FAQs

Why is Henderson Group listed in the UK and Australia?

As a UK-based business, it makes sense to list Henderson Group on the London Stock Exchange. It also makes sense to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, because the majority of Henderson Group's shareholders are based in Australia, having obtained their shares following the demerger from AMP in December 2003.

Why do I have Henderson Group shares or CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs)?

You most likely received them when Henderson Group (previously named HHG) demerged from AMP in December 2003. If you were an AMP shareholder at that time, for every AMP share held you would have received one HHG share or CDI, depending on where you lived. HHG was renamed Henderson Group in April 2005 at which time the shares traded under the code 'HGI'. In October 2008 Henderson Group redomiciled and the shares currently trade under the code 'HGG' (see: Where can I find information about Henderson Group's Scheme of Arrangement). Henderson Group shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and Henderson Group CDIs are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

How many shares do I have?

You can check your shareholding details at Shareholder tools. You will be asked to key in your identification number, surname and postcode. Alternatively, you can contact the Henderson Group Share Registry.

Where can I find my shareholder reference number?

You can find your identification number on the top right of your statement. If you hold shares, you will have a Holder Number. If you hold CDIs, you will have a Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN).

What is CHESS?

CHESS stands for Clearing House Electronic Subregister System. CHESS is the Australian Securities Exchange's electronic transfer and settlement system.

What are CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs)?

CHESS Depositary Interests, or CDIs, are a way of allowing securities of foreign companies to be traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. CDIs afford shareholders all the same direct economic benefits as ordinary shares, like the right to dividends and the right to participate in rights offers. Where we refer to shares or shareholders on this website, we also mean CDIs and holders of CDIs, unless specified otherwise.

Why do I have CDIs and not shares?

Henderson Group CDIs were issued in December 2003, when Henderson Group demerged from AMP, to AMP shareholders who had a registered address in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Canada (the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario only), Egypt, Hong Kong, Monaco, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Taiwan.

Henderson Group is incorporated in England and Wales. CDIs are a form of security commonly used to allow shares of companies incorporated in foreign countries to trade on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Do CDIs give me the same rights as an Ordinary shareholder?

CDIs afford shareholders all the same direct economic benefits as ordinary shares, like the right to dividends and the right to participate in rights offers. You have the right to attend Henderson Group shareholder meetings and vote personally, by requesting that the Depositary Nominee appoint you - or a third-party nominated by you - as your proxy.

What is the Depositary Nominee?

The Depositary Nominee is CHESS Depositary Nominees, a subsidiary of the Australian Securities Exchange. If you hold CDIs, this company holds legal title to Henderson Group shares on your behalf.

How do I register to receive shareholder information by email?

When will you pay a dividend?

For dividend dates, please go to our Financial calendar. For information about dividends, please go to our Dividends page.

Can I transfer or merge my holding?

You can find information on how to transfer or merge your holding at the trading your shares section of our site.

Where can I find information about Henderson Group's return of cash?

Where can I find information about Henderson's acquisition of New Star Asset Management?

Henderson Group plc acquired New Star Asset Management Group PLC on 9 April 2009.

Where can I find information about Henderson's acquisition of Gartmore Group Limited?

Where can I find information regarding TIAA Henderson Real Estate, Henderson’s global real estate alliance with TIAA-CREF?

Where can I find information about Henderson Group's Scheme of Arrangement?

On 28 August 2008, Henderson Group announced its plans to change the corporate structure of the Group by means of a Scheme of Arrangement. The Group received UK Court and shareholder approval for the Scheme of Arrangement and all further conditions, as detailed in the Scheme Circular, were also met. The Scheme of Arrangement became effective on 31 October 2008 and the shares now trade under the code 'HGG'.

I am an Australian tax resident and acquired my Henderson Group shares in December 2003 as a result of the AMP demerger. What is the cost base of those shares?

The original cost base of each Henderson Group share acquired at the demerger was A$1.73.

If you sold, or otherwise disposed of, your Henderson Group shares before the share consolidation in October 2007 the cost base is A$1.73 per share.

If you sold, or otherwise disposed of, your Henderson Group shares after the share consolidation in October 2007 the cost base is A$2.16 per share.

The information set out above is not tax advice in relation to the specific circumstances of Henderson Group shareholders. The information is intended as a general guide only and does not represent a complete analysis of all potential tax implications. You should consult your own tax adviser as to the consequences for you and your personal situation.

I am an Australian tax resident. How do I calculate the cost base of the shares I purchased post December 2003 but before the share consolidation in October 2007?

The original cost base of the Henderson Group shares acquired will be the purchase price specified on your contract note.

If you sold, or otherwise disposed of, those Henderson Group shares before the share consolidation in October 2007 the cost base is the purchase price per share.

If you sold, or otherwise disposed of, those Henderson Group shares after the share consolidation in October 2007 the cost base is the purchase price per share adjusted for the share consolidation by multiplying by 5/4.

The information set out above is not tax advice in relation to the specific circumstances of Henderson Group shareholders. The information is intended as a general guide only and does not represent a complete analysis of all potential tax implications. You should consult your own tax adviser as to the consequences for you and your personal situation.

I am an Australian tax resident. How do I calculate the cost base of the shares I purchased after the share consolidation in October 2007?

The cost base of the Henderson Group shares acquired will be the purchase price specified on your contract note.

The information set out above is not tax advice in relation to the specific circumstances of Henderson Group shareholders.

The information is intended as a general guide only and does not represent a complete analysis of all potential tax implications. You should consult your own tax adviser as to the consequences for you and your personal situation.

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