Dividend Information

FY2021 DIVIDENDS

James Hardie announced on 9 February 2021 a special dividend of US70.0 cents per share, payable in Australian currency on 30 April 2021, to security holders registered at the 19 February 2021 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 18 February 2021.

James Hardie intends to resume its ordinary dividend policy in fiscal year 2022, beginning with a first half fiscal year 2022 dividend to be declared in November 2021.

FY2020 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 10 November 2020 the reinstatement of dividends beginning with a full year FY2021 ordinary dividend to be announced in May 2021.

James Hardie announced on 5 May 2020 the immediate suspension of dividends until further notice, as approved by the Board of Directors.

James Hardie announced on 7 November 2019 an ordinary dividend of US10.0 cents per share ("FY2020 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 20 December 2019 to security holders registered at the 18 November 2019 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 15 November 2019.

FY2019 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 21 May 2019 an ordinary dividend of US26.0 cents per share ("FY2018 second half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 2 August 2019 to security holders registered at the 6 June 2019 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 5 June 2018.

James Hardie announced on 8 November 2018 an ordinary dividend of US10.0 cents per share ("FY2019 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 22 February 2018 to security holders registered at the 12 December 2018 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 11 December 2018.

FY2018 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 22 May 2018 an ordinary dividend of US30.0 cents per share ("FY2017 second half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 3 August 2018 to security holders registered at the 7 June 2018 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 6 June 2018.

James Hardie announced on 9 November 2017 an ordinary dividend of US10.0 cents per share ("FY2018 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 23 February 2018 to security holders registered at the 13 December 2017 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 12 December 2017.

FY2017 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 18 May 2017 an ordinary dividend of US28.0 cents per share ("FY2017 second half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 4 August 2017 to security holders registered at the 8 June 2017 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 7 June 2017.

James Hardie announced on 17 November 2016 an ordinary dividend of US10.0 cents per share ("FY2017 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 24 February 2017 to security holders registered at the 21 December 2016 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 20 December 2016.

FY2016 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 19 May 2016 an ordinary dividend of US29.0 cents per share ("FY2016 second half dividend").  The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 5 August 2016 to security holders registered at the 9 June 2016 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 8 June 2016.

James Hardie announced on 19 November 2015 an ordinary dividend of US9.0 cents per share ("FY2016 first half dividend").  The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 26 February 2016 to security holders registered at the 23 December 2015 record date, except for ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency. The ex-dividend date is 21 December 2015.

FY2015 Dividends

James Hardie announced on 19 November 2014 an ordinary dividend of US8.0 cents per share ("FY2015 first half dividend"). The dividend is payable in Australian currency on 27 February 2015 to security holders registered at the 23 December 2014 record date.

James Hardie announced on 21 May 2015 an ordinary dividend of US27.0 cents per share ("FY2015 second half dividend") and a full year special dividend of US22.0 cents per share.   The dividends are payable in Australian currency on 7 August 2015 to security holders registered at the 11 June 2015 record date.

The FY2015 first half dividend, FY2015 second half dividend and FY2015 full year special dividend were paid in Australian dollars to all securityholders except ADR holders or holders in the US, New Zealand or Great Britain who elected to receive payment in their local currency.

General Dividend Information

Increase in Dividend Payout Ratio

For dividends payable in respect of FY2014 and future financial years, the dividend payout ratio has increased from between 30% and 50% to between 50% and 70% of annual net operating profit (excluding asbestos adjustments).

Payment of Dividends by Direct Credit

It is James Hardie's policy that Australian registered securityholders will only be paid dividends by direct credit into their nominated bank account.

If an Australian registered securityholder has not provided direct credit instructions, they will receive a dividend statement setting out the amount owing to them. The dividend amount will be retained and only be paid once the share registry has received the securityholder’s direct credit instructions.

Securityholders wishing to provide their direct credit details or change their dividend instructions must provide those details to James Hardie’s share registry. This can be done online at www.investorcentre.com.au or by completing and returning the Direct Credit Form.

James Hardie has written to request direct credit details to all security holders who had not provided direct credit instructions.

Securityholders registered outside of Australia will be paid dividends by cheque, unless they have provided direct credit details.

Franking

Neither ordinary nor special dividends are franked.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

There is no dividend reinvestment plan in place for ordinary or special dividends.

Further information - Individual Securityholders

Securityholders requiring further information about ordinary or special dividends should contact the company’s share registry, Computershare, on (within Australia) 1300 850 505 or (outside Australia) +61 3 9415 4000.

Further information - custodians

Custodians wishing further information about the steps they should take prior to the record date should contact Computershare on 03 9907 7992 or on 03 9907 7685.

For information relating to the application of Irish Dividend Withholding Tax to the FY2015 first half dividend and future dividends, please click here.

Information relating to the FY2014 ordinary and special dividend and earlier fiscal years can be found here.

Dividend History

Use the links below to find dividends and capital returns paid by James Hardie since 2001.

JHX Dividends per share / CUFS

JHX is the ASX/NYSE code for James Hardie Industries plc, incorporated in Ireland.

Payment date Cents Australian cents Record date
2014      
8 August 2014 52.0 US converted to 55.4424 12 June 2014
30 May 2014 28.0 US converted to 30.8756 21 March 2014
28 March 2014 8.0 US converted to 9.0448 19 December 2013
2013      
26 July 2013 37.0 US converted to 39.9452 28 June 2013
25 January 2013 5.0 US converted to 4.7465 18 December 2012
2012      
23 July 2012 38.0 US converted to 37.4490 29 June 2012
23 January 2012 4.0 US converted to 4.0132 16 December 2011
2008      
11 July 8.0 US converted to 8.36 4 June 2008
2007      
18 December 12.0 US converted to 13.71 4 December 2007
10 July 15.0 US converted to 17.89 14 June 2007
8 January 5.0 US converted to 6.39 15 December 2006
2006      
6 July 4.0 US converted to 5.42 14 June
2005      
16 December 4.0 US converted to 5.41 29 November
1 July 6.0 US converted to 7.83  9 June
2004      
1 July 3.0 US converted to 4.3 10 June
2003      
16 December 2.5 US converted to 3.45 27 November
2 July 2.5 US converted to 3.76 12 June
30 January 2.5 US converted to 4.28 14 January
2002      
1 November 5.0 US converted to 9.17 15 October

JHX Capital Returns per share / CUFS

JHX is the ASX/NYSE code for James Hardie Industries plc, incorporated in Ireland

  Cents Australian cents Record date
2003      
19 November 14.99 US converted to 21.10 5 November
2002      
1 November 20.76 US converted to 38.04 15 October
2001      
16 December 5.0 US converted to 9.65 6 December