Franking fantastic: Forrest’s $327m payday

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 & 18 : 21-Feb-19

Fortescue Metals Group has posted a 2018-19 interim net profit of $US644m ($900m), which is five per cent lower than previously. Fortescue has reported revenue of $US3.54bn for the half-year, and the pure-play iron ore miner has maintained its guidance for shipments of 165 tonnes to 173 million tonnes for the full year. Shareholders will receive an interim dividend of $0.19 per share and a special dividend of $0.11. Fortescue’s founder and chairman Andrew Forrest will receive a total of $327m in dividend payouts, from a total payout of $924m.

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FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, SHAW AND PARTNERS LIMITED, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, VALE SA, INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON MINING AND METALS

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