For details of the next dividend for ordinary shareholders click here and for American Depositary Receipts click here.
Amendments to American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Deposit Agreement
The Company has amended the deposit agreement under which the American Depositary Shares (ADS)s representing its ordinary shares are issued to allow a fee of up to $0.05 per ADS to be charged for any cash distribution made to ADS holders, including cash dividends, in line with common market practice in order to cover costs associated with the management of the ADR programme.
ADS holders who receive a cash dividend will be charged a fee, which will be deducted by the Depositary from interim and final cash dividends prior to distribution of the cash dividend.
A fee of $0.02 per ADR will be deducted from cash dividends for the 2015/16 final dividend.
For details of the last dividend paid to ordinary shareholders click here and for American Depositary Receipts click here.
The attached spreadsheet includes details of dividends paid by National Grid, National Grid Group and Lattice Group.
Ordinary Dividends Paid
ADS Dividends Paid
Scrip dividend scheme
For details of the scrip dividend scheme please visit the ordinary shareholders Dividends page.
ADS holders and stamp duty reserve tax (SDRT)
Previously, the ADS scrip reference price included a deduction of 1.5% SDRT but following a tax tribunal decision in 2012, HM Revenue & Customs no longer seek to impose 1.5% SDRT on issues of UK shares and securities to non-EU clearance services and depositary receipt systems. Any ADS holders who wish to seek a refund of SDRT that they have paid previously should speak to their tax advisor.