Shares - general

  • 1.      What is my shareholder reference number?

    When you first buy shares in Howden Joinery Group Plc you are given a unique shareholder reference number. This is shown on all share certificates and on dividend counterfoils relating to your account. We recommend that you keep a separate record of your shareholder reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence.

  • 2.      Why do I receive more than one set of shareholder documents?

    If you bought shares at different times and the name and address you supplied differ, even slightly, from the existing details held by our Registrar, Equiniti, another account may have been created. If this happens and you want the accounts combined, you should contact Equiniti giving your full name and address and, if possible, providing your shareholder reference number (see question 1) for each account. You should note that existing share certificates will remain valid.

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.

  • 3.      I have lost my share certificate - what should I do?

    If your certificates are lost, stolen or destroyed, you should contact Equiniti, as soon as possible.

    You will need to provide your full name and address, the number of shares to which the certificate related and, if possible, the shareholder reference number (see question 1) and share certificate number (see question 2).

    Equiniti will need to arrange for you to complete an indemnity covering the company for any loss arising from a dispute over who owns the shares. Once this is done, Equiniti will send you a duplicate share certificate. You should note that a fee will be charged by the Registrars for providing an indemnity and issuing a duplicate share certificate.

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.

  • 4.      How do I transfer my shares to someone else?

    If you want to give or sell your shares directly to someone that you know, you can transfer your holding using a stock transfer form. You can download a stock transfer form from Equiniti's website at www.shareview.co.uk. You should post the completed form (with stamp duty paid where appropriate) to Equiniti, along with the relevant share certificate(s).

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.

  • 5.      How do I sell my shares?

    Howden Joinery Group Plc shares can be traded through most banks or stockbrokers. The commission charged for buying and selling shares will vary between organisations.

    Equiniti offer a telephone, internet and postal dealing service for our UK shareholders. For more information visit Equiniti's website www.shareview.co.uk.

    Howden Joinery Group Plc does not recommend any particular share dealing service.

  • 6.      What should be done if a shareholder has passed away?

    If shares were held in joint names, the account can simply be re-registered in the sole name of the other holder. The Registrar, Equiniti, will need the original or an official copy of the death certificate to amend the register.

    If you manage the estate of a recently deceased shareholder you should contact Equiniti and advise of details of the late shareholder. These should include the full name and address of the late shareholder, and the Company in which the shares are held. Equiniti will then communicate the full legal requirements for the registration of death.

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.

  • 7.      I have changed my address - what should I do?

    If you have changed your address then you will need to inform Equiniti.

    If you hold 2500 shares or fewer, you can change your registered address quickly and easily by telephoning Equiniti. For security, if you hold more than 2500 shares you will need to write to Equiniti.

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.

  • 8.      I have changed my name - what should I do?

    If you have changed your name you will need to inform Equiniti and provide documentary evidence.

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.

  • 9.      How many Howden Joinery Group Plc shares do I own?

    You can determine the number of Howden Joinery Group Plc shares you own by adding up all your currently valid share certificates or by contacting Equiniti.

    The contact details for Equiniti can be found here.