Ordinary share owners have received the following dividends in respect of each financial year:
|First interim dividend per ordinary share||5.19p||4.32p||3.60p||3.00p||2.50p|
|Second interim dividend per ordinary share||10.28p||9.13p||7.61p||6.34p||5.28p|
- Income access share arrangements have been put in place by the Company. The mechanics of the income access share arrangements
mean that the Company will declare a second interim rather than a final dividend. The Board has no plans to announce any additional
dividend in respect of the year ended 31 December 2008.
Share owners who hold more than 100,000 shares and who wish to receive their dividend from a UK source must make an election and should contact Computershare Investor Services for the relevant forms. Share owners who held 100,000 or fewer WPP ordinary shares on the date of admission of the Company’s shares to the London Stock Exchange or (if later) on the first dividend record date after they became share owners in the Company, will be automatically deemed to have elected to receive a UK-sourced dividend. All elections remain in force indefinitely unless revoked. Unless share owners have made, or are deemed to have made, an election under the Dividend Access Plan, their dividend will be paid from an Irish source and will be taxed accordingly.