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Dividend Policy

The Board is proposing a final dividend for 2014 of 3 pence per ordinary share which, subject to shareholder approval, will be paid on 4 June 2015 to shareholders on the register on 8 May 2015. 

The Board expects to adopt a progressive dividend policy aligned to the free cash generation of the Group and the investment required to deliver sustainable growth in revenues and profits. At this stage the Board expects to pay dividends of some 5 pence per ordinary share in 2015. The final dividend for 2014 will be the first dividend since the suspension of dividends in 2008.

Dividend History

Year Record Date Ex-dividend date Payment date Dividend p/share
2008 03-Oct-08 01-Oct-08 31-Oct-08 3.2
2007 09-May-08 07-May-08 06-June-08 15.5
  05-Oct-07 03-Oct-07 30-Oct-07 7.1
2006 05-May-07 02-May-07 08-June-07 17.2
  06-Oct-06 04-Oct-06 31-Oct-06 7.1
2005 05-May-06 03-May-06 9-June-06 15.5
  07-Oct-05 05-Oct-05 01-Nov-05 6.4
2004 06-May-05 04-May-05 10-June-05 14.30
  08-Oct-04 06-Oct-04 01-Nov-04 5.90
2003 07-May-04 05-May-04 07-June-04 12.80
  03-Oct-03 01-Oct-03 31-Oct-03 5.30
2002 09-May-03 07-May-03 04-June-03 12.30
  04-Oct-02 02-Oct-02 31-Oct-02 5.30
2001 03-May-02 01-May-02 05-June-02 12.30
  05-Oct-01 03-Oct-01 31-Oct-01 5.30
2000 04-May-01 02-May-01 31-May-01 12.30
  29-Sep-00 25-Sep-00 27-Oct-00 5.30
1999 02-May-00 25-April-00 31-May-00 11.20
  20-Aug-99 16-Aug-99 29-Oct-99 4.80
1998 12-Mar-99 8-Mar-99 7-May-99 10.10
  02-Oct-98 28-Sep-98 30-Oct-98 4.40
1997 03-Apr-98 30-Mar-98 01-May-98 9.2
  03-Oct-97 29-Sep-97 31-Oct-97 4.0

 

Warning to Shareholders 

In recent years, many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as 'boiler rooms'. These 'brokers' can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. A 2006 survey by the Financial Services Authority reported that the average amount lost by investors is around £20,000.

It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way; many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years. Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports.

How to avoid share fraud

1.      Keep in mind that firms authorised by the FCA are unlikely to contact you out of the blue with an offer to buy or sell shares.

2.      Do not get into a conversation, note the name of the person and firm contacting you and then end the call.

3.      Check the Financial Services Register from www.fca.org.uk to see if the person and firm contacting you is authorised by the FCA.

4.      Beware of fraudsters claiming to be from an authorised firm, copying its website or giving you false contact details.

5.      Use the firm’s contact details listed on the Register if you want to call it back.

6.      Call the FCA on 0800 111 6768 if the firm does not have contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.

7.      Search the list of unauthorised firms to avoid at www.fca.org.uk/scams.

8.      Consider that if you buy or sell shares from an unauthorised firm you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

9.      Think about getting independent financial and professional advice before you hand over any money.

10.  Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Report a scam

If you are approached about an investment scam you should tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form at www.fca.org.uk/scams, where you can find out more about investment scams. You can also call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Details of any share dealing facilities that the company endorses will be included in company mailings.

 

FAQs

General

Q - What is the Company's registered address?

A. 

One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5AP

Q - What is the registered number of the company?
A. 82548 England & Wales.

Q - When does Trinity Mirror report its financial results?
A. Trinity Mirror announces its interim results in July/August and its full year results in February/March (for December year end). Click for the financial calendar.

Q - What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my Trinity Mirror shares to someone else?
A. You should complete a Gift Transfer Form and send it with your share certificate to the Registrar at Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA

Q - Who is the Company's Registrar?
A. Equiniti Limited

Q - Who do I notify if I have changed my name or address?

A. You should write to the Registrar. If you move house, then you should give details of both your old and new address. If your name has changed, then you should enclose a copy of your marriage certificate in the case of marriage or a copy of the legal document confirming your name change in other cases together with your share certificate(s) for amendment. If you are a sponsored member and hold your shares within a CREST account then you should notify your sponsor of any amendments.

Q - How do I confirm the number of shares that I hold?
A. You can determine the number of shares you hold by adding up all your share certificates, or by contacting the Registrar.

Q - What should I do if I lose my share certificate?
A. You should contact the Registrar and ask for a replacement. You will be sent a form of indemnity to sign and return. A new certificate will then be sent to you. The indemnity will need to be backed by a bank, building society or insurance company who will charge a fee. The Registrars can arrange this for you. There is an administrative charge for the replacement certificate in addition to any indemnity fee. If you hold your shares through a CREST account, you will not have any share certificate(s). Instead, you should receive a statement indicating the number of shares you hold from the broker or financial institution you bought the shares through. If you lose this, replacement statements can be issued as required.

Q - What happens if a shareholder dies?
A. Inform the Registrar by sending a certified copy of the death certificate together with the original Grant of Probate (or a sealed office copy) or the Letters of Administration. The name of the deceased's personal representative(s) will be substituted on the share register while the estate is finalised. There are options for the person entitled to the shares to be registered as the holder of them or for the shares to be transferred or sold. Please contact the Registrar who will provide further details.

Q - What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my Trinity Mirror shares to someone else?
A. For certificated shares you will need to download and complete a Stock Transfer form available at: https://help.shareview.co.uk/4/Help/default/en/Shareholder/Documents/STF_Combined.pdf
If you wish to give your shares to charity, please complete the Sharegift Transfer form. This form and the associated guidance notes can be downloaded here:

For further information, please go to www.sharegift.org.

Q - On what exchange are Trinity Mirror shares traded?
A. Trinity Mirror shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Q - What is the stock/ticker symbol for Trinity Mirror?
A. TNI

Q - How can I contact the Registrar?
A. You may contact the Registrar in writing, by telephone or by visiting the 'Shareholder Services' within the Equiniti website at www.shareview.co.uk

Shares

Q - What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my Trinity Mirror shares to someone else?
A - You should complete a Gift Transfer Form and send it with your share certificate to the Registrar at Equiniti Registrars, The Causeway, Worthing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.

Q - Who do I notify if I have changed my name or address?
A - You should write to the Registrar. If you move house, then you should give details of both your old and new address. If your name has changed, then you should enclose a copy of your marriage certificate in the case of marriage or a copy of the legal document confirming your name change in other cases together with your share certificate(s) for amendment. If you are a sponsored member and hold your shares within a CREST account then you should notify your sponsor of any amendments.

Q - How do I confirm the number of shares that I hold?
A - You can determine the number of shares you hold by adding up all your share certificates, referring to a recent dividend tax voucher or accounting statement, or by contacting the Registrar.

Q - What should I do if I lose my share certificate?
A - You should contact the Registrar and ask for a replacement. You will be sent a form of indemnity to sign and return. A new certificate will then be sent to you. Please note that there is a small charge for this service. If you hold your shares through a CREST account, you will not have any share certificate(s). Instead, you should receive a statement indicating the number of shares you hold from the broker or financial institution you bought the shares through. If you lose this, replacement statements can be issued as required.

Q - What happens if a shareholder dies?
A - Inform the Registrar by sending a certified copy of the death certificate together with the original Grant of Probate (or a sealed office copy) or the Letters of Administration. The name of the deceased's personal representative(s) will be substituted on the share register while the estate is finalised. There are options for the person entitled to the shares to be registered as the holder of them or for the shares to be transferred or sold. Please contact the Registrar who will provide further details.

Q - On what exchange are Trinity Mirror shares traded?
A - Trinity Mirror shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Q - What is the stock/ticker symbol for Trinity Mirror?
A - TNI

Glossary

Annual General Meeting
The annual meeting where shareholders formally approve the directors' actions on their behalf during the past financial year and adopt the Annual Report and Accounts. It is also the meeting at which Directors generally retire and are formally appointed.

Bid Price
The price in the market which a prospective buyer is prepared to pay (BID) to acquire the share. The lower value of the prices in the Bid to Offer spread. The price received when the shares are sold.

Brokers Forecast
Brokers estimate the future performance of a company usually based on key indicators: Pre-tax profit, EPS and DPS. Two future year estimates are shown for each company (the current and next financial period). These figures are used to calculate the forecast consensus of all brokers for an individual company.

Close period
The period, generally of two months, prior to the company's release of its Interim or Preliminary results, when the directors are not permitted to trade in the shares of the company.

Company
The separate legal entity in which an investor is able to acquire a share stake, representing his part ownership of a business.

Corporate Governance
A generic term which describes the ways in which rights and responsibilities are shared between the various corporate participants, especially the management and the shareholders.

Dividend
The payment by the company to its shareholders during the financial period. Usually paid as an Interim Dividend at mid year and a Final Dividend once the final business accounts are prepared and the results known.

Earnings
The profit earned by the company during the financial period. Usually expressed on a per share basis as Earnings per Share (or EPS) and used as the key element of the Price Earnings Ratio (or PER or P/E Ratio) in judging comparative values.

EGM
Extraordinary General Meeting. A meeting of shareholders to discuss and approve special matters proposed by the directors, such as approval of a take-over, or major acquisition.

Equity
The voting capital in the company, represented by the ordinary shares.

EX
Used to indicate that the share is currently available in the market with a lack of certain specific rights and conditions. This might be ex dividend (or XD) where a purchaser is not entitled to the next declared dividend, or ex rights (or XR) where the holder is not able to participate in a proposed new share issue by the company to existing holders on preferential terms. Also see CUM.

Final Results
The announcement and publication of the company's financial results for its latest business period, or financial year, in the form of the Annual Report and Accounts.

Fund Manager
A professional investor, typically in an insurance company, pension fund, investment and unit trust.

Institutional Investor
Entity with large amounts to invest, such as Investment and Unit Trusts, Insurance companies, Pension Funds, Investment Banks and Endowment Funds. Institutional investors are covered by fewer protective regulations because it is assumed that they are more knowledgeable and better able to protect themselves. They account for a majority of overall volume traded and the value of shares held.

Interim
The results covering part of the company's financial year, usually the first six months, and the dividend paid to shareholders out of the profits, or earnings, of that period.

Investor Relations
A department within a public company that distributes information about the company and its financial performance to existing and potential shareholders.

Market Capital
The total Stock Market value of the company's shares, being the total number of shares issued to shareholders multiplied by the current share price.

Market Price
The price at which the share can currently be traded in the market.

Merger
The arrangement by which two companies unite without one attaining direct control over the other.

Mid Price
The normal price quoted in the press for the company's shares, being the mid point in the Bid and Offer spread.

Ordinary Share
The main class of share capital representing the owners interest in the company.

Price Earnings Ratio
This expresses the current share price (P) as a multiple of the earnings per share (E). The P/E ratio is used as a measure of how much the investor is being asked to pay for the investment. It is a means of assessing both the value of the company and also its comparative value and attraction compared to other companies.

Private Investor
An individual who purchases securities for him/herself, as opposed to an institutional investor. Also called individual, small investor or retail investor.

Share
Representing one unit of ownership in a company.

Share Certificate
The document that records the shareholder's stake in the company. An indication of ownership to be returned on the sale of the holding.

Shareholder
A person, institution or company who owns shares in a company or mutual fund. For company shareholders along with the ownership come a right to dividends and the right to vote on certain company matters, including the board of directors. Also called stockholder.

Spread
The difference between the Bid and Offer prices.

Stock
An instrument that signifies an ownership position, or equity, in a corporation, and represents a claim on its proportionate share in the corporation's assets and profits. Also called equities or equity securities or corporate stock. See also share.

Stock Exchange
A Market on which shares or other securities are bought and sold. Examples include the London Stock Exchange (or LSE) and AIM.

Stockholder
Taking the traditional definition, stockholders are lenders and are accounted among the company's creditors. Interest on stocks must be paid ahead of any dividend to shareholders. Share or equity capital is money permanently supplied in exchange for a stake in the ownership of the business. See also shareholder.

Take-over
When one company approaches another company, making an offer to the latter's shareholders, seeking to acquire their shares in sufficient quantities to take control. If the company that is being taken over is listed on the Stock Exchange, a strict protocol of rules and regulations exist to protect the interests of shareholders. A time limit is set for acceptance of the offer. If the company making the offer gets control of 90% or more of the shares, it has a legal right to acquire the remaining 10% of the shares at the offer price. A take-over bid may be friendly, recommended by the board of the company being taken over, or it may be hostile, rejected by the board with the company making the offer going direct to shareholders.