Capital Management Strategies

Dividends | Share Buybacks | Warrants

One of the key ways the Board can add value for shareholders is through proactive capital management strategies. The objective is to increase total shareholder return and maintain the discount/premium to NAV within a reasonable range.

The Board of Barramundi have implemented the following capital management strategies:

  • Regular dividend programme
  • Opportunity to partake in our Dividend Reinvestment Plan
  • Share buyback programme
  • Warrant issues


In August 2009, Barramundi announced a new long-term distribution policy. Under the policy Barramundi will pay shareholders 2% per quarter of its average NAV.  

The payments are made in March, June, September and December.

March 2024 1.45cps
December 2023 1.44cps
September 2023 1.44cps
June 2023 1.41cps
March 2023 1.36cps
December 2022 1.39cps
September 2022 1.36cps

A full history of Barramundi dividends is available.


Barramundi has a clear advantage over many other listed entities through their Portfolio Investment Entity (PIE) tax status. As a listed PIE, Barramundi dividends will be tax-free to New Zealand resident shareholders. Refer to ‘What does PIE mean?’ under the FAQ section of the website for further information.

Imputation credits will be attached to dividends to the fullest extent possible.

Dividends paid by Barramundi may include dividends received, interest income, investment gains and/or return of capital.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)

The DRP offers shareholders an alternative to cash dividends. Shareholders who don't require the regular income can elect to apply all or part of any cash dividends in subscribing for fully paid ordinary shares.

The advantage of enrolling in the plan is that shares issued under the DRP are at a 3% discount to the current market price (being the weighted average selling price on the first five trading days on which the Shares trade ex-entitlement for the relevant dividend or distribution). Furthermore, shares issued under the DRP do not incur brokerage costs.

How to participate in the DRP:

  • Read the DRP Offer Document
  • Download the Participation Notice
  • Post or email the completed Participation Notice to Barramundi's Share Registrar:
    Computershare Investor Services Limited
    Level 2, 159 Hurstmere Road
    Private Bag 92119
    Auckland 1142
    Email: [email protected]

Share Buybacks

The Board of Barramundi Limited has a buyback programme in place whereby Barramundi shares (BRM) are purchased on market by the company within certain parameters determined by the Board. The buyback period runs for 12 months from the date it is announced to the market. We currently have a share buyback policy in place.

Buybacks work well in circumstances where excessive discounts to NAV exist, as it adds value for shareholders by purchasing undervalued shares in the company. 

Barramundi will only buy back shares if the discount to the last published net asset value, after adjusting for any changes in the S&P/ASX200 Index (hedged 70% to NZD) since the last published net asset value, is greater than 6%. 

Shares purchased under the policy are held as treasury stock and are available to be utilised under the dividend reinvestment plan, to the extent permitted by law.


On 9 October 2023, the Board of Barramundi Limited (Barramundi) announced that the company would undertake a pro-rata offer of warrants to shareholders. 

On the record date, eligible Barramundi shareholders will be issued one warrant for every four shares held. The record date for the issue is 25 October 2023 and the warrants are expected to be allotted on 26 October 2023.

Each warrant gives shareholders the right, but not the obligation, to subscribe for one additional ordinary share in Barramundi on the exercise date. The exercise date is 25 October 2024.

 Previous warrant issues:


Exercise Price

Exercise Date / Exercise Period

Total % Exercised



26 May 2023




29 October 2021




25 October 2019




24 November 2017




6 May 2016




1 December 2009 to 27 October 2011




29 October 2007 to 18 February 2008


What is a warrant?

A warrant is the right, not the obligation to purchase an ordinary share in Barramundi at a fixed price on a fixed date.