C&C Group plc is an Irish registered company. Its ordinary shares are quoted on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges. 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 29 February 2012 was 800,000,000 ordinary shares at €0.01 each. The issued share capital at 29 February 2012 was 339,274,722 ordinary shares of €0.01 each.

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.


2012 2011
Share price at 29/(28) February €3.665 €3.535
Number Number
No of Shares in issue at 29/(28) February 339,274,722 337,196,128
Market capitalisation €1,243m €1,192m
Share price movement during the financial year
-high €3.69 €3.60
-low €2.70 €2.75

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 3.67 cent per share was paid in respect of ordinary shares on 16 December 2011.

A final dividend of 4.5 cent, if approved by shareholders at the 2012 Annual General Meeting, will be paid in respect of ordinary shares on 13 July 2012. 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. Individuals who are resident in Ireland for tax purposes are not entitled to an exemption.

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.

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.


Annual General Meeting 27 June 2012
Ex-dividend date 23 May 2012
Record date for dividend 25 May 2012
Latest date for receipt of elections and mandates 22 June 2012
Payment date for final dividend 13 July 2012
Interim results announcement October 2012
Interim dividend payment December 2012
Financial year-end 28 February 2013

Paul Walker
C&C Group plc
Block 71, The Plaza, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12.
Tel: +353 1 616 1100
Fax: +353 1 654 6272

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

Capita Registrars (Ireland) Limited
Unit 5, Manor Street Business Park, Manor Street, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 1 810 2400
Fax: +353 1 810 2422

Shareholder with queries concerning their ADR holdings should contact:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
C/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Peck Slip Station, P.O. Box 2050, New York, NY 10272-2050.
Tel: Toll free +1 866 249 2593
     International +1 718 921 8137

FTI Consulting
10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Bank of Ireland
Lloyds TSB
Ulster Bank

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

49 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Goldman Sachs International
Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2BB

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

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