ANZ today announced a statutory profit1 after tax of $5.7 billion and an underlying profit2 of $6.0 billion for the financial year ended 30 September 2012, both up 6% over the prior year (YOY).
The proposed final dividend of 79 cents per share (cps) fully franked is 4% higher YOY. The total dividend for 2012 is $1.45 per share.
ANZ Chief Executive Officer Mike Smith said: “This result continues our track record of delivering on our promises to shareholders, customers, staff and to the community.
“Our super regional strategy, with its focus on significant organic growth opportunities in Asia Pacific and building strong domestic businesses in Australia and New Zealand, together with an increased emphasis on productivity improvements, has seen us deliver a good performance in 2012.
“Just as important is our strategic progress. Over the past five years we have systematically worked in every area of the bank to transform ANZ, delivering on our regional growth aspirations and emerging from the global financial crisis as a stronger, more international bank.