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Dividend information

2017 Final Dividend

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced a fully franked final dividend of $2.30 per share on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, taking the full year dividend to $4.29 and representing a dividend payout ratio (cash basis) of 75 percent.

The 2017 final dividend will be paid on 29 September 2017. The ex-dividend date is 16 August 2017.

The Record Date for the 2017 final dividend is 17 August 2017 (5pm AEST).

The Group's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will continue to operate. CBA announced a 1.5% discount to the market price of additional shares issued under the DRP for the final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2017. The deadline for notifying participants in the DRP is 18 August 2017.

Announcement 2017 final dividend - Notification of dividend/distribution (attach document)


New Zealand imputation credits of NZ$0.09 per share will be attached to the 2017 final dividend. The imputation credit is only relevant for New Zealand resident taxpayers who meet certain requirements. If you require further information, we recommend you talk to your tax advisor or the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

Direct Credit Policy

The Bank pays dividends to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom by direct credit which is fast, safe and secure. If you do not provide your payment instructions by the Record Date of 17 August 2017 and you are not a full Dividend Reinvestment Plan participant, your dividend will be held on your behalf in a non-interest bearing account. Payment of your dividend into your nominated bank account will be made as soon as possible after receipt of your payment instructions.

We encourage you to keep your payment details up to date. Changes to your dividend payment instructions can be made quickly and simply online at www.linkmarketservices.com.au, by email cba@linkmarketservices.com.au or in writing to Link Market Services at Locked Bag A14, Sydney South NSW 1235.

Other important upcoming dates are available to view and add to your calendar via the Group’s financial calendar.


Dividend history of Commonwealth Bank fully paid ordinary shares

Half year ended Dividend
per share
Full year
payout ratio
(statutory)
Full year
payout
ratio (cash)
DRP Price
30 Jun, 2017 $2.30 74.6% 75% -
31 Dec, 2016 $1.99 - - $83.21
30 Jun, 2016 $2.22 78.4% 76.5% $72.95
31 Dec, 2015 $1.98 - - $72.68
30 Jun, 2015 $2.22 75.8% 75.2% $74.75
31 Dec, 2014 $1.98 - - $91.26
30 Jun, 2014 $2.18 75.5% 75.1% $80.39
31 Dec, 2013 $1.83 - - $75.26
30 Jun, 2013 $2.00 77.4% 75.9% $73.42
31 Dec, 2012 $1.64 - - $68.76
30 Jun, 2012 $1.97 76.0% 75.8% $54.54
31 Dec, 2011 $1.37 - - $48.81
30 Jun, 2011 $1.88  78.3% 73.2% $47.48
31 Dec, 2010 $1.32  - - $52.92
30 Jun, 2010 $1.70  79.7% 73.9% $51.75
31 Dec, 2009 $1.20  - - $53.56
30 Jun, 2009 $1.15  73.1% 78.2% $44.48
31 Dec, 2008 $1.13  - - $28.45
30 Jun, 2008 $1.53  74.1% 75.0% $42.41
31 Dec, 2007 $1.13  - - $39.44
30 Jun, 2007 $1.49  75.2% 74.2% $54.80
31 Dec, 2006 $1.07  - - $50.02
30 Jun, 2006 $1.30  73.3% 70.5% $45.24
31 Dec, 2005 $0.94  - - $43.89
30 Jun, 2005 $1.12  77.0% 74.9% $37.19
31 Dec, 2004 $0.85  - - $35.90
30 Jun, 2004 $1.04 93.5%  89.1% $30.14
31 Dec, 2003 $0.79  - - $31.61
30 Jun, 2003 $0.85  97.7% 75.9% $28.03
31 Dec, 2002 $0.69  - - $24.75
30 Jun, 2002 $0.82  71.7% 76.2% $31.92
31 Dec, 2001 $0.68  - - $31.96
30 Jun, 2001 $0.75  71.2% 75.5% $28.79
31 Dec, 2000 $0.61  - - $30.82
30 Jun, 2000 $0.72  53.0% 85.3% $27.31
31 Dec, 1999 $0.58  - - $24.42
30 Jun, 1999 $0.66  74.7% 72.4% $24.75
31 Dec, 1998 $0.49  - - $24.50
30 Jun, 1998 $0.58  87.6% 73.7% $18.79
31 Dec, 1997 $0.46  - - $18.06
30 Jun, 1997 $0.57  87.3% 75.3% $14.55
31 Dec, 1996 $0.45  - - $12.51
30 Jun, 1996 $0.52  78.1% 75.2% $10.64
31 Dec, 1995 $0.38  - - $9.96
30 Jun, 1995 $0.46  77.2% n/a $9.86
31 Dec, 1994 $0.36  - - $8.92
30 Jun, 1994 $0.36  78.0% n/a $6.93
31 Dec, 1993 $0.24   - $7.81
30 Jun, 1993 $0.22  81.2% n/a $8.86
31 Dec, 1992 $0.20  - - $7.56
30 Jun, 1992 $0.20  77.7% n/a $5.62
31 Dec, 1991 $0.20  - - $6.64

 

 

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