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.

30 December 41.32%
23 December 41.27%
16 December 41.26%
09 December 41.33%
02 December 41.86%
25 November 40.97%
18 November 40.21%
11 November 41.07%
04 November 41.04%
28 October 40.78%
21 October 40.84%
14 October 40.84%
07 October 40.41%
30 September 40.16%
23 September 40.13%
16 September 40.75%
09 September 40.95%
02 September 40.92%
26 August 40.46%
19 August 40.53%
12 August 40.91%
05 August 40.42%
29 July 40.32%
22 July 40.15%
15 July 39.55%
08 July 40.89%
01 July 40.20%
24 June 40.74%
17 June 40.23%
11 June 39.95%
03 June 40.67%
27 May 40.93%
20 May 40.81%
13 May 41.00%
06 May 40.97%
29 April  40.73%
22 April 40.16%
15 April 40.29%
08 April 40.56%
31 March 39.81%
25 March 39.92%
18 March 39.67% 
11 March 39.76%
04 March 40.34%
25 February 40.42%
18 February 40.25%
11 February 40.06%
04 February 40.16%
28 January 39.83%
21 January 39.85%
14 January 39.99%
07 January 40.01%