westpac banking corp-sp adr (WBK) Key Developments
Westpac Banking Corporation Announces Ordinary Dividend for Period Ending September 23, 2015, Payable on September 23, 2015
Jun 29 15
Westpac Banking Corporation announced fully franked ordinary dividend of AUD 0.91870000 per share for period ending September 23, 2015. The dividend will be payable on September 23, 2015 wit the record date of September 15, 2015. Ex-date is September 11, 2015.
Westpac Banking Corporation Announces Quarterly Distribution, Payable on September 8, 2015
Jun 12 15
Westpac Banking Corporation announced quarterly distribution of AUD 0.94280000 per ordinary shares, payable on September 8, 2015. Record date is on August 31, 2015, and ex date is August 27, 2015.
Westpac Banking Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend with Payment Date on September 8, 2015
Jun 12 15
Westpac Banking Corporation announced quarterly dividend of AUD 0.94280000 on CAP NOTE 3-BBSW+3.20% PERP NON-CUM RED T-03-21. Record date is August 31, 2015. Ex-date is August 27, 2015. Payment date is September 8, 2015.
Westpac Banking Corporation Announces Executive Changes
May 26 15
Westpac Group announced that Rob Whitfield has decided to leave the Group to seek new opportunities. Lyn Cobley has been appointed as Group Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB). Since 2009, Mr. Whitfield has held the position of Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB). Ms. Cobley has held a number of senior positions since joining CBA in 2007. She has been in her current role, Executive General Manager, Retail Products & Third Party Banking, Retail Banking Services, since 2013. Her previous positions at CBA included Group Treasurer (2007 to 2013) and Head of Balance Sheet Management, where she implemented a new economic capital framework, as well as managed the Group's regulatory capital and funds transfer pricing. She was also CBA's Head of Securitisation (1997 to 1999).
Westpac Banking Corporation Declares Interim Ordinary Dividend for the Half Year Ended March 31, 2015, Payable on July 2, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2015
May 3 15
The Board of Westpac Banking Corporation has determined an interim ordinary dividend of 93 cents per share, fully franked, up 1 cent or 1% on the 2014 final ordinary dividend. The interim ordinary dividend for first half 2015 represents a payout ratio of 76.8% and a dividend yield of 4.7%. The interim ordinary dividend will be paid on 2 July 2015 with the record date 15 May 2015. Ex-dividend date for interim dividend is 13 May 2015.
The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2015. For the period, the company’s interest income was AUD 16,531 million against AUD 15,864 million a year ago. Net interest income was AUD 6,984 million against AUD 6,639 million a year ago. Profit before income tax was AUD 5,246 million against AUD 5,254 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to owners of the company was AUD 3,609 million against AUD 3,622 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 114.5 cents against 124.0 cents a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was AUD 10,513 million against net cash provided by operating activities of AUD 13,969 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was AUD 275 million against AUD 358 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was AUD 261 million against AUD 157 million a year ago. Cash return on equity (ROE) was 15.8%, down 67 basis points. Cash earnings were AUD 3,778 million, in line with the prior corresponding period. Cash earnings per share were 121.3 cents, in line with the prior corresponding period.