GENERAL NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS: investor warning
Portmeirion Group PLC has been made aware that certain shareholders have been approached by an organisation offering to buy shares in the Company at a much higher price than their current market value. Investors may have been asked by this organisation to pay in advance for a bond in order to secure the sale of their shares. The Company believes this may be an advanced fee fraud. We would advise all shareholders to exercise extreme caution in providing any details or funds to individuals or organisations they have not thoroughly satisfied themselves as being bona fide.
It is suggested that if you are approached, you, in the first place, either contact the Company or its nominated adviser, Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF (tel: 020 7886 2500). The FCA has issued general advice on share fraud which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Value is delivered to our shareholders by a progressive dividend policy and capital appreciation. Portmeirion Group has a strong track record of increasing dividends and enhancing shareholders’ returns. On 1 October 2018 an interim dividend of 8.00p (2017: 7.40p) per share was paid on the ordinary share capital. The Directors recommend that a final dividend of 29.50p per share for 2018 be paid (2017: 27.26p), making a total dividend for the year ended 31 December 2018 of 37.50p (2017: 34.66p) per share. The final dividend will be paid, subject to shareholders’ approval, on 30 May 2019 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 26 April 2019.