Q. Who are Equiniti?
A. Equiniti (formerly Lloyds TSB Registrars) are Spirent’s Registrar and manage our share register.
Q. I want to hold Spirent shares for my children. How do I do this?
A. Whilst you can buy shares in your children’s names, there may be legal complications when you come to sell the shares. It is usually preferable therefore for you to hold the shares in your name on their behalf. Equiniti can give you more information.
Q. How can I transfer my Spirent shares?
A. You will need to obtain a stock transfer form (available from Equiniti), your own bank or stockbroker) and send this together with your share certificate(s) to Equiniti who will register the transfer of ownership. For further information, please contact Equiniti.
Note: Where the transfer is for a cash consideration you will need to send the stock transfer form to HM Revenue & Customs for stamping. For further information, please contact HM Revenue & Customs.
Q. Can I donate some or all of my Spirent shares to charity?
A. Sharegift is a registered charity that enables people to donate their shares to the charity of their choice. For further information, please contact Sharegift on 020 7337 0501 within the UK or by visiting their website at www.sharegift.org.uk.
Q. Is this a good time to buy/sell Spirent shares?
A. Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 we are not authorised to provide advice to investors on share dealing. For advice on dealing, please contact your stockbroker or independent financial adviser.
Q. How do I contact the Company about my shareholding?
A. Equiniti are Spirent’s Registrar and manage our share register; they should be your first point of contact for questions regarding your shareholding.
Q Who are the Company’s Registrars and how do I contact them?
A Equiniti are Spirent’s Registrar and manage our share register.
Q. Why should I sign up with Equiniti’s Shareview service?
A. We encourage all shareholders to register for this simple online service which is provided by our Registrar, Equiniti which allows you to check your shareholding details and keep up to date with dividend payments and transactions.
Q. What should I do with my share certificate?
A. This is a very important document and is evidence of your shareholding. As such, share certificates should be kept in a safe place, as they will be required should you sell / transfer some or all of your shares.
Q I can’t find my share certificate. What do I need to do?
A In most cases there is a charge to replace share certificates so we advise that you have searched thoroughly before contacting our Registrar, Equiniti to request a replacement.
Q. I have recently moved house. How do I change the address my shareholding is registered to?
A. You need to notify Equiniti [hotlink to contacts] of your new address. You will need to quote your shareholder reference number, which can be found at the top of your share certificate.
Q. I have recently changed my name. How do I change the name my shareholding is registered to?
A. You will need to notify Equiniti of your new name. You will need to quote your shareholder reference number, which can be found at the top of your share certificate, and also provide evidence of your name change, for example a copy of your marriage certificate or change of name deed.
Q. My partner or relative has passed away. What should I do about their shareholding?
A. If you are administering an estate, you may need to transfer shares into the names of beneficiaries or sell the holding. The first step is to write to our Registrar, Equiniti, telling them what you are going to do. They will then place a temporary marker on the register to ensure that, wherever possible, they do not issue further dividend payments or other correspondence in the shareholder’s name and assist you in carrying out the deceased’s wishes.
Q. I do not know how many Spirent shares I hold. How can I find out?
A. If you hold your shares directly (i.e., in your own name), please contact our Registrar, Equiniti. If you hold shares through a “street name” or nominee account, please contact your nominee for information on your holdings.
Q. Does Spirent offer an Individual Savings Account (ISA)?
A. Information about investing in the Company’s Ordinary shares through an Individual Savings Account (“ISA”) can be obtained from Equiniti. ISAs are also offered by other organisations.