COMMENTARY

The Board of Directors (Board) is pleased with the robust results delivered by the Group in a volatile market, characterised by weak economic growth and declining consumer spend. Under these circumstances, each of the business units performed well, with core brands showing encouraging market share, indicative of the brand resilience of our trusted portfolio.

DIVIDEND DISTRIBUTION

The Board has declared a final dividend of 100 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2019 out of income reserves. The total dividend distribution will therefore be 200 cents per share, an improvement of 16% compared to 2018.