Big dividend payout by Caribbean Cement

Caribbean Cement Company is set to make a sizable dividend payment in August. The Board of Directors advised that a meeting of the board that was held on May 26, 2022, recommended to present an ordinary resolution to shareholders to declare a final dividend of $1.5032 per share payable on August 15, 2022. 
The proposed payment represents 29.475 percent of the profit of $5.10 per share for 2021. The proposed record date is August 4, 2022, with an ex-dividend date of August 3rd. The recommendation will be made to shareholders at the Company’s next Annual General Meeting.
The company seems to have breached the JSE rules that require that any meeting to consider the payment of a dividend must be communicated to the JSE at least 7 days ahead of the meeting. So far no such notification was posted on the Stock Exchange website.
The payment if approved would amount to $1.28 billion and would represent the first such payout since 2004 when 7 cents per share was paid amounting to $60 million.

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