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.
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
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 Final||Ex-dividend date||Record date||Payment due||Dividend amount (pence/share)|
|Interim or FinalFinal 2022||Ex-dividend date19 January 2023||Record date20 January 2023||Payment due14 February 2023||Dividend amount (pence/share)3.4p|
|Interim or FinalFinal 2021||Ex-dividend date13 January 2022||Record date14 January 2022||Payment due9 February 2022||Dividend amount (pence/share)2.8p|
|Interim or FinalFinal 2020||Ex-dividend date14 January 2021||Record date15 January 2021||Payment due16 February 2021||Dividend amount (pence/share)1.6p|
|Interim or FinalFinal 2019||Ex-dividend date16 January 2020||Record date17 January 2020||Payment due14 February 2020||Dividend amount (pence/share)1.0p|
|Interim or FinalFinal 2018||Ex-dividend date17 January 2019||Record date18 January 2019||Payment due15 February 2019||Dividend amount (pence/share)0.5p|
|Interim or Final2017||Ex-dividend dateN/A||Record dateN/A||Payment dueN/A||Dividend amount (pence/share)-|
|Interim or Final2016||Ex-dividend dateN/A||Record dateN/A||Payment dueN/A||Dividend amount (pence/share)-|
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:
- 01Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation
- 04If 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.