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Foreign Shareholding

Foreign Shareholding

Individual Foreign Shareholding Restrictions

The Articles of Association include a requirement that no foreign person, or foreign persons acting in concert, can have more than a 15% voting interest in the Company. This current provision in the Articles can only be amended with the consent of the holder of the Special Share, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The foreign shareholding restriction in the Company has changed over time as shown below, having been last amended in 2002 to reflect the above position.

27 Dec 37.07%
20 Dec 37.19%
13 Dec 36.91%
06 Dec 36.74%
29 Nov 37.28%
22 Nov 37.92%
15 November 38.21%
08 November 37.98%
01 November 37.98%
25 October 38.60%
18 October 37.99%
11 October 38.53%
04 October 39.33%
27 September 40.33%
20 September 40.74%
13 September 40.77%
06 September 40.75%
30 August 40.96%
23 August 40.80%
16 August 41.05%
09 August 42.45%
02 August 42.34%
26 July 42.35%
19 July 42.39%
12 July 42.67%
05 July 42.78%
28 June 41.92%
21 June 42.98%
14 June 43.42%
07 June 43.34%
31 May 43.69%
24 May 43.97%
17 May 42.31%
10 May 43.46%
03 May 43.37%
26 April 43.19%
19 April 43.19%
12 April 43.32%
05 April 43.22%
29 March 43.86%
22 March 43.31%
15 March 43.91%
08 March 43.69%
01 March 43.41%
22 February 43.27%
15 February 43.04%
08 February 42.62%
01 February 42.82%
25 January 42.48%
18 January 42.56%
11 January 42.84%
04 January 42.69%