Shareholder Information

This section has been designed with all shareholders in mind, but particularly private shareholders.

The information available covers: AGM Information and questions we're most frequently asked by private shareholders including services for dealing in Serco shares, dividend information, and contact information for Equiniti, our registrars.

The links below will allow you to view the Poll Results and Notice of meetings, select 'Read more' to see previous years information.

AGM Information - 2016

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the questions we are most frequently asked by private shareholders. Select the question to see the answer:

Are there any share-dealing providers that Serco recommend?

Serco does not endorse any one service for the buying and selling of its shares. However, arrangements have been made with the following independent share-dealing provider to offer all shareholders competitive charges.

Alternatively, if shareholders hold a share certificate they can also use any bank, building society or stockbroker offering share dealing facilities. Shareholders in any doubt about buying or selling their shares should seek professional financial advice.

Stocktrade

We have arranged a telephone sharedealing service with Stocktrade for purchases/sales of Serco Group plc shares. You should call +44 (0) 131 240 0414 between 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and quote ‘Serco dial and deal service’. Commission is charged at 1%, subject to a minimum charge of £25.00. This service is not available to US residents.

Please note that UK share purchases will be subject to 0.5% stamp duty.

Donating shares to charity

Shareholders who only have a small number of shares whose value makes it uneconomic to sell them may wish to consider donating them to charity through ShareGift, the independent charity share donation scheme (registered charity no. 1052686). Further information may be obtained from Sharegift on 020 7930 3737, www.sharegift.org

Does Serco authorise any third party brokers to give investment advice?

Serco Group plc does not authorise third parties to contact shareholders by any method regarding the sale or purchase of its shares, or to give unsolicited personal investment advice.

Please be very wary about any unsolicited contact about your investments.

If any Serco shareholder is contacted by a third party, we would advise you to check with the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

What do I need to do if I move home?

If you move home you will need to inform our registrars of your new address. If you are registered with Shareview (www.shareview.co.uk) you can tell them your new address by logging into your Portfolio. You will need:

  • shareholder's full name and current registered address
  • shareholder reference number

You will find both of these on a share certificate, recent dividend voucher or any of our other correspondence.

Alternatively, you can complete a change of address form which can be found at www.shareview.co.uk  under ‘Managing your shares’ > ‘Help and guides'. Once you have completed and signed the form, please return it to Equiniti by post.

What do I need to do if I change my name?

If you change your name, please write to our registrars with details of your new name and previous name. You should attach a copy of your marriage certificate or your change of name deed together with your share certificate(s) and any unpaid dividend cheques in your old name. The registrars will then reissue them. If you have also changed your address, see 'What do I need to do if I move home?'. 

How do I report the death of a registered holder?

If you are administering an estate, you may need to transfer the shares into the names of the beneficiaries or sell the holding.

The first step is to write to our registrar at:

Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA

They will then place a temporary marker on the register to ensure that wherever possible, they do not issue further dividend payments in the shareholder's name. They will also send you the forms that you will need to complete.

Please contact our registrars in writing or by phone so they can guide you through the process. 

I've lost my dividend cheque - how do I get a replacement?

If you lose a dividend cheque before you have had a chance to pay it into your bank account, please contact our registrars in writing. Equiniti will then be able to reissue you with a replacement cheque.

Please note that there may be an administration charge.

My dividend cheque is out of date

If you send the out-of-date cheque to our registrars they will reissue it. If the cheque was for less than £30 there will be no charge, but for larger payments there may be an administration fee.

Can I have my dividends paid into my bank account?

This is possible with most bank or building society accounts in the UK. It is sometimes referred to as a 'payment instruction' or 'dividend mandate'. Mandating your dividends is easy - the dividend will go into your account on the payment date and tax information about the dividend will be sent to you at your registered address. 

If you are registered for Shareview, you can give your instructions online using our holding service. Log on using your access number and password and then select "change bank account" from the menu and follow the instructions given.

If you would prefer to send written instructions, or your holding is in joint names or is a corporate holding, go to www.shareview.co.uk and in the ‘Help and guides’ section choose ‘Arrange direct dividend payments’. From here you can download a form to complete and post to our registrar.

They will do everything to register your mandate request in time for the next dividend. However entitlement to a dividend is usually calculated one or two months before the dividend is actually paid. If your request is received after this time, you will receive your dividend by your existing payment method, but they will ensure that your instruction is registered for the subsequent payment. 

Can I take my dividends as shares rather than cash?

Yes - Serco operates a DRIP (dividend re-investment plan). For more information, please contact our registrars, Equiniti.

How do I transfer my shares to a friend or relation?

If you want to give or sell your shares to someone you know, you can transfer your holding using a 'stock transfer form'. This form can be downloaded from our Registrar's website www.shareview.co.uk  under 'Managing your shares’ > ’Help and guides'.

Once you have completed and signed the form, please return it to Equiniti by post.

My share certificate has been lost/stolen - how do I get a replacement?

If you have lost your share certificate you will need to inform our registrars as soon as possible. This can be done by telephone or in writing. Equiniti will then be able to guide you through the process of obtaining a duplicate certificate. Depending on the value of the shares represented by the share certificate, a fee may be payable.

Contacting our Registrars

Our registrars are: 

Equiniti
Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing
West Sussex BN99 6DA

Lines are open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

T: 0371 384 2932
+44 (0)121 415 7047 from outside UK
www.shareview.com