Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 June 2012

Shareholder Information

Financial Calendar

Interim Management Statement19 October 2012
2012 Annual General Meeting19 October 2012
Final Dividend Ex Div Date7 November 2012
Final Dividend Record Date9 November 2012
Dividend Payment Date23 November 2012

Annual General Meeting

The 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at 10.00 am on 19 October 2012 at Investec Bank plc, 2 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QP. The notice of meeting, which includes special business to be transacted at the Annual General Meeting, is included within the Circular accompanying this Annual Report, together with an explanation of the resolutions to be considered at the meeting.

Company Website

The Dechra website ( is the best source of useful and up-to-date information about Dechra and its activities, including the latest news, financial and product information to help improve understanding of our business. Additionally, the terms of reference of all our committees, articles of association, our Values and a number of our internal policies are published on the website.


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Dechra's Registrar is Computershare Investor Services PLC.

Computershare should be contacted for any matters relating to your shareholding, including:

  • Notification of change in name and address;
  • Enquiries about dividend payments;
  • Submission of proxy form for voting at the Annual General Meeting.

Computershare offers a facility whereby Shareholders are able to access their shareholdings in Dechra (and other companies for which Computershare acts as registrar) via their website (

Alternatively Computershare can be contacted at:

Computershare Investor Services PLC
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
BS99 6ZZ

Registrar Shareholder Helpline for Dechra: 0870 889 4030

Please have your Shareholder Reference Number to hand whenever you contact the Registrar; this can be found on your share certificate.

Share Dealing Service

Computershare offer a Share Dealing service, to buy or sell shares. Further information can be obtained from or by telephoning 0870 703 0084.

Share Dealing
Share Dealing
Fee (on value of transaction)1%0.5%
Minimum Charge£25.00£15.00
Stamp Duty Charge (Purchases only)0.5%0.5%

Computershare Investor Services PLC and its agents are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Please note that the price of shares can go down as well as up, and you are not guaranteed to get back the amount you originally invested. If you are in any doubt you should contact an independent financial adviser.

Warning to Shareholders

Share fraud includes scams where investors are called out of the blue and offered shares that often turn out to be worthless or non-existent, or an inflated price for shares they own. During the year we were alerted by some of our Shareholders to cold calls which they had received. The callers purport to represent various entities, including Drexel-Bearns, a US based firm. The callers stated that they were seeking to gain control of investor shareholdings held in the Company and/or personal financial information. We believe these are boiler room scams.

These types of calls are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders. These operations are commonly known as 'boiler rooms'. These 'brokers' can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. While high profits are promised, those who buy or sell shares in this way usually lose their money. The Financial Services Authority ("FSA") has found most share fraud victims are experienced investors who lose an average of £20,000, with around £20 million lost in the UK each year.

Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports.

If you are offered unsolicited investment advice, discounted shares, a premium price for shares you own, or free company or research reports, you should take these steps before handing over any money:

  • Get the name of the person and organisation contacting you;
  • Check the FSA Register at to ensure they are authorised;
  • Use the details on the FSA Register to contact the firm;
  • Call the FSA Consumer Helpline on 0845 606 1234 if there are no contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date;
  • Search the FSA list of unauthorised firms and individuals to avoid doing business with them; and
  • Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

If you use an unauthorised firm to buy or sell shares or other investments, you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme if things go wrong.

If you are approached about a share scam you should tell the FSA using the share fraud reporting form at, where you can find out about the latest investment scams. You can also call the Consumer Helpline on 0845 606 1234.

If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Protecting your Identity

Suggestions for safeguarding your shares:

  • ensure all your share certificates are kept in a safe place or hold your shares electronically in CREST via a nominee;
  • keep all correspondence relating to your shares in a safe place or destroy the correspondence by shredding;
  • notify the Registrar of a change of address in writing or via their website (as detailed above);
  • consider having your dividend paid directly into your bank account to eliminate the risk of a lost dividend cheque;
  • notify the Registrar of bank account detail changes in writing or via their website;
  • if you decide to sell or buy shares use only brokers registered in the UK or your own country.

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