Shareholder FAQs

FAQs

Tate & Lyle’s registrar is Equiniti. For all administrative queries, please contact them using the details below:


Equiniti, 
Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing
West Sussex
BN99 6DA, UK

For telephone enquiries please phone:
 

 0371 384 2063* (if calling from the UK)
+ 44 (0)121 415 0235 (if calling from outside the UK)


*Calls cost 10p per minute plus network plus your phone company's access charge. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm UK time (excluding English and Welsh public holidays).

Shareholders can access a range of information for managing their shareholdings online using the Shareview service, a facility delivered free of charge by Equiniti. The Shareview service also allows shareholders to receive important documents, such as the Annual Report, electronically and to submit voting instructions online for the Annual General Meeting. This enables Tate & Lyle to reduce its printing and postage costs and its consumption of paper.

 

Click here to log on to or register for Shareview

If you are registered with Equiniti's online service www.shareview.co.uk you can change your address by logging in to your Portfolio. You will require the shareholder's full name and current registered address and the shareholder reference number (both of these can be found on a share certificate, recent dividend voucher or any other correspondence from Equiniti).

 

If you are not registered with Shareview you will need to print off the relevant form, which you can download here. Complete it and return it to Equiniti at the address provided on the form.

You should notify Equiniti in writing, enclosing a copy of your marriage certificate or change of name deed together with your share certificate(s).

If you lose your share certificate or it has been stolen, you should inform Equiniti immediately by phoning 0371 384 2063* (for UK calls) or + 44 (0)121 415 7047 (for calls from overseas). You will then be sent a letter of indemnity, which must be completed and returned to Equiniti so that a replacement certificate can be issued. There is a charge for this service. Please note that once a letter of indemnity has been issued it cannot be reversed, even if you subsequently locate your original certificate. You may, therefore, prefer to check your records again before contacting Equiniti. * Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm UK time (excluding English and Welsh public holidays).

If you are administering an estate, you may need to transfer shares into the names of beneficiaries or sell the holding. The first step is to write to Equiniti to tell them your intended action. Equiniti will then place a temporary marker on the register to ensure that wherever possible, no further dividend payments are issued in the shareholder's name. Equniti will also send you the forms that you will need to complete.

If you wish to transfer your shares, you can transfer your holding using a stock transfer form. A Stock Transfer Form, along with instructions on how to complete the form, can be obtained by contacting Equiniti.

Only the following share certificates are valid: - Tate & Lyle PLC Ordinary £1 shares; and - Tate & Lyle PLC Ordinary 25p shares. For historical information about the share capital of Tate & Lyle, please see the factsheet available here.

 

Tate & Lyle shareholders who are resident in the UK and countries in the European Economic Area can hold their shares electronically in the Corporate Sponsored Nominee (“CSN”) which is a convenient way for shareholders to hold their shares electronically and benefit from increased privacy as their personal details will no longer appear on the public share register.

The CSN is provided by Equiniti Financial Services Limited, who holds the shares on behalf of Tate & Lyle shareholders who join the CSN.  Shareholders’ rights are unaffected and they will still receive dividend payments and can choose to receive paper copies of shareholder information and attend and vote at Tate & Lyle’s general meetings.

The benefits of holding your shares in the CSN include the following:

  • Shareholders can manage their shares online;
  • The risk of losing a share certificate and the cost and inconvenience of obtaining a replacement is removed;
  • Shareholders can access competitive dealing rates and faster settlement;
  • Shareholders can simplify their personal records by receiving an annual statement detailing their shareholding in the CSN; and
  • Shareholders can benefit from the reassurance that Equiniti Financial Services Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The CSN is free to join, but there is a fee for transferring shares out of the CSN which is currently £10.

Shareholders who own shares held in the CSN can still participate in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) which allows shareholders to reinvest their cash dividend in additional ordinary shares in the Company.

Click here to download the Application Form and read the Terms and Conditions

Shareholders who have queries about the CSN should contact Equiniti on the details provided on the shareholder contacts page.

WARNING TO SHAREHOLDERS - BOILER ROOM SCAMS

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.

Further information on this or similar activity can be found on the FCA website.

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 FCA by calling 0800 111 6768 or by visiting www.fca.org.uk and contact the firm using the details on the register
  • Report the matter to the FCA by calling 0800 111 6768 or by visiting scamsmart.fca.org.uk   
  • 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.

If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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

Tate & Lyle ordinary shares trade on the London Stock Exchange and may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbol TATE LN, on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under TATE.L and on Quotron under TATEU.EU. In the US, Tate & Lyle's ADRs trade on the NASD OTC Bulletin Board under TATYY (each ADR is equal to four ordinary shares). Tate & Lyle 6.5% Cumulative Preference Shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker BD15.

Please refer to the latest "Total Voting Rights" release available in the "Regulatory news" section of this website.

Tate & Lyle ordinary shares can be bought and sold through a stockbroker or share dealing service. Our registrar, Equiniti, also operates a share dealing service which offers shareholders a simple way of buying or selling shares, either over the telephone, or via the internet. For more information, click here. Alternatively, you can telephone 08456 037 037. Lines are open from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) between 8.00am and 4.30pm for sharedealing and until 6.00pm for enquiries.

Tate & Lyle currently pays dividends twice a year: the interim, for the six months to September, is typically paid in January, and the final, for the six months to March, is typically paid at the end of July or beginning of August.

To view our dividend information and history, please click here.

If you want to add or change a bank account or want to have your dividend paid to someone else, you will need to inform Equiniti. If you are registered with Shareview you can notify Equiniti of your changes immediately by logging into your Portfolio. If you have not yet registered, you can do so by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can click here to download a dividend instruction form. Please complete and sign the form and return to Equiniti.

On 27 May 2011, Tate & Lyle announced that shareholders will be able to participate in a DRIP. The DRIP provides shareholders with the opportunity to reinvest their dividends in Tate & Lyle PLC shares. For more information on Tate & Lyle’s DRIP, please click here.

Please contact Equiniti, who can check the payment details and, if appropriate, issue another cheque. To avoid this problem, you may like to consider having your dividends paid directly into your bank or building society account.

Tate & Lyle no longer offer a scrip dividend. For more information, please contact our registrar, Equiniti.

Historical share prices can be found in the share price section of this website, where we hold data going back to 2001. If you require share prices prior to this, you should contact your own broker. Alternatively, the London Stock Exchange can provide this information.

Shareholder documents are only sent in paper format to shareholders who have elected to receive documents in this way. This approach enables the Company to reduce printing and distribution costs and its impact on the environment.

Shareholders who have not elected to receive paper copies are sent a notification whenever shareholder documents are published, to advise them how to access the documents via the Tate & Lyle website, www.tateandlyle.com. Shareholders may also choose to receive this notification via email with a link to the relevant page on the website. Shareholders who wish to receive email notification should register online at www.shareview.co.uk, using their reference number that is either on their share certificate or other correspondence.

Yes, all Tate & Lyle shareholders currently receive a Proxy Form in paper format unless they have elected to receive an email notification, which includes details of how to appoint a proxy online.

If you wish to receive e-mail notification, please register online at www.shareview.co.uk using your reference number that is either on your share certificate or other correspondence.

Please go to our Financial Calendar  to view the currently scheduled AGM dates.

An American Depositary Receipt (ADR, also known as an ADS) is a negotiable certificate that represents a non-U.S. company's publicly traded shares or debt. Depositary Receipts are created when a broker purchases the non-U.S. company's shares in the home stock market and delivers those shares to the depositary's local custodian bank. The custodian then instructs the depositary bank, such as The Bank of New York, to issue Depositary Receipts to the investor. Depositary Receipts trade as freely as any other U.S. security. They are priced and quoted in U.S. dollars, trade on either an exchange or over-the-counter market and settle according to U.S. standards. Depositary Receipts can also trade in markets outside the U.S. and can be used to raise capital in the U.S. or in markets outside of the U.S.

Tate & Lyle's ADR programme is administered by the Bank of New York Mellon. Each ADR represents four Tate & Lyle PLC ordinary shares.

ADR enquiries should be directed to The Bank of New York Mellon, which is the Depositary for Tate & Lyle American Depositary Receipts. Contact details for the Depositary can be found below:

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services

PO Box 330170

College station, TX 77842-3170

USA

 

For telephone enquiries please phone:

Tel: +1 888 269 2377(dialling from USA)

Tel: +1 201 680 6825 (outside USA)

E-mail: shrrelations@bnymellon.com

Website: www.mybnymdr.com

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Managing your shares online

Shareholders can access a range of information for managing their shareholdings online using the Shareview service, a facility delivered free of charge by Equiniti. This service also allows shareholders to receive important documents, such as the Annual Report, electronically and to submit voting instructions online for the Annual General Meeting. This also means that as a business, we reduce our printing and postage costs and our consumption of paper.