The Company's shares are listed on the London, Malawi, Namibian and Zimbabwe Stock Exchanges and on the JSE Limited (JSE). The primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange and the other listings are all secondary listings. The Company's secondary listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange ended on 7 September 2007, but the Company's shares may still be traded on the Xternal list of the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm.
The ISIN number of the Company's shares is GB0007389926.
The high and low prices at which the Company's shares are recorded as having traded on the two main markets on which they were listed during 2007 and 2006 were as follows:
|London Stock Exchange|
At 31 December 2007, the geographical analysis and shareholder profile of the Company's share register were as follows:
% of whole
|Treasury shares (UK)|
Source: Computershare Investor Services
|Size of holding|
% of whole
|Treasury shares (UK)|
Source: Computershare Investor Services
1 The registered shareholdings on the South African branch register included PLC Nominees (Pty) Limited, which held a total of 1,336,685,042 shares, including 375,141,299 shares held for the Company's sponsored nominee, Old Mutual (South Africa) Nominees (Pty) Limited, for the benefit of 466,980 underlying beneficial owners. The registered shareholdings on the Zimbabwe branch register included Old Mutual Zimbabwe Nominees (Pvt) Limited, which held a total of 779,900 shares as nominee for 3,510 underlying beneficial owners. The registered shareholdings on the Namibian section of the principal register included Old Mutual (Namibia) Nominees (Pty) Limited, which held a total of 5,082,383 shares as nominee for 7,367 underlying beneficial owners. The registered shareholdings on the Malawi branch register included Old Mutual (Blantyre) Nominees Limited, which held a total of 47,100 shares as nominee for 139 underlying beneficial owners.
2 In addition to the 97,074,907 shares registered as treasury shares at 31 December 2007, the Company had also repurchased a further 8,026,152 shares into treasury which had not yet been registered in the Company's UK treasury shares account at that date.
The Company's share register is administered by Computershare Investor Services in conjunction with local representatives in various jurisdictions. The following are the contact details:
Computershare Investor Services PLC
Tel: +44 (0)870 707 1212
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd
70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001
(PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107)
Tel: 0861 100 940 or +27 (0)11 870 8211
Trust Finance Limited
PO Box 1396
Tel: +265 1 823 245
Fax: +265 1 824 494
Transfer Secretaries (Pty) Limited
Shop No. 12, Windhoek
(PO Box 2401, Windhoek)
Tel: +264 (0)61 227 647
SE-103 97 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 402 9000
Corpserve (Private) Limited
2nd Floor, Intermarket Centre
Corner 1st Street and
Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Harare
(PO Box 2208, Harare)
Tel: +263 (0)4 751559/61
Fax:+263 (0)4 752629
Computershare share dealing services
The Company's South African registrars, Computershare Investor Services, administer a telephone and postal sales service for shares held through Old Mutual (South Africa) Nominees (Pty) Limited on the South African branch register and shares held through Old Mutual (Namibia) Nominees (Pty) Limited on the Namibian section of the principal register. If you hold your shares in this way and wish to sell your shares by telephone, Computershare may be contacted on 0861 100 940 (a South African number) between 8.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. (local time) on Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays. A service fee is payable based on the value of the shares sold.
Internet share dealing This service provides shareholders with a facility to buy or sell Old Mutual plc ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange. The commission for deals through the internet is 0.5%, subject to a minimum charge of £15. In addition, stamp duty, currently 0.5%, is payable on purchases. There is no need to open an account in order to deal. Real-time dealing is available during market hours. Orders may also be placed outside market hours. Up to 90-day limit orders are available for sales. To access the service, log on to www.computershare.com/dealing/uk. Shareholders should have their Shareholder Reference Number (SRN) available for the purposes of sales. The SRN appears on share certificates. A bank debit card will be required for purchases. At present, this service is only available to shareholders in certain European jurisdictions. Computershare's website contains an up-to-date list of these countries.
Telephone share dealing The commission for deals through Computershare's telephone share dealing service is 1%, subject to a minimum charge of £15. In addition stamp duty, currently 0.5%, is payable on purchases. The service is available from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays, on telephone number 0870 703 0084. Shareholders should have their Shareholder Reference Number (SRN) ready when calling about sales. The SRN appears on share certificates. A bank debit card will be required for purchases. Detailed terms and conditions are available on request by telephoning 0870 873 5836. At present, this service is only available to shareholders resident in the UK and Ireland.
These services are offered on an execution-only basis and subject to the applicable terms and conditions. This is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold shares in Old Mutual plc. Shareholders who are unsure of what action to take should obtain independent financial advice. Share values may go down as well as up, which may result in a shareholder receiving less than he or she originally invested.
To the extent that this statement is a financial promotion for the share dealing service provided by Computershare Investor Services PLC, it has been approved by Computershare Investor Services PLC for the purpose of section 21(2)(b) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 only. Computershare Investor Services PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Where this has been received in a country where the provision of such a service would be contrary to local laws or regulations, this should be treated as information only.
Unclaimed demutualisation benefits
Policyholders of the South African Mutual Life Assurance Society (the Society) who qualified for free shares in the Company when the Society demutualised in May 1999, but who did not claim their shares by t he closure date of the Unclaimed Shares Trusts (31 August 2006), should contact the Trust Administration and Confirmation Department on 0861 61 9061 (a South African number) or on +27 (0)21 509 8383 between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. (South African time) on Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays. The Company has indicated that it will continue until 31 August 2009 to settle valid claims to demutualisation benefits on an ex-gratia basis by reference to the cash value at 31 August 2006 of the shares to which the policyholder would have been entitled.
Since January 2002, all transactions in the Company's shares on the JSE have been required to be settled electronically through Strate, and share certificates are no longer good for delivery in respect of such transactions.
The Company wrote to certificated shareholders on its South African branch register in October 2001 to inform them of these changes and of the courses of action available to them. The Company also wrote separately to certificated shareholders on the Namibian section of its principal register in January 2002 to explain the impact of Strate. These included participating in Issuer-Sponsored Nominee Programmes to dematerialise (in the case of South Africa) or immobilise (in the case of Namibia) their previously certificated shareholdings in the Company. Shareholders who have any enquiries about these programmes or about the effect of Strate on their holdings in the Company should contact Computershare Investor Services in Johannesburg on +27 (0)861 100 940 or +27 (0)11 870 8211.
Checking your holding online
An online service is situated at the Investor Centre option within the website address www.computershare.com which gives shareholders access to their account to confirm registered details, to give or amend dividend mandate instructions, and to obtain a current shareholding balance. A simple calculator function places a market quote against each holding and allows shareholders to estimate its value. There are also a number of downloadable forms from this site such as change of address, dividend mandate and stock transfer forms. Finally there is an extensive list of frequently asked questions and the facility to contact Computershare Investor Services by email.
The Company's financial calendar for the forthcoming year is as follows:
|Currency conversion date for the final dividend|
17 April 2008
|Announcement of currency equivalents of the final dividend|
18 April 2008
|Ex-dividend date in Malawi, Namibia, opening of business on South Africa and Zimbabwe|
5 May 2008
|Ex-dividend date on the opening of business on London Stock Exchange|
7 May 2008
|Annual General Meeting and first quarter business update|
8 May 2008
|Record date for the final dividend close of business on|
9 May 2008
|Final dividend payment date|
30 May 2008
6 August 2008
|Third quarter business update|
6 November 2008
|Interim dividend payment date|
28 November 2008
|Final results for 2008|
No dematerialisation or rematerialisation within Strate and no transfers between registers may take place in the period 5 to 9 May 2008, both dates inclusive.
Rule 144A ADRs
The Company has a Rule 144A American Depositary Receipt (Rule 144A ADR) facility through The Bank of New York. Each Rule 144A ADR represents 10 ordinary shares in the Company. At 31 December 2007, 337,000 of the Company's shares were held in the form of Rule 144A ADRs. Any enquiries about the Company's Rule 144A ADR facility should be addressed to The Bank of New York, 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10286, USA, tel: 1-888-BNY-ADRS (1-888- 269-2377) if you are calling from within the USA. If you are calling from outside the USA, please call +1 212 815 3700. You may also send an email enquiry to email@example.com.
Further information on the Company can be found on the following websites:
Electronic communications and electronic proxy appointment
If you would like to receive future communications from the Company by email, please log on to our website, www.oldmutual.com, select the "Shareholder Information" section, click on "Electronic Communications" and then follow the instructions for registration of your details. In order to register, you will need your shareholder reference number, which can be found on the payment advice notice or tax voucher accompanying your last dividend payment or notification. The number is also printed on forms of proxy (but not voting instruction forms) for the Annual General Meeting.
Before you register, you will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions for Electronic Communications with Shareholders. It is important that you read these Terms and Conditions carefully, as they set out the basis on which electronic communications will be sent to you.
You should bear in mind that, in accessing documents electronically, you will incur the cost of online time. Any election to receive documents electronically will generally remain in force until you contact the Company's Registrars (via the online address set out earlier in this section of the Report or otherwise) to terminate or change such election.
The use of the electronic communications facility described above is entirely voluntary. If you wish to continue to receive communications from the Company by post, then you do not need to take any action.
Electronic proxy appointment is available for this year's Annual General Meeting. This enables proxy votes to be submitted electronically, as an alternative to filling out and posting a form of proxy. Further details are set out on the form of proxy. Electronic submission is not, however, available for voting instruction forms.