Shareholder information

The Shareholder section provides detailed information on communications, shareholder queries, dividends, share dealing services and contact details.

Advice

Shareholders are advised to be wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or to purchase shares at above market value or offers of free reports into the Company. Should you receive unsolicited telephone calls or documents such as those referred to above, we strongly suggest that you consult your own independent financial advisor before taking any action.

Registrar

Shareholders should contact the Registrar, Computershare, in connection with changes of address, lost share certificates, transfers of shares and bank mandate forms to enable automated payment of dividends. Computershare also has a service to provide shareholders with online access to details of their shareholdings. The service is free, secure and easy to use.

 

To register, please visit www.investorcentre.co.uk

 

The Company’s share register is maintained by:
Computershare Investor Services PLC, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS13 8AE
Tel: +44 (0)370 707 1443

Dividends

The quickest, most efficient and secure way to receive your dividends is to have them paid direct to your bank or building society account. It saves waiting for the funds to clear and reduces the paper and postage we use. Using BACS (Bank Automated Clearing System) we are able to pay your dividend straight to your account on the payment date.

 

The account information you provide will not be shared with third parties. It will be held by Computershare as part of your shareholder account details. Those selecting this method will receive a tax voucher at their registered address when the corresponding dividend is paid.

Shareholders wishing to benefit from this service should register at www.investorcentre.co.uk or call our registrar, Computershare Investor Services PLC, for a form by phone on 0870 707 1443 (a text phone facility for those with hearing difficulties is available on 0870 702 0005) or by post at Computershare Investor Services PLC, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS99 6ZZ.

 

At the moment, you can’t take your dividend as shares, although you may reinvest your dividend by buying more shares in the Company if you wish. You will receive a tax voucher at the same time as the dividend is paid.

Interim or FinalFinal 2020Ex-dividend date14 January 2021Record date15 January 2021Payment due16 February 2021Dividend amount (pence/share)1.6p
Interim or FinalFinal 2019Ex-dividend date16 January 2020Record date17 January 2020Payment due14 February 2020Dividend amount (pence/share)1.0p
Interim or FinalFinal 2018Ex-dividend date17 January 2019Record date18 January 2019Payment due15 February 2019Dividend amount (pence/share)0.5p
Interim or Final2017Ex-dividend dateN/ARecord dateN/APayment dueN/ADividend amount (pence/share)-
Interim or Final2016Ex-dividend dateN/ARecord dateN/APayment dueN/ADividend amount (pence/share)-
Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in company mailings.

AGM

General meetings

Our AGM gives the Board the opportunity to engage with investors on the running of their company, and to receive feedback.

Upcoming AGM: 02/02/2022

The 2021 AGM took place on Wednesday 10 February at the company's Head office at 1-10 Praed Mews, London, with facilities to attend electronically. The 2022 AGM will take place on 2nd February 2022.

Past meetings

Update on voting from the AGM on 5 February 2020
AGM voting outcome

Submit questions

Click the link below to submit your questions about our AGM.
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Scam Protection

Boiler room scams

In recent years, many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas-based ‘brokers’ who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high-risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as ‘boiler rooms’. These ‘brokers’ can be very persistent and extremely persuasive.

It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way; many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years. Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports. If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:

Protect yourself

  1. 01
    Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation
  2. 02
    Check that they are properly authorised by the FCA before getting involved by visiting www.fca.org.uk/register
  3. 03
    Report the matter to the FCA either by calling 0800 111 6768 or by completing the fraud reporting form on the FCA website at: https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/report-scam-us
  4. 04
    If the calls persist, hang up.If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.