Shareholders

I was a shareholder of George Wimpey Plc. What has happened to my shares?

Shares of George Wimpey Plc were replaced on 3 July 2007 by an issue of Taylor Wimpey plc shares. A share certificate for your shares of Taylor Wimpey plc would have been mailed to you around 17th July 2007 (or, if you hold your shares in Crest, would have been credited to your Crest account on or about 3rd July 2007). Any share certificate for George Wimpey Plc shares is now invalid. 


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How do I buy and sell Taylor Wimpey shares?

We have arranged both telephone and on-line share dealing services for UK shareholders to buy and sell Taylor Wimpey plc shares. The services are operated by Link Asset Group. To use the services either visit www.linksharedeal.com or telephone +44 (0) 371 664 0445.

Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 08:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.

To deal, you will need to provide your surname, postcode, date of birth and investor code (which can be found on your share certificate).

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I am administering an estate which includes Taylor Wimpey shares. Who do I contact?

Contact Link Registrars for details of how the Taylor Wimpey shares can be transmitted into the name of the estate trustee.

Link Registrars’ contact details

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Can I re-invest my dividends to buy more shares?

Yes, you can re-invest your dividends through the Taylor Wimpey Dividend Re-Investment Plan and buy more shares.
Details of the Plan will be circulated when it is offered in connection with a dividend payment (please note that the Plan is not available to anyone who is a resident in the USA or Canada).

More information about the Dividend Re-investment Plan

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I have lost my share certificate. What should I do?

You should contact Link Registrars and they will provide you with a form of indemnity. Once completed and returned to them, they will prepare a duplicate share certificate. You should note that there may be a charge for producing duplicate certificates.

Link Registrars’ contact details

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Can I donate some of my shares to charity?

Yes. We have an arrangement with the Orr Mackintosh Foundation Limited whereby your shares will be sold and the proceeds distributed to recognised charities.

More information on donating shares

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When are dividends usually paid?

They are usually paid twice a year, normally in May and November.

At present, the Company is paying an annual Special Dividend, subject to market conditions and prior shareholder approval at the AGM, usually in July.

More information about dividends

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Where can I get a copy of the latest Taylor Wimpey Report and Accounts?

The latest Annual Report and Accounts and Half Year Results Presentation can be downloaded from the Reporting Centre.

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Why have I received duplicate sets of report and accounts?

This can be for number of reasons, but most likely it is because there is a slight difference in your name or address details on these accounts on the share register.

If this is the case and you would like to merge your accounts into one, please contact Link Registrars who will be happy to help you.

Link Registrars’ contact details

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Can I check my shareholding on-line?

Yes, we offer a number of on-line facilities where you can check your account details, change your address, check what dividends have been paid etc. For security reasons, you may need to apply for an on-line user ID to use some of these facilities.

View a list of the on-line facilities and register for a user ID here

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Where can I find the Taylor Wimpey share price?

Our share price is printed in most UK daily newspapers as well as being published on our website. You can also call the Financial Times Cityline Service, telephone +44 (0) 906 843 4177 (calls cost 60p per minute within the UK). 

Share price information

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Can I hold my shares in a Crest account?

Yes, your Taylor Wimpey shares can be held electronically in a Crest account. This means that you will not have a share certificate and it may make it quicker and easier for you to buy and sell your shares. For details, consult a stockbroker.

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How do I register for electronic communications?

You can do this on-line. Shareholder documentation is now generally distributed by web-communications but you may, if you wish, register your email address and receive alerts.

You can find out more information on receiving your shareholder documents electronically and how to register for electronic communications below.

More information about electronic communications

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Why have Capita Asset Services changed their name?

Capita Asset Services, formerly part of Capita plc, have been acquired by Link Group and have therefore changed their brand name to Link Asset Services. Apart from their new name, there are no changes to the services that they provide. Link Group is a market-leading provider of technology-enabled solutions in the financial markets, interfacing with 35  million shareholders in its role as an international share registrar. You can find more information about Link Group here.

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Is the George Wimpey Plc Scrip Dividend Scheme still operating?

No, it ceased to operate on 3rd July 2007. Taylor Wimpey plc operates a Dividend Re-investment Plan. Details will be circulated when that Plan is offered in connection with a dividend payment (please note that the Plan is not available to anyone who is a resident in the USA or Canada).

More information about the Dividend Re-investment Plan

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My dividend cheque is out of date. What should I do?

You should return it to Link Registrars who will provide you with a replacement. There may be a charge for this. You may want to consider arranging for your dividends to be paid direct into your bank or building society account which will avoid this happening in the future.

Link Registrars’ contact details

More information on dividend mandates

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I have changed my address. Who should I notify?

You can do this on-line or write to Link Registrars with the details of your old and new address and your 11-digit investor code which can be found on your share certificate. Any change of address must be made in writing or on-line and not by telephone.

Change your address on-line here

Link Registrars' contact details

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Is there a Helpline number for shareholder queries?

Yes, you can call Link Registrars on: 0871 664 0300 (or +44 (0) 371 664 0300 from overseas). Calls cost 12p per minute plus network extras; lines are open 8.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday, excluding public holidays in England and Wales. 

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Can I arrange for my dividends to be paid directly into my bank or building society?

Yes, you can do this on-line. Alternatively, you can complete the dividend mandate form attached to your dividend cheque and return it to Link Registrars. If you choose to do this, you will continue to be sent a dividend confirmation for each dividend to your home address.

More information on dividend mandates 

Link Registrars’ contact details

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How do I contact Link Registrars?

The telephone number for Link Registrars is: 0871 664 0303. Calls cost 12p per minute plus network extras, lines are open 8.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday, excluding public holidays in England and Wales.

The address is:
Link Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TU 

Email: enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk

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Can I continue to have a share certificate?

Yes. Shareholders who do not buy or sell shares regularly may prefer to continue to have a share certificate. 


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