Ten FTSE 100 firms return to dividend list but huge income deficit remains
The engineering conglomerate said it will return to the dividend list with a 35p per share payment.
This included an 11p per share interim dividend that, back at the end of March, the group said it would not pay as trading at that time was affected “to some extent” by early disruption from coronavirus and this was said to be “accelerating”.
This follows announcements from fellow Footsie constituents BAE Systems PLC (LON:BA.) earlier this month, and Aviva PLC (LON:AV.), Mondi PLC (LON:MNDI), Persimmon PLC (LON:PSN), Smurfit Kappa PLC (LON:SKG) and WPP PLC (LON:WPP) in August and Bunzl PLC (LON:BNZL) in July, also giving details of their planned resumption of shareholder payouts.