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.

27 December 49.64%
20 December 49.88%
13 December 49.11%
06 December 48.82%
29 November 48.87%
22 November 48.81%
15 November 48.45%
08 November 48.31%
01 November 48.08%
25 October 48.29%
18 October 48.51%
11 October 48.43%
04 October 48.24%
27 September 47.94%
20 September 47.47%
13 September 48.41%
06 September 47.73%
30 August 47.43%
23 August 47.24%
16 August 46.71%
09 August 46.89%
02 August 47.03%
26 July 46.36%
19 July 45.74%
12 July 45.81%
05 July 45.76%
28 June 45.69%
21 June 45.44%
14 June 45.49%
07 June 45.75%
31 May 45.58%
24 May 44.80%
17 May 43.93%
10 May 45.13%
30 April 44.61%
26 April 44.57%
19 April 44.47%
12 April 44.63%
05 April 44.46%
29 March 44.48%
22 March 44.57%
15 March 44.74%
08 March 44.42%
29 February 44.41%
23 February 44.30%
16 February 44.49%
09 February 44.54%
02 February 44.29%
26 January 43.99%
19 January 44.01%
12 January 43.32%
05 January 42.97%