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The Weir Group PLC's registrars - Computershare - will be able to answer any questions you may have about your shareholding. You can contact them at:
Computershare Investor Services PLC
A dedicated helpline has been set up to assist with any enquiries relating to The Weir Group PLC shareholdings on 0870 707 1402. The helpline operates during the hours of 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. You may also fax or email Computershare on the contact details below:
Fax: 0870 703 6142
Email via website: www.investorcentre.co.uk/contactus
The company's website can be found at www.investorcentre.co.uk
You will need to obtain a stock transfer form from our Registrars, and return this together with your share certificate(s) to them to arrange the transfer of ownership. For further information and to obtain a stock transfer form, please contact the Registrars directly on 0870 707 1402. Alternatively, a stock transfer form can be downloaded from their website under the heading 'Transfer of ownership' (Computershare Downloadable Forms). Once you have completed and signed the form, please return it to Computershare by post.
Note: Where the transfer is for a cash consideration, you will need to send the stock transfer form to your local Inland Revenue office for stamping. For further information, please contact your local Inland Revenue office.
UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
You can purchase shares in The Weir Group PLC through a stock broker or independent financial adviser.
You can download a PDF format full report and accounts from the front page of the Investor section of our website.
In line with the practice of many leading companies and with our wish to encourage the use of electronic communications and reduce costs, with effect from July 2010, the Company no longer prints and distributes an interim report. The interim report is however available to view and download within Financial Information in the Investors section of the website.
If you move home you will need to inform our registrars of your new address. You can write to them directly, or alternatively complete a change of address form which can be found on their website (Computershare Downloadable Forms). Once you have completed and signed the form, please return it to Computershare by post.
If you change your name, please write to our registrars with details of your new name and previous name or complete a change of name form which can be found on their website (Computershare Downloadable Forms). Please complete and sign the form and return it to Computershare by post. You should also attach a copy of your marriage certificate or your change of name deed together with your share certificate(s) and any unpaid dividend cheques in your old name. The registrars will then reissue them. If you have also changed your address, see 'What do I need to do if I move home?'.
If you are administering an estate, you may need to transfer the shares into the names of the beneficiaries or sell the holding. If the shares were held in joint names, our registrar will need to see a photocopy of the death certificate and the share certificate. The shares can then be transferred into the name of the surviving holder. If a grant of probate is being sought, Computershare will require sight of the original or a copy that must bear an impressed seal as photocopies are not acceptable. The share certificates must accompany the document notifying death.
Please contact our registrars in writing or by phone so as they can guide you through the process.
If you lose a dividend cheque before you have had a chance to pay it into your bank account, please contact our Registrars in writing. Computershare will then be able to reissue you with a replacement cheque.
If you send the out-of-date cheque to our registrars they will reissue it. If the cheque was for less than £50 there will be no charge, but for larger payments there may be an administration fee.
This is possible with most bank or building society accounts in the UK. It is sometimes referred to as a 'payment instruction' or 'dividend mandate'. Mandating your dividends is easy - the dividend will go into your account on the payment date and tax information about the dividend will be sent to you at your registered address. To arrange this you will need to contact our registrars in writing, or by completing a 'bank mandate' form which can be found on their website (Computershare Downloadable Forms). Once you have completed and signed the form, please return it to Computershare by post.
The Company offers shareholders the opportunity to join its Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). Instead of receiving your dividend payment via cheque or directly into your bank account, you can use the DRIP to purchase additional shares and build up your shareholding in the Company. If you wish to participate in the DRIP, please apply online at www.investorcentre.co.uk or alternatively, you can complete a DRIP mandate form, obtainable from the Company’s registrars, Computershare.
If you have lost your share certificate you will need to inform our registrars as soon as possible. This can be done by telephone or in writing. Computershare will then be able to guide you through the process of obtaining a duplicate certificate. Depending on the value of the shares represented by the share certificate, a fee may be payable.
If you manage the estate of a recently deceased shareholder you may contact our registrars, Computershare Investor Services PLC, on 0870 707 1402 and provide details of the late shareholder. These should include the full name, the registered address and the shareholder reference number if you have that information. Computershare will then communicate the full legal requirements for the registration of the death.
You can find more share price and market information within the Share Price Information pages on The Weir Group PLC website.
You can change the way you currently have your dividend paid by completing a Dividend Mandate Form. You can obtain a copy of the form by contacting our Registrars on 0870 707 1402 or by downloading a copy from their website (Computershare Downloadable Forms).
If you receive more than one pack you may be able to consolidate your holdings by contacting our Registrars, Computershare, on 0870 707 1402. You will need to quote your shareholder reference number(s) either when calling or in correspondence. Your shareholder reference number can be found on either your share certificate or dividend cheque/ mandate.
A proxy is a person, or representative of an organisation who attends the AGM on behalf of a shareholder and either casts their votes according to the shareholders instruction, or is given an authority by the shareholder to cast their votes as they decide.
Any shareholders interested in receiving future communications electronically, including the Notice of Meeting and Annual Report & Accounts, may register their email address by clicking on the following link: Email registration.
If you still receive your dividends by cheque you can set up a dividend mandate enabling your dividends to be paid direct into your bank account on the payment date, avoiding cheques being intercepted or going missing in the post. You will only receive a tax voucher detailing your dividends. In addition, you can elect to have any documents sent out by The Weir Group PLC to be supplied by email by registering with Computershare online.
Shareholders of UK companies have been targeted by so-called "investor specialists" often stating that they are acting on behalf of the company - these are sometimes called "boiler room scams". We are aware that at least one of our shareholders has been contacted in this way.
The Weir Group has not appointed or authorised any "investment specialists" to contact shareholders and you should, therefore, be wary of any unsolicited calls or offers of advice.
The Weir Group issued a circular to shareholders explaining this in more detail and you can check on the FSA website for those firms who are properly authorised at www.fsa.gov.uk as well as a list of those who are unauthorised who have been targeting investors.
The Company's articles of association provide that on a show of hands at a general meeting, every holder of ordinary shares present in person and entitled to vote shall have one vote and on a poll, every member present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote shall have one vote for every ordinary share held.