Shareholders who prefer to receive communications about the Company by email are encouraged to register their details at the Company’s shareholder portal – www.sportingbet-shares.com. You will need your investor code (found on your share certificate or on correspondence from Capita Registrars) to complete this process at the first time of registering. Capita Registrars will send you a username and activation code by post and, upon receipt; you will then be able to access the Company’s shareholder portal. The shareholder portal provides shareholders of the Company with the ability to choose from the following services:
- Annual Report and Accounts, AGM and EGM notices and webcasts Shareholders can choose to have these emailed to a specified email address rather than by post;
- Web proxy voting
Shareholders can vote at AGMs or EGMs through www.sportingbet-shares.com or alternatively, via www.capitaregistrars.com by clicking on the quick-log-in-link and entering Sportingbet as the company name. You will need your investor code for this service;
- Announcements made to the London Stock Exchange
UK based shareholders can choose to receive certain RNS announcements by email;
- Direct Dividend payments
Dividends can be paid automatically into your bank or building society account. There are two primary benefits of this service: a) there is no chance of your dividend cheque going missing in the post; and b) the dividend payment is received more quickly because the cash sum is paid directly into the account on the payment date without the need to pay in the cheque and wait for it to clear.As an alternative, shareholders can download a dividend mandate to complete and post to Capita Registrars;
- Change of address
Shareholders can change their address directly online at www.sportingbet-shares.com or by notifying Capita Registrars in writing at the above address;
- Your shareholding
Shareholders can value their shareholding and view previous transactions in the Company’s shares; and
- Share dealing
A share dealing service is available to the Company’s shareholders to buy or sell the Company’s shares at Capita Share Dealing Services via www.sportingbetplc.com or www.sportingbet-shares.com. Telephone dealing is also available via Capita Registrars on 0871 664 0445 (calls cost 10p per min plus network extras).
Please note that the Directors of the Company are not seeking to encourage shareholders to either buy or sell the Company’s shares. Shareholders of the Company who are in any doubt as to what action to take are recommended to seek financial advice from an independent financial adviser authorised by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Lost share certificate
If your share certificate is lost or stolen, you should immediately contact the Shareholder Helpline who will advise on the process for arranging a replacement.
Duplicate shareholder accounts
If, as a shareholder, you receive more than one copy of a communication from the Company you may have your shares registered in at least two accounts. This happens when the registration details of separate transactions differ slightly. If you wish to consolidate such multiple accounts, please call the Shareholder Helpline.
ShareGift is a charity share donation scheme. It is a free service for shareholders wishing to give shares to charitable causes. It may be useful for those who wish to dispose of a small parcel of shares which would cost more to sell than they are worth. There are no capital gains tax implications (i.e. no gain or loss) on gifts of shares to charity and it is also possible to obtain income tax relief. Further information can be found at www.sharegift.org.
Consolidated dividend tax vouchers
Sportingbet Plc has a consolidated tax voucher (CTV) service for those shareholders who choose to receive dividends directly into their bank or building society account. Dividend funds will continue to be credited to your chosen account on the dividend payment date, but instead of receiving individual tax vouchers, you will receive a Consolidated Tax Voucher detailing all the dividend payments in the tax year. These will be mailed at or shortly before the end of each tax year.
Choosing to have your dividends paid directly into your bank account and joining the CTV service helps shareholders and Sportingbet Plc reduce their environmental impact. If you would like to receive your dividends paid directly to your bank, please visit the shareholder portal at www.sportingbet-shares.com to download the form or to register your preference on-line.
If you wish to continue to receive individual tax vouchers for each dividend payment but prefer to receive the dividend electronically to your bank account, please contact our Registrars.
Electronic Tax Vouchers
By registering your email address and choosing to receive documents electronically, you will be assisting the company in reducing its environmental impact. Shareholders registering a valid email address will receive notification via email that an electronic tax voucher or electronic consolidated tax voucher is available for download from the shareholder’s website at www.sportingbet-shares.com/forms/login.aspx at the time each dividend is paid.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan A
Dividend Reinvestment Plan is a convenient, easy and competitively priced way to build your shareholding by using your cash dividends to buy additional shares in Sportingbet. The service is provided by Capita IRG Trustees Ltd. Capita IRG Trustees Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
For further information about the Dividend Reinvestment Plan, please contact Capita, using the Shareholder Helpline.
Would you prefer to receive your next dividend in a currency other than sterling? Capita Registrars can now convert your dividend into an alternative currency such as £, $ or Aus $, and send you the funds by draft, or if you prefer pay them straight into your bank account. For more information about this service please contact our Registrars at:
Telephone: +44 20 8639 3405 (from outside the UK) Or 0871 664 0385 (from within the UK) calls cost 10p per min plus network extras, lines are open 9:00am-5:30pm Mon-Fri or go to www.capitaregistrars.com/international
If you’re not currently a shareholder, but are considering buying shares in Sportingbet Plc, let this section of the website, along with our Investor section guide you through everything you need to know in order to make that initial purchase.