CARNIVAL PLC: Carnival Corporation Announces Dividend Exchange Rate
Carnival Corporation & plc Announces Exchange Rate for Quarterly Dividend
and Special Dividend
MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2012 -- On October 9, 2012, Carnival Corporation & plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:
CUK) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 (U.S.) per share. The
dividend is payable on
December 14, 2012, to shareholders of record on November 23, 2012.
The company also announced a special dividend of $0.50 per share which is in
addition to the
previously announced quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share. The payment date
for the special
dividend is December 28, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 7, 2012.
Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock or Carnival plc ADSs will receive
payable in U.S. dollars. The quarterly dividend for Carnival plc ordinary
shares will be payable in
sterling unless shareholders elected to receive the dividend in U.S. dollarsby
2012. The special dividend for Carnival plc ordinary shares will be payable in
shareholders elect to receive the dividend in U.S. dollars by December 7, 2012.
Both the quarterly dividend and special dividend payable in sterling will be
converted from U.S.
dollars at the exchange rate quoted by the Bank of England in London at 12 noon
3, 2012 (US$1 = 62.30530 pence). Accordingly, the quarterly dividend payable in
December 14, 2012 will be 15.57632 pence per share, and the special dividend
payable in sterling
on December 28, 2012, will be 31.15265 pence per share.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a
portfolio of cruise
brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival
Cruise Lines, Holland
America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard,
P&O Cruises (UK) and P&O Cruises (Australia).
Together, these brands operate 100 ships totaling approximately 203,000 lower
berths with nine
new ships scheduled to be delivered between March 2013 and March 2016. Carnival
Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the
company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and
Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be
included in both the
S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
Additional information is available at www.carnivalcorp.com and
SOURCE Carnival Plc
CONTACT: MEDIA, Jennifer de la Cruz, +1-305-599-2600, ext. 16000; INVESTOR
Beth Roberts, +1-305-406-4832
-0- Dec/04/2012 14:15 GMT
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