Sale of small shareholdings
On 28 May 2012 Henderson Group plc (Henderson Group) offered a share sale facility (Facility) to eligible shareholders with shares valued at less than A$500 or the equivalent (called an unmarketable parcel).
This followed a similar share sale facility, on 14 March 2012 however, in accordance with Article 232, shareholders who were eligible to participate in the previous share sale facility were excluded from participation in the May 2012 Facility.
Henderson Group offered this Facility to assist holders of unmarketable parcels (determined as at 16 May 2012) to sell their shares without having to use a broker or pay brokerage. The Company paid all costs of sale of those shareholders who took advantage of the Facility (although any tax consequences from the sale were the shareholder's responsibility).
Following expiry of the notice period, 16,674,461 shares (representing 1.5% of the Company’s issued share capital) were sold under the Facility on behalf of 53,493 participating shareholders. The sale was conducted via a placing to institutional investors. The average price obtained was 95.0482 pence, A$1.4300 or NZ$1.8214 per share.
Payments to participating shareholders are expected to be despatched on or around 25 July 2012.
Additional information on this Facility, including contact details for further enquiries can be found in the documents below: