Shareholder communication

Shareholders can choose to receive Shareholder Communications, such as the Annual Report and Notice of Annual and General Meetings, in one of three ways.

1. Email communication

It is our preferred option that Shareholders elect to receive notification by e-mail that Shareholder Communications have been published on this website. This allows British Land to deliver information in a timely and convenient form, as well as reducing the environmental and cost impacts of printing and posting large quantities of documents.

To take advantage of this service, Shareholders should register their request, free of charge, through our Registrar's website at www.shareview.co.uk. Once registered, Shareholders are also able to view their share balance and movements, see indicative share prices and view information on dividend payments. Shareholders can also use this website to update their address if it changes, elect to have dividends paid directly into their bank account and vote online in advance of Company Meetings.
If Shareholders decide in the future they would prefer to receive paper copies, they may change their preference via the website.

2. Paper communication

The default option for new British Land Shareholders is to receive Shareholder Communications in hard copy through the post. New Shareholders can register for Shareview and Email Communication (as above) at any time. They can also contact the Registrars and ask to receive notification by letter when Shareholder Communications are published on this website (see below).

3. Website communication

In early 2012 British Land wrote to all Shareholders asking them how they wished to receive Shareholder Communications. Access a copy of this letter. If a Shareholder chose not to reply to this letter, then this was deemed as their consent to receiving a letter notifying them each time a Shareholder Communication was published on this website.

Shareholders have the right to request, at no extra charge, a paper copy of any document at any time, by writing to our Registrars, Equiniti (Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA) or telephoning Equiniti's general helpline on 0871 384 2143 (or +44 121 415 7593 if calling from outside the UK). Lines are open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and calls to 0871 numbers are charged at 8p per minute from a BT Landline. Other telephony providers' costs may vary.

If Shareholders wish to change their choice as to how they receive their documents at anytime, they should also contact Equiniti, or if registered on Shareview, through Shareview.

Warning to shareholders

Over recent years many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence from individuals who imply that they have a connection to the company concerned. The individuals may make promises, ask for payments or provide unsolicited advice in relation to the company, its shares or financial reports or offer financial or investment advice. You should always be wary of any unsolicited calls, requests for payments, offers of financial advice or shareholder offers.

We strongly recommend that you only deal with authorised financial advisors who you know. The FCA maintains a register of properly authorised firms (www.fca.org.uk/register/). A list of unauthorised overseas firms is also available from the FCA.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has also published useful advice about protection against investment scams. More detailed information can be found on the FCA website.

If you receive any unsolicited investment advice or suspect that you have been approached by fraudsters, we recommend that you:

  • Get the name of the person and organisation and make a record of any other information they give you, e.g. telephone number, address etc.
  • Check that they are properly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) before getting involved. You can check at www.fca.org.uk/register/
  • Inform our Registrars on 0871 384 2143 (international callers: +44 121 415 7047). They are not able to investigate such incidents themselves but will record the details and pass them on to us and will liaise with the FCA
  • Report the suspected fraud directly to the FCA by using the share fraud reporting form at www.fca.org.uk/scams or you can call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768
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