Some frequently asked questions to help our investors.
What is a share?
A share is a unit of ownership in a company. Whilst A.G. BARR is managed by a board of directors, shareholders have certain important rights, such as:
- voting on certain matters at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), including the election and re-election of directors
- being informed of, and being able to vote on, certain important events, such as significant acquisitions and disposals
- the right to receive dividends, if these are declared and paid.
Why are my shares called Ordinary shares?
Companies may issue different types of shares, which vary according to the rights attached to them. An Ordinary share is the most common type of share issued by companies in the United Kingdom and affords the shareholder certain rights, such as those described in the answer to the question above. Ordinary shares are the only type of A.G. BARR shares in issue at this time.
What does being “listed” on the LSE mean?
A “listed” company may have its shares bought and sold on an open market. Many countries have their own markets or stock exchanges. A.G. BARR shares may be bought and sold on the United Kingdom’s principal stock exchange, the London Stock Exchange’s main market (LSE).
How can I work out the value of my shares?
Using the investment calculator you can calculate the value of your shareholding both at the purchase date and at present.
What does the share price mean?
The share price is the price at which shares in a company are currently being bought and sold on the London Stock Exchange. The share price quoted on this site shows the mid-market price with a maximum delay of 30 minutes.
Shares are traded throughout the day, between 8.00am when dealing on the London Stock Exchange begins and 4.30pm when the market closes, during which time the share price may continually fluctuate.
A.G. BARR has no direct influence over the price of its shares. The price reflects the share value based on market perception of the company’s strategy and performance, as well as external factors such as the state of the national and global economies or political developments. If there is a strong market and a company is seen to be performing well, demand for its shares will increase, which in turn increases the share price.
Remember - the price of A.G. BARR shares, as with any other shares, can go down as well as up and on selling your holding you could receive less than your original investment.
What is an annual report?
An annual report is a document issued once a year by a company to report its financial position. It normally includes the company’s accounts, a statement of assets, liabilities and recent earnings, a description of business operations, and a comment on the outlook for the future. Companies are required to make their annual report available to all shareholders.
How can I receive a copy of A.G. BARR's annual report and accounts and other shareholder documents?
A.G. BARR provides all shareholder documentation on its website. The Company also posts hard copies of documents to shareholders who have asked for hard copies. If you prefer to receive hard copy documentation, such as the full report and accounts and documentation regarding the Annual General Meeting, please contact our Registrar.
What is a registrar?
A registrar is an organisation that keeps a record of individual shareholders and information such as dividend payment dates. Registrars are increasingly offering online services to meet the demands of companies and shareholders for efficient communication. A.G. BARR has appointed Equiniti as its registrar.
What is the difference between a shareholder and a stakeholder?
A stakeholder is a person, group of people or a company that has an interest (financial or nonfinancial) in a particular company. A shareholder is a person, group of people or company that owns one or more shares in the company. A shareholder is therefore also a stakeholder but a stakeholder is not necessarily a shareholder.
What is an AGM?
AGM stands for Annual General Meeting, which A.G. BARR is required to hold each year. Every year the company’s board of directors invites its shareholders to attend the AGM. During the AGM, shareholders have the opportunity to vote on key matters and may also use the AGM to ask the board of directors questions about the business.
How can I find out about the AGM?
Shareholders are automatically notified about the AGM each year. Depending on how they have asked to be contacted, shareholders will either receive a hard copy of the Notice of Meeting or will be notified either by post or by e-mail when the documents are available for viewing on this site.
What is discussed at an AGM?
At the AGM there is a presentation of A.G. BARR’s performance over the previous financial year and shareholders are given the opportunity to vote on key issues such as final dividends and the re-election of directors. Shareholders are also given the opportunity to ask the directors questions relating to the business of the meeting.
How can I confirm the number of shares that I hold?
You can view your shareholdings online via Shareview or contact our [Insert link to ‘Registrar Information’ page]
How can I transfer ownership of my shares to someone else?
Please contact our [Insert link to ‘Registrar Information’ page], to obtain a personalised stock transfer form, which you will need to complete and return with your share certificate. You can view further information on the Equiniti Transferring certificated shares help page.
What do I do if I lose my share certificate or dividend cheque?
For information on obtaining a replacement share certificate or dividend cheque, contact our [Insert link to ‘Registrar Information’ page] How can I confirm the number of shares that I hold? You can view your shareholdings online via Shareview or contact our [Insert link to ‘Registrar Information’ page]
What is a dividend?
If a company makes a profit, the directors may decide that the company should distribute a share of the profits to shareholders in the form of payments called dividends. If a company does not perform well, this may lead to its dividends being reduced or no dividend being paid at all.
How are dividend amounts set?
After a set of results have been announced, the directors review the company’s performance and financial position, and determine whether or not a dividend should be declared and, if so, the amount of this dividend.
What is the difference between an interim and final dividend?
A company may pay dividends at different times over the year. The final dividend is based on the full end of year results and is subject to shareholder approval. The interim dividend is based on half year results. A.G. BARR will normally pay:
- any interim dividend in the months following the publication of its half-year results
- any final dividend in the months following the announcement of its full-year results