||Preliminary results and final dividend announcement
||Final dividend - ex-dividend date
||Final dividend - record date
||Annual General Meeting and Interim Management Statement
||Final dividend - payment date (Ordinary shareholders)
||Final dividend - payment date (ADR holders)
||Half-year results and interim dividend announcement
||Interim dividend - ex-dividend date
||Interim dividend - record date
||Interim dividend - payment date (Ordinary shareholders)
||Interim dividend - payment date (ADR holders)
||Interim Management Statement
||Financial year end
||2013 Preliminary results and final dividend announcement
Ordinary shares and American depositary receipts
The Company’s Ordinary Shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) programme with each ADR representing four Ordinary Shares. The ADRs trade on the US over‑the‑counter market (symbol: SPMYY; CUSIP: 84856M209). The Bank of New York Mellon is the authorised depositary bank for the Company’s ADR programme. The ADRs are quoted on the OTC Pink electronic quotation service which can be found at www.otcmarkets.com/otc‑pink.
Annual General Meeting
The Company’s 2013 Annual General Meeting (“2013 AGM”) will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday 1 May 2013 at Holborn Gate, 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1PB, United Kingdom.
Shareholders are able to choose how they receive their dividends:
- direct to their bank account;
- reinvested in Ordinary Shares through the Company’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (see below);
- paid by cheque; or
- paid in foreign currencies.
The quickest and most efficient way to receive your dividends is to have them paid direct to your bank account. It saves waiting for funds to clear and reduces the paper and postage we use. To change how you receive your dividends please contact the Company’s registrar, Equiniti, on 0871 384 2268 or log on to www.shareview.co.uk.
Dividend reinvestment plan
The Company has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRIP”) delivered by Equiniti Financial Services Limited. The DRIP allows eligible shareholders to use their cash dividend to buy additional shares in the Company, so increasing their shareholding. If you would like additional information, please contact the Company’s registrar, Equiniti, on 0871 384 2268 or log on to www.shareview.co.uk.
All of the Company’s communications with shareholders are conducted in line with our environmental approach. We hold the majority of our events via webcast and conference calls and we encourage all of our investors to receive communications electronically. Shareholders who do not currently receive Company mailings electronically but wish to do so should notify the Company’s registrar, Equiniti, on 0871 384 2126 or via www.shareview.co.uk.
Enquiries concerning shareholdings, change of address or other particulars should be directed in the first instance to the Company’s registrar, Equiniti, on 0871 384 2126. Equiniti also provide a range of online shareholder information services at www.shareview.co.uk, where shareholders can check their holdings and find practical help on transferring shares or updating their details.
Share dealing services
Equiniti Shareview Dealing is a service that provides a simple and convenient way of buying and selling the Company’s Ordinary Shares. For telephone services call 08456 037 037 between 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and for internet services visit www.shareview.co.uk/dealing. A postal share dealing service for buying and selling Ordinary Shares is also available and a dealing form can be obtained by calling 0871 384 2248 or at www.shareview.co.uk.
Individual savings accounts
Information about investing in the Company’s Ordinary Shares through an Individual Savings Account (“ISA”) may be obtained from Equiniti on 0845 300 0430 or at www.shareview.co.uk. ISAs are also offered by other organisations.
Shareholders are advised to be wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free reports about the Company. Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in the Company’s mailings or on our website. More detailed information can be found at www.fsa.gov.uk/consumerinformation.
The Company is obliged by law to make its share register publicly available, subject to a “proper purpose” test, should a request be received. As a consequence, some shareholders may receive unsolicited mail. To limit the amount of unsolicited mail received, please contact: The Mailing Preference Service (MPS), DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SS or register online at www.mpsonline.org.uk. The Mailing Preference Service is an independent organisation which offers a free service to the public within the UK. Registering with them will help stop most unsolicited consumer advertising material.
The directors are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the Company’s website. Financial information published on the website is based on legislation in the UK governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements that may be different from comparable legislation in other jurisdictions.