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Shareholder FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions appears below. If you cannot find the answer you need, please contact us.
Please note that our UK registrars Equiniti were formerly known as Lloyds TSB Registrars

What is the ex-dividend date?

This is a stock exchange term and means that, in respect of trades effected prior to that date, the buyer of shares will receive the dividend, but on and after that date, the seller receives the dividend thus the buyer purchases the shares ex-dividend or without dividend.

Dividend announcements

How do I advise the Company of my change of name?

You need to complete a change of name form to request minor amendments such as corrections of spelling. You can get this form from shareholder forms. If the name change results from a marriage or deed poll, you should send original or certified copies of the legal documents to Equinti and Computershare Investor Services. In all cases please return your share certificate with the form/documentation. A small fee may be charged for this service.

See registrars.

How will my dividends be paid?

Dividends are declared in US currency, but are also payable in pounds sterling, euros and South African rand

Shareholders with registered addresses in the UK are paid their dividends in pounds sterling. Those with registered addresses in European countries which have adopted the euro will be paid in euros. Such shareholders may, however, elect to be paid their dividends in US dollars provided such election is received by the record date for the dividend.

Shareholders with registered addresses in all other countries will be paid in US dollars, except for those registered on the South African branch register, who will be paid their dividends in rand only.

Shareholders with bank accounts in the UK or South Africa can have their cash dividends credited directly to their bank accounts, by arrangement with Equiniti (UK) or Computershare Investor Services (South Africa). Shareholders may not mandate their dividends to an account outside the republic of South Africa without South African exchange control approval.

dividend reinvestment plan is available through Equiniti in the UK and Computershare Investor Services in South Africa. This plan enables shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends in the purchase of Anglo American ordinary shares.

Details of the plan are available from Equiniti or Computershare. For contact details, see registrars.

My shares are held on the South African register. What do I need to do to transfer my shares from the South African register to the United Kingdom register?

Please note that South African exchange control approval will be required prior to transfer taking place. A request to transfer your shares together with your share certificate needs to be sent to Computershare Investor Services. If your shares are held through a nominee a letter requesting such transfer should be sent to the nominee who will in turn provide Computershare Investor Services with the relevant documentation.

Computershare Investor Services will need to be advised of your new residential address outside South Africa to enable them to transfer your shares to the UK register and to post to you your new share certificate.

See registrars.

What does the record date for the dividend mean?

The record date is the date fixed to determine those shareholders on the register who will receive the dividend i.e. those shareholders who become registered after that date will not receive the dividend.

What is the connection between the record date and the ex-dividend date?

The record date is fixed by the Company in accordance with London Stock Exchange (LSE) rules to determine those shareholders on the register who will receive the dividend whereas the ex-dividend date, also in accordance with LSE rules, is to determine who is entitled to the dividend in relation to trades effected on the stock exchange.