Shareholder Analysis

Substantial Shareholdings

As at 6 April 2018, the Company’s issued share capital consists of 212,669,668 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 5p each (“Ordinary Shares”), each share having equal voting rights.

As at 6 April 2018 the Company’s major shareholders are:

Table: “Substantial shareholdings”

Shareholders Percentage of shares held
Octopus Investments Limited 9.75%
AXA SA 7.82%
Blackrock Inc 7.47%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc 6.58%
Investec Group 5.58%
Aviva plc 4.38%
Schroders 4.27%
Charles Stanley Group 3.65%


In accordance with the AIM Rules (Rule 26), insofar as the Company is aware as at 6 April 2018, the percentage of the Company’s issued share capital that is not in public hands is 2.25%. This percentage consists of the holdings of the directors’ beneficial holdings and the holdings of the AMS Trustee Company in respect of the Company’s Deferred Share Bonus Scheme. The Company’s free float is 97.75%.