Last year the announcement was on dec 12 . That was a monday.
Every announcement was between the 6th and 13th day of the month for the last seven q's.
Looks imminent, bought march30's today when the share price was at 31.55, cost me 1.95 .
In the past four years, the December dividend announcement was made between the 12th and the 19th of December. The last three days within that period fall into next week. It's still not certain when the announcement will be made; it could be this week yet or maybe next week --- there is precedent for both.
You of all people should know nothing is "for sure". I am hoping they wait until next week to announce...that should(but not "for sure"), secure the EX being after the 21st. That change would make about a 20k difference in my stocking....;-)