34 Beckenham Road
Call 0871 664 0300 from the UK (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) and +44 20 8639 3399 from outside the UK (Monday to Friday, 0830 to 1730, UK time).
Alternatively, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All administrative enquiries relating to shareholdings and requests to receive corporate documents by email should, in the first instance, be directed to Capita Registrars.
Clearly state the shareholder's registered address and, if available, the full shareholder reference number.
Our Registrars can help you to:
- Check your shareholding
- Register a change of address or name
- Obtain a replacement dividend cheque or tax voucher
- Record the death of a shareholder
- Amalgamate multiple accounts
- Resolve any other question about your shareholding
Ordinary dividends are normally paid in July and December each year. Preference dividends are payable at the beginning of January and the beginning of July each year.
Our financial year end is 31 December; preliminary results are normally announced in early March and the AGM held in early May. The Annual Report is usually posted to shareholders in April, while the half-year results and Interim Report are normally published in mid-August.
At the option of the holder, preference shares are convertible on the first day of the next calendar month following receipt of the conversion notice into new Balfour Beatty plc ordinary shares effectively on the basis of 24.69136 ordinary shares for every 100 preference shares based on the current conversion price of 405p per ordinary share, which is subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.
Holders are entitled to a preferential dividend equivalent to a gross payment of 10.75p per preference share per annum, payable half-yearly on 1 January and 1 July.
Any preference shares still outstanding are redeemable on 1 July 2020 at £1 each, together with any arrears or accruals of dividend, unless the holder exercises any option granted by the Company to extend the redemption date.
The maximum redemption value of all of the issued and outstanding preference shares, excluding any arrears or accruals of dividend, was £112m at 31 December 2010.
The Company is entitled to convert all outstanding preference shares into ordinary shares if there are fewer than 44,281,239 preference shares in issue or if the average of the closing mid-market price for a Balfour Beatty plc ordinary share during a 30-day period exceeds 810p, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances. At 31 December 2010, there were 111,839,795 preference shares in issue.
The preference shares carry no voting rights at a general meeting of the Company, except where the dividend is six months or more in arrears, or where the business of the meeting includes a resolution which directly affects the rights and privileges attached to the preference shares or a resolution for the winding-up of the Company. On a winding-up of the Company, holders are entitled to receive the sum of £1 per preference share, together with any arrears or accruals of dividend, in priority to any payment on any other class of shares.
The Dividend Reinvestment Plan operated by the Company applies only to ordinary shares and not to the preference shares.
Balfour Beatty plc changed its name from "BICC plc" on 10 May 2000. Any such share certificates in the previous name of the Company remain valid and you need take no action.
If you only have a small number of shares whose value makes it uneconomic to sell them, you may wish to consider donating them to the share donation charity, ShareGift (registered charity no. 1052686), whose work Balfour Beatty supports.
Any shares that you donate to Share Gift will be aggregated, sold when possible, and the proceeds will be donated to a wide range of other UK charities. Since ShareGift was launched, over £14m has been given to more than 1,700 charities.
In common with a number of other major listed companies, we introduced a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) for the benefit of shareholders in May 1999.
The DRIP allows holders of ordinary shares to reinvest their cash dividends in the Company's shares through a specially arranged share dealing service. Full details of the DRIP and its charges, together with mandate forms, can be accessed at www.balfourbeatty-shares.com.
Further information, including a dividend mandate form, may be obtained from Capita Registrars.
Yes. You can take control of your shareholding and keep your details up-to-date with the Balfour Beatty Share Portal, created with Capita Registrars.
By creating a Share Portal account, you can access the full range of online services, including the ability to:
- View your holdings and indicative share price and valuation;
- View movements on your holdings and your dividend payment history;
- Register a bank mandate to have your dividends paid directly into your bank account;
- Change your registered address;
- Sign-up to receive e-communications or access the online proxy voting;
- Download and print shareholder forms.
For every shareholder that registers to receive shareholder communications electronically, Balfour Beatty will donate £1 to the Climate Care programme.
Shareholders outside the UK may elect to receive dividends paid direct into their overseas bank account, or by currency draft, instead of by way of a cheque drawn in sterling. For further information, contact the Company’s Registrars on +44 20 8639 3405 (from outside the UK) or 0871 664 0385 from the UK (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras). Lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, UK time.
Alternatively, you can log on to www.capitashareportal.com and click on the link for International Payment Service.