AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), one of the world’s leading gold mining companies, has announced the payment of a final dividend for the financial year ended for the first half of the year 2023.
The gold mining company declared a final dividend of GHS 0.36 per share, which is equivalent to 59.50 South African cents per share (Gross 70 South African cents less 15% tax) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.
This announcement follows the recent closure of the shareholder register and the payment of the 2023 interim dividend by AGA.
Qualification and Closure Dates
To qualify for the final dividend, shareholders must be registered in the books of AngloGold Ashanti.
Shareholders on AGA’s register as of the close of business on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, will be eligible to receive the final dividend. Moreover, the shareholder register will remain closed from Thursday, September 14, to Friday, September 15, 2023 (inclusive).
In light of these developments, the ex-dividend date has been set for Monday, September 11, 2023. Investors who acquire AGA shares before this date will be entitled to receive the final dividend.
However, investors purchasing AGA shares on or after Monday, September 11, 2023, will not qualify for the final dividend. This means that investors who wish to receive the final dividend must ensure that they are registered shareholders by the deadline.
Scheduled Date for Final Dividend
According to AGA, it has scheduled to make the final dividend payment on Friday, September 22, 2023.
This move by AGA is not only a reflection of the company’s strong financial performance over the past half year but also a testament to its commitment to providing value to its shareholders. By offering a final dividend, AGA is giving back to its investors and showcasing its confidence in its ability to generate sustainable profits over the long term.
Overall, AGA’s announcement of a final dividend is a positive development for the company and its shareholders. It highlights the company’s strong financial position and commitment to returning value to its investors. As such, it is likely to be viewed favorably by the markets and contribute to investor confidence in AGA’s long-term prospects.
Meanwhile, at the General Meeting, The number of AngloGold Ashanti Ordinary Shares voted in person or by proxy was 331,859,017 representing 79.08% of the total issued share capital of AGA. At the Shareholders’ Meeting, the resolutions were proposed and the percentage of AGA Ordinary Shares voted for and against each resolution and the total number and percentage of AGA Ordinary Shares voted, as well as the percentage of AGA Ordinary Shares abstained.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global gold mining company, formed in 2004 by the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation.
As at now, it is a global gold producer with 21 operations on four continents, listed on the New York, Johannesburg, Accra, London and Australian stock exchanges, as well as the Paris and Brussels bourses, but left the Johannesburg exchange in 2023. As of May 2023, it was the world’s fourth-largest gold miner with assets in Ghana, Australia, the US and Argentina.