Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Kingfisher plc will be held on Thursday 17 June 2010 at 11.00am at the Paddington London Hilton Hotel, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE.
Results and Financial diary
The proposed financial calendar is as follows:
|First quarter results||3 June 2010|
|Pre-close first half trading||22 July 2010|
|Interim results to 31 July 2010||16 September 2010|
|Third quarter results||2 December 2010|
|Fourth quarter results||18 February 2011|
|Preliminary results to 31 January 2011||24 March 2011|
Computershare Investor Services PLC
Telephone: 0870 702 0129
Any queries that shareholders have regarding their shareholdings, such as a change of name or address, transfer of shares, lost share certificates or dividend cheques, may be referred to the Company’s Registrar using the contact details above. A Shareholder Helpline is available on UK business days between 8.30am to 5.00pm and contains an automated self-service functionality which is available 24 hours a day.
Low cost share dealing facilities
- Telephone share dealing: Commission is 1%, subject to a minimum charge of £25, stamp duty at 0.5% is payable on purchases. The service is available from 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Telephone: 0870 703 0084.
- Internet share dealing: Commission is 0.5%, subject to a minimum charge of £15, stamp duty at 0.5% is payable on purchases. The service is available to place orders out of market hours. Simply log onto http://www.investorcentre.co.uk.
Terms and conditions of both of these services can be obtained by calling 0870 702 0129.
Unauthorised brokers (boiler room scams)
Kingfisher plc is legally obliged to make its share register available to the general public. Consequently some shareholders may receive unsolicited mail, including correspondence from unauthorised investment companies.
Companies have become increasingly 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 what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. They can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports. Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in Company mailings.
Share price history
|Financial year||Pence per ordinary share*||Dollars per ADR**|
Analysis of Shareholders and Shareholdings as at 30 January 2010
|Classification of holder||Holdings||%||Shares||%|
|Bank or Nominees||2,341||8.20||2,243,729,551||95.01|
|Other Corporate Body||27||0.09||27,553,148||1.17|
|Size of holding||Shareholders||%||Shares||%|
The interim dividend for the financial year ended 30 January 2010 of 1.925p per share was paid on 12 November 2009. The table below provides the payment information for the final dividend of 3.575p per share, subject to shareholder approval at the AGM on 17 June 2010:
|Ex-dividend date||5 May 2010|
|Record date||7 May 2010|
|Final date for return of DRIP mandate forms/currency elections||27 May 2010|
|Euro exchange rate notification||28 May 2010|
|Payment date and DRIP purchase||18 June 2010|
- Cheque: cash dividends will automatically be paid to shareholders by cheque, which will be sent by post to the shareholders registered address;
- BACS: cash dividends can be paid by mandate directly to a UK bank or building society account through the BACS system. This method of payment reduces the risk of your cheque being intercepted or lost in the post. Shareholders wishing to receive their dividends in this way can update their mandate instructions at www.investorcentre.co.uk or should complete a dividend mandate form and return it to the Registrars;
- Dividend Reinvestment Plan: the Company also offers shareholders a Dividend Reinvestment Plan, whereby shareholders can use their cash dividend to buy further shares in the Company. Shareholders can apply online at www.investorcentre.co.uk or complete a mandate form and return it to the Company Registrar; and
- Global payments service: this service provided by Kingfisher’s Registrar enables shareholders to have dividend payments paid directly into their bank account in their chosen local currency. To view terms and register, please visit www.computershare.com/uk/investor/GPS.
The Company has a Sponsored Level One ADR programme in America. Each ADR is worth two Kingfisher shares.
At the 2008 AGM the Company obtained shareholder approval to adopt the changes in law regarding electronic communications, allowing the Company to use the Kingfisher plc website as the main method of communication with shareholders, unless they have elected to continue receiving hard copy statutory documentation. For shareholders who have not elected to receive their statutory documentation in electronic form, you can sign up by visiting www.investorcentre.co.uk/ecomms and registering your details. When you register for e-communications, you will be sent an email each time the Company publishes statutory documents, providing you with a link to the information.
Electing for e-communications does not mean shareholders can no longer obtain hard copy documents. Should shareholders require a hard copy version of any of the Company’s statutory documentation, they should contact the Company’s Registrar.
Shareholders will have the opportunity to view certain documentation as outlined in the Notice of Meeting for the AGM from 15 minutes prior to the meeting, until its conclusion.
The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company and other documentation referred to in this annual report can be viewed at the registered office during normal business hours.
Company Secretary and registered office
3 Sheldon Square
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7372 8008
Fax: +44 (0)20 7644 1001
Registered in England and Wales
Registered Number 01664812
Certain statements included in this Annual Report and Accounts are forward-looking and are therefore subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied because they relate to future events. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s expectations around its three key priorities of Management, Capital and Returns and the associated seven steps to Delivering Value objectives.
Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of relevant terminology including the words: “believes”, “estimates”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “goal”, “target”, “aim”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “could” or “should” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology and include all matters that are not historical facts. They appear in a number of places throughout this Annual Report and Accounts and include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs or current expectations and those of our officers, directors and employees concerning, amongst other things, our results of operations, financial condition, changes in tax rates, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the businesses we operate.
Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, global economic business conditions, monetary and interest rate policies, foreign currency exchange rates, equity and property prices, the impact of competition, inflation and deflation, changes to regulations, taxes and legislation, changes to consumer saving and spending habits; and our success in managing these factors.
Consequently, our actual future financial condition, performance and results could differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set out in our forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.