Vodafone Group Plc has appointed Computershare to maintain its Ordinary Share register.
If you have any queries regarding your shareholding in Vodafone Group Plc please contact the Registrars.
Tel: +44 (0)370 702 0198
(phone lines open between 08.30 and 17.30 GMT)
Holders of ordinary shares resident in Ireland:
Computershare Investor Services (Ireland) Limited
PO Box 9742
Dublin 18, Ireland
Tel: 0818 300 999
Computershare offers a facility for you to view information electronically on your shareholding in Vodafone Group Plc and in addition offers a free service called Investor Centre, a portfolio management service. Access your shareholding service and a portfolio management service.
Receive your shareholder communications electronically
Please note: this service is available to holders of ordinary shares only. These shareholders are those based primarily outside the US - ordinary shares are listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange.
We encourage you to join the growing number of our shareholders who have opted to receive their shareholder communications electronically.
- Receive communications (such as annual reports) as soon
as they are available
- Cost and time savings for Vodafone
- Friendlier to the environment
You can request to receive all future communications electronically at the website of our Registrar, Computershare Investor Services PLC. You will need your Shareholder Reference Number (SRN), which can be found on either your share certificate or a recent dividend tax voucher - the number is preceded by the letter I, C or G. During registration, you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of the service. Please read these carefully, as they will set out the basis on which shareholder communications will be sent to you.
Why does Vodafone offer electronic shareholder communications?
Legislation has been introduced to enable all companies to communicate with their shareholders electronically. This means information about the Company can be received by shareholders quickly and more cost effectively. There will also be a reduction in the demand for natural resources, resulting in environmental benefits.
What computer equipment do I need to receive electronic shareholder communications?
You will need a computer linked to the Internet, an e-mail account, a web browser (such as the one you are using to read this page) and a PDF reader. The PDF reader is necessary because many of our electronic communications are downloaded in a PDF format to enable easy printing. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.
How will I know when to look for new information?
Each time the Company issues a shareholder communication you will be sent an e-mail alert containing a link to the relevant documents.
What if I want to continue receiving printed documents?
If you want to continue to receive printed documents (such as the Annual Report) then you need take no action. Please note that with effect from November 2003, the Company's full interim results will not be sent in a printed format and will be available only in electronic format on this website. A summary of the results will be published in major UK newspapers.
- Receive communications (such as annual reports) as soon
Suspicious phone calls
From time to time, fraudsters and unauthorised companies approach individual investors, usually by phone, offering to buy their shares at massively inflated prices, or to sell shares at a discount. If you receive a suspicious phone call, please report it to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) using the share fraud reporting form available at fca.org.uk/scams, where you can also find more information about investment scams.
The Warning to Shareholders set out below is based on a warning produced by the FCA. It was produced to raise awareness of a fraudulent practice known as boiler room investment scams, so called to describe high pressure phone sales operations.
These operations may acquire shareholder lists legitimately using data provided in accordance with company law or from other sources. The Companies Act 2006 has introduced greater protection for shareholders with tighter rules on access to company registers, including a new offence of abuse of the register and proposed changes to the requirements for shareholders details to be disclosed. However, it will do little to protect investors whose names and contact details are already in circulation amongst the boiler room operators.
Warning to Shareholders - Beware of share fraud
Fraudsters use persuasive and high-pressure tactics to lure investors into scams. They may offer to sell shares that turn out to be worthless or non-existent, or to buy shares at an inflated price in return for an upfront payment. While high profits are promised, if you buy or sell shares in this way you will probably lose your money.
How to avoid share fraud
- Keep in mind that firms authorised by the FCA are unlikely to contact you out of the blue with an offer to buy or sell shares.
- Do not get into a conversation, note the name of the person and firm contacting you and then end the call.
- Check the Financial Services Register from fca.org.uk to see if the person and firm contacting you is authorised by the FCA.
- Beware of fraudsters claiming to be from an authorised firm, copying its website or giving you false contact details.
- Use the firm's contact details listed on the Register if you want to call it back.
- Call the FCA on 0800 111 6768 if the firm does not have contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.
- Search the list of unauthorised firms to avoid at fca.org.uk/scams.
- Consider that if you buy or sell shares from an unauthorised firm you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
- Think about getting independent financial and professional advice before you hand over any money.
- Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
5,000 people contact the Financial Conduct authority about share fraud each year, with victims losing an average of £20,000.
Report a scam
If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Please also inform our registrars on +44 (0)870 702 0198. Shareholders resident in Ireland should call 0818 300 999.