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Enquiries

The Company's share register is managed by Equiniti, who can be contacted regarding shareholding queries at the following address:

Equiniti Limited
Aspect House, Spencer Road
Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA
Tel (UK only) 0871 384 2335
Tel (non-UK) +44 (0)121 415 7047

For the hard of hearing, Equiniti offers a special Textel service which can be accessed by dialling 0871 384 2255 (or +44 (0)121 415 7028 from outside the UK).

All other shareholder enquiries not related to the share register should be addressed to the Company Secretary at the Registered Office or emailed to: shareholder.information@vesuvius.com.

Registered office and group head office

Vesuvius plc
165 Fleet Street
London EC4A 2AE
Tel +44 (0)20 7822 0000
Fax +44 (0)20 7822 0100
(Registered in England & Wales No. 8217766)

Corporate website

Shareholder and other information about the Company can be accessed on the Company's website: www.vesuvius.com.

Shareview

A website, www.shareview.co.uk, is operated by Equiniti, the Company's Registrars, enabling shareholders to access details of their shareholdings online. The website provides information useful to the management of investments together with an extensive schedule of frequently asked questions. In order to gain access to information on shareholdings the shareholder reference number is required, which can be found at the top of the Company's share certificates.

Shareholders can register to receive shareholder communications electronically, including the Company's Report and Accounts, rather than in paper form, using Shareview. The registration process requires input of the shareholder reference number. To ensure that shareholder communications are received in electronic form, "email" should be selected as the mailing preference. Once registered, shareholders will be sent an email notifying them each time that a shareholder communication has been published on the Company's website.

Dealing services

UK resident shareholders can now sell shares on the Internet or by phone using Equiniti's Shareview Dealing facility by either logging on to www.shareview.co.uk/dealing or by calling 0845 603 7037 between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm on any business day (excluding Bank Holidays).

In order to gain access to this service the shareholder reference number is required, which can be found at the top of the Company's share certificates.

Dividend reinvestment plan

The Company offers holders of ordinary shares the opportunity to participate in a dividend reinvestment plan, through which shareholders can use any cash dividend declared to buy additional shares in Vesuvius. Further details, including the terms and conditions of the Plan, are available on the Vesuvius website (www.vesuvius.com) or from Equiniti by calling the Share Dividend Helpline on 0871 384 2268 (or +44 (0)121 415 7047 from outside the UK).

Overseas payment service

Equiniti provides a dividend payment service in over 30 countries that automatically converts payments into the local currency by an arrangement with Citibank Europe PLC. Further details, including an application form and terms and conditions of the service, are available on www.shareview.co.uk or from Equiniti by calling +44 (0)121 415 7047 or writing to Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA, United Kingdom (please quote Overseas Payment Service with details of the Company and your shareholder reference number).

Financial calendar

2014 Annual General Meeting15 May 2014
Announcement of 2014 half year results1 August 2014
Announcement of 2014 full year results3 March 2015

Boiler room scams

In recent years, many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas based "brokers" who target UK shareholders, offering to buy their shares or sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as "boiler rooms".

Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports. If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:

  • Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation.
  • Check that they are properly authorised by the FSA before getting involved by visiting www.fsa.gov.uk/fsaregister/
  • Report the matter to the FSA by calling 0845 606 1234 (or +44 20 7066 1000 from outside the UK).
  • If the calls persist, hang up.

More detailed information on this can be found on the FSA website at: www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumerinformation/

Analysis of ordinary shareholders

As at 31 December 2013Investor TypeShareholdings
PrivateInstitutional
and other
Total1–1,0001,001–
50,000
50,001–
500,000
500,001+
Number of holders3,1148063,9203,09865710758
Percentage of holders79.44%20.56%100%79.03%16.76%2.73%1.48%
Percentage of shares held0.96%99.04%100%0.18%1.62%6.47%91.73%