Shareholder information.

Shareholder information.


The 2014 annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 11.00am at The Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ. The AGM provides Legal & General with the opportunity to meet its shareholders. The Board regards the AGM as an important opportunity to communicate directly with private investors. The Notice of Meeting and all other details for the AGM are available at (the website).


Dividend per share

This year the directors are recommending the payment of a final dividend of 6.90p per share. If you add this to your interim dividend of 2.40p per share, the total dividend recommended for 2013 will be 9.30p per share (2012: 7.65p per share). The key dates for the payment of dividends are set out in the important dates section at the end of this page.


Legal & General is keen to encourage all its shareholders to have their dividends paid directly into a bank or building society account. If you would like more details or a dividend mandate form, please contact our registrar.

Details of how to contact the registrar can be found below and on our website.


The Legal & General dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) enables shareholders to use their cash dividends to purchase Legal & General Group Plc shares. If you would like more details, please contact our registrar.

Alternatively, the DRIP booklet and mandate form can be found in the investors section of the website.



Information about the company, including details of the current share price, is available on the website,

Investor relations

Private investors should contact the registrar with any queries.

Institutional investors can contact the investor relations team by email:

Share fraud warning

In recent years many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters which imply a connection to the company concerned. 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.

They can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. 5,000 people contact the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about share fraud each year, with victims losing an average of £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 wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free reports into the company.

If you receive any unsolicited investment advice, make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation and make a record of any other information they give you, e.g. telephone number, address, etc.

Check that they are properly authorised by the FCA before getting involved. You can check at

The FCA also maintains on its website a list of unauthorised overseas firms who are targeting, or have targeted, UK investors and any approach from such organisations should be reported to the FCA so that this list can be kept up to date and any other appropriate action can be considered. If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you would not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Contact details for the FCA can be found on the FCAs website

Inform our registrar, Capita Asset Services, on 0871 402 3341. They are not able to investigate such incidents themselves but will record the details and pass them on to us and liaise with the FCA.

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

More detailed information on this or similar activity can be found on the FCA website


The company’s financial reports are available on the website. The annual report and accounts are sent to those shareholders who have elected to receive paper copies. Alternatively, shareholders may elect to receive notification by email by registering on If you receive more than one copy of our communications, it could be because you have more than one record on the share register. To avoid duplicate mailings, please contact the registrar, who can arrange for your accounts to be amalgamated.


You can contact our registrar:

By post: Capita Asset Services, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.
By telephone: 0871 402 3341*. If calling from outside the UK please dial + 44 800 1412959.

* Calls to this number cost 8p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

By email:

The registrar also provides the following services:


The corporate sponsored nominee allows you to hold shares in Legal & General without the need for a share certificate and enables you to benefit from shorter market settlement periods. Individual shareholders hold their Legal & General shares in a nominee holding registered in the name of Capita IRG Trustees (Nominees) Limited. To join or obtain further information contact the registrar. They will send you a booklet, outlining the terms and conditions under which your shares will be held, together with the appropriate share transfer form. The booklet and the share transfer form are also available in the Investors section of the website.


Share portal allows you to view your Legal & General shareholding on the internet. Registering is easy; simply log on to and follow the instructions. You will need your Shareholder Investor Code, which can be found on your share certificate, dividend statement or proxy form. If you have any queries, please call the shareholder helpline.


A quick and easy share dealing service is provided by Capita Share Dealing Services to sell or buy shares in Legal & General and any other leading UK companies. Further information is available online at


Capital gains tax: For the purpose of calculating UK capital gains tax, the market value on 31 March 1982 of each share was 7.996p, after adjusting for the 1986 capitalisation issue and the 1996 and 1999 sub-divisions, but not reflecting any rights taken up under the 2002 rights issue.

Close company provisions: The company is not a close company within the terms of the Corporation Tax Act 2010.

Registered office: One Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA. Registered in England and Wales, No. 01417162.

Shareholder offer line: For details of shareholder offers on Legal & General products call 0500 65 5555.

(XLS:) Important dates



23 April 2014

Ex-dividend date (final dividend)

15 May 2014

Last day for DRIP elections

21 May 2014

Annual General Meeting

4 June 2014

Payment of final dividend for 2013 (to members registered on 25 April 2014)

6 August 2014

Half year results 2014

27 August 2014

Ex-dividend date (interim dividend)

1 October 2014

Payment of interim dividend for 2014 (to members registered on 29 August 2014)

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