SABMiller has followed yesterday's (15 November) first-half results with details of its latest dividend payment.

The UK-based brewer said today that it has agreed a cash interim dividend of US$0.16 per share. The dividend will be payable on 21 December to shareholders registered on the London and Johannesburg registers on 30 November.

The ex-dividend trading dates will be 28 November on the London Stock Exchange and 26 November on the JSE Limited.

As the group reports in US dollars, dividends are declared in US dollars, although payments will be made in South African rand to shareholders on the Johannesburg register, in US dollars to shareholders on the London register with a registered address in the US, and in sterling to all remaining shareholders on the London register.

Earlier this week, SABMiller posted a lift in operating profit for its first half to US$1.69bn from $1.51bn, on the back of increased sales, which were up to $10.78bn from $9.34bn.