Laura Ashley to pay shareholders special dividend
Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley is to pay its shareholders a special dividend in celebration of the companys 60th anniversary.
In a statement issued yesterday, the company said it would pay shareholders a special interim dividend of 0.5 pence per share for the year ended 25 January 2014 to "to show our appreciation to the shareholders for their continued support".
The dividend will be paid on 5 June 2013 to all shareholders on the register at the close of business on 31 May 2013.
In the last year, Laura Ashley saw its annual pre-tax profit increase by 9.2% to £20.1 million as sales in the UK rose by 3.1% to £263 million.
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