The board has noted that a significant part of the company's U.S. shareholder base may be subject to increased dividend taxation for 2013. In view of this, the board has decided to accelerate the dividend payment for Q4 such that the dividend can be paid out together with the Q3 dividend in December. The combined dividend of 78c per share will be paid on or about December 28 to shareholders of record as of December 20. The ex-dividend will be December 18. In view of the acceleration of the Q4 dividend payment, no additional dividend payment can be expected prior to the declaration of the Q1 dividend in FY13.
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