Shareholders can choose to receive Shareholder Communications, such as the Annual Report and Notice of Annual and General Meetings, in one of three ways;
1. Email communication
Shareholders can elect to receive notification by e-mail that Shareholder Communications have been published on this website. This enables KWE to speed up the provision of information to shareholders, has a positive effect on the environment by reducing the volume of paper used in shareholder mailings and helps save on printing and postal costs.
To take advantage of this service, shareholders should register their request, free of charge, through our Registrar's website at www.investorcentre.co.uk.
Once registered, shareholders are also able to view their share balance and movements, see indicative share prices and view information on dividend payments. Shareholders can also use this website to update their address if it changes and elect to have dividends paid directly into their bank account.
If shareholders decide in the future they would prefer to receive hard-copy documents or a hard-copy letter notification, they may change their preference via our Registrar’s website at www.investorcentre.co.uk.
2. Paper communication
The default option for new KWE shareholders is to receive Shareholder Communications in hard copy through the post until they elect. New shareholders can register for investor services and Email Communication (as above) at www.investorcentre.co.uk at any time. They can also contact the Registrars and ask to receive notification by letter when Shareholder Communications are published on this website (see below).
3. Website communication
KWE periodically writes to all new shareholders asking them how they wish to receive Shareholder Communications. Access a copy of this latest communication. If a shareholder elected not to reply to this letter, then this was deemed as their consent to receiving a letter notifying them each time a Shareholder Communication was published on this website.
Shareholders may, at any time register for email or hard-copy letter notifications through www.investorcentre.co.uk.
Shareholders also have the right to request, at no extra charge, a paper copy of any document at any time, by writing to our Registrars:
Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Ltd
Or telephoning on +44 (0) 370 707 4040.
Warning to shareholders
Over recent years many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters which imply a connection to the company concerned. These are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments.
They can be very persistent and extremely persuasive and it has been estimated that the average amount lost by investors is around £20,000. It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way; many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years. Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free reports into the company.
If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:
- Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation and make a record of any other information they give you, e.g. telephone number, address etc.
- Check that they are properly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) before getting involved. You can check at www.the-fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register
- The FCA also maintains on its website a list of unauthorised overseas firms who are targeting, or have targeted, UK investors and any approach from such organisations should be reported to the FCA so that this list can be kept up to date and any other appropriate action can be considered. If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you would not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Please tell the FCA if you have been approached by fraudsters, using the share fraud reporting form at www.the-fca.org.uk/consumers/report-scam-unauthorised-firm or, if you do not have access to the internet, on 0800 111 6768.
- Inform our Registrars, Computershare, on + 44 (0) 370 707 4040. They are not able to investigate such incidents themselves but will record the details and pass them on to us and liaise with the FCA.
Details of any sharedealing facilities that we endorse will be included in our mailings.
More detailed information on this or similar activity can be found on the FCA website.