Dividends

36 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth

Although past performance is no guide to the future, Merchants has paid rising dividends to its shareholders for 36 consecutive years. It is one of the Association of Investment Companies’ Dividend Heroes – an elite list of investment trusts that have increased their dividends for 20 years or more. So, Merchants could be an attractive proposition for investors planning for retirement, looking to increase their savings or simply wanting to supplement their income. Please remember, however, that a ranking, a rating or an award provides no indicator of future performance and is not constant over time.

A Dividend Hero

A Dividend Hero

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released the latest list of dividend heroes – those investment companies that have increased their dividends each year for 20 years or more.

Merchants has been highlighted as having increased its dividend year on year for 36 consecutive years.

A ranking, a rating or an award provides no indicator of future performance and is not constant over time.

Last Four Dividend Payments per Share

Record date Payment date Value Label
13.07.2018 22.08.2018 6.40p 1st Quarterly
20.04.2018 30.05.2018 6.30p Final
26.01.2018 02.03.2018 6.20p 3rd Quarterly
06.10.2017 16.11.2017 6.20p 2nd Quarterly

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Dividend history (pence per share)

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Please note that Final dividends are paid in the following year.

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0.0640 Latest Dividend per Share (£)
22.08.2018 Payment date

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Discrete 12 Month Returns (%)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Share Price 3.0 -0.3 -3.8 17.1 15.6
NAV 2.3 3.7 -2.4 19.1 11.0
Benchmark 5.3 3.1 4.5 15.0 9.2

Source: Lipper, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return to 31.07.2018.1

1Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. You should not make any assumptions on the future on the basis of performance information. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.This investment trust charges 65% of its annual management fee to the capital account and 35% to revenue. This could lead to a higher level of income but capital growth will be constrained as a result.

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© Allianz Global Investors GmbH 2018, Registered Office: Frankfurt am Main, Register: HRB 9340, Local court: Frankfurt am Main. All Rights Reserved. The Merchants Trust PLC is incorporated in England and Wales. (Company registration no. 28276). Registered Office: 199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY. The Company is a member of the Association of Investment Companies - Category: UK Equity Income.