The London Stock Exchange (‘LSE’) has published (2 September 2011) its Dividend Procedure Timetable 2012 for companies with shares that are listed on the LSE Main Market or admitted to trading on AIM. If a company’s dividend timetable follows the guidelines set out in the 2012 Timetable, the LSE does not need advance notice of the dividend, provided that the required dividend information is disseminated via a Primary Information Provider under a correct headline. Dividend timetables that fall outside the guidelines must, however, be cleared by the LSE.

LSE Dividend Procedure Timetable 2012 available at: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/traders-and-brokers/rules-regulations/dividend-procedures-2012.pdf