Investor information


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. Enquiries concerning individual shareholdings and notification of a holder’s change of address should be referred to Equiniti.

Electronic communication

The Company has given email notification, to those shareholders who have requested it, of the availability of this Annual Review and Summary Financial Statement, the Annual Report and Financial Statements and the Notice of Annual General Meeting, on the Company’s website at under financial library. The website contains a link to enable shareholders to register for future electronic communication, view details of their own shareholding or 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, for the Company’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting, by using the procedures described in the CREST manual.

Share dealing services

Equiniti offers a postal dealing facility for IHG shares. For more information on this service, call 0871 384 2132. They also offer a telephone and internet dealing service, Shareview Dealing, which provides a simple and convenient way of buying and selling shares. For telephone dealings call 08456 037 037 between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and for internet dealings log on to

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

Equiniti offers ISAs in IHG shares. Further information may be obtained from the address shown opposite, or through the helpline, telephone 0871 384 2244.

Dividend services

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 helpline on 0871 384 2268. A DRIP application form is available on the Company’s website under shareholder services/dividends.

Shareholders who would like their dividends to be paid directly into a bank or building society account or who wish to amalgamate their shareholder accounts in order to avoid duplicate mailing of shareholder communications should contact the Registrar, Equiniti.

Share price information

The latest share price is available in the financial press, on Ceefax and Teletext and also on the Financial Times Cityline Service, telephone 0906 843 0000 code 1772 (calls charged at 60p per minute). Further details of the share price may be found on the Company’s website under share price.


The Orr Mackintosh Foundation operates this charity share donation scheme for shareholders with small holdings of shares, the value of which makes them uneconomic to sell. Details can be obtained from Equiniti, the ShareGift website or by calling ShareGift on 020 7930 3737.

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 the Company’s website and can be downloaded directly at

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

Interim results

The Company does not intend to publish future interim results in hard copy. The interim results will be available online at under financial library.

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 .

Form 20-F

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 under shareholder services/adr or by visiting the SEC’s website at

Summary forward-looking statement

This Annual Review and Summary Financial Statement contains certain forward-looking statements as defined under US legislation (Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). By their nature, such statements involve uncertainty; as a consequence, actual results and developments may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. A more detailed explanation of the risks and uncertainties related to forward-looking statements is set out in the Annual Report and Financial Statements 2007, copies of which are available from the registered office of the Company or on the Company’s website at under financial library.

† Telephone calls to these numbers are currently charged at 8p per minute if using a BT landline. Other telephone service providers may charge different rates.

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