bwin.party digital entertainment plc

2011 Interim Dividend

On 31 August the Board of bwin.party digital entertainment plc declared an interim dividend of 1.56 pence per ordinary share in respect of the six month period ended 30 June 2011.  This dividend will be paid by the Company in accordance with the timetable set out below.

Dividend Timetable



31 August 2011

Interim dividend announced

2 September 2011

Dividend mandate and currency election forms posted to shareholders

7 September 2011

Shares start trading ex-dividend

9 September 2011

Record date

23 September 2011

Euro election deadline

26 September 2011

Sterling/Euro foreign exchange rate fixed for elections for Euro payments

7 October 2011

Interim dividend paid

Currency Election
The dividend will be paid in pounds sterling.  Shareholders and Depositary Interest Holders who wish to receive the dividend in Euros may elect to receive the dividend payment in Euros by submitting a currency election to the Company’s registrar (Capita Registrars) no later than 23 September 2011. 

Currency election forms are in the process of being dispatched to registered Shareholders and the form is available here

Depositary Interest Holders wishing to receive the dividend in Euros must submit their currency election via CREST. If you are a CREST personal member, or other CREST sponsored member, you should consult your CREST sponsor, who will be able to take the appropriate action on your behalf.

The foreign exchange rate used for converting the pounds sterling dividend payment into Euros will be the rate quoted by the Company at or about 11.00 a.m. (BST) on 26 September 2011.

If you wish to receive the dividend in pounds sterling then do not submit a currency election.

The dividend will be paid by cheque to Shareholders unless they are receiving the dividend payment in pounds sterling into a UK bank account and return a completed bank mandate form to Capita Registrars, in which case the dividend will be paid by BACS into the shareholders bank account.  The bank mandate form is available here.

The dividend will be paid to Depositary Interest Holders through CREST where they have elected to receive dividend payments by this method.  Otherwise dividend payments will be made by cheque.

Any currency election forms or bank mandate forms should be sent to the following Capita address:

PXS, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU, United Kingdom

If you are a Shareholder and have a query about the dividend then please contact Capita Registrars on 0871 664 0300 (for Shareholders in the UK and please note calls will be charged at 10 pence per minute plus network charges) or +44 208 639 3399 (for Shareholders outside the UK).

If you are a Depositary Interest Holder and have any questions about the dividend then you should contact Capita on 0871 664 0335 (for those Depositary Interest Holders in the UK and please note calls will be charged at 10 pence per minute plus network extras) or +44 208 639 3135 (for Depositary Interest Holders outside the UK).