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Dividend Policy

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International Biotechnology Trust offers investors a rare combination of capital growth and sustainable dividend income.

In September 2016, the Trust announced its intention to pay a dividend equivalent to 4% of the Trust's net asset value at the end of the preceding financial year, paid in two equal installments at the end of January and August following that year-end. On 11 December 2019, the Board announced that a dividend of 12.4p per ordinary share would be paid on 31 January 2020, to all shareholders on the register at close of business on 20 December 2019.

Dividend payment date

Dividend amount
31 January 202012.4p per share
30 August 201914.0p per share
31 January 201914.0p per share
31 August 201813.5p per share
31 January 201813.5p per share
31 August 201711.5p per share
31 January 201711.5p per share

In the current environment of generally low and contracting income in the equity and debt markets, yield is attractive to investors, yet most yields are found in sectors where growth prospects are limited. By paying a dividend from capital reserves, the Trust is able to offer investors a dividend, while still investing in the biotech sector where the prospects for high growth remain for the foreseeable future.


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