BT's dividends have historically been paid twice yearly, in February and September (see dates and payments for past dividends). As part of BT's debt reduction and restructuring, no final dividend was paid in respect of the 2001 financial year (ended 31 March 2001), nor an interim dividend for the 2002 financial year.
BT returned to the dividend list in September 2002 with the payment of a final dividend in respect of the 2002 financial year.
Details of dividends are first given in BT Group's half-year and preliminary year end financial results announced in November and May, respectively. See Financial Calendar.