Dividends

Information on shareholder dividends.

Latest dividend

Aviva's interim dividend of 8.4p was paid to shareholders on 17 November 2017.

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 choose to take your dividends in over 100 currencies. Visit www.investorcentre.co.uk/faq for more information, including fees. You’ll need to select the Dividends and Payments tab, then Global Payments Services.

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 terms and conditions (PDF).

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. You can find the last date for DRIP elections on our dividend timetable.

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) .

Visit Shareholder contacts for help setting up your payment instruction.

Ordinary share payment dates

We usually pay dividends on ordinary shares in May and November each year.

Our Directors declare dividend payments at our interim and final results announcements. And final dividends are approved by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.

Over the medium term, we look to pay out a dividend that is 50% of our post-tax operating earnings per share (EPS).

For future dividend dates please see our Financial Calendar.

Read our Dividend - FAQ here.

Policy

Aviva usually pays dividends on its ordinary shares in May and November 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.

Over the medium term, Aviva will look to pay out a dividend that is 50% of its post tax operating earnings per share (EPS).

History

Aviva

Type Ex-dividend date Record date Payment date ADR Payment date Dividend pence per share 
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
Interim 9 Oct 14 10 Oct 14 17 Nov 14 21 Nov 13 5.85p
Final 2 Apr 14 4 Apr 14 16 May 14 24 May 14 9.40p
Interim 9 Oct 13 11 Oct 13 15 Nov 13 21 Nov 13 5.60p
Final 20 Mar 13 22 Mar 13 17 May 13 22 May 13 9.00p

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
Interim 06 Sep 13 04 Oct 13 7.05p

Aviva

Holding Ex Dividend date Record date Payment date
8 ⅜% 07 Sep 17 08 Sep 17 30 Sep 17#
8 ¾%  08 Jun 17 09 Jun 17 30 Jun 17
8 ⅜% 09 Mar 17 10 Mar 17 31 Mar 17
8 ¾% 01 Dec 16 02 Dec 16 31 Dec 16

GA

Holding Ex Dividend date Record date Payment date
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#


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