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Shareholder FAQ

When is your financial year end?

Our financial year end is around the end of December each year and is confirmed on the Financial Calendar

Where are your shares traded?

The HSS Hire Group plc shares are traded on The London Stock Exchange under the code: HSS.

How can I check HSS Hire’s share price?

For up to date share price information please refer to the Investor Relations homepage.

Who is the company Registrar?

Equiniti are our registrars.  They maintain the Company’s register of direct shareholders (names and addresses of shareholders and the number of shares held), as well as issuing dividend payments on behalf of the Company to such shareholders.  For those shareholders who own their shares in a broker’s nominee account, the broker will issue the dividend.

How can I contact the Company Registrar?

The Company Registrar, Equiniti, can be contacted on:

UK callers: 0371 384 2030
International callers: +44 121 415 7047

Lines are open between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can contact Equiniti by writing to the address below:

Equiniti
Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing
West Sussex
BN99 6DA

What is my Shareholder Reference Number?

This is an 11-digit number. It can be found either on your share certificate or on your tax voucher (which is sent to you on the dividend payment date twice a year).

What is the best way to manage my shares?

By signing up for a Shareview account via the website of our Registrar, Equiniti, you will be able to manage your shares securely online. A Shareview account will enable you to:

  • view information regarding your shareholding;
  • change your address or bank details;
  • buy or sell shares in the Company;
  • receive electronic notification when shareholder communications are published;
  • cast your AGM vote electronically;
  • help us reduce our paper, print and postage costs and also help the environment.

To register, go to www.shareview.co.uk and click on ‘Register’ in the top left corner. You will need your 11 digit shareholder reference number.

When is your next results announcement?

For up to date information please refer to our Financial Calendar

How can I get a copy of the annual and interim reports?

You can download the most recent annual report, as well as historic annual and interim reports, from this location.

When is the Annual General Meeting?

Details of the date and location of the next Annual General Meeting (AGM), once available, will be posted along with the Notice of Meeting (detailing the resolutions proposed to be put to the AGM) on the Company website. Following the AGM each year, details of the Proxy Voting Totals will also be available to view online.

How can I register my vote for the Annual General Meeting?

The Company will notify registered shareholders of the details of the proposed resolutions for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year and send shareholders a Form of Proxy. If you are unable to attend the AGM you can return this Form of Proxy by post. Alternatively, you can register your vote electronically using the Company Registrar’s secure online voting service available at www.sharevote.co.uk using the identification numbers provided on the Form of Proxy.

How can I buy or sell HSS Hire shares?

There are many stockbrokers and share dealing services. Some of these offer online services for buying and selling shares and many operate telephone or postal dealing services. Commission charges may vary between different providers and according to the type of service offered. Your bank or a stockbroker will be able to advise you, or you can contact an independent financial advisor (www.unbiased.co.uk).

How do I transfer shares into another person’s name?

Shares can be transferred to another person using a Stock Transfer Form. Please send this Form to Equiniti, the Company Registrar. If you have any questions regarding the completion of the Stock Transfer Form, or wish to request that a Form be sent to you, please contact Equiniti.

What should I do in the event of the death of a HSS Hire shareholder?

Please contact Equiniti, the Company Registrar. The procedure followed will depend on whether or not the shareholding is a joint shareholding and, if it is not a joint holding, the size of the estate.

Can I have my dividends paid directly into my bank account?

Yes, you can do this by setting up a dividend mandate or payment instruction. This means that your cheque cannot get lost in the post and you will not have to wait for the cheque to clear once deposited in your bank account. Once you have set up a dividend mandate, future dividends will be paid directly into your account and the cleared funds will be available to you on the dividend payment date.

To arrange this download a dividend mandate form by registering with Equiniti, the Company Registrar, at www.shareview.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact Equiniti directly using the details provided above.

What can I do if I don’t receive a dividend?

Please contact Equiniti, the Company Registrar.

When will the next dividend be paid and how much will I receive?

Assuming that there are sufficient distributable reserves at the time, the Directors intend that the Company will pay an interim dividend and a final dividend in respect of each financial year. For up to date information regarding payment of dividends please refer to the Financial Calendar.

What should I do if I have lost my share certificate?

If your share certificate is lost or stolen you must inform Equiniti, the Company Registrar, immediately. They will ensure that a marker is put on your shareholding to prevent fraudulent use of your share certificate and will issue a replacement certificate once you have completed a letter of indemnity.

How can I find out how many shares I currently hold?

You can check your shareholding online by registering with Equiniti, the Company Registrar, at www.shareview.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact Equiniti direct using the details provided above.

Who should I contact regarding a change in my name or address?

If your address changes, please inform Equiniti, the Company Registrar, as soon as possible by calling 0371 384 2030, or completing the Change of Address Form and sending it to Equiniti. If you have changed your name you will need to write to Equiniti providing your new name and previous name, an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or changed name deed, your 11 digit shareholder reference number and referring to HSS Hire Group plc.

What is HSS Hire’s policy on hard copy and electronic communications?

As far as possible, except where shareholders have requested otherwise (or are new shareholders since the most recent shareholder e-communication consultation), HSS Hire provides shareholder documents via the Company’s website allowing communication with shareholders in the most environmentally friendly and cost effective way. Whenever a document has been made available on the Company’s website, shareholders receiving communications electronically will be notified in writing (by post, or by email where an email address has been provided).

How can I register to receive notifications by email when documents are available on the Company’s website?

To register to receive future HSS Hire shareholder notifications electronically, please visit the website of Equiniti, the Company Registrar, at www.shareview.co.uk. By signing up for a Shareview portfolio you will also be able to view information regarding your holding, change your address and bank details online, and sell or purchase shares in the Company.  When completing your details you will need your 11 digit shareholder reference number. The default option during registration is that your preferred method of delivery of Company communications is electronic.

How can I keep informed of the Company’s activities other than by the statutory documents sent to shareholders?

On the News and Resources page you can view the latest Press Releases, Reports and Presentations and Regulatory News Items issued by the company.

What is Boiler Room Fraud?

You can find out more by registering with Equiniti, the Company Registrar, at www.shareview.co.uk and follow the link.