Shareholder services

Shareholder enquiries

McColl’s Registrar is Link Asset Services. They are available to help with any queries relating to your shareholding and dividend payments.

Please also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or login to the online portal www.signalshares.com.

Calls cost 12p per minute plus network charges.

Telephone: 0871 664 0300
Telephone (Outside UK): +44 (0) 208 639 3399
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5.30pm
enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk

Link Asset Services
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent BR3 4TU

Investor enquiries

For investor enquiries or to contact the Investor Relations team, please use: 
Telephone: 01277 286931
investor.relations@mccolls.co.uk

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting was held on 12 April 2018.

 

Shareholder information

Shareholder information including shareholder services, dividend information and FAQs.

Dividend history

Dividend

Amount per share

Record Date*

Payment Date

2014 interim dividend

1.7p

1 August 2014

29 August 2014

2014 final dividend

6.8p

1 May 2015

29 May 2015

2015 interim dividend

3.4p

7 August 2015

4 September 2015

2015 final dividend

6.8p

29 April 2016

31 May 2016

2016 interim dividend

3.4p

12 August 2016

9 September 2016

2016 final dividend

6.8p

5 May 2017

24 May 2017

2017 interim dividend

3.4p

11 August 2017

8 September 2017

2017 final dividend

6.9p

20 April 2018

1 June 2018

2018 interim dividend

3.4p

10 August 2018

7 September 2018

*The record date is the date used to determine who is entitled to payment of a dividend. Shareholders receive dividend payments based on the number of McColl’s shares held by them on that date, regardless of whether they dispose of some or all of these shares or acquire additional shares prior to the date on which the dividend is paid.

Frequently asked questions

Below you'll find the answers to the questions that we are asked the most, but if you still have a question or require further information, please contact us.

Who should I contact if I have a query about my McColl’s shareholding or dividend payments or need to update my personal details?

You can manage your shareholding by logging on to the on-line share portal www.signalshares.com. In order to use the share portal you will first need to register. You will need your investor code to register for the portal. You will be able to find this code on your share certificate, dividend confirmation or other shareholder communications you have received.

You can also contact Link Asset Services to deal with your general queries. Please email Link Asset Services at enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk or write to them at Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Alternatively you may call the Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

How can I buy or sell McColl’s shares?

You can buy or sell McColl’s shares through a stockbroker. There are many stockbroking services readily available, including on-line providers.

Our Registrars, Link Asset Services, offer a stockbroking service, which you can access via www.linksharedeal.com. Alternatively please call their share dealing team on 0371 664 0445.

How do I transfer my McColl’s shares to another person?

If you have a share certificate, you will need to transfer your shares using a stock transfer form. You can obtain this form by emailing our Registrars, Link Asset Services, at enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk or by writing to them at Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Alternatively you may call the Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

Share transfers may be subject to stamp duty.  When stamp duty is payable, you must send the stock transfer form to HMRC for stamping. For further information, visit the HMRC website.

Once the stock transfer form is completed and stamped (or the stamp duty exemption certificate completed if relevant), you should send the stock transfer form and your share certificate(s) to Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Can I donate my McColl’s shares to charity?

You can find out about how to donate your McColl’s shares to charity by visiting the Share Gift website at www.sharegift.org/donate-shares

I have lost my McColl’s share certificate. How can I obtain a replacement?

Please send a signed letter to our Registrars, Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU or call the Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

If your certificate has been stolen we’ll need the crime reference number issued by the police.

Link Asset Services will send you an indemnity form through the post for you to complete and return to them. Depending on the value of the McColl’s shares covered by the lost certificate, you may need to pay a fee, which the Registrars will advise you of.

I am executor of an estate for a deceased McColl’s shareholder. What do I need to do?

Please contact our Registrars, Link Asset Services, for information on the process to be followed. You can email Link Asset Services at enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk or write to them at Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Alternatively you may call the Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

Who should I contact if I have a query about my dividend payments?

You can view your dividend history by logging on to the on-line share portal www.signalshares.com. In order to use the share portal you will first need to register. You will need your investor code to register for the portal. You will be able to find this code on your share certificate, dividend confirmation or other shareholder communications you have received. 

You can also contact Link Asset Services direct. Please email Link Asset Services at enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk or write to them at Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Alternatively you may call the Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

Can I have dividends paid directly into my bank account?

Yes, and we encourage this as you get your dividends quickly and it’s more secure than sending a cheque in the post.

To arrange for future dividends to be paid direct to your bank account:

  • log on to the on-line share portal www.signalshares.com. In order to use the share portal you will first need to register. You will need your investor code to register for the portal. You will be able to find this code on your share certificate, dividend confirmation or other shareholder communications you have received, or
  • complete and return the payment instruction form on the reverse of any previous dividend confirmations you have received, or
  • contact Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

How can I arrange for a lost or expired dividend cheque to be replaced?

Please contact Link Asset Services by email at enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk or write to them at Link Asset Services, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Alternatively you may call the Link Asset Services shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (or from outside the UK: +44 208 639 3399). Calls to this number cost 12p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).

You may be charged for re-issue of dividend cheques.

How are dividends taxed?

Prior to 6 April 2016, shareholders received a 10% 'tax credit' on any dividends they received. This was due to the fact that companies pay dividends out of profits on which they have already paid (or are due to pay) corporation tax. The tax credit took account of the fact that 10% corporation tax had already been paid.

The tax credit was available to shareholders to offset against any UK income tax that might be due on their dividend income. From 6 April 2016, the UK Government introduced a reform to the taxation of dividends. The dividend tax credit was abolished and a tax free dividend allowance was introduced.

All shareholders receive a dividend confirmation whenever dividends are paid which contains information to assist them in completing their tax assessments.

You should seek your own independent advice or refer to the HMRC website to understand how these arrangements apply to you.

Company Secretary

Bernadette Young

McColl’s Retail Group plc
McColl’s House
Ashwells Road
Brentwood
Essex
CM15 9ST

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