9 May 2023
Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc
("ORIT" or the "Company")
The Board of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc is pleased to declare an interim dividend in respect of the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 of 1.44 pence per ordinary share, payable on 2 June 2023 to shareholders on the register at 19 May 2023 (the "Q1 2023 Dividend"). The ex-dividend date will be 18 May 2023.
A portion of the Company's dividend is designated as an interest distribution for UK tax purposes. The interest streaming percentage for the Q1 2023 Dividend is 58.3%.
The Q1 2023 Dividend is in line with the Company's dividend target for the financial year from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 of 5.79 pence per ordinary share*.
For further information please contact:
Octopus Energy Generation (Investment Manager)
Chris Gaydon, David Bird
Peel Hunt (Broker)
Liz Yong, Luke Simpson, Huw Jeremy (Investment Banking)
Alex Howe, Chris Bunstead, Ed Welsby, Richard Harris, Michael Bateman (Sales)
020 7418 8900
Buchanan (Financial PR)
Charles Ryland, Hannah Ratcliff, George Beale
020 7466 5000
Apex Listed Companies Services (UK) Limited (Company Secretary)
020 3327 9720
*The dividend target stated in this announcement is a target only and not a profit forecast. There can be no assurance that this target will be met, or that the Company will make any distributions at all and it should not be taken as an indication of the Company's expected future results. The Company's actual returns will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the Company's net income and level of ongoing charges. Accordingly, potential investors should not place any reliance on this target and should decide for themselves whether or not the target dividend is reasonable or achievable. Investors should note that references in this announcement to "dividends" and "distributions" are intended to cover both dividend income and income which is designated as an interest distribution for UK tax purposes and therefore subject to the interest streaming regime applicable to investment trusts.
Notes to editors
About Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust
Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust ("ORIT") is a closed-ended investment company incorporated in England and Wales focused on providing investors with an attractive and sustainable level of income returns, with an element of capital growth, by investing in a diversified portfolio of renewable energy assets in Europe and Australia. ORIT's investment manager is Octopus Energy Generation.
Further details can be found at www.octopusrenewablesinfrastructure.com
About Octopus Energy Generation
Octopus Energy Generation is driving the renewable energy agenda by building green power for the future. Its London-based, leading specialist renewable energy fund management team invests in renewable energy assets and broader projects helping the energy transition, across operational, construction and development stages. The team was set up in 2010 based on the belief that investors can play a vital role in accelerating the shift to a future powered by renewable energy. It has a 12-year track record with approximately £6.0 billion of assets under management (AUM) (as of January 2023) across 13 countries and total 3.2GW. These renewable projects generate enough green energy to power 2 million homes every year, the equivalent of taking over 800,000 petrol cars off the road. Octopus Energy Generation is the trading name of Octopus Renewables Limited.
Further details can be found at www.octopusenergygeneration.com