Want the latest Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF dividend? Here's what to do

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The final distribution (or dividend) amount that investors in the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS) will receive was revealed to the market today.

The VAS exchange-traded fund (ETF) will pay investors 67.2112 cents per ETF unit held on 16 July.

If you want to receive the distribution, you have to buy the ASX VAS ETF before its ex-dividend date.

And that's Monday, by the way.

Want the next ASX VAS dividend?

To receive the next dividend, investors must snap up some shares in the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF before the closing bell at 4pm EST today.

If you're already an ASX VAS holder and want to reinvest your dividend automatically, you need to register for the dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) by 5pm EST on the record date, which is next Tuesday, 2 July.

What about other Vanguard ASX ETF dividends?

Vanguard has announced final distribution amounts for a variety of other ETFs besides the ASX VAS.

They include the Vanguard Msci Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS), which will pay 218.1273 cents per unit.

Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF (ASX: VHY) will pay 114.3519 cents per share.

Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF (ASX: VDHG) will pay 105.5003 cents per share.

Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares Index ETF (ASX: VESG) will pay 55.5037 cents per share.

Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index ETF (ASX: VGB) will pay 44.2469 cents per share.

All of these ETFs have the same ex-dividend date, record date, payment date and DRP deadline as the ASX VAS.

What is the ASX VAS?

The ASX VAS gives Australian investors exposure to the S&P/ASX 300 Index (ASX: VAS).

This provides access to heavyweight stocks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP), CSL Ltd (ASX: CSL), Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) and Goodman Group (ASX: GMG), along with some smaller companies ranked 201 to 300.

These include Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN), Aussie Broadband Ltd (ASX: ABB), Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) Temple & Webster Group Ltd (ASX: TPW) and PWR Holdings Ltd (ASX: PWH).

Almost 8% growth over FY24

The ASX VAS is up 7.75% since 30 June 2023.

Editor's Note: This article incorrectly cited the distribution amounts in USD rather than AUD. It has now been amended. The distribution figures are correct as of July 1, 2024.

Motley Fool contributor Bronwyn Allen has positions in BHP Group, CSL, Commonwealth Bank Of Australia, Goodman Group, Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF, and Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Aussie Broadband, CSL, Goodman Group, Nanosonics, PWR Holdings, Temple & Webster Group, and Wesfarmers. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics, PWR Holdings, and Wesfarmers. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Aussie Broadband, CSL, Goodman Group, Temple & Webster Group, Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF, and Vanguard Msci Index International Shares ETF. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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