Investment Bankers Rothschild
Stockbrokers JPMorgan Cazenove
Oriel Securities
Solicitors Slaughter and May
Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors, London
Registrars Equiniti

Financial calendar

Final results announced February
Annual general meeting April
Ordinary final dividend paid May
Interim results announced August
Ordinary interim dividend paid October

Shareholder information

Enquiries relating to shareholders, such as queries concerning notification of change of address, dividend payments and lost share certificates, should be made to the company´s registrars. The company has a share account, management and dealing facility for all shareholders via Equiniti Limited Shareview. This offers shareholders secure access to their account details held on the share register to amend address information and payment instructions directly, as well as providing a simple and convenient way of buying and selling the company´s ordinary shares. For internet services visit or the investor relations sections of the company´s website The Shareview Dealing service is also available by telephone on 08456 037037 between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

The best way to ensure that dividends are received as quickly as possible is to instruct the company´s registrars to pay them directly into a bank or building society account; tax vouchers are then mailed to shareholders separately. This method also avoids the risk of dividend cheques being delayed or lost in the post. Dividend mandate forms are available from the registrars either from their website or by telephone on the Equiniti General Shareholder Helpline number below.

Calling from the UK: 0871 384 2179* or if calling from overseas: +44 (0) 121 415 7047

* Calls to this number are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline; other telephony provider costs may vary.


Financial information about the company, including annual reports, public announcements and share price data, is available from the company´s website at, which also contains further information about the group and links to the websites of its subsidiaries.