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1. Tax governance
The Board is responsible for ensuring that the Trinity Mirror plc group of companies has an effective system of corporate governance, which includes tax governance.
As a socially responsible organisation the Group acknowledges that it has an obligation to pay the right amount of tax that is legally due in respect of its business activities in the countries in which it operates.
Tax governance focuses on the Group’s strategic tax objectives, its tax risk management policy, and the day to day operational processes and controls that are designed to ensure that tax risks are managed effectively.
While the Board is responsible for all taxes to which the Group is liable the material taxes for the Group include corporate taxes, property taxes, employment taxes and indirect taxes.
2. Group tax strategy
The Trinity Mirror Tax Strategy has been published in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016 in respect of our financial year ending 31 December 2017.
The Board’s medium term financial objective is to deliver sustainable growth in revenue, profit and cash flow, and this objective forms an integral part of the Group’s vision and strategy.
The Board views taxation as an important element of overall business decision making and adopts a commercial but prudent approach that reflects the Group’s appetite for taking well balanced risks deemed necessary to develop the business where they are in line with strategy and do not knowingly compromise the Group’s existing brands, reputation or financial stability, and which do not expose it to regulatory risk.
The Group’s tax strategy is aligned with the Group’s Standards of Business Conduct which are embedded in the culture of the Group.
The key tax objectives are:
- Compliance with all relevant tax laws, rules, regulations and reporting and disclosure requirements that the Group is subject to,
- Tax strategy to be consistent with the Group’s overall risk management process and subject to regular review,
- Diligent and professional care to be employed in the assessment and management of tax risk,
- Build a transparent and trusted relationship with the tax authorities through a collaborative professional working arrangement,
- Commercial transactions to be structured in the most tax efficient manner permitted by current tax law and considered reasonable,
- Where appropriate make use of incentives or reliefs whilst respecting the underlying legislative intention.
3. Tax risk management policy
The board has overall responsibility for the Group’s system of risk management and internal controls.
Tax risk involves uncertainties, as to how tax law and practice may apply in respect of a particular set of facts and circumstances, and also whether the Group has processes in operation that enable relevant and accurate tax information to be extracted so that tax returns can be prepared and submitted on a timely basis.
In relation to the management of tax risk, a regular assessment is made of the principal tax risks, together with a review of the effectiveness of the internal controls system. The assessment of tax risks includes a review of the tax management processes that are in place, tax uncertainties and significant risks. A regular review is made of the corporate risk map which details a description of the risks the Group faces, an assessment of the impact on the business of those risks, the probability of occurrence, management accountability and applicable policies. In this way all key risks with a potential taxation impact can be identified and managed effectively.
The application of tax law can sometimes be unclear given a specific set of facts and circumstances and give rise to uncertainties in terms of the appropriate treatment of a specific transaction. Whilst we will always seek to come to an agreement with HMRC over differences of interpretation, these types of transactions can lead to a raised level of tax risk.
4. Tax operating model
a. Tax risk and control environment
Process maps are developed to enable the tax risks to be identified and controls implemented to mitigate those risks. The risks and controls are subject to routine monitoring and are to be adapted as business processes change.
The Tax policy sets out in more detail the processes and procedures followed in respect of each tax to ensure risks are minimised
b. Roles and responsibilities
Accountability for the tax strategy and management of tax risk ultimately rests with the Board. Responsibility for the implementation of the tax strategy rests with the Group Finance Director, who fulfils the role of Senior Accounting Officer, and is supported by the Group Tax department on a day to day basis. The Board is updated of any significant tax issues requiring its oversight or input at its regular Board meetings.
The Tax policy sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Group Taxation department including data preparation, review of returns, and authority levels.
The Group Taxation department, led by the Head of Tax & Treasury and overseen by the Group Finance Director, is responsible for developing and maintaining a good professional and collaborative working relationship with the tax authorities.
Enquiries and requests for information are to be dealt with on a timely basis.
Disputed matters are to be resolved as soon as is possible in order to reduce uncertainty surrounding the tax issues affecting the Group.
To meet this objective the following are to be adhered to;
- Tax returns to be submitted by their due date,
- Tax payments to be made by their due date,
- Adequate financial systems to enable relevant and accurate tax data to be extracted for inclusion in tax returns,
- Fair disclosure of a tax technical position taken in preparing a tax return,
- Risk assess transactions and work collaboratively with HMRC in order to ensure, wherever possible, that we can reach agreement over the interpretation and application of tax law. Where we cannot reach agreement with HMRC on the interpretation of law and there is no other practical means of achieving agreement, we may seek to test the matter in the Courts. We will however aim to collaborate appropriately with HMRC on the conduct of such actions.
In relation to tax planning the Group will not enter into transactions artificially designed to obtain a tax advantage.
Where appropriate the Group will make use of incentives or reliefs to reduce the Group’s effective tax liability where such use is consistent with the underlying legislative intention.
Where possible the Group Taxation department will seek to obtain a pre-transaction clearance from the tax authorities and will make full disclosure to the authorities of any tax planning undertaken at the earliest opportunity.
In respect of complex transactions or difficult interpretations of tax law the Group Taxation department will, on agreement with the board, engage legal counsel or other third party professional advisers to provide written opinions of the interpretation of tax issues faced by the Group. These opinions will be used by the Group Taxation department in formulating its overall advice to the board in respect of a specific tax issue.
c. Diligent and professional approach to dealing with tax risk
The Group Taxation department is responsible for ensuring that the Group’s corporate reputation is maintained at all times. The department is also responsible for ensuring that in respect of a proposed commercial transaction the board has a clear understanding of:
a) The potential tax benefit arising balanced against the potential financial costs, including, interest and penalties, and, in the event of dispute,
b) The potential damage that may be caused to the Group’s continuing relationship with the tax authorities.
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The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), as Regulator, is charged with enforcing the following Code of Practice, which was framed by the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee and is enshrined in the contractual agreement between IPSO and newspaper, magazine and electronic news publishers
All members of the press have a duty to maintain the highest professional standards. The Code, which includes this preamble and the public interest exceptions below, sets the benchmark for those ethical standards, protecting both the rights of the individual and the public's right to know. It is the cornerstone of the system of self-regulation to which the industry has made a binding commitment.
It is essential that an agreed code be honoured not only to the letter but in the full spirit. It should not be interpreted so narrowly as to compromise its commitment to respect the rights of the individual, nor so broadly that it constitutes an unnecessary interference with freedom of expression or prevents publication in the public interest.
It is the responsibility of editors and publishers to apply the Code to editorial material in both printed and online versions of publications. They should take care to ensure it is observed rigorously by all editorial staff and external contributors, including non-journalists, in printed and online versions of publications.
Editors should co-operate swiftly with the Independent Press Standards Organisation CIC (the ‘Regulator’) in the resolution of complaints. Any publication judged to have breached the Code must publish the adjudication in full and with due prominence agreed by the Regulator, including headline reference to the Regulator.
Clause 1 Accuracy
i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures.
ii) A significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised must be corrected, promptly and with due prominence, and - where appropriate - an apology published. In cases involving the Regulator, prominence should be agreed with the Regulator in advance.
iii) The Press, whilst free to be partisan, must distinguish clearly between comment, conjecture and fact.
iv) A publication must report fairly and accurately the outcome of an action for defamation to which it has been a party, unless an agreed settlement states otherwise, or an agreed statement is published.
Clause 2 Opportunity to reply
A fair opportunity for reply to inaccuracies must be given when reasonably called for.
*Clause 3 Privacy
i) Everyone is entitled to respect for his or her private and family life, home, health and correspondence, including digital communications.
ii) Editors will be expected to justify intrusions into any individual's private life without consent. Account will be taken of the complainant's own public disclosures of information.
iii) It is unacceptable to photograph individuals in private places without their consent. Note - Private places are public or private property where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
*Clause 4 Harassment
i) Journalists must not engage in intimidation, harassment or persistent pursuit.
ii) They must not persist in questioning, telephoning, pursuing or photographing individuals once asked to desist; nor remain on their property when asked to leave and must not follow them. If requested, they must identify themselves and whom they represent.
iii) Editors must ensure these principles are observed by those working for them and take care not to use non-compliant material from other sources.
Clause 5 Intrusion into grief or shock
i) In cases involving personal grief or shock, enquiries and approaches must be made with sympathy and discretion and publication handled sensitively. This should not restrict the right to report legal proceedings, such as inquests.
ii) When reporting suicide, care should be taken to avoid excessive detail about the method used.
*Clause 6 Children
i) Young people should be free to complete their time at school without unnecessary intrusion.
ii) A child under 16 must not be interviewed or photographed on issues involving their own or another child’s welfare unless a custodial parent or similarly responsible adult consents.
iii) Pupils must not be approached or photographed at school without the permission of the school authorities.
iv) Minors must not be paid for material involving children’s welfare, nor parents or guardians for material about their children or wards, unless it is clearly in the child's interest.
v) Editors must not use the fame, notoriety or position of a parent or guardian as sole justification for publishing details of a child’s private life.
*Clause 7 Children in sex cases
- The press must not, even if legally free to do so, identify children under 16 who are victims or witnesses in cases involving sex offences.
- In any press report of a case involving a sexual offence against a child -
i) The child must not be identified.
ii) The adult may be identified.
iii) The word "incest" must not be used where a child victim might be identified.
iv) Care must be taken that nothing in the report implies the relationship between the accused and the child.
*Clause 8 Hospitals
i) Journalists must identify themselves and obtain permission from a responsible executive before entering non-public areas of hospitals or similar institutions to pursue enquiries.
ii) The restrictions on intruding into privacy are particularly relevant to enquiries about individuals in hospitals or similar institutions.
*Clause 9 Reporting of crime
(i) Relatives or friends of persons convicted or accused of crime should not generally be identified without their consent, unless they are genuinely relevant to the story.
(ii) Particular regard should be paid to the potentially vulnerable position of children who witness, or are victims of, crime. This should not restrict the right to report legal proceedings.
Clause 10 Clandestine devices and subterfuge
i) The press must not seek to obtain or publish material acquired by using hidden cameras or clandestine listening devices; or by intercepting private or mobile telephone calls, messages or emails; or by the unauthorised removal of documents or photographs; or by accessing digitally-held private information without consent.
ii) Engaging in misrepresentation or subterfuge, including by agents or intermediaries, can generally be justified only in the public interest and then only when the material cannot be obtained by other means.
Clause 11 Victims of sexual assault
The press must not identify victims of sexual assault or publish material likely to contribute to such identification unless there is adequate justification and they are legally free to do so.
Clause 12 Discrimination
i) The press must avoid prejudicial or pejorative reference to an individual's race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or to any physical or mental illness or disability.
ii) Details of an individual's race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental illness or disability must be avoided unless genuinely relevant to the story.
Clause 13 Financial journalism
i) Even where the law does not prohibit it, journalists must not use for their own profit financial information they receive in advance of its general publication, nor should they pass such information to others.
ii) They must not write about shares or securities in whose performance they know that they or their close families have a significant financial interest without disclosing the interest to the editor or financial editor.
iii) They must not buy or sell, either directly or through nominees or agents, shares or securities about which they have written recently or about which they intend to write in the near future.
Clause 14 Confidential sources
Journalists have a moral obligation to protect confidential sources of information.
Clause 15 Witness payments in criminal trials
i) No payment or offer of payment to a witness - or any person who may reasonably be expected to be called as a witness - should be made in any case once proceedings are active as defined by the Contempt of Court Act 1981.
This prohibition lasts until the suspect has been freed unconditionally by police without charge or bail or the proceedings are otherwise discontinued; or has entered a guilty plea to the court; or, in the event of a not guilty plea, the court has announced its verdict.
*ii) Where proceedings are not yet active but are likely and foreseeable, editors must not make or offer payment to any person who may reasonably be expected to be called as a witness, unless the information concerned ought demonstrably to be published in the public interest and there is an over-riding need to make or promise payment for this to be done; and all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure no financial dealings influence the evidence those witnesses give. In no circumstances should such payment be conditional on the outcome of a trial.
*iii) Any payment or offer of payment made to a person later cited to give evidence in proceedings must be disclosed to the prosecution and defence. The witness must be advised of this requirement.
*Clause 16 Payment to criminals
i) Payment or offers of payment for stories, pictures or information, which seek to exploit a particular crime or to glorify or glamorise crime in general, must not be made directly or via agents to convicted or confessed criminals or to their associates – who may include family, friends and colleagues.
ii) Editors invoking the public interest to justify payment or offers would need to demonstrate that there was good reason to believe the public interest would be served. If, despite payment, no public interest emerged, then the material should not be published.
The public interest
There may be exceptions to the clauses marked * where they can be demonstrated to be in the public interest.
- 1. The public interest includes, but is not confined to:
i) Detecting or exposing crime or serious impropriety.
ii) Protecting public health and safety.
iii) Preventing the public from being misled by an action or statement of an individual or organisation.
- There is a public interest in freedom of expression itself.
- Whenever the public interest is invoked, the Regulator will require editors to demonstrate fully that they reasonably believed that publication, or journalistic activity undertaken with a view to publication, would be in the public interest and how, and with whom, that was established at the time.
- The Regulator will consider the extent to which material is already in the public domain, or will become so.
- In cases involving children under 16, editors must demonstrate an exceptional public interest to over-ride the normally paramount interest of the child.
- Trinity Mirror will consider complaints under its Complaints Policy concerning editorial content (eg articles and/or photographs) in its print publications and its own websites and/or the conduct of journalists/photographers either employed by us or commissioned by us on a freelance basis. Trinity Mirror accepts complaints directly through its Complaints Procedure or you can seek advice via IPSO who may then refer your complaint back to us to deal with you directly. Trinity Mirror will only consider complaints under this Policy that fall within the Editors’ Code of Practice ( “The Code” ) available here. If you are unsure as to whether your complaint falls under The Code please consult IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) for guidance at Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG.
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Lobbying on the general subject matter of articles and/or campaigns
Vexatious and/or abusive complaints
Contractual or other legal matters . If you have a complaint about a legal issue please write to the Legal Department Trinity Mirror PLC One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP
Complaints about online material originally generated by Trinity Mirror on any website that is not owned or controlled by Trinity Mirror
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Complaints about spelling/grammar and/or simple matters of fact that do not affect the complainant personally. For these issues please contact the publication directly (see page 2 of the applicable publication for details or the homepage of its website).
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- Time Limits For Complaints
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- Procedure and Timetable
Once a Complaints Form is received, we will acknowledge your complaint within 7 days. This acknowledgment may include a request for further clarification as to the nature of your complaint or more detail to help us determine whether there has been a breach of the Code. Our aim is to try to resolve your complaint amicably and quickly. However, if your complaint contains matters that require further research, are of a complex nature and/or require staff to be consulted who may be away, for instance, on annual leave then we will inform you of the expected response date. We will strive to resolve your complaint within 28 days of first receipt of your complaint. If we respond to you and do not hear back for a period longer than 28 days we will conclude that you have dropped your complaint and we will consider the matter closed.
5a. If you have a disability
In order to keep a proper and transparent record and archive of a compaint and its contents, all correspondence should be in writing. Cases will not be discussed over the telephone unless there are very exceptional circumstances. However, if you have a disability that prevents you from writing down your complaint and you do not have access to a carer or someone who can write your complaint for you, please contact the Legal Department. We will then try to make arrangements for you to express your complaint in writing. Alternatively you can contact IPSO for assistance. If you have other difficulties in reading or completing the complaints form then please speak to a member of the Legal Department. PLEASE NOTE, that the Legal Department will not discuss the substance of the complaint with you.
In order to fully understand and consider your complaint under the terms of The Code it is vital that all correspondence is conducted with courtesy and is limited to only the issues in hand. Although we appreciate that you may be upset by the publication of an article that has affected you (and we will strive to be sympathetic and considerate in investigating your complaint) Trinity Mirror reserves the right to reject any complaint or contact without further contact where abusive , offensive, insulting or intimidating language has been or is being used.
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Trinity Mirror PLC Complaints Policy and Procedure
Trinity Mirror PLC is a member of and is regulated by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. We adhere to the Editors’ Code Of Practice as enforced by IPSO who are contactable for advice at Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG.
1. If you wish to make a complaint
Trinity Mirror takes all complaints seriously. You are free to contact Trinity Mirror directly to seek a resolution to your complaint or to seek advice via IPSO. However BEFORE making a direct complaint to us please read our Complaints Policy (available here at http://www.trinitymirror.com/complaintspolicy) as it sets out those matters about which we will instigate a formal investigation and those matters which are not covered. Complaints made directly to us will only be considered within the terms of the Editors Code Of Practice (available here http://www.trinitymirror.com/code-of-practice)
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If you wish to complain directly to Trinity Mirror and
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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 http://www.trinitymirror.com/investors/events-calendar_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">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 https://help.shareview.co.uk/4/Help/default/en/Shareholder/Documents/SharegiftTransfer.pdf_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">here:
For further information, please go to http://www.sharegift.org/_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">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?
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 http://www.shareview.co.uk/_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">www.shareview.co.uk
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
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.
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 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.
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.
The separate legal entity in which an investor is able to acquire a share stake, representing his part ownership of a business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The voting capital in the company, represented by the ordinary shares.
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.
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.
A professional investor, typically in an insurance company, pension fund, investment and unit trust.
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.
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.
A department within a public company that distributes information about the company and its financial performance to existing and potential shareholders.
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.
The price at which the share can currently be traded in the market.
The arrangement by which two companies unite without one attaining direct control over the other.
The normal price quoted in the press for the company's shares, being the mid point in the Bid and Offer spread.
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.
An individual who purchases securities for him/herself, as opposed to an institutional investor. Also called individual, small investor or retail investor.
Representing one unit of ownership in a company.
The document that records the shareholder's stake in the company. An indication of ownership to be returned on the sale of the holding.
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.
The difference between the Bid and Offer prices.
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.
A Market on which shares or other securities are bought and sold. Examples include the London Stock Exchange (or LSE) and AIM.
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.
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.
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