Pilbara infrastructure

Dividends

Latest Dividend

On 28 July 2021, Rio Tinto announced a total interim dividend of 561 US cents per share. The 2021 interim dividend, equivalent to 376 US cents per share, and the special dividend, equivalent to 185 US cents per share will be paid on 23 September 2021 to Rio Tinto Limited, Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto plc ADR shareholders on the register at the close of business on 13 August 2021.

The ex-dividend date for both the 2021 interim dividend and the special dividend for Rio Tinto Limited, Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto plc ADR shareholders is 12 August 2021. Rio Tinto plc shareholders will receive 270.84 pence per share for the interim dividend and 133.26 pence per share for the special dividend and Rio Tinto Limited shareholders will receive 509.42 Australian cents per share for the interim dividend and 250.64 Australian cents per share for the special dividend based on the applicable exchange rates on 27 July 2021. ADR holders receive dividends at the declared rate in US dollars. 

Ordinary dividend per share

2021 interim

2020 interim

Rio Tinto Group

US cents per share

376.00

155.00

Rio Tinto plc

UK pence per share

270.84

119.74

Rio Tinto Limited

Australian cents per share

509.42

216.47

 

Special dividend per share

2021 interim

2020 interim

Rio Tinto Group

US cents per share

185.00

n/a

Rio Tinto plc

UK pence per share

133.26

n/a

Rio Tinto Limited

Australian cents per share

250.64

n/a

  • Dividend Policy

    At the end of each financial period, the board will determine an appropriate total level of ordinary dividend per share, taking into account the results for the financial year, the outlook for our major commodities, the board’s view of the long-term growth prospects of the business and the Company’s objective of maintaining a strong balance sheet. The intention is that the balance between the interim and final dividend is weighted to the final dividend.

    The board expects total cash returns to shareholders over the longer term to be in a range of 40 to 60 per cent of underlying earnings in aggregate through the cycle.

    The board is committed to maintaining an appropriate balance between cash returns to shareholders and investment in the business, with the intention of maximising shareholder value.

    Acknowledging the cyclical nature of the industry, in periods of strong earnings and cash generation, it is the board’s intention to supplement the ordinary dividends with additional returns to shareholders.

  • Dividend Determination

    Dividend Determination

    The majority of our sales are transacted in US dollars, making this the most appropriate measure for our global business performance. It is our main reporting currency and consequently the natural currency for dividend determination. Dividends determined in US dollars are translated at exchange rates prevailing one day prior to the declaration and payable in sterling by Rio Tinto plc and in Australian dollars by Rio Tinto Limited.

    On request, shareholders of Rio Tinto plc can elect to receive dividends in Australian dollars, and Rio Tinto Limited shareholders can elect to receive dividends in sterling. If such an election is made, the dividend amounts received will be calculated by converting the declared dividend using the exchange rates applicable to sterling and Australian dollars five days prior to the dividend payment date.

    Holders of American Depositary Shares are paid dividends, at the declared rate, in US dollars.

  • Dividend Mandates

    Dividend Mandates

    Registered shareholders may elect to have cash dividends paid directly into any bank, building society or credit union account.

  • Dividends & Taxation – Rio Tinto Limited Dividend Imputation System

    Dividends & Taxation – Rio Tinto Limited Dividend Imputation System

    The basis of the Australian dividend imputation system is that when Australian resident shareholders receive dividends from Rio Tinto Limited, they may be entitled to a credit for the tax paid by the Company in respect of that income, depending on the tax status of the shareholder. The application of the system results in the tax paid by the Company being allocated to shareholders by way of imputation credits attaching to the dividends they receive. Such dividends are known are franked dividends. A dividend may be partly or fully franked. Any imputation credits attached to the dividend are shown in the Dividend Statement provided to shareholders.

    Since 1988, all Rio Tinto Limited dividends have been fully franked.

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  • Share Dividend Reinvestment Plan

 

Rio Tinto plc offers a Dividend Reinvestment Plan that gives shareholders the opportunity to use their cash dividends to buy Rio Tinto plc shares in the market.

The plan is administered by Computershare Investor Services PLC which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Description

Reinvestment price (£)

September 2021

48.57929

April 2021

59.828703

September 2020

49.7932

April 2020

36.9866

September 2019

42.5709

April 2019

46.127951

September 2018

38.166985

April 2018

37.405268

September 2017

34.6192

April 2017

32.729515

September 2016

25.11258

April 2016

19.402888

September 2015

23.6626

April 2015

28.60083

September 2014

32.1223

April 2014

33.8127

September 2013

31.80

April 2013

31.3345

September 2012

30.5343

April 2012

34.4378

September 2011

37.20

March 2011

44.1469

September 2010

35.5367

April 2010

40.1452

April 2009

21.5789

October 2008

35.445

April 2008

59.847

September 2007

36.52

April 2007

30.8068

September 2006

27.58

April 2006

31.37

September 2005

19.465

April 2005

17.38

September 2004

13.5357

April 2004

13.7298

September 2003

13.7212

April 2003

12.6612

September 2002

10.9875

April 2002

13.886

September 2001

10.65

April 2001

12.2756

August 2000

11.43

April 2000

10.54

August 1999

11.14

April 1999

8.80


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  • Share Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Dividend History

Description

Dividend amount

Imputation credit

Ex-dividend date

Payment date

US cents/share

Aus cents/share

Aus cents/share

Special 2021

185.00

250.64

107.42

12 August 2021

23 September 2021

Interim 2021

376.00

509.42

218.32

12 August 2021

23 September 2021

Special 2020

93.00

119.63

51.27

4 March 2021

15 April 2021

Final 2020

309.00

397.48

170.35

4 March 2021

15 April 2021

Interim 2020

155.00

216.47

92.77

6 August 2020

17 September 2020

Final 2019

231.00

349.74

149.89

5 March 2020

16 April 2020

Special 2019

61.00

88.5

37.929

8 August 2019

19 September 2019

Interim 2019

151.00

219.08

93.891

8 August 2019

19 September 2019

Special 2018

243.00

338.7

145.157

7 March 2019

18 April 2019

Final 2018

180.00

250.89

107.524

7 March 2019

18 April 2019

Interim 2018

127.00

170.84

73.217

9 August 2018

20 September 2018

Final 2017

180.00

228.53

97.941

1 March 2018

12 April 2018

Interim 2017

110.00

137.72

59.023

10 August 2017

21 September 2017

Final 2016

125.00

163.62

70.123

23 February 2017

6 April 2017

Interim 2016

45.00

59.13

25.341

11 August 2016

22 September 2016

Final 2015

107.50

151.89

65.095

24 February 2016

7 April 2016

Interim 2015

107.50

144.91

62.104

12 August 2015

10 September 2015

Final 2014

119.00

152.98

65.563

4 March 2015

9 April 2015

Interim 2014

96.00

103.09

44.181

13 August 2014

11 September 2014

Final 2013

108.50

120.14

51.489

5 March 2014

10 April 2014

Interim 2013

83.50

93.00

39.857

14 August 2013

12 September 2013

Final 2012

94.50

91.67

39.287

6 March 2013

11 April 2013

Interim 2012

72.5

68.51

29.361

15 August 2012

13 September 2012

Final 2011

91.0

84.20

36.086

29 February 2012

12 April 2012

Interim 2011

54.0

49.81

21.347

10 August 2011

8 September 2011

Final 2010

63.0

61.94

26.546

2 March 2011

31 March 2011

Interim 2010

45.0

49.27

21.116

11 August 2010

9 September 2010

Final 2009

45.0

51.56

22.1

24 February 2010

1 April 2010

Final 2008

68.0

101.48

43.49

18 February 2009

8 April 2009

Interim 2008

68.0

77.35

33.15

3 September 2008

2 October 2008

Final 2007

84.0

93.02

39.866

20 February 2008

11 April 2008

Interim 2007

52.0

60.69

26.01

8 August 2007

6 September 2007

Final 2006

64.0

82.84

35.50

7 March 2007

13 April 2007

Interim 2006

40.0

52.48

22.491

9 August 2006

7 September 2006

Special 2005

110.0

145.42

62.323

22 February 2006

6 April 2006

Final 2005

41.5

54.86

23.511

22 February 2006

6 April 2006

Interim 2005

38.5

50.56

21.668

10 August 2005

8 September 2005

Final 2004

45.0

58.29

24.98

23 February 2005

8 April 2005

Interim 2004

32.0

45.53

19.513

11 August 2004

10 September 2004

Final 2003

34.0

44.68

19.149

10 March 2004

6 April 2004

Interim 2003

30.0

45.02

19.294

13 August 2003

12 September 2003

Final 2002

30.5

51.87

22.230

5 March 2003

7 April 2003

Interim 2002

29.5

54.06

23.169

14 August 2002

13 September 2002

Final 2001

39.0

75.85

32.507

6 March 2002

8 April 2002

Interim 2001

20.0

39.42

16.894

13 August 2001

14 September 2001

Final 2000

38.5

69.76

35.937

7 March 2001

6 April 2001

Interim 2000

19.0

32.68

16.835

14 August 2000

15 September 2000

Final 1999

38.5

61.47

34.577

6 March 2000

7 April 2000

Interim 1999

16.5

25.64

14.423

9 August 1999

31 August 1999

Final 1998

35.5

55.56

31.253

9 March 1999

7 April 1999

Dividend determination

As the majority of the Group's sales are transacted in US dollars it is the most reliable currency in which to measure the Group's financial performance and is its main reporting currency. The US dollar is therefore the natural currency for dividend determination. Dividends determined in US dollars are translated at exchange rates prevailing two days prior to announcement and are then declared payable in pounds sterling by Rio Tinto plc and in Australian dollars by Rio Tinto Limited.

UK shareholders of Rio Tinto Limited can elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling.

Payment elections

Australian and UK shareholders may elect to have cash dividends paid directly into any bank, building society or credit union account.

Dividends and taxation

Dividend imputation system

The basis of the Australian dividend imputation system is that when Australian resident shareholders receive dividends from Rio Tinto Limited, they may be entitled to a credit for the tax paid by the Company in respect of that income, depending on the tax status of the shareholder. The application of the system results in the tax paid by the Company being allocated to shareholders by way of imputation credits attaching to the dividends they receive. Such dividends are known are franked dividends. A dividend may be partly or fully franked. Any imputation credits attached to the dividend are shown in the Dividend Statement provided to shareholders.

Fully franked dividends

Since 1988, all dividends declared by Rio Tinto Limited have been fully franked. It is the Company's policy to pay fully franked dividends whenever possible.

Share Dividend Reinvestment Plan

The Rio Tinto Limited Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) is run by Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited. If you wish to participate in the DRP you can elect to do so online at investorcentre.com/rio or by contacting Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited directly.

Description

Reinvestment price (A$)

2021 Interim and special dividends

98.895441

2020 Final and special dividends

119.228948

2020 Interim dividend

100.510316

2019 Final dividend

90.070300

2019 Interim and special dividends

93.051111

2018 Final and special dividends

98.415529

2018 Interim dividend

78.485686

2017 Final dividend

77.666055

2017 Interim dividend

66.019139

2016 Final dividend

60.566652

2016 Interim dividend

49.196092

2015 Final dividend

43.299727

2015 Interim dividend

51.731439

2014 Final dividend

56.657700

2014 Interim dividend

61.596200

2013 Final dividend

65.210800

2013 Interim dividend

64.320100

2012 Final dividend

58.145700

2012 Interim dividend

55.326711

2011 Final dividend

64.322700

2011 Interim dividend

71.174100

2010 Final dividend

84.645000

2010 Interim dividend

74.118681

2009 Final dividend

79.345000

2009 Interim dividend

No dividend paid

2008 Final dividend

53.247698

2008 Interim dividend

92.896278

2007 Final dividend

137.305292

2007 Interim dividend

98.975517

2006 Final dividend

83.262674

2006 Interim dividend

73.783556

2005 Final & Special dividend

83.407725

2005 Interim dividend

51.075279

2004 Final dividend

45.472474

2004 Interim Dividend

36.492768

2003 Final dividend

35.223596

2003 Interim dividend

34.162970

2002 Final dividend

32.463310

2002 Interim dividend

31.782601

2001 Final dividend

37.999872

2001 Interim dividend

30.475959

2000 Final dividend

35.594344

2000 Interim dividend

24.996795

1999 Final dividend

25.707200

1999 Interim dividend

27.549600

Dividend
Payment date
Dividend amount (US cents per share)

Interim 2020

17 September 2020

155.00

Final 2020

16 April 2020

231.00

Special 2019

9 August 2019

151.00

Interim 2019

9 August 2019

61.00

Special 2018

18 April 2019

243.00

Final 2018

18 April 2019

180.00

Interim 2018

20 September 2018

126.79

Final 2017

12 April 2018

181.15

Interim 2017

21 September 2017

110.99

Final 2016

6 April 2017

125.62

Interim 2016

22 September 2016

44.59

Final 2015

7 April 2016

106.66

Interim 2015

10 September 2015

104.94

Final 2014

9 April 2015

115.76

Interim2014

11 September 2014

93.30

Final 2014

10 April 2014

109.18

Interim 2013

12 September 2013

84.62

Final 2012

11 April 2013

91.60

Interim 2012

13 September 2012

73.99

Final 2011

12 April 2012

91.56

Interim 2011

9 September 2011

53.55

Final 2010

31 March 2011

63.25

Interim 2010

10 September2010

43.45

Final 2009

1 April 2010

45.00

Final 2008

9 April 2009

68.00

Interim 2008

3 October 2008

68.00

Final 2007

14 April 2008

84.00

Interim 2007

7 September 2007

52.00

Final 2006

13 April 2007

64.00

Interim 2006

8 September 2006

40.00

Special 2005

7 April 2006

110.0

Final 2005

7 April 2006

41.50

Interim 2005

9 September 2005

38.50

Final 2004

11 April 2005

45.00

Interim 2004

13 September 2004

32.00

Final 2003

7 April 2004

34.00

Interim 2003

15 September 2003

30.00

Final 2002

8 April 2003

30.50

Interim 2002

16 September 2002

29.50

Final 2001

9 April 2002

39.00

Interim 2001

17 September 2001

20.00

Final 2000

9 April 2001

38.50

Interim 2000

18 September 2000

19.00

Final 1999

10 April 2000

38.50

Interim 1999

1 September 1999

16.50

Dividends restated for ADR ratio change

On 12 April 2010, Rio Tinto announced a ratio change for the Rio Tinto plc American Depository Receipts (ADR) programme.  With effect from 30 April 2010, one ADR represents one Ordinary share of 10p in Rio Tinto plc prior to this date one ADR represented 4 Ordinary shares.  To effect this change, ADR holders received 3 additional ADRs for every 1 ADR held as of 22 April 2010, the ADR record date.  Dividends paid prior to 30 April 2010 have been restated for the impact of the ratio change.