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Shareholder FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions appears below. If you cannot find the answer you need, please contact us.

Please note that our UK registrars Equiniti were formerly known as Lloyds TSB Registrars

What is the ex-dividend date?

This is a stock exchange term and means that, in respect of trades effected prior to that date, the buyer of shares will receive the dividend, but on and after that date, the seller receives the dividend thus the buyer purchases the shares ex-dividend or without dividend.

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How can I have my dividends paid directly into my bank account?

You need to complete and return a dividend mandate form which can be downloaded from shareholder forms and posting it on to Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited.

See registrars.

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How do I advise the Company of my change of name?

You need to complete a change of name form to request minor amendments such as corrections of spelling. You can get this form from shareholder forms. If the name change results from a marriage or deed poll, you should send original or certified copies of the legal documents to Equinti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited. In all cases please return your share certificate with the form/documentation. A small fee may be charged for this service.

See registrars.

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How do I transfer my shares into the name of another member of the family

A stock transfer form, which can be obtained from Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited, needs to be completed and returned to the same, together with the share certificate.

See registrars.

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How will my dividends be paid?

Dividends are declared in US currency, but are also payable in pounds sterling, euros and South African rand

Shareholders with registered addresses in the UK are paid their dividends in pounds sterling. Those with registered addresses in European countries which have adopted the euro will be paid in euros. Such shareholders may, however, elect to be paid their dividends in US dollars provided such election is received by the record date for the dividend.

Shareholders with registered addresses in all other countries will be paid in US dollars, except for those registered on the South African branch register, who will be paid their dividends in rand only.

Shareholders with bank accounts in the UK or South Africa can have their cash dividends credited directly to their bank accounts, by arrangement with Equiniti (UK) or Link Market Services (South Africa). Shareholders may not mandate their dividends to an account outside the republic of South Africa without South African exchange control approval.

dividend reinvestment plan is available through Equiniti in the UK and Link Market Services in South Africa. This plan enables shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends in the purchase of Anglo American ordinary shares.

Details of the plan are available from Equiniti or Link. For contact details, see registrars.

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I have lost my dividend cheque. How do I obtain a replacement cheque?

You need to advise Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited by post that your cheque has been lost or stolen after which a stop will be placed on the cheque and a replacement cheque issued.

See registrars.

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My share certificate has been lost/stolen. How do I obtain a replacement share certificate?

You would need to complete a letter of indemnity which can be obtained from Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited. Once the form has been completed it should be returned to Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited who will issue a replacement certificate. A small fee may be charged for this service.

See registrars.

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My shares are held on the South African register. What do I need to do to transfer my shares from the South African register to the United Kingdom register?

Please note that South African exchange control approval will be required prior to transfer taking place. A request to transfer your shares together with your share certificate needs to be sent to Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited. If your shares are held through a nominee a letter requesting such transfer should be sent to the nominee who will in turn provide Link Market Services with the relevant documentation.

Link Market Services will need to be advised of your new residential address outside South Africa to enable them to transfer your shares to the UK register and to post to you your new share certificate.

See registrars.

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What do I need to do to change my address on the register?

You would need to complete a change of address form by downloading the appropriate form from 'shareholder forms' listed under 'shareholder information' and posting it on to Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited.

See registrars.

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What does the record date for the dividend mean?

The record date is the date fixed to determine those shareholders on the register who will receive the dividend i.e. those shareholders who become registered after that date will not receive the dividend.

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What is the connection between the record date and the ex-dividend date?

The record date is fixed by the Company in accordance with London Stock Exchange (LSE) rules to determine those shareholders on the register who will receive the dividend whereas the ex-dividend date, also in accordance with LSE rules, is to determine who is entitled to the dividend in relation to trades effected on the stock exchange.

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Who should I contact if I have a question about Anglo American's company policies?

Any queries on the Company’s policies should be directed to:

Investor and Corporate Affairs
Anglo American plc
20 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AN

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7968 8817
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7968 8555
Email investorrelations@angloamerican.co.uk

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Why do I receive two or more copies of circulars/annual reports?

Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited has more than one account in respect of your holdings. You can consolidate your holdings by writing to Equiniti and Link Market Services South Africa (Pty) Limited requesting them to do so. Your original share certificates would need to accompany such a request.

See Registrars.

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