How do I sell my shares or buy more?
Some high street banks and an increasing number of online providers have facilities for buying and selling shares or you can contact a stockbroker. Computershare, the Company's Registrars have a share dealing service which you can access on 0370 703 0084 or at www.computershare.trade
How are dividends taxed?
In the UK, tax is paid on any dividends that exceed the annual dividend allowance in the tax year (from 6 April to 5 April the following year). The rules are different for dividends from tax years before April 2016.
For further information, including the current dividend allowance, please see HMRC guidance at
Has the company had any capital reorganisations?
HomeServe plc was previously called South Staffordshire Group plc. The original South Staffordshire shares were split on a 10 for 1 basis in July 1999.
On 6 April 2004 the Company demerged its water supply business and changed its name to HomeServe plc. Shareholders received 1 share in the newly listed water supply business, which was known as South Staffordshire plc and 5 shares in HomeServe plc for every 5 shares that they held. HomeServe plc shares were then immediately consolidated on a 4 for 5 basis so in effect, all shareholders received 1 share in South Staffordshire plc and 4 shares in HomeServe plc for every 5 shares held.
South Staffordshire plc was subsequently taken over and delisted.
On 30 July 2010, shareholders of HomeServe plc approved a split of the Company’s shares which was effective on 2 August 2010. Each HomeServe share was split on a 5 for 1 basis and the share price was reduced accordingly; in effect it was divided by 5. If you held shares, the number you held increased by a multiple of 5 although (subject to market movement) this change had no impact on the value of your holding.
On 17 July 2015, shareholders approved payment of a special dividend of 30 pence per share and a consolidation of the Company’s shares. The consolidation took effect on 20 July 2015 and it replaced every 14 existing ordinary shares with 13 new ordinary shares.
On 19 October 2017 a total of 15,243,903 new ordinary shares were placed at a price of 820 pence per share, raising gross proceeds of approximately £125 million. The placing represented, in aggregate, approximately 4.9 per cent of HomeServe's issued ordinary share capital prior to the Placing. The issue price of the Placing represented a discount of 1.4% to the closing share price on 18 October 2017. The Placing Shares were credited as fully paid and rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in the capital of the Company including the right to receive all future dividends and distributions declared, made or paid after the date of issue of the Placing shares.