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 in the Company changes over time as shown below, having been last amended in 2002 to reflect the above position.

31 December 42.94%
29 December 42.98%
22 December 43.07%
15 December 43.21%
08 December 43.17%
01 December 43.45%
24 November 43.29%
17 November 43.30%
10 November 43.62%
03 November 43.30%
27 October 44.09%
20 October 44.40%
13 October 44.32%
06 October 44.64%
29 September 44.40%
22 September 44.09%
15 September 43.98%
08 September 44.21%
02 September 43.93%
25 August 44.46%
18 August 44.19%
11 August 43.88%
04 August 44.03%
28 July 44.05%
21 July 43.68%
14 July 43.36%
07 July 43.32%
30 June 43.53%
23 June 43.71%
16 June 43.29%
09 June 43.70%
02 June 43.79%
26 May 43.96%
19 May 43.35%
12 May 43.33%
05 May 44.34%
28 April 43.52%
21 April 43.69%
14 April 43.14%
07 April 43.28%
31 March 43.79%
24 March 43.32%
17 March 43.05%
10 March 42.93%
03 March 42.63%
24 February 43.32%
17 February 43.09%
10 February 43.04%
03 February 43.07%
27 January 42.59%
20 January 42.88%
13 January 42.03%
06 January 41.67%