Following a change in its ownership, approved by the Financial Services Authority in 2007, the Company’s Registrar is now called Equiniti. Shareholders have access to the full range of services previously provided. For information on these services, and for enquiries concerning individual shareholdings, please contact the Company’s Registrar, Equiniti.
The Company has given email notification, to those shareholders who have requested it, of the availability of this Annual Report and Financial Statements, the Annual Review and Summary Financial Statement, and the Notice of Annual General Meeting, on the Company’s website at www.ihg.com/investors under financial library.
Shareholders may appoint electronically a proxy to vote on their behalf on any poll that may be held at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. Shareholders who hold their shares through CREST may appoint proxies through the CREST electronic proxy appointment service, by using the procedures described in the CREST manual.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan
The Company offers a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). This provides the opportunity for shareholders to use their cash dividends to buy more IHG shares. For further information about the DRIP, please contact our Registrar, Equiniti.
Special dividend and share consolidation 2007
On 15 June 2007, the Company paid a special dividend of 200p per ordinary share to shareholders on the Register at the close of business on 1 June 2007. The special dividend was accompanied by a consolidation of the Company’s share capital, effective from 4 June 2007, whereby shareholders received 47 new ordinary shares of 13 29/47p each for every 56 existing ordinary shares of 11 3/7p each held on 1 June 2007.
Changes to the base cost of IHG shares
Details of all the changes to the base cost of IHG shares held since April 2003 up to September 2007, for UK Capital Gains Tax purposes, may be found on the Company’s website at www.ihg.com/cgt
These cover changes associated with:
- the separation of Six Continents PLC in April 2003;
- the share consolidation associated with the special dividend paid in December 2004;
- the capital reorganisation of the Group completed in June 2005;
- the share consolidation associated with the special dividend paid in June 2006; and
- the share consolidation associated with the special dividend paid in June 2007.
Share price information
Share price 2006 and 2007: InterContinental Hotels Group PLC v FTSE 100
Further details of IHG’s share price may be found on the Company’s website at www.ihg.com/investors under share price.
The Company does not intend to publish future interim results in hard copy. The interim results will be available online at www.ihg.com/investors under financial library.
Corporate Responsibility Report
IHG has published its first online Corporate Responsibility Report covering progress on a range of environmental, social and community issues. This is available on our corporate website and can be downloaded directly at www.ihg.com/responsibility
American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)
The Company’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Shares, evidenced by ADRs and traded under the symbol ‘IHG’. Each ADR represents one ordinary share. All enquiries regarding ADR holder accounts and payment of dividends should be directed to JPMorgan, the authorised depositary bank.
The Company is subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US and files with the SEC an Annual Report on Form 20-F. The Form 20-F can be found on the Company’s website www.ihg.com/investors under shareholder services/adr or by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml