I agree with everything, except the pay date. I think I read from the website 11-17. I'm too lazy today to look it up again on the Total S.A. website. All I know is that they payout close to 6% div yearly. They aren't about to lower it cause it's not even half of their profits and too many European pensions depend on these divs. One of the best places to make money and hedge with the dividend.