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Our interim results demonstrate further progress by the Group, in particular, the milestone of a 5% Group operating margin, which is a key point in our journey from recovery to growth. The Group remains committed to a growth strategy of organic initiatives and value adding acquisitions. We believe the overall outlook is positive, notwithstanding a slower rate of growth in the second half and we are confident that the full year's trading performance will be at least in line with current consensus expectations.
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  • Registrars

    Capita Registrars (Ireland) Limited
    2 Grand Canal Square
    Dublin 2
    Ireland

     

    Send email enquiries to Capita Registrars at this address: enquiries@capitaregistrars.ie

    Please check your current holding in Grafton Group plc here.

     

    Investor Fraud

    Warning to Shareholders Against Investor Fraud (Boiler Room Fraud)

    Please be aware that organisations, typically from overseas, sometimes make unsolicited contact with shareholders offering to buy their shares or to sell shares on their behalf at prices which can be significantly higher than the market price of the shares.

    For further details, please see guidance note here which has been issued by the Regulation Department of Irish Stock Exchange.


  • Grafton Group plc's Annual General Meeting will be held on the morning of 9 May 2014 at the IMI Conference Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16.


    2010
    General Meetings of Grafton Group (UK) plc

    A General Meeting of the 'C' Ordinary Shareholders of Grafton Group (UK) plc and a General Meeting of Grafton Group (UK) plc took place at 11.30am (immediately following the AGM of Grafton Group plc convened for 10.30am) on the 6th of May 2010 at the IMI Conference Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16. The business of the General Meeting of the 'C' Ordinary Shareholders was dealt with before the business of the General Meeting of Grafton Group (UK) plc.



  • Grafton Unit

    When an investor acquires a Grafton Unit it comprises one Grafton Group plc ordinary share, one Grafton Group (UK) plc 'C' ordinary share and seventeen Grafton Group plc 'A' ordinary shares.

    Summary of Dividend Payments/Share Purchase Payments - 2009 to date

    Payment datePayment typeAmountPaid by
    3 October 2014Interim dividend3.75 pence per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    11 April 2014Second Interim dividend5.5 pence per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    4 October 2013Interim Dividend3.5 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    12 April 2013Second Interim dividend5.5 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    5 October 2012Interim dividend3.0 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    13 April 2012Second Interim dividend4.75 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    7 October 2011Interim dividend2.75 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    1 April 2011Second interim dividend4.5 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    8 October 2010Interim dividend2.5 cent per unitGrafton Group (UK) plc
    31 March 2010Interim dividend2.5 cent per unitGrafton Group plc
    9 October 2009'A' Share Purchase2.5 cent per unitGrafton Group plc
    8 April 2009'A' Share Purchase5.0 cent per unitGrafton Group plc

    Grafton Group plc's 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held at 10:30am on 9 May 2014 at the IMI Conference Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16.


    2014
    3 October 2014 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Interim Dividend

    An interim dividend of 3.75 pence per share was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Shares in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 3 October 2014. The relevant record date for this payment was 5 September 2014.

    11 April 2014 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Second Interim Dividend

    A second interim dividend of 5.5 pence per share was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Shares in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 11 April 2014. The relevant record date for this payment was 14 March 2014.

    2013
    4 October 2013 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Interim Dividend

    An interim dividend of 3.5 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 4 October 2013. The relevant record date for this payment is 6 September 2013.

    12 April 2013 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Second Interim Dividend

    A second interim dividend of 5.5 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 12 April 2013. The relevant record date for this payment is 15 March 2013.

    2012
    5 October 2012 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Interim Dividend

    An interim dividend of 3.0 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 5 October 2012. The relevant record date for this payment is 7 September 2012.

    13 April 2012 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Second Interim Dividend

    A second interim dividend of 4.75 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 13 April 2012.

    2011
    7 October 2011 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Interim Dividend

    An interim dividend of 2.75 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 7 October 2011. The relevant record date for this payment is 9 September 2011.

    1 April 2011 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Interim Dividend

    A second interim dividend of 4.5 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 1 April 2011. The relevant record date for this payment is 11 March 2011.

    2010
    8 October 2010 - Grafton Group (UK) plc Interim Dividend

    An interim dividend of 2.5 cent was paid on the 'C' Ordinary Share in Grafton Group (UK) plc from UK-sourced income on 8 October 2010. The relevant record date for this payment is 10 September 2010.

    Taxation of Dividends from Grafton Group (UK) plc - Summary

    The following summary is intended as a general guide only and does not address the position of certain classes of shareholders to whom special rules apply. It is also not exhaustive and shareholders are advised to consult their own tax advisors as to taxation consequences of the dividend income. The summary is based on our interpretation of Irish and UK tax legislation in force as at 9 September 2010. Shareholders should be aware that future legislative, administrative and/or judicial changes could affect the taxation summary described below.

    Withholding Tax

    No withholding taxes apply in the UK on payment of the dividend.

    Irish tax resident individuals

    Irish tax resident individuals are subject to Irish income tax on the euro amount of any dividend received (or, if paid in sterling, its euro equivalent which is calculated, generally, by applying the average £:€ exchange rate, as published by the Irish Revenue, for the calendar year of receipt) at their marginal rate of income tax, either the standard rate of 20% or the higher rate of 41%. Irish tax resident individuals, may, depending on their circumstances, also be subject to Irish PRSI, income levy and health levy in respect of their dividend income.

    Irish tax resident corporations

    Irish tax resident corporations are subject to Irish corporation tax at a rate of 12.5% on the basis that the dividends are derived from trading profits. Otherwise the rate is 25%.

    UK tax resident individuals

    UK tax resident individuals will be subject to income tax in respect of the dividend income together with a notional tax credit of 1/9th. Taking account of this notional tax credit, an individual liable to the basic UK income tax rate of 10% should have no further UK income tax liability.

    Due to the notional credit, a higher rate taxpaying individual who is liable to income tax at 32.5% should have an effective tax rate of 25% on the dividend paid.

    An individual with annual income in excess of £150,000 is liable to income tax at 42.5% and due to the notional credit should have an effective tax rate of 36.11% on the dividend paid.

    UK tax resident corporations

    UK tax resident corporations will be exempt from UK corporation tax in respect of the dividend income.

    31 March 2010 - Grafton Group plc Interim Dividend

    An interim dividend of 2.5 cent per Grafton Unit was paid by Grafton Group plc in respect of Grafton Units on 31 March 2010. The relevant record date for this payment was 12 March 2010. Dividend Withholding Tax ('DWT') applies to dividends paid by way of cash and is deducted at the standard rate of income tax on the gross payment with a credit for DWT. Overseas shareholders should be subject to the tax treatment applicable under the tax legislation in their jurisdiction. Institutional Investors who are fully exempt from tax should have no tax liability on the payment.

    2009
    2009 'A' Share Purchase Payments

    The Group has in the past, in accordance with shareholder approval, used part of its distributable reserves to purchase 'A' ordinary shares for cash, from shareholders on the register at a given record date. Up to 4 February 2010, the payment to Irish shareholders should generally have been treated as a capital transaction and should therefore have been subject to the Irish capital gains tax at the rate prevailing at the time of the purchase of 'A' ordinary shares. Purchases of 'A' ordinary shares after 4 February 2010 are generally treated as a distribution and subject to DWT, and Irish shareholders are taxed at the marginal rate of income tax on the gross payment with a credit for DWT. Overseas shareholders should be subject to the tax treatment applicable under the tax legislation in their jurisdiction. Institutional investors who are fully exempt from tax should have no tax liability on the payment.




  • Please find below a selection of frequently asked questions about Grafton shareholdings.

    Q. Can I have dividends paid direct to my bank/building society account?

    A. Yes dividends can be paid direct to your account while the tax voucher is sent to your registered address. A dividend mandate form will need to be completed. Dividend mandate forms are available from Capita Registrars or from your bank.

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

    A. You should contact Capita Registrars on +353 1 553 0050.

    Q. How do I buy/sell Grafton Units?

    A. Grafton Units can be bought and sold by contacting a stockbroker.

    Q. How do I inform you of my change of address?

    A. Please download 'Change of Address' form from Capita's website at www.capitaregistrars.ie/shareholders.aspx quoting:

    • Your name and address as it is recorded on the Register of Shareholders
    • Full details of both your old and new addresses
    • Your investor code (which can be found on your share certificate or dividend counterfoil)

    Q. Can I change my address online?

    A. You can change your address online by visiting the Capita website at www.capitaregistrars.ie and submitting your User ID and password.

    Q. How do I check my shareholding in Grafton Group plc?

    A. Shareholdings can be checked by contacting the Capita Shareholder Helpline on +353 1 553 0050 or by visiting the Capita website at www.capitaregistrars.ie and submitting your User ID and password. 

    Q. I have lost my share certificate. How do I arrange a duplicate?

    A. Write to Capita Registrars to notify them that the share certificate(s) is/are  missing.  You should state:

    • You full name and address, as recorded on the Register of Shareholders;
    • If possible, the number(s) of the certificate(s) that is/are missing;
    • Your investor code (which can be found on your share certificate or dividend counterfoil.
    Please visit the Capita website at www.capitaregistrars.ie for further details.


  • 2014
    DateEvent
    09 January 2014Trading Update
    05 March 2014Final Results
    11 April 2014Dividend payment *
    09 May 2014Annual General Meeting 2014
    27 August 2014Interim Results Announcement
    03 October 2014Dividend payment **

    *
    For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 14 March 2014
    *
    * For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 05 September 2014 
    2013
    DateEvent
    09 January 2013Trading Update
    07 March 2013Final Results
    12 April 2013Dividend Payment *
    14 May 2013Annual General Meeting 2013
    28 August 2013Interim Results Announcement
    04 October 2013Dividend payment**

    *
    For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 15 March 2013
    *
    *For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 06 September 2013 
    2012
    DateEvent
    11 January 2012Trading Update
    07 March 2012Final Results
    13 April 2012Dividend Payment *
    10 May 2012Annual General Meeting 2012
    29 August 2012Interim Results Announcement
    05 October 2012Dividend Payment**

    *
    For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 16 March 2012
    *
    *For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 7 September 2012 
    2011
    DateEvent
    07 January 2011Trading Update
    03 March 2011Final Results 2010
    01 April 2011Dividend Payment *
    04 May 2011Annual General Meeting 2011
    04 May 2011Interim Management Statement
    31 August 2011Interim Results Announcement
    07 October 2011Dividend Payment **
    09 November 2011Interim Management Statement

    *
    For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 11 March 2011
    *
    * For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 9 September 2011 
    2010
    DateEvent
    06 January 2010Trading Update
    04 March 2010Final Results 2009
    31 March 2010Dividend Payment *
    06 May 2010Annual General Meeting 2010
    06 May 2010Interim Management Statement
    31 August 2010Interim Results Announcement
    08 October 2010Dividend Payment **
    18 November 2010Interim Management Statement

    *
    For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 12 March 2010
    *
    * For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 10 September 2010 
    2009
    DateEvent
    07 January 2009Trading Update
    07 January 2009Trading Update
    27 February 2009Final Results 2008
    08 April 2009Share Purchase Payment *
    29 April 2009Annual General Meeting
    28 August 2009Interim Results Announcement
    09 October 2009Share Purchase Payment **
    10 November 2009Interim Management Statement

    *
    For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 13 March 2009
    *
    * For shareholders on the share register at the close of business on 11 September 2009 
  • Any estimates, forecasts or opinions regarding Grafton Group plc's performance made by these analysts are theirs alone and do not represent estimates, forecasts or opinions of Grafton Group plc or its management.

    BrokerContactPhone
    Goodbody Stockbrokers 1Robert Eason+353 1 641 9462
    Davy Stockbrokers Florence O'Donoghue +353 1 614 8997
    Merrion Capital Group David Holohan+353 1 240 4256
    InvestecGerard Moore+ 353 1 421 0463
    CitigroupAynsley Lammin +44 (0) 20 7986 4092
    Numis 2Howard Seymour +44 (0)20 7260 1000

    1 Joint Corporate Stockbrokers

    2 Joint Corporate Stockbrokers

    Retail Investors / Individual Shareholders: please note that under FSA regulations analysts cannot give advice to individuals, only to institutions.  For investment advice please contact your own broker directly.






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