Dividends

QBE pays cash dividends to shareholders resident in Australia and New Zealand by direct credit. Shareholders in other countries will receive cheque payments in Australian dollars.

Shareholders receive a dividend statement for tax records, either by post or by email, depending on the selected communications option.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan and Bonus Share Plan

Eligible shareholders can participate in QBE's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and Bonus Share Plan (BSP) when the plans are active.  The DRP enables shareholders to subscribe for additional shares. The BSP is a bonus share plan whereby the dividend entitlement is foregone for bonus shares in lieu of the dividend.

Eligibility

QBE shareholders who hold a minimum of 100 shares per registered holding at each dividend record date and have a registered address in Australia, New Zealand or reside in any other jurisdiction in which QBE is satisfied that it is lawful and practicable for that shareholder to participate in the DRP or BSP are eligible shareholders.

Ineligibility

At present, a shareholder who is recorded in QBE’s share register as having an address in either the USA (or its territories) or Canada (or its territories) is not an eligible shareholder.

If any shares are held by a person (nominee) who is recorded in QBE’s share register as having an address in either Australia or New Zealand on behalf of another person (beneficial owner) and the beneficial owner resides in and would, if registered as a shareholder, be recorded in QBE’s share register as having an address in the USA (or its territories) or Canada (or its territories), then neither the nominee nor the beneficial owner is an eligible shareholder.

PARTICIPATION

Application forms for both the BSP and the DRP must be received by the Company's share registry, Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited, by 5:00pm on the relevant dividend record date.

Participants may change their election to participate in the DRP or BSP at any time. This  must be received by 5:00pm on the first business day following the relevant dividend record date.

Dividend reinvestment plan booklet 
Bonus share plan booklet 
Common features of DRP/BSP
QBE DRP and BSP patricipation form

Log on to Computershare's Investor Centre to provide and/or update your:

  • Direct credit details
  • TFN/ABN

Dividend payment history

Period end Date declared Cents per share Ex date Record date Payment date DRP/BSP price A$ Franking level %
30/06/2014 19/08/2014 15 cents 27/08/2014 29/08/2014 23/09/2014 11.52 100
31/12/2013 25/02/2014 12 cents 06/03/2014 13/03/2014 31/03/2014 12.52 100
30/06/2013 20/08/2013 20 cents 27/12/2013 02/09/2013 23/09/2013 15.10 100
31/12/2012 26/02/2012 10 cents 04/03/2013 08/03/2013 28/03/2013 13.55 100
30/06/2012 17/08/2012 40 cents 24/08/2012 30/08/2012 24/09/2012 12.58 15
31/12/2011 28/02/2012 25 cents 05/03/2012 09/03/2012 30/03/2012 12.05 25
30/06/2011 19/08/2011 62 cents 25/08/2011 31/08/2011 23/09/2011 13.36 10
31/12/2010 28/02/2011 66 cents 04/03/2011 10/03/2011 11/04/2011 16.79 10
30/06/2010 19/08/2010 62 cents 24/08/2010 30/08/2010 22/09/2010 16.34 15
31/12/2009 26/02/2010 66 cents 03/03/2010 10/03/2010 30/03/2010 20.75 20
30/06/2009 20/08/2009 62 cents 26/08/2009 01/09/2009 22/09/2009 21.91 20
31/12/2008 26/02/2009 65 cents 04/03/2009 11/03/2009 31/03/2009 15.98 20
30/06/2008 21/08/2008 61 cents 26/08/2008 01/09/2008 17/09/2008 23.43 20
31/12/2007 26/02/2008 65 cents 29/02/2008 06/03/2008 26/03/2008 21.29 50
30/06/2007 20/08/2007 57 cents 03/09/2007 10/09/2007 21/09/2007 33.83 60
31/12/2006 23/02/2007 55 cents 07/03/2007 14/03/2007 02/04/2007 30.90 60
30/06/2006 16/08/2006 40 cents 28/08/2006 01/09/2006 14/09/2006 N/A 60
31/12/2005 23/02/2006 38 cents 06/03/2006 10/03/2006 29/03/2006 20.44 50
30/06/2005 17/08/2005 33 cents 23/08/2005 29/08/2005 16/09/2005 16.47 50
31/12/2004 24/02/2005 30 cents 01/03/2005 07/03/2005 23/03/2005 14.65 50
30/06/2004 18/08/2004 24 cents 24/08/2004 30/08/2004 20/09/2004 12.20 50
31/12/2003 25/02/2004 22 cents 02/03/2004 09/03/2004 25/03/2004 10.99 30
30/06/2003 19/08/2003 20 cents 26/08/2003 01/09/2003 25/09/2003 9.60 15
31/12/2002 06/03/2003 18.5 cents 13/03/2003 19/03/2003 11/04/2003 7.96 12
30/06/2002 28/08/2002 16.5 cents 09/09/2002 13/09/2002 03/10/2002 6.92 12
31/12/2001 13/03/2002 13.5 cents 19/03/2002 25/03/2002 12/04/2002 6.92 15
30/06/2001 29/08/2001 16.5 cents 03/09/2001 07/09/2001 28/09/2001 10.07 25
31/12/2000 14/03/2001 16 cents 20/03/2001 26/03/2001 12/04/2001 10.07 30
30/06/2000 30/08/2000 15 cents 05/09/2000 11/09/2000 29/09/2000 8.36 35
31/12/1999 29/02/2000 14 cents 06/03/2000 10/03/2000 31/03/2000 6.84 10
30/06/1999 01/09/1999 18.5 cents 06/09/1999 10/09/1999 01/10/1999 5.54 50
31/12/1998 22/02/1999 8.5 cents 01/03/1999 05/03/1999 26/03/1999 6.00 50
30/06/1998 02/09/1998 18 cents 07/09/1998 15/09/1998 02/10/1998 5.98 50
31/12/1997 24/02/1998 8 cents 02/03/1998 11/03/1998 01/04/1998 5.97 50
30/06/1997 01/09/1997 20 cents 08/09/1997 16/09/1997 30/09/1997 7.81 50
31/12/1996 24/02/1997 9 cents 27/02/1997 07/03/1997 04/04/1997 6.18 50
30/06/1996 02/09/1996 17 cents 24/09/1996 02/10/1996 30/10/1996 6.48 50