 25-Nov-2016 12-Dec-2016 350.0


Click here for the dividend history.

Ex-DatePayment DateOridnaryFrankingDRP/BSP
Price
8%
Preference
FrankingCRPSFranking
24-11-16 12-12-16 8.5 100% 415 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
27-05-16 14-06-16 8.5 100% 413 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
20-11-15 11-12-15 8.5 100% 406 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
22-05-15 12-06-15 8.5 100% 445 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
20-11-14 12-12-14 8.5 100% 405 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
26-05-14 13-06-14 8.5 100% 403 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
21-11-13 12-12-13 8.5 100% 389 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
17-05-13 11-06-13 8.5 100% 361 4.0 100% 350.00 100%
20-11-12 12-12-12 8.5 100% 287 4.0 100% 218.63 100%
15-05-12 06-06-12 8.5 100% 263 4.0 100%    
21-11-11 12-12-11 8.5 100% 242 4.0 100%    
05-04-11 29-04-11 8.5 100% - 4.0 100%    
16-11-10 07-12-11 8.5 100% 293 4.0 100%    
11-05-10 31-05-10 8.5 100% 302 4.0 100%    
17-11-09 07-12-09 8.5 100% 325 4.0 100%    
19-05-09 10-06-09 8.5 100% 271 4.0 100%    
10-11-08 28-11-08 8.5 100% 281 4.0 100%    
29-04-08 19-05-08 8.1 100% 353 4.0 100%    
02-11-07 19-11-07 8.0 100% 454 4.0 100%    
04-05-07 16-05-07 7.9 100% 451 4.0 100%    
01-11-06 13-11-06 7.8 100% 409 4.0 100%    
09-06-06 22-06-06 7.7 100% 397 4.0 100%    
07-11-05 17-11-05 7.2 100% 352 4.0 100%    
07-06-05 21-06-05 7.0 100% 354 4.0 100%    
01-11-04 10-11-04 6.8 100% 304 4.0 100%    
11-06-04 25-06-04 6.3 100% 300 4.0 100%    
17-11-03 27-11-03 6.3 100% 304 4.0 100%    
28-05-03 10-06-03 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
13-11-02 26-11-02 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
31-05-02 13-06-02 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
20-11-01 05-12-01 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
01-06-01 15-06-01 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
21-11-00 05-012-00 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
01-06-00 16-06-00 6.3 100%   4.0 100%    
17-11-99 01-12-99 6.0 100%   4.0 100%    
07-05-99 02-06-99 6.0 100%   4.0 100%    
13-11-98 04-12-98 5.5 100%   4.0 100%    
14-05-98 02-06-98 4.0 100%   4.0 100%    
13-11-97 27-11-97 3.7 100%   4.0 100%    
19-05-97 30-05-97 3.5 100%   4.0 100%    
14-11-96 28-11-96 3.3 100%   4.0 100%    
16-05-96 31-05-96 3.2 100%   4.0 100%    
14-11-95 29-11-95 3.0 100%   4.0 100%    
15-05-95 31-05-95 2.9 100%   4.0 100%    

 

Note:
Dividend amounts are in Australian cents.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan was introduced in August 2003.
The dividend Reinvestment Plan was not offered for the dividend payable 29th April 2011
CRPS were first issued on 14th August 2012

Bonus Share Plan was introduced in March 2015.

Whitefield’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan [DRP] allows Ordinary Class shareholders to have some or all of their dividend reinvested in Whitefield shares. Under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan, a shareholder receives Whitefield Ordinary Shares equivalent in value to their participating dividend in lieu of receiving cash.

The price at which shares are issued under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan is the weighted average market price of Whitefield’s Ordinary shares over the 5 trading days subsequent to the ex-dividend date of the Ordinary Shares (as detailed in the DRP Terms) less any discount applicable to the DRP as advised by the company from time to time.

Shareholders may elect to participate in Whitefield’s DRP by updating their DRP Participation status via submission of a hard copy form avauiable from the Share Registry or via the internet by visiting www.investorcentre.com.

Click here for the Terms and Conditions of the Dividend Reinvestment Plan.

Click here for the contact details of the Share Registry (Computershare Investor Services)

Whitefield’s Bonus Share Plan [BSP] allows Ordinary Class shareholders to forgo some or all of their dividend entitlement and instead be issued with additional Ordinary Shares equivalent in value to the foregone dividend.

The price at which shares are issued under the Bonus Share Plan is the weighted average market price of Whitefield’s Ordinary shares over the 5 trading days subsequent to the ex-dividend date of the Ordinary Shares (as detailed in the BSP Terms) less any discount applicable to the BSP as advised by the company from time to time.

Under Australian Tax Legislation, shares allotted under the BSP should not be deemed to be a dividend and in most circumstances should not be subject to Australian income tax at the time of allotment. By forgoing their dividend a participating shareholder will also not be entitled to franking credits or LIC Discount Capital Gain deductions to which they would otherwise have been entitled had the dividend been taken in cash. For Australian income tax purposes, shares issued under the BSP will affect the tax cost and taxable gain or loss on the subsequent disposal of any shares allotted under the BSP and the participating shares in relation to which the Bonus Shares were allotted.

While Whitefield is not able to provide income tax advice to specific shareholders, the Bonus Share Plan may be of interest to shareholders wishing to accumulate more Whitefield Ordinary Shares and who are subject to high marginal tax rates. Similarly in some circumstances the BSP may not suit the requirements of superannuation shareholdeers or those subject to lower marginal tax rates. However, each shareholder's tax circumstances are different.  Accordingly, it is extremely important for shareholders to consider their individual tax circumstances when assessing whether to particiapte in the BSP.  Whitefield does not warrant that participants in the BSP will gain any taxation advantage by participating in the BSP and recommends shareholders obtain professional taxation advice.

Shareholders may elect to participate in Whitefield’s BSP by updating their BSP Participation either via submission of a hard copy form available from the Share Regisry or via the internet by visiting www.investorcentre.com.

Click here for the Bonus Share Plan Terms and Conditions

Click here for the Class Ruling in relation to the Bonus Share Plan

Click here for the contact details of the Share Registry (Computershare Investor Services)

Changes to your shareholding details should be notified to Whitefield’s Share Registry. Changes may be performed over the internet via the Share Registry's online service www.investorcentre.com or via submission of hard copy form available from the Share Registry.

This includes changes in details relating to:

  • Change to Name
  • Chnage of Address (Issuer sponsored holders only).
  • Notification of TFN
  • Notification of Banking Details
  • Communication Preferences
  • Participation in Dividend Reinvestment Plan
  • Participation in the Bonus Share Plan

Note: if your holding is Broker Sponsored, indicated by an X at the start of your holder number you can only change your address via your sponsoring broker.
 

Off-market transfers can only be made on Issuer Sponsored Holdings, reference numbers starting with an 'I'.  If you wish to transfer a Broker Sponsored Holding, reference number starting with an 'X' you must contact your sponsoring broker.

Off-market share transfers must be submitted to the Company's Share Registry managed by Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited for processing.

Please note that in order to prevent the unauthorised transfer of shares, supporting documentation is required from the seller and these requirements are listed in the instructions accompanying the form.

An off-market transfer may also incur a fee.

A copy of the off-market transfer form and instructions is available by clicking here.

 

 

 

Whitefield’s share registry may be contacted as follows:

Internet

Please follow the prompts at: www.computershare.com

Mail

Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited 

Level 4, 60 Carrington Street

Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Phone/Fax

Enquiries (within Australia) 1300 850 505 or (outside Australia) +61 3 9415 4000

Facsimile +61 3 9473 2500

 

Most of the changes to your Whitefield holding details can be made securely online via the Share Registry's online service www.investorcentre.com

The following forms are made available for shareholders wishing to use them:

Please note that the Change of Address form can only be used for Issuer Sponosred Holdings (rerference numbers beginning with an 'I'), for Broker Sponsored Holdings (reference numbers beginning with an 'X') you must conatct your sponsoring broker.

Please ensure all forms are returned to the Share Registry at the address on the form to prevent any delay in processing.