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Final and special dividend 2017

Shareholders passed a resolution at today’s AGM for The Scottish Investment Trust PLC to pay a final dividend of 14.5p per share for the year to 31 October 2017. This means that the total regular dividend for the year will increase by 48.1% to 20.0p and will represent the 34th consecutive year of regular dividend increase.

In view of the strong income generation for the year, the company will also pay a special dividend of 5.0p. The total dividend for the year of 25.0p is an increase of 11.1% over the previous year.

The final and special dividends will be paid on 9 February 2018 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 12 January 2018.

The Scottish Investment Trust has either increased or maintained its dividend every year since 1945.