Empiric declares dividend

Empiric Student Property's board has declared a dividend of 1.55 pence per ordinary share for the quarter ended 31 December.

The dividend is payable on or around 8 February to shareholders on the register on 20 January. The ex-dividend date will be 19 January. 0.93 pence of this dividend will be paid as a property income distribution in respect of the company's tax exempt property rental business and 0.62 pence will be paid as an ordinary UK dividend.

The board is targeting a dividend of 6.1p per share for the 12 months ending 30 June.

At 9:54am: (LON:ESP) Empiric Student Property Plc share price was 0p at 105p