Performance

Dividends

Information on shareholder dividends.

Latest dividend

Aviva's interim dividend of 9.25p per share was paid to shareholders on 24 September 2018 to those shareholders on the register at 17 August 2018.

Payment Options

You can choose how you’d like to receive your dividends:

1.  Have your dividend paid in cash:

  • into your UK bank account
  • into your Eurozone bank account
  • through the Global Payment Service provided by our Registrar, Computershare. This option lets you take your dividends in one of 127 currencies. Visit www.investorcentre.co.uk/faq for more information, including fees.

2.  Join our Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP).

This option lets you use your dividends to buy more Aviva ordinary shares, instead of taking them as cash.

There’s no entry fee and you can leave at any time at no charge. If you join you will pay commission,  currently at 0.75% (subject to a minimum of £2.50), and stamp duty reserve tax, currently at 0.5%, on the market value of the Aviva ordinary shares we buy for you with your dividend payments. You can find full details in the DRIP terms and conditions.

If you’d like to join, do it online or by completing a form available from Computershare. You need to join at least 15 working days before a dividend payment date, or you’ll have to wait until your next dividend payment to get started. 

Please note: our DRIP is available to ordinary shareholders and members of the Aviva Share Account. Our service is for shareholders in the UK, most European countries and some countries outside Europe.  See clause 2.1 of our terms and conditions.

Tell us how you want us to pay your dividends

You need to tell us, through Computershare, how you’d like us to pay your dividends. If we don’t get your payment instruction, we’ll hold your dividends for you. Once we get your instruction, we’ll pay any unpaid dividends to you free of charge (subject to currency charges) .

If you have further questions regarding our dividends

Go to our frequently asked questions section to find out more about our dividends. 

Policy

Aviva usually pays final dividends in May each year and now pays interim dividends in September each year.  Any dividend paid is declared by the directors at the interim and final results announcement and, in the case of a final dividend, approved by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.

For the full year dividend for 2017, the Company has applied its policy to pay out 50% of operating earnings per share (EPS) as a dividend to shareholders. In November 2017, Aviva announced its intention to increase its pay-out ratio to 55-60% of operating EPS by 2020.

Current and historical dates

Aviva

Type Ex-dividend date Record date Payment date ADR Payment date Dividend pence per share 
Interim 15 Aug 19* 16 Aug 19* 26 Sep 19* 2 Oct 19* TBC 
Final  11 Apr 19* 12 Apr 19* 30 May 19* 5 Jun 19* TBC 
Interim  16 Aug 18 17 Aug 18 24 Sep 18 28 Sep 18 9.25p
Final  5 Apr 18 6 Apr 18 17 May 18 23 May 18 19.0p
Interim  5 Oct 17 6 Oct 17 17 Nov 17 23 Nov 17  8.40p 
Final 6 Apr 17 7 Apr 17 17 May 17 23 May 17 15.88p
Interim 6 Oct 16 7 Oct 16 17 Nov 16 23 Nov 16 7.42p
Final 7 Apr 16 8 Apr 16 17 May 16 23 May 16 14.05p
Interim 8 Oct 15 9 Oct 15 17 Nov 15 23 Nov 15 6.75p
Final 8 Apr 15 9 Apr 15 15 May 15 21 May 15 12.25p

 

* All dates are provisional until each dividend has been declared by the Board. 

Friends Life

Type Record date Payment date Dividend pence per share
2nd Interim 09 Apr 15 20 Apr 15 24.1p
Interim 29 Aug 14 06 Oct 14 7.05p
Final 04 Apr 14 16 May 14 14.09p

Aviva

Holding Ex Dividend date Record date Payment date
8 ¾% 05 Dec 19* 06 Dec 19* 31 Dec 19*
8 ⅜% 05 Sep 19* 06 Sep 19* 30 Sep 19*
8 ¾%  06 Jun 19* 07 Jun 19* 30 Jun 19#*
8 ⅜% 07 Mar 19* 08 Mar 19* 31 Mar 19#*
8 ¾% 29 Nov 18 30 Nov 18 31 Dec 18
8 ⅜% 06 Sep 18 07 Sep 18 30 Sep 18#
8 ¾%  07 Jun 18 08 Jun 18  30 Jun 18# 
8 ⅜% 08 Mar 18 09 Mar 18 31 Mar 18# 

 

# As the payment date falls on a non-working day, payment will be made on the first working day following the payment date.

* All dates are provisional until each dividend has been declared by the Board. 

GA

Holding Ex Dividend date Record date Payment date
8 ⅞% 29 Nov 18  30 Nov 18  01 Jan 19# 
7 ⅞%
06 Sep 18   07 Sep 18 
01 Oct 18 
8 ⅞% 07 Jun 18  08 Jun 18  01 Jul 18# 
7 ⅞%
08 Mar 18 09 Mar 18 01 Apr 18#
8 ⅞%
30 Nov 17 01 Dec 17 01 Jan 18#
7 ⅞% 07 Sep 17 08 Sep 17 01 Oct 17#
8 ⅞% 08 Jun 17 09 Jun 17 01 Jul 17#
7 ⅞%    09 Mar 17 10 Mar 17 01 Apr 17#

 

# As the payment date falls on a non-working day, payment will be made on the first working day following the payment date.