Close Brothers Group recognises that electronic communications promote faster shareholder communication, achieve print and postage cost savings and reduce the impact on the environment.
Accordingly the company wrote to shareholders in October 2014, offering three options in relation to how future statutory shareholder documents are received. These are: by either e-mail or postal notification of the publication of documents on this website; or thirdly by receipt of shareholder documents in hard copy through the post. Full details of each of these options can be obtained by clicking on the communication of 16 October 2014 below. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2006, a shareholder may however ask for a hard copy of any such document at any time.
This extension of the company’s electronic communications programme follows the letters of October 2012 and March 2013, first offering shareholders the opportunity to receive documents electronically instead of in hard copy form, as permitted by the company’s articles of association. In March 2014 the company also informed shareholders that the 2014 Interim Report was the last such report to be produced in hard copy form and that it will in future only be published on our website in accordance with prevailing market practice for listed companies.
A copy of each of these letters is shown below together with all other Company communications to shareholders not available elsewhere on this website.
Company communications for shareholders who have elected for electronic communications:
16 October 2014 Letter to shareholders
19 March 2013 Second invitation to elect for electronic communications
18 October 2012 Invitation to elect for electronic communications