Annual Report 2015

C&C Group plc is an Irish registered company. Its ordinary shares are quoted on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (ISIN: IE00B010DT83 SEDOL: B010DT8).

C&C Group plc also has a Level 1 American Depository Receipts (ADR) programme for which Deutsche Bank acts as depository (symbol CCGGY). Each ADR share represents three C&C Group plc ordinary shares.

The authorised share capital of the Company at 28 February 2015 was 800,000,000 ordinary shares at €0.01 each. The issued share capital at 28 February 2015 was 348,547,138 ordinary shares of €0.01 each.

CREST

C&C Group plc is a member of the CREST share settlement system. Therefore transfers of the Company’s shares takes place through the CREST settlement system. Shareholders have the choice of holding their shares in electronic form or in the form of share certificates. Shareholders should consult their stockbroker if they wish to hold their shares in electronic form.

SHARE PRICE DATA
2015
2014
Share price at 28 February
€3.861
€4.922
Number
Number
No of Shares in issue at 28 February
348,547,138
346,840,406
Market capitalisation
€1,346m
€1,707m
Share price movement during the financial year
-high
€4.936
€5.187
-low
€3.230
€3.750

DIVIDEND PAYMENTS

The Company may, by ordinary resolution declare dividends in accordance with the respective rights of shareholders, but no dividend shall exceed the amount recommended by the Directors. The Directors may also declare and pay interim dividends if they believe they are justified by the profits of the Company available for distribution.

An interim dividend of 4.5 cent per share was paid in respect of ordinary shares on 23 December 2014.

A final dividend of 7.0 cent, if approved by shareholders at the 2015 Annual General Meeting, will be paid in respect of ordinary shares on 10 July 2015 to shareholders on the record on 22 May 2015. A scrip alternative will be offered to shareholders.

Dividend Withholding Tax (‘DWT’) must be deducted from dividends paid by an Irish resident company, unless a shareholder is entitled to an exemption and has submitted a properly completed exemption form to the Company’s Registrars. DWT applies to dividends paid by way of cash or by way of shares under a scrip dividend scheme and is deducted at the standard rate of income tax (currently 20%). Non-resident shareholders and certain Irish companies, trusts, pension schemes, investment undertakings, companies resident in any member state of the European Union and charities may be entitled to claim exemption from DWT and have been sent the relevant exemption form. Further copies of the form may be obtained from the Company’s Registrars. Shareholders should note that DWT will be deducted from dividends in cases where a properly completed exemption form has not been received by the relevant record date. Shareholders who wish to have their dividend paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer, should contact Capita Registrars to obtain a mandate form. Tax vouchers will be sent to the shareholder’s registered address under this arrangement.

CREST members

Shareholders who hold their shares via CREST will automatically receive dividends in euro unless they elect otherwise.

Non-CREST members

Shareholders who hold their shares in certificate form will automatically receive dividends in euro with the following exceptions:

  • Shareholders with an address in the United Kingdom (UK) will automatically receive dividends in sterling,
  • Shareholders who had previously elected to receive dividends in a particular currency will continue to receive dividends in that currency.

Shareholders who wish to receive dividends in a currency other than that which will be automatically used should contact the Company’s Registrars.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Following the introduction of the Transparency Regulations 2007, and in order to promote a more cost effective and environmentally friendly approach, the Company provides the Annual Report electronically to shareholders via the Group’s website and only sends a printed copy to those who specifically request one. Shareholders who wish to alter the method by which they receive communications should contact the Company’s registrar. All shareholders will continue to receive printed proxy forms, dividend documentation, shareholder circulars, and, where the Company deems it appropriate, other documentation by post.

Financial Calendar
Date
Annual General Meeting
2 July 2015
Ex-dividend date
21 May 2015
Record date for dividend
22 May 2015
Latest date for receipt of elections and mandates
25 June 2015
Payment date for final dividend
10 July 2015
Interim results announcement
October 2015
Interim dividend payment
December 2015
Financial year-end
29 February 2016

COMPANY SECRETARY AND REGISTERED OFFICE

David Johnston, C&C Group plc

Bulmers House, Keeper Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Tel: +353 1 506 3900

REGISTRARS

Shareholders with queries concerning their holdings, dividend information or administrative matters should contact the Company’s registrars:

Capita Asset Services, Shareholder solutions (Ireland)

2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 553 0050
Fax: +353 1 224 0700
Email: enquiries@capita.ie

AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIPTS (ADR)

Shareholder with queries concerning their ADR holdings should contact:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

C/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, 6201 15th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219.
Tel: Toll free +1 866 249 2593
International +1 718 921 8137
Email: DB@amstock.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS

FTI Consulting

10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

PRINCIPAL BANKERS

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Scotland

Barclays Bank

Danske Bank

HSBC

Rabobank

Ulster Bank

SOLICITORS

McCann FitzGerald

Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

STOCKBROKERS

Davy

49 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Investec Bank plc

2 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QP

AUDITOR

KPMG
Chartered Accountants

1 Stokes Place, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

WEBSITE

Further information on C&C Group plc is available at www.candcgroupplc.com