Find answers to our most frequently asked questions
How can I find out about my shareholding?
Our registrars, Capita Asset Services, will be able to answer any questions you may have about your shareholding. See our registrar contact details.
How do I transfer shares into another person's name?
You will need to obtain a stock transfer form from our registrars, Capita Asset Services, and return this to them with your share certificate(s) to arrange the transfer of ownership. See our registrar contact details.
Note: Where the transfer is for cash consideration, you must send the stock transfer form to HMRC for stamping. For further information, visit the HMRC website.
Where can I find information about B and C shares?
As outlined in the original Circulars, the Company made two separate purchase offers for the B and C shares. There will be no further purchase offers. The Company does have the right to convert the B and C shares into ordinary shares but there is no current intention to do so. The B and C shares will continue to attract an annual dividend payment.
Where can I find information about Capital Gains Tax?
Market values of shares in the company as at 31 March 1982 were as follows:
'A' limited voting share of 25p each 103.75p
'B' limited shares of 25p each 103.75p
Whitbread has had discussions with the Inland Revenue (now HMRC) concerning the capital gains tax cost of Whitbread shares following the reduction of capital on 10 May 2001. It is confirmed that the market value of each Whitbread share on 10 May 2001 for these purposes was 606.5p and the market value of each Fairbar share was 230p.
For the purposes of calculating UK tax on chargeable gains, which may arise on the disposal of shares in the company, subsequent alterations to the company's capital should be taken into account. In particular the special dividend and share consolidation in May 2005, the share consolidation and B share issue effected in June 2006 and the share consolidation and C share issue in January 2007 should be considered in accordance with the information provided in the related shareholder Circulars.
Base Cost Attributable to B Shares (PDF, 50KB)
Base Cost Attributable to C Share (PDF, 43KB)
2005 Special Dividend and Consolidation Circular (PDF, 133KB)