Investor information

The information in this section was last updated on 11 May 2021

LPA’S DIGITAL FUTURE PROGRAMME

LPA’s Digital Future programme is to make all shareholder communications electronic, including the payment of dividends and completion of proxy forms.

If you are not already registered or currently receiving electronic dividend payments, please register on the Share Portal at www.signalshares.com

To find out more click here.

SHARE PRICE INFORMATION

LPA Group Plc (symbol: LPA) has been listed on AIM, a market regulated by the London Stock Exchange, since May 2002.

SHARE CAPITAL

Issued share capital: 12,758,229 ordinary shares of 10p each.

Shares held in treasury: nil. Shares held by the LPA Group Plc Employee Benefit Trust: 300,000.

There are no restrictions on the transfer of LPA’s securities. LPA’s securities are not traded on any other exchange or trading platform.

Shares that are not in public hands: 10.02%

NOTIFIED SIGNIFICANT SHAREHOLDERS

Michael Rusch 960,022 7.52
Peter Pollock (director) 860,000 6.74
Rights and Issues Investment Trust Plc 650,000 5.09
Susan Thynne 578,696 4.54
Marilyn Porter 535,751 4.20
Stephen Brett 484,500 3.80
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc (discretionary clients) 412,748 3.24
Shareholders No. of shares Percentage %

Link Group

Signal Shares

Signal Shares is a secure online site where you can manage your shareholding quickly and easily.  You can:

  • View your holding and get an indicative valuation
  • Change your address
  • Arrange to have dividends paid into your bank account
  • Request to receive shareholder communications by email rather than post
  • View your dividend payment history
  • Make dividend payment choices
  • Buy and sell shares and access a wealth of stock market news and information
  • Register your proxy voting instruction
  • Download a stock transfer form.

To register for Signal Shares just visit www.signalshares.com. All you need is your investor code, which can be found on your share certificate or your dividend tax voucher.

Customer Support Centre

Alternatively, you can contact Link’s Customer Support Centre which is available to answer any queries you have in relation to your shareholding:

By phone – UK – 0371 664 0300

(Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 – 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales).

 By email – shareholderenquiries@linkgroup.co.uk

By post – Link Group10th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL

Sign up to electronic communications

Help us to save paper and get your shareholder information quickly and securely by signing up to receive your shareholder communications by email.

Registering for electronic communications is very straightforward. Just visit www.signalshares.com. All you need is your investor code, which can be found on your share certificate or your dividend tax voucher.

Dividend payment option

Re-invest your dividends

Link’s Dividend Re-investment Plan offers a convenient way for shareholders to build up their shareholding by using dividend money to purchase additional shares. The plan is provided by Link Group, a trading name of Link Market Services Trustees Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This service is only available to shareholders resident in the UK and the Channel Islands.

For more information and an application pack please call 0371 664 0381 (Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 – 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales).

Alternatively you can email shares@linkgroup.co.uk or log on to www.signalshares.com

It is important to remember that the value of shares and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not recover the amount of money you invest. Past performance should not be seen as indicative of future performance. This arrangement should be considered as part of a diversified portfolio.

Arrange to have your dividends paid direct into your bank account

This means that:

  • Your dividend reaches your bank account on the payment date
  • It is more secure – cheques can sometimes get lost in the post
  • You don’t have the inconvenience of depositing a cheque
  • Helps reduce cheque fraud.

If you have a UK bank account you can sign up for this service on Signal shares (by clicking on ‘your dividend options’ and following the on screen instructions) or by contacting the Customer Support Centre.

 Choose to receive your next dividend in your local currency

 If you live outside the UK, Link has partnered with Deutsche Bank to provide you with a service that will convert your sterling dividends into your local currency at a competitive rate. You can choose to receive payment directly into your local bank account, or alternatively, you can be sent a currency draft.

You can sign up for this service on Signal shares (by clicking on ‘your dividend options’ and following the on screen instructions) or by contacting the Customer Support Centre.

 For further information contact Link Group:

 By phone – 0371 664 0385

Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider (Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 – 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales).

 By e-mailips@linkgroup.co.uk

Buy and sell shares

A simple and competitively priced service to buy and sell shares is provided by Link Group.  There is no need to pre-register and there are no complicated application forms to fill in and by visiting ww2.linkgroup.eu/share-deal you can also access a wealth of stock market news and information free of charge.

For further information on this service, or to buy and sell shares visit ww2.linkgroup.eu/share-deal or call 0371 664 0454 Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 – 16:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales).

This is not a recommendation to buy and sell shares and this service may not be suitable for all shareholders.  The price of shares can go down as well as up and you are not guaranteed to get back the amount you originally invested. Terms, conditions and risks apply. Link Group is a trading name of Link Market Services Trustees Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This service is only available to shareholders resident in UK and the Channel Islands.

Link Group is a trading name of Link Market Services Limited and Link Market Services Trustees Limited.  Share registration and associated services are provided by Link Market Services Limited (registered in England and Wales , No. 2605568).  Regulated services are provided by Link Market Services Trustees Limited (registered in England and Wales No. 2729260), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA register number 184113. The registered office of each of these companies is Link Group, 10th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL.

Donate your shares to charity

If you have only a small number of shares which are uneconomical to sell you may wish to donate them to charity free of charge through ShareGift (Registered Charity 10528686). Find out more at www.sharegift.org.uk or by telephoning 020 7930 3737.

Share fraud warning

Share fraud includes scams where investors are called out of the blue and offered shares that often turn out to be worthless or non-existent, or an inflated price for shares they own. These calls come from fraudsters operating in ‘boiler rooms’ that are mostly based abroad.

While high profits are promised, those who buy or sell shares in this way usually lose their money.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found most share fraud victims are experienced investors who lose an average of £20,000, with around £200m lost in the UK each year.

Bereavement service

Link Group want to make every shareholder journey as simple as possible, especially for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Link’s specialist team can help to guide you through every step of the process. They are always available to answer any questions that you have, so that you feel fully supported and understood.

To give you as much support as we can, Link has partnered with Co-op Legal Services.

To talk to Link’s specialist bereavement team call:

UK callers: 0800 181 4702

International callers: +44 800 181 4702

Calls to Freephone numbers will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate.  Lines are open between the hours of 09:00 and 17:30, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Link’s easy-to-use website has been created to help you understand what to expect and what you’ll need to do.

You can access the site and see the full range of offerings by clicking here:

ww2.linkgroup.eu/bereavement

Protect yourself

If you are offered unsolicited investment advice, discounted shares, a premium price for shares you own, or free company or research reports, you should take these steps before handing over any money:

  • Get the name of the person and organisation contacting you.
  • Check the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk to ensure they are authorised.
  • Use the details on the FCA Register to contact the firm.
  • Call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768 if there are no contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.
  • Search our list of unauthorised firms and individuals to avoid doing business with.

REMEMBER: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

If you use an unauthorised firm to buy or sell shares or other investments, you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.

Report a scam

If you are approached about a share scam you should tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form at www.fca.org.uk scams, where you can find out about the latest investment scams. You can also call the Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

Click here to download information, provided by the FCA, on how to avoid share fraud.

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

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