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Dividend Information

Important changes to Oil Search Limited’s dividend payment methods

Please note the following important changes to Oil Search Limited’s dividend payment methods:

  1. Payment of dividends in US dollars now offered:  Oil Search declares its dividends in US dollars and shareholders will now have the option to receive their dividend payments in US dollars.  Shareholders who elect to receive their dividend payments in US dollars must do so via mandatory direct credit to their nominated US dollar bank account. This change is effective for dividends paid after 31 March 2016.
  2. Mandatory direct credit for dividends paid in Australian dollars:  Shareholders registered in Australia who elect, or who have previously elected, to receive their dividend payments in Australian dollars will receive dividend payments only via mandatory direct credit to a nominated Australian dollar bank account. Payment by cheque will no longer be offered to Australian registered shareholders. This change will become effective for all dividends paid in Australian dollars after 31 December 2016.

For full details on the changes to Oil Search Limited’s dividend payment methods, please click here.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

The Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRP”) gives eligible shareholders the opportunity to reinvest some or all of their Oil Search eligible dividends in additional Oil Search shares, free of brokerage and transaction costs, as described fully in this booklet which contains a summary of the DRP and the DRP rules. The DRP is a convenient, easy and cost-effective way to build your shareholding in Oil Search by using your cash dividends to acquire additional Shares.

Participation in the DRP is voluntary. If you do not participate you will still receive your cash dividend. If you choose to participate, you may vary or cancel your participation in accordance with the DRP rules.

Currently, the operation of the DRP is suspended. However, you may still elect to participate in the DRP and your election will be recorded against your shareholding for future participation should the Oil Search Board choose to recommence the operation of the DRP.

Oil Search Dividend Reinvestment Plan Booklet


Dividend History

Ordinary Shares

Payment TypeRecord DatePayment Date

Payment Rate

 

USD

AUD

Kina

GBP

2016 Interim Dividend 07-Sep-16 27-Sep-16 0.0100 0.0130 0.0317 0.0075
2015 Final Dividend 09-Mar-16 31-Mar-16 0.0400 0.0539 0.1225 0.0281
2015 Interim Dividend 08-Sept-15 29-Sept-15 0.0600 0.0863 0.1690 0.0393
2014 Final Dividend 11-Mar-15 08-Apr-15 0.0800 0.1050 0.2119 0.0531
2014 Special Dividend 11-Mar-15 08-Apr-15 0.0400 0.0525 0.1060 0.0265
2014 Interim Dividend 11-Sep-14 07-Oct-14 0.0200 0.0218 0.0495 0.0123
2013 Final Dividend 13-Mar-14 08-Apr-14 0.0200 0.0222 0.0484 0.0120
2013 Interim Dividend 12-Sep-13 8-Oct-13 0.0200 0.0214 0.0464 0.0126
2012 Final Dividend 14-Mar-13 09-Apr-13 0.0200 0.0194 0.0426 0.0134
2012 Interim Dividend 13-Sep-12 08-Oct-12 0.0200 0.0191 0.0416 0.0124
2011 Final Dividend 15-Mar-12 10-Apr-12 0.0200 0.0192 0.0415 0.0127
2011 Interim Dividend 15-Sep-11 10-Oct-11 0.0200 0.0195 0.0449 0.0127
2010 Final Dividend 16-Mar-11 08-Apr-11 0.0200 0.0202 0.0516 0.0124
2010 Interim Dividend 17-Sep-10 11-Oct-10 0.0200 0.0214 0.0545 0.0128
2009 Final Dividend 17-Mar-10 09-Apr-10 0.0200 0.0218 0.0556 0.0131
2009 Interim Dividend 18-Sep-09 09-Oct-09 0.0200 0.0230 0.0551 0.0121
2008 Final Dividend 17-Apr-09 07-May-09 0.0400 0.0556 0.1180 0.0268
2008 Interim Dividend 26-Sep-08 10-Oct-08 0.0400 0.0478 0.1036 0.0218
2007 Final Dividend 07-Mar-08 20-Mar-08 0.0400 0.0430 0.1120 0.0200
2007 Interim Dividend 28-Sep-07 12-Oct-07 0.0400 0.0454 0.1176 0.0197
2006 Final Dividend 09-Mar-07 22-Mar-07 0.0400 0.0514 0.1212 0.0271
2006 Interim Dividend 29-Sep-06 13-Oct-06 0.0400 0.0534 0.1205 0.0214
2005 Final Dividend 10-Mar-06 23-Mar-06 0.0300 0.0409 0.0926 0.0173
2005 Special Dividend 10-Mar-06 23-Mar-06 0.0200 0.0273 0.0617 0.0115
2005 Interim Dividend 16-Sep-05 30-Sep-05 0.0200 0.0262 0.0613 0.0111
2004 Final Dividend 11-Mar-05 24-Mar-05 0.0300 0.0379 0.0933 0.0156
2004 Interim Dividend 01-Oct-04 08-Oct-04 0.0100 0.0138 0.0321 0.0056
2003 Final Dividend 27-Apr-04 11-May-04 0.0100 0.0136 0.0323 0.0056
2003 Special Dividend 27-Apr-04 11-May-04 0.0100 0.0136 0.0323 0.0056
2002 Final Dividend 09-May-03 13-May-03 0.0100 0.0155 0.0363 n/a
1997 Final Dividend 08-Apr-98 22-Apr-98   0.0074 0.0100 0.0029
1996 Final Dividend 09-Apr-97 23-Apr-97   0.0092 0.0100 0.0044
1995 Final Dividend 09-Jul-96 26-Jul-96   0.0099 0.0100 0.0050
1994 Final Dividend 07-Jul-95 24-Jul-95     0.0100 0.0046
1993 Final Dividend 08-Jul-94 25-Jul-94   0.0297 0.0200  
1992 Combined Interim & Final 28-May-93 02-Jul-93   0.0249 0.0200  

OSH 2000 Preference Shares - OSHPB

Payment TypeRecord DatePayment Date

Payment Rate

 

USD

AUD

Kina

GBP

2002 Final Dividend 07-May-03 12-May-03   2.25    
2002 Interim Dividend 23-Oct-02 11-Nov-02   2.25    
2001 Final Dividend 30-Apr-02 10-May-02   4.50    
2001 Interim Dividend 07-Nov-01 12-Nov-01   4.50    
2000 Final Dividend 03-May-01 10-May-01   4.50    
2000 Interim Dividend 03-Nov-00 10-Nov-00   4.50    

OSH 1998 Preference Shares - OSHPA

Payment TypeRecord DatePayment Date

Payment Rate

 

USD

AUD

Kina

GBP

1999 Final Dividend 01-Jun-00 08-Jun-00   4.75    
1999 Interim Dividend 01-Dec-99 07-Dec-99   2.25    
1998 Final Dividend 08-Jun-99 08-Jun-99   2.25    
1998 Interim Dividend 01-Dec-98 07-Dec-98   4.50