Shareholder information

Annual General Meeting

SIG will hold its AGM on 10 May 2018 in Sheffield. 
The Chairman's Letter and Notice of Meeting will be accessible here

Registrars and transfer office

Computershare Investor Services PLC
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol
BS13 8AE

24 hour helpline*
0370 707 1293

Overseas callers
+44 370 707 1293

Text phone
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.

Share dealing

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).

ShareGift

ShareGift is an independent UK registered charity which exists to provide a solution to the longstanding problem of unwanted small shareholdings, where dealing costs prohibit the owner selling because the profit is either too small or the costs are higher than the value of the shares. Even if a shareholder has only one or two shares ShareGift can help to dispose of them with proceeds going to a charitable cause.

Millions of pounds are tied up in wasted assets, which are of no value to their owners. ShareGift aggregates and sells these parcels of donated shares, giving the proceeds to a wide range of UK charities.

Further information can be found at www.sharegift.org

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;