If you have not elected to participate in either the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) or Bonus Option Plan (BOP), your dividend will be paid to you by direct credit and deposited into your nominated bank account.
Payment by direct credit applies to all shareholders with a registered address in Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with payments made in AUD, NZD and GBP, respectively.
Shareholders with a registered address elsewhere can elect to have their dividends paid into an Australian, New Zealand or United Kingdom bank account, failing which they will be sent an AUD or GBP cheque depending on the currency elected. To be effective for the next dividend payment, the election must be submitted to ANZ’s Share Registrar by 5pm on the last date for receipt of FX elections (see above).
How to update shareholder dividend information / instructions
To update your shareholder information or dividend instructions in a fast, secure and environmentally friendly way visit anz.com/easyupdate and submit the changes prior to the Record Date for the next Dividend or you can contact ANZ's Share Registrar Computershare:
ANZ offers both a Dividend Reinvestment Plan and a Bonus Option Plan as alternatives to receiving cash dividends on ANZ Ordinary Shares.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)
The DRP allows eligible shareholders to reinvest all or part of their dividends in additional ordinary shares instead of cash. More information, including an easy to understand questions and answers booklet which sets out how the DRP operates, how to participate and eligibility, can be found here: DRP Terms and Conditions.
Bonus Option Plan (BOP)
The BOP enables eligible shareholders to increase their holding by forgoing all or part of their dividends and receiving bonus ordinary shares instead. More information, including an easy to understand questions and answers booklet which sets out how the BOP operates, how to participate and eligibility, can be found here: BOP Terms and Conditions.
It is important to note that if a shareholder makes an election to participate in the BOP and also a separate election to participate in the DRP, the BOP election will have priority over the DRP election to the extent of any conflict.
Shareholders should obtain their own professional advice in relation to the financial and tax implications in participating in the DRP and/or BOP.
Dividend charity donations
ANZ offers a Dividend Charity Donation Program, which enables ANZ shareholders who are Australian resident taxpayers to donate some or all of the cash dividends on their ANZ ordinary shares to one of a number of charities. Employee share classes are not eligible to participate.