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Dividend

2016 Interim Dividend

The Commonwealth Bank's 2016 interim dividend will be paid on 31 March 2016.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (the Group) announced a fully franked interim dividend of $1.98 per share on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, payable to owners of ordinary shares on the register at the close of business on 18 February 2016 ("Record Date"). The dividend is unchanged from the 2015 interim dividend paid on 2 April 2015. The dividend payout ratio (cash basis) is 70.8 per cent.

Shares purchased on or after the ex-dividend date of 16 February 2016 do not qualify for the dividend.

The Group's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will continue to operate. Any change to your participation must be received by the DRP Record Date of 19 February 2016.

No discount will be applied to shares issued under the DRP for this dividend.

Announcement 2016 interim dividend - Notification of dividend/distribution

New Zealand imputation credits of NZ$0.09 per share will be attached to the 2016 interim 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 cash dividends to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom by direct credit which is safe, efficient and secure. If you do not provide your payment instructions by the record date of 18 February 2016 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 online at www.linkmarketservices.com.au or by 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 Bank'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
31 Dec, 2015 $1.98 - - $72.68
30 Jun, 2015 $2.22 75.7% 75.1% $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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