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Fonterra Shareholders Fund Dividend History.



Please note that the bar chart below utilizes only the declared dividend and any Special dividend.  It DOES NOT include

imputation credits (for NZ residents) and /or supplementary dividends (which are for non residents).  Information on

Imputation credits and Supplementary dividends may be either found further down this page or on the NZX website.


Dividend per share (cents)FY16FY15FY14FY13FY12
Interim Dividend201051612
Final Dividend20*1551620
Total Annual Dividend4025103232

* 10 cents per share paid in June and September


The Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited Dividend Reinvestment Plan allows farmer shareholders to receive shares in lieu of all or part of a cash dividend. The Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund (Fund) Distribution Reinvestment Plan allows unit holders to receive units in lieu of all or part of a cash distribution.


Fonterra`s Board seeks to maintain a consistent dividend stream in the normal course of events. This is expected to be between 65% to 75% of adjusted Net Profit After Tax over time. In considering payment of the dividend, the Board will have regard to all relevant factors, but in particular:

  • Any non-recurrent items that affect profit after tax;
  • Average dividends paid over the previous three years;
  • Near-term earnings projections, investment priorities and gearing targets; and
  • Any other factors the Board considers relevant, including existing or likely market conditions that may impact Fonterra or our shareholders.

The Board has indicated that it will target 40% to 50% of the annual dividend to be paid at the half year.

The Fonterra Board has the discretion to distribute any surplus capital to shareholders by way of a Special Dividend or other alternative distribution methods.

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