When is the next BT Group dividend due?

BT's dividends have historically been paid twice yearly, in February and September (see dates and payments for past dividends). 

Details of dividends are first given in BT Group's half-year and preliminary year end financial results announced in November and May, respectively. 

How much is the next dividend going to be?

Details of forthcoming dividends are generally announced in November and May with BT's half-year and preliminary annual financial results (see above). The Shareholder Helpline will be able to give you the dividend information after these dates.

Can I have my dividends paid as extra shares?

Yes. BT has a dividend investment plan that allows shareholders to obtain additional BT shares instead of receiving cash dividends. Since shares are bought in the market, rather than issued from unissued share capital, there is a charge of 1% (minimum £2.00) of the amount used to buy the shares. This charge includes 0.5% stamp duty.

Full details of how you can elect to receive shares instead of cash dividends are given in the explanatory booklet on the dividend investment plan.

I have found an out-of-date BT dividend cheque; what do I do?

If you have an out-of-date payment our registrars Equiniti can assist you with obtaining a replacement. There is a charge for reissuing cheques. Any dividends unclaimed for 10 years are forfeited and returned to BT.

Full details on how to request the reissue of a cheque are on the Equiniti website

I've lost a dividend cheque. Can I have a new one?

Yes. If you have lost a cheque our registrars Equiniti can assist you with obtaining a replacement. There is a charge for reissuing cheques. Any dividends unclaimed for 10 years are forfeited and returned to BT.

Full details on how to request the reissue of a cheque are on the Equiniti website

Can BT pay my dividends directly into my bank or building society account?

If you are a shareholder who has a UK bank/building society account, you can arrange to have dividends paid direct via a bank/building society mandate.

Individual shareholders with less than 2,500 shares, and current BT employees, can amend payment instructions with a quick, free phone call to our Shareholder Helpline. Full details on how to arrange direct dividend payments are on the Equiniti website.

I have my dividends paid directly to a bank or building society account. I have now changed my account; who do I notify?

If you have changed your bank or building society account, you can amend your existing dividend mandate details to have dividends paid to a different bank/building society account.

Individual shareholders with less than 2,500 shares, and current BT employees, can amend instructions with a quick free call to our Shareholder Helpline. Full details on how to change your existing dividend mandate details are on the Equiniti website.

Can overseas shareholders join the BT Dividend investment plan?

Residents in the UK or the European Economic Area (“EEA”) can join. If you are a resident outside the UK or EEA, you may take part in the Plan provided you are not subject to regulations that would oblige Equiniti or BT to comply with any governmental or regulatory procedures or similar formalities. You are responsible for making sure you can validly take part and for complying with all necessary formalities.

The Plan is not available to private shareholders in the United States, Canada, China, India and Pakistan due to governmental/regulatory obligations in those jurisdictions. Institutional investors wishing to offer the Plan to underlying investors resident in the US, Canada, China, India and Pakistan should seek legal advice to satisfy themselves that they have the necessary permissions to meet all the necessary governmental/regulatory obligations in these jurisdictions. Equiniti will cancel your participation in the Plan if it reasonably believes you are not eligible to participate in the Plan.

Full details can be found in the explanatory booklet on the Dividend investment plan.