George Wimpey Plc - Investor Relations

Shareholder Questions

  1. What are you entitled to as a George Wimpey shareholder?
  2. What happens if I lose my share certificate?
  3. Where can I find out the current value of George Wimpey’s shares?
  4. What are individual savings Accounts (ISAs) and does George Wimpey offer one?
  5. What is CREST?
  6. What do I do if my personal details change?
  7. What happens if a George Wimpey shareholder dies?
  8. Where can I get a copy of the George Wimpey Annual Report and Accounts from?
  9. How do I buy George Wimpey shares?
  10. How do I sell George Wimpey shares?
  11. How do I transfer shares?
  12. What is a dividend?
  13. What is an 'ex-dividend'?
  14. Why does the amount of dividends differ?
  15. How can I have my dividends paid to me?
  16. Do I have to pay tax on my dividends?
  17. What is the AGM?
  18. Do I need to attend the AGM?
  1. What are you entitled to as a George Wimpey shareholder?
    George Wimpey does not at present offer any of its shareholders any perks, believing that shareholder value is generated by dividend and capital growth rather than cheap incentive.
  2. What happens if I lose my share certificate?
    If you loose your share certificate please contact Lloyds TSB Registrars on 01903 502541 or www.shareview.co.uk
  3. Where can I find out the current value of George Wimpey’s shares?
    This website will give you share prices that are 15 minutes old, if you need a current price, contact your broker or another share dealing service.
  4. What are individual savings Accounts (ISAs) and does George Wimpey offer one?
    An ISA is an Inland revenue approved Tax efficient method of saving, George Wimpey currently offers An ISA via the share centre who’s website is www.share.com
  5. What is CREST?
    CREST is a method for significant shareholders to hold their shares in dematerialized form, rather than retain paper share certificates. If you think that you could benefit from using a CREST account you should discuss the issue with your broker, George Wimpey does not have a sponsored Corporate Crest nominee account available for private shareholders.
  6. What do I do if my personal details change?
    Please contact Lloyds TSB Registrars on 01903 502541 or www.shareview.co.uk
  7. What happens if a George Wimpey shareholder dies?
    Please contact Lloyds TSB Registrars on 01903 502541 or www.shareview.co.uk
  8. Where can I get a copy of the George Wimpey Annual Report and Accounts from?
    The full annual report and accounts is available via this web site. To view the report click here.
  9. How do I buy George Wimpey shares?
    You can buy George Wimpey shares via your broker or bank.
  10. How do I sell George Wimpey shares?
    You can sell George Wimpey shares via your broker or bank.
  11. How do I transfer shares?
    To transfer your George Wimpey shares to another person, you will need to submit a Stock Transfer Form duly completed with the Stamp Duty paid to the registrars, your broker or another professional advisor who can assist you with the paperwork.
  12. What is a dividend?
    A dividend is the money paid out per share to each shareholder, dividends are usually paid twice a year to all shareholders.
  13. What is an 'ex-dividend'?
    This is a description, sometimes abbreviated to "xd" that is often quoted next to a share price. It translates as "without dividend" and means that the next dividend is not included in the price of the share. This is necessary because the dividend is paid to all shareholders who were on the register at close of trading on a specified day. Any shareholder buying shares who is registered after this day will not receive the dividend. To compensate for this the market price usually drops by the amount of the dividend payment and the description "xd" is added to share price quotations to confirm that this has happened.
  14. Why does the amount of dividends differ?
    The final dividend usually paid in May tends to be larger than the interim paid in mid summer.
  15. How can I have my dividends paid to me?
    Your dividend will usually be paid by cheque from the registrars, however you can elect to have the sums paid direct to your bank account. If you wish to set up a mandate, please contact the registrars on 01903 502541 or use the form attached to your next dividend payment. If you do have your dividend payment paid direct to the bank you will continue to receive a Tax voucher direct from the registrars.
  16. Do I have to pay tax on my dividends?
    Basic rate tax is automatically deducted from your payment, however if you complete a tax return you should declare the amount of each dividend payment and the amount of tax deducted so that the Inland Revenue can assess your liability.
  17. What is the AGM?
    The Annual General meeting or AGM is a meeting held by all companies once a year that all shareholders are invited to. At the AGM the board of directors will present the report and accounts to the shareholders, and answer any questions that you may have. You will also be asked to approve certain items.
  18. Do I need to attend the AGM?
    You do not need to attend, but private shareholders are very welcome. If you do not attend you may wish to complete a proxy form so that your vote can be included with the views of others when approvals are sought.