All administrative enquiries relating to shareholdings and requests to receive corporate documents by email should, in the first instance, be directed to Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA. Telephone 0371 3842030 (+44 (0) 121 415 7047 from outside the UK). Lines are open 8.30am to 5.30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales). Alternatively you can log onto www.help.shareview.co.uk. From here you will be able to email your query securely.

Shareholders who receive duplicate sets of company mailings because they have multiple accounts should write to the registrar to have the accounts amalgamated.

By logging on to www.shareview.co.uk and creating a shareview portfolio, you can benefit from a number of online services as follows:

  • View share price and current value of shareholding.
  • View shareholding details.
  • View share transaction history.
  • View details of dividends paid.
  • Apply/change dividend mandate instruction.
  • Apply/change dividend reinvestment plan mandate.
  • Change registered postal address.

You will need your shareholder reference number which can be found on the change of registrar letter recently mailed to you.

Share dealing services

The Company has established a telephone and online share dealing service for UK shareholders. To use this service shareholders should contact Equiniti by telephone on 03456 037037 or visit www.shareview.co.uk.

Boiler room scams

Some of Alumasc’s shareholders have received unsolicited telephone calls from overseas based ‘brokers’, offering to buy Alumasc shares at a substantial premium to the prevailing market price. These are believed to be “boiler room scams”. These ‘brokers’ can be very persistent and extremely persuasive and shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice.

Boiler rooms scams can take many different forms, some of which are set out below:

  • Offers to buy shares you currently hold at an inflated price but then request money from you upfront as a bond or other form of security;
  • Offers to sell you shares in a company you have never heard of which turn out to be worthless, overpriced or even non-existent shares;
  • Offers of help from “recovery rooms” to assist those defrauded by boiler rooms. They approach victims of boiler room fraud and, for an upfront fee, promise to review their case and obtain reimbursement from a European Court fund or other legal avenue.

More information on different types of scams and what you should do can be found on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) web-site at www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams.

Should you receive any unsolicited investment advice, receive any offer to sell shares you currently hold or receive an offer to buy shares in another company:

  • Ensure you obtain the correct name of the person calling and the firm they represent;
  • Check that they are authorised by the FCA prior to getting involved, by visiting fca.org.uk/register and contact the firm using the details on the register;
  • Report the matter to the FCA either by calling the Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768, email queries@fca.org.uk or complete the online share fraud reporting form which can be found at www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/share-fraud-and-boiler-room-scams/reporting-form. Please note that if you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme;
  • Report the matter to the police through Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040;
  • Hang-up on persistent scam calls.