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Outlined below are questions often asked by our shareholders. If you cannot find the answer to your query, please contact us.

Where is my dividend cheque?

If you have not received your dividend cheque, contact Kingfisher's Registrar, Computershare Investor Services PLC.

Computershare Investor Services PLC
PO Box 82
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol
BS99 7NH

Tel: +44 (0) 870 702 0129

When does Kingfisher go ex-dividend?

The ex-dividend dates are in the Financial Calendar.

How can I change the method of payment of my dividend?

You must advise the Registrar in writing (with both signatories if joint ownership) quoting your name(s) and address, and your Shareholder Reference Number (SRN), which can be found on your share certificate or tax voucher. The address to send your request to is Computershare Investor Services PLC, PO Box 82, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS99 7NH.

Are there any options for choosing how I get my dividend?

You can choose to receive the cash dividend or join the dividend reinvestment plan.

The cash dividend can be paid by cheque or direct debit.

See above for the procedure to change your method of payment. See the dividend reinvestment plan.

How do I contact the appropriate person at the Registrar?

For all enquiries concerning shares and/or dividends in the first instance please contact the Registrar: Computershare Investor Services PLC, Securities Services – Registrars, PO Box 82, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS99 7NH, Tel: +44 (0) 870 702 0129, Website: https://www-uk.computershare.com/investor

If you need to talk to Kingfisher directly then contact the Company Secretariat department via email, by phone on +44 (0) 20 7372 8008, or in writing to Company Secretariat, Kingfisher plc, 3 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2 6PX.

How do I contact the appropriate person at the Corporate Communications department?

If you have enquiries concerning the Kingfisher plc for the Group or other issues, please contact the Corporate Communications department via email, by phone on + 44 (0) 20 7372 8008, or in writing to Kingfisher plc, 3 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2 6PX.

Is this a good time to buy/sell Kingfisher shares?

Under the Financial Services and Market Act 2000 we are not authorised to provide advice to investors on share dealing. For advice on dealing, please contact your stockbroker or independent financial adviser.

Do you have a low-cost dealing service?

What should I do if I receive unsolicited telephone calls and/or documents?

Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation, check that they are properly authorised by the FSA before getting involved and please inform our Registrars on 0870 702 0129. For further information please see protecting your investment.

Can I get the Annual Report and Interim Report sent to me directly rather than through my broker?

Yes. You can request that an Annual Report be sent to you directly via post or email (PDF). View or download the latest Annual Report and Accounts online.

I have questions about tax on my shares and/or dividends who should I direct them to?

Your financial adviser (stockbroker or accountant).

I bought shares in Kingfisher several years ago, but cannot remember what price I paid. I now need this information to complete my tax return. Where can I get hold of the original share price?

The Stock Exchange can provide this information. For details, please phone +44 (0) 20 7797 1372. There will be a small charge. The London Stock Exchange website has share price data going back five years.

What happens if I have taken up my rights to new Kingfisher shares?

You will not be treated as making a disposal of all or part of your holding of existing Kingfisher shares by reason of taking up all or part of your rights to new Kingfisher shares. No liability to CGT in respect of the issue of the new Kingfisher shares should arise if you have taken up your entitlement to new Kingfisher shares.

What happens if I have taken up my rights to new Kingfisher shares and now wish to sell some or all of my Kingfisher shares?

Your new Kingfisher shares will be treated as the same asset as, and having been acquired at the same time as, your existing holding. The subscription money for your new Kingfisher shares is added to the base cost of your existing holding.

Indexation allowance on your original holding of Kingfisher shares will be given in respect of amounts paid for the new Kingfisher shares. Instead, indexation allowance has been replaced by a taper relief which will reduce the amount of any chargeable gain realised on a subsequent disposal of your shareholding according to how long the shares have been held since 6 April 1998 or since the shares were acquired, whichever is the later.

You will not normally be treated as making a disposal for CGT purposes of your existing holding of Kingfisher shares if you disposed of all or part of your rights to subscribe for new Kingfisher shares, or allowed or were deemed to have allowed them to lapse in return for a cash payment, and the proceeds resulting from the disposal or lapse of rights are ‘small’, as compared to the value of the Kingfisher shares in respect of which the rights arose. No liability to CGT will have arisen on the disposal or lapse of the rights, but the cash amount received will be deducted from the base cost of your existing holding for CGT purposes and for the purposes of computing any chargeable gain or allowable loss on a subsequent disposal of your Kingfisher shares.

What happens if I disposed of my Kingfisher rights?

If you dispose of all or part of your rights to subscribe for new Kingfisher shares or allow or are deemed to allow them to lapse and receive a cash payment in respect of them you may, depending on your circumstances, incur a liability to CGT.

However, if you dispose of all or part of your rights to subscribe for new Kingfisher shares or allow or are deemed to allow them to lapse in return for a cash payment and the proceeds resulting from the disposal or lapse of rights are ‘small’ as compared to the value of the Kingfisher shares in respect of which the rights arose, you will not normally be treated as making a disposal for CGT purposes. No liability to CGT will then arise on the disposal or lapse of the rights, but the cash amount received will be deducted from the base cost for CGT purposes or your existing holding of Kingfisher shares for the purposes of computing any chargeable gain or allowable loss on a subsequent disposal of your Kingfisher shares.

The Inland Revenue currently regards a receipt as ‘small’ if its amount or value is 5% or less of the value of the Kingfisher shares in respect of which the entitlement to the receipt arose, or if its amount or value is £3,000 or less, regardless of whether or not it is more than 5% of the value of the Kingfisher shares in respect of which the rights arose.

A Kingfisher shareholder not resident in the UK for tax purposes but who carries on a trade or profession in the UK through a branch or an agency to which the new Kingfisher shares are attributable, may be subject to CGT on a disposal of such shares.

Individuals who are temporarily non-UK resident may, in certain circumstances, be subject to tax in respect of gains realised whilst they are not resident in the UK.

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