Annual General Meeting
SIG is to hold its AGM on Thursday 12 May 2016. The Chairman's Letter and Notice of Meeting can be accessed here.
Registrars and transfer office
Computershare Investor Services PLC
24 hour helpline*
0370 707 1293
+44 370 707 1293
0370 702 0005
Shareholder enquiries should be addressed to the Registrars at the above address.
* Operator assistance available between 8.30am and 5.30pm each business day.
Our Registrars offer a share dealing service.
For further details visit:
www.computershare.com/sharedealingcentre or call +44 (0) 370 703 0084 (commission charges, and terms and conditions apply).
Dividend tax allowance
In respect of UK Shareholders, from April 2016 dividend tax credits will be replaced by an annual £5,000 tax-free allowance on dividend income across an individual's entire share portfolio. Above this amount, individuals will pay tax on their dividend income at a rate dependent on their income tax bracket and personal circumstances. The Company will continue to provide registered shareholders with a confirmation of the dividends paid by SIG plc and this should be included with any other dividend income received when calculating and reporting total dividend income received. It is the shareholder's responsibility to include all dividend income when calculating any tax liability.
This change was announced by the Chancellor, as part of the UK government budget in July 2015. If you have any tax queries, please contact a Financial Advisor.
Warning to shareholders regarding boiler room scams
Some of SIG's shareholders have received unsolicited telephone calls from overseas based ‘brokers’, offering to buy SIG shares at a substantial premium to the prevailing market price. These are believed to be "boiler room scams". These ‘brokers’ can be very persistent and extremely persuasive and shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice.
Boiler rooms scams can take many different forms, some of which are set out below:
- Offers to buy shares you currently hold at an inflated price but then request money from you upfront as a bond or other form of security;
- Offers to sell you shares in a company you have never hear of which turn out to be worthless, overpriced or even non-existent shares;
- Offers of help from “recovery rooms” to assist those defrauded by boiler rooms. They approach victims of boiler room fraud and, for an upfront fee, promise to review their case and obtain reimbursement from a European Court fund or other legal avenue.
More information on different types of scams and what you should do can be found on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) web-site at www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams.
Should you receive any unsolicited investment advice, receive any offer to sell shares you currently hold or receive an offer to buy shares in another company:
Ensure you obtain the correct name of the person calling and the firm they represent;
- Check that they are authorised by the FCA prior to getting involved, by visiting www.fca.org.uk/register and contact the firm using the details on the register;
- Report the matter to the FCA either by calling the Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768, e-mail email@example.com or complete the online share fraud reporting form which can be found at www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/share-fraud-and-boiler-room-scams/reporting-form. Please note that if you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme;
- Report the matter to the police through Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040;
- If the calls persist, hang up.