Unsolicited Contact 


We have been made aware of Tate & Lyle PLC shareholders receiving unsolicited telephone calls from fraudulent companies offering to buy Tate & Lyle PLC shares at a substantial premium to the prevailing market price.  These calls are usually from overseas companies targeting UK shareholders.  These operations are commonly known as ‘boiler room scams’ and the ‘brokers’ can be extremely persuasive and persistent.

There are different types of scams in operation and shareholders are advised to be wary of any unsolicited advice. 

If you receive any unsolicited investment advice you should:

  • Confirm the correct name of the person and organisation
  • Check that they are registered with the FSA by calling 0845 606 1234 or by visiting www.fsa.gov.uk/register/ and contact the firm using the details on the register
  • Report the matter to the FSA by calling 0845 606 1234 or by visiting www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumerinformation
  • If the call persists, hang up.

If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Further information on this or similar activity can be found on the FSA website www.moneymadeclear.fsa.gov.uk

If you have any queries, please email investorrelations@tateandlyle.com