General notice to shareholders
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. On 4 October 2019 an interim dividend of 8.00p (2018: 8.00p) per share was paid on the ordinary share capital. Due to the unprecedented uncertainty facing businesses around the world from Covid-19, the Board is not recommending a final dividend at this time (2018: 29.50p per share), giving total dividends paid and proposed for the year of 8.00p (2018: 37.50p). We will review in three months and consider declaring an additional interim dividend in line with the final dividend for 2018 (29.50p).