Billionaire brothers behind B&M take £30m payout after Christmas boom

Simon and Bobby Arora will have awarded themselves almost £100m in dividends in the space of a year as retailer benefits from changed shopping habits

The billionaire brothers who own B&M have handed themselves a £30m payout after the fast-growing discount retailer reported booming sales in the run up to Christmas.

Simon Arora, B&M’s chief executive, and his brother Bobby will receive the sum as part of a £200m special dividend payment to shareholders. The pair own all the shares in Luxembourg-based SSA Investments, B&M’s biggest single shareholder, with 15% of the company.

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