FCA warning to shareholders

We and other companies are aware that some of our shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters.

These are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high-risk shares in US or UK investments. They can be very persistent and extremely persuasive.

Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free reports about the company.

If you receive unsolicited investment advice:

  • Make sure you obtain the correct name of the person and organisation.
  • Check that they are properly authorised by the FCA before getting involved. You can check the Financial Services Register here >>>
  • Refer to the FCA website for a list of unauthorised overseas firms which are targeting, or have targeted, UK investors. You can check the FCA Warning List here >>>
  • If you suspect you have been contacted by an unauthorised firm individual carrying out an FCA-regulated activity, please report it using the FCA’s online 'report a scam or unauthorised firm' form so any appropriate action can be considered.

In addition, please inform our Registrars, Equiniti, on 0371 384 2202 or +44 121 415 7047 if you're calling from overseas.

Further information on share fraud and boiler rooms is available on the FCA website along with other information on this and similar activity for consumers.

Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in company mailings and are available on our shareholders section.