25 March 2021
2020 Second Half Year Dividend
The Board of International Public Partnerships Limited ("INPP", the "Company"), the FTSE 250 listed infrastructure investment company, declares a distribution covering the period:
1 July 2020 - 31 December 2020
Distribution amount per share:
8 April 2021
Dividend record date:
9 April 2021
Circulation of Scrip Election Forms and Circular:
23 April 2021
Last date to elect/revoke elections:
14 May 2021
Payment date/Allotment of scrip:
4 June 2021
Scrip Alternative in operation:
Yes (subject to the average of the middle market prices of the Company's Shares derived from the Daily Official List of the London Stock Exchange for the Ex-Dividend Date and the four subsequent dealing days being at a premium to the last published NAV calculated on a per share basis)
The 2020 second half year distribution of 3.68 pence per share is in line with the target previously outlined by the Directors and, as per previous periods, has been entirely funded through operating cash flow from the underlying projects.
2020 and 2021 Full Year Distributions
The Board of Directors reaffirms that it has established a target for 2021 of 7.55 pence per share and today announces a 2022 target distribution of 7.74 pence per share, providing additional guidance to investors as to the Company's future intentions and the overall continued performance of its portfolio. The targeted payments would represent a c.2.5% increase on the preceding distributions and would continue to be in line with the growth target indicated at the time of INPP's IPO in 2006. Whilst we currently have good forward-visibility of cash flows generated by the Company's investments given their predictability, we continue to monitor the current Covid-19 related uncertainty.
Scrip Dividend Alternative
The Board intend to offer a scrip dividend alternative for this distribution to those eligible INPP investors who wish to receive additional INPP securities in lieu of a cash payment. This offer is subject to the average of the middle market prices of the Company's shares derived from the Daily Official List of the London Stock Exchange for the Ex-Dividend Date and the four subsequent dealing days being at a premium to the last published NAV calculated on a per share basis. In line with prior dividends, the Company has implemented an online process, reducing the need for paperwork and allowing eligible INPP shareholders access to a web-based service to elect the scrip dividend alternative. Details will be sent to all eligible INPP shareholders on the register as at the record date for the dividend being 9 April 2021 with the scrip dividend circular being mailed on or about 23 April 2021, the terms of the scrip dividend alternative will also be available on the INPP website. Shareholders wishing to access the web-based service and receive electronic communications from the Company can do so at www.signalshares.com.
Note: The above distribution guidance is provided by the Company in consultation with its Investment Adviser as a target only and is not a profit forecast. There can be no assurance that this target will be met or that the Company will make any distributions whatsoever. The times and dates in this announcement are expected times and dates only and are subject to change. The Board will continue to review whether scrip dividends are appropriate for future dividends. Any such changes will be notified to shareholders through a regulatory information service.
For further information:
Erica Sibree/Amy Edwards +44 (0)20 7939 0558/0587
Amber Fund Management Limited
Hugh Jonathan +44 (0)20 7260 1263
Ed Berry/Mitch Barltrop +44 (0) 20 3727 1046/1039
About International Public Partnerships (INPP):
INPP is a listed infrastructure investment company that invests in global public infrastructure projects and businesses, which meets societal and environmental needs, both now, and into the future.
INPP is a responsible, long-term investor in 130 infrastructure projects and businesses. The portfolio consists of utility and transmission, transport, education, health, justice and digital infrastructure projects and businesses, in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. INPP seeks to provide its shareholders with both a long-term yield and capital growth.
Amber Infrastructure Group ('Amber') is the Investment Adviser to INPP and consists of approximately 135 staff who are responsible for the management of, advice on and origination of infrastructure investments.