Annual Report and Accounts 2014

 

Shareholder Information

Share Price Data

2014
2013

 

£
£

 

Share price at 20 May

31.05

25.30

Market capitalisation at 20 May

2,604m

2,117m

 

Share price at 31 March

32.60

22.70

Market capitalisation at 31 March

2,734m

1,899m

 

Share price movement during the year

- High

32.89

23.21

- Low

22.45

14.81

Shareholdings as at 31 March 2014

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Geographic division²
Number of Shares¹
% of
shares

 

 

North America

 

 

27,036,567

32.2

UK

 

 

25,929,910

30.9

Europe/Asia

 

 

4,299,564

5.2

Ireland

 

 

4,861,460

5.8

Retail³

 

 

21,734,463

25.9

Total

 

 

83,861,964

100.0

 

 

 

Range of shares held
Number of accounts
% of accounts
Number of shares¹
% of
shares

 

 

 

 

 

Over 250,000

66

2.0

65,380,721

77.9

100,001 – 250,000

48

1.5

7,494,605

9.0

10,000 – 100,000

218

6.8

7,940,755

9.5

Less than 10,000

2,884

89.7

3,045,883

3.6

Total

3,216

100.0

83,861,964

100.0

 

1 Excludes 4,367,440 shares held as Treasury Shares
2 This represents the best estimate of the number of shares controlled by fund managers resident in the relevant geographic regions
3 Retail includes private shareholders, management and broker holdings

Share Listing

As reported last year, following a review of the Company’s listing arrangements, which included consultations with a wide range of large shareholders, the Board determined, as announced on 26 February 2013, that it was appropriate for DCC to seek admission to the FTSE UK Index Series. This entailed cancelling the listing of the Company’s shares on the Irish Stock Exchange (‘ISE’) while maintaining the Premium Listing of DCC’s shares on the Official List of the United Kingdom Listing Authority (‘UKLA Official List’). Consequently, with effect from the close of business on 3 May 2013, DCC’s listing on the Official List of the ISE was cancelled and the trading of DCC’s shares on the Main Securities Market of the ISE ceased. Since 6 May 2013, DCC’s shares are traded solely on the London Stock Exchange in sterling.

CREST

DCC is a member of the CREST share settlement system. Shareholders have the choice of holding their shares in electronic form or in the form of paper share certificates. Shareholders should consult their stockbroker if they wish to hold shares in electronic form.

Dividends

DCC normally pays dividends twice yearly, in July and in December. The final dividend in respect of the year ended 31 March 2014, which will be paid in July, will be paid in sterling, although shareholders have the option to elect to receive their dividends in euro.

Shareholders may also elect to receive dividend payments by electronic funds transfer directly into their bank accounts, rather than by cheque. Shareholders should contact the Company’s Registrar for details of these options.

The Company is obliged to deduct Dividend Withholding Tax (‘DWT’) at the standard rate of income tax in Ireland (currently 20%) from dividends paid to its shareholders, unless a particular shareholder is entitled to an exemption from DWT and has completed and returned to the Company’s Registrar a declaration form claiming entitlement to the particular exemption. Exemption from DWT may be available to shareholders resident in another EU Member State or in a country with which the Republic of Ireland has a double taxation agreement in place and to non-individual shareholders resident in Ireland (for example companies, pension funds and charities).

An explanatory leaflet entitled ‘Dividend Withholding Tax – General Information Leaflet’ has been published by the Irish Revenue Commissioners and can be obtained by contacting the Company’s Registrar. This leaflet can also be downloaded from the Irish Revenue Commissioners’ website at www.revenue.ie. Declaration forms for claiming an exemption are available from the Company’s Registrar.

Website

Through DCC’s website, www.dcc.ie, stakeholders and other interested parties can access information on DCC in an easy-to-follow and user-friendly format. As well as information on the Group’s activities, users can keep up to date on DCC’s financial results and share price performance through downloadable reports and interactive share price tools. The site also provides access to archived financial data, annual reports, stock exchange announcements and investor presentations.

Electronic Communications

Following the introduction of the Transparency Regulations 2007, and in order to adopt a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach, the Company provides information concerning the Company (such as the Annual Report and Notice of Annual General Meeting) to shareholders electronically via DCC’s website, www.dcc.ie, and only sends a printed copy to those shareholders who specifically request a copy. Shareholders who receive information electronically will continue to receive certain communications by post (such as share certificates, dividend cheques, dividend payment vouchers and tax vouchers). Shareholders who wish to alter the method by which they receive communications should contact the Company’s Registrar.

Financial Calendar

Preliminary results announced

21 May 2014

Ex-dividend date for the final dividend

28 May 2014

Record date for the final dividend

30 May 2014

Interim Management Statement

18 July 2014

Annual General Meeting

18 July 2014

Proposed payment date for final dividend

24 July 2014

Interim results to be announced

4 November 2014

Proposed payment date for the interim dividend

December 2014

Interim Management Statement

February 2015

 

Annual General Meeting, Electronic Proxy Voting and CREST Voting

The 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held at The Four Seasons Hotel, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland on Friday 18 July 2014 at 11.00 a.m. The Notice of Meeting together with an explanatory letter from the Chairman and a Form of Proxy accompany this Report.

Shareholders may lodge a Form of Proxy for the 2014 Annual General Meeting via the internet. Shareholders who wish to submit their proxy in this manner may do so by accessing the Company’s Registrar’s website at www.eproxyappointment.com and following the instructions which are set out on the Form of Proxy or in the email broadcast that you would have received if you have elected to receive communications via electronic means.

CREST members who wish to appoint a proxy or proxies via the CREST electronic proxy appointment service should refer to the notes in the Notice of Annual General Meeting or on the Form of Proxy.

Registrar

All administrative queries about the holding of DCC shares should be addressed to the Company’s Registrar, Computershare Investor Services (Ireland) Limited, Heron House, Corrig Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18, Ireland.

Tel: + 353 1 247 5698
Fax: + 353 1 447 5571
www.investorcentre.com/ie/contactus

Investor Relations

For investor enquiries please contact Stephen Casey, Investor Relations Manager, DCC plc, DCC House, Brewery Road, Stillorgan, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland.

Tel: + 353 1 2799 400
Fax: + 353 1 2831 017
email: investorrelations@dcc.ie