Annual Report 2014

SHAREHOLDER AND OTHER INFORMATION

C&C Group plc is an Irish registered company. Its ordinary shares are quoted on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (ISIN: IE00B010DT83 SEDOL: B010DT8).

C&C Group plc also has a Level 1 American Depository Receipts (ADR) programme for which Deutsche Bank acts as depository (symbol CCGGY). Each ADR share represents three C&C Group plc ordinary shares.

The authorised share capital of the Company at 28 February 2014 was 800,000,000 ordinary shares at €0.01 each. The issued share capital at 28 February 2014 was 346,840,406 ordinary shares of €0.01 each.

CREST

C&C Group plc is a member of the CREST share settlement system. Therefore transfers of the Company’s shares takes place through the CREST settlement system. Shareholders have the choice of holding their shares in electronic form or in the form of share certificates. Shareholders should consult their stockbroker if they wish to hold their shares in electronic form.

SHARE PRICE DATA

2014

2013

Share price at 28 February

€4.922

€4.895

Number

Number

No of Shares in issue at 28 February

346,840,406

344,331,716

Market capitalisation

€1,707m

€1,686m

Share price movement during the financial year

-high

€5.187

€4.944

-low

€3.750

€3.170

DIVIDEND PAYMENTS

The Company may, by ordinary resolution declare dividends in accordance with the respective rights of shareholders, but no dividend shall exceed the amount recommended by the Directors. The Directors may also declare and pay interim dividends if they believe they are justified by the profits of the Company available for distribution.

An interim dividend of 4.3 cent per share was paid in respect of ordinary shares on 23 December 2013.

A final dividend of 5.7 cent, if approved by shareholders at the 2014 Annual General Meeting, will be paid in respect of ordinary shares on 15 July 2014 to shareholders on the record on 30 May 2014. A scrip alternative will be offered to shareholders.

Dividend Withholding Tax (‘DWT’) must be deducted from dividends paid by an Irish resident company, unless a shareholder is entitled to an exemption and has submitted a properly completed exemption form to the Company’s registrars. DWT applies to dividends paid by way of cash or by way of shares under a scrip dividend scheme and is deducted at the standard rate of income tax (currently 20%). Non-resident shareholders and certain Irish companies, trusts, pension schemes, investment undertakings, companies resident in any member state of the European Union and charities may be entitled to claim exemption from DWT and have been sent the relevant exemption form. Further copies of the form may be obtained from the Company’s registrars. Shareholders should note that DWT will be deducted from dividends in cases where a properly completed exemption form has not been received by the relevant record date. Individuals who are resident in Ireland are not entitled to an exemption.

Shareholders who wish to have their dividend paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer, should contact the Company’s registrars to obtain a mandate form. Tax vouchers will be sent to the shareholder’s registered address under this arrangement.

CREST members

Shareholders who hold their shares via CREST will automatically receive dividends in euro unless they elect otherwise.

Non-CREST members

Shareholders who hold their shares in certificate form will automatically receive dividends in euro with the following exceptions:

  • Shareholders with an address in the United Kingdom (UK) will automatically receive dividends in sterling,
  • Shareholders who had previously elected to receive dividends in a particular currency will continue to receive dividends in that currency.

Shareholders who wish to receive dividends in a currency other than that which will be automatically used should contact the Company’s registrars.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Following the introduction of the Transparency Regulations 2007, and in order to promote a more cost effective and environmentally friendly approach, the Company provides the Annual Report electronically to shareholders via the Group’s website and only sends a printed copy to those who specifically request one. Shareholders who wish to alter the method by which they receive communications should contact the Company’s registrars. All shareholders will continue to receive printed proxy forms, dividend documentation, shareholder circulars, and, where the Company deems it appropriate, other documentation by post.

FINANCIAL CALENDAR

Date

Annual General Meeting

3 July 2014

Ex-dividend date

28 May 2014

Record date for dividend

30 May 2014

Latest date for receipt of elections and mandates

30 June 2014

Payment date for final dividend

15 July 2014

Interim results announcement

October 2014

Interim dividend payment

December 2014

Financial year-end

28 February 2015

COMPANY SECRETARY AND REGISTERED OFFICE

Paul Walker

C&C Group plc

Block 71, The Plaza, Park West Business Park, Dublin 12.

Tel: +353 1 616 1100

REGISTRARS

Shareholders with queries concerning their holdings, dividend information or administrative matters should contact the Company’s registrars:

Capita Registrars (Ireland) Limited

2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 553 0050

Fax: +353 1 224 0700

Email: enquiries@capitaregistrars.ie

AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIPTS (ADR)

Shareholder with queries concerning their ADR holdings should contact:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

C/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Peck Slip Station, P.O. Box 2050, New York, NY 10272-2050.

Tel: Toll free +1 866 249 2593

International +1 718 921 8137

Email: DB@amstock.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS

FTI Consulting

10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

PRINCIPAL BANKERS

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Scotland

Barclays Bank

Danske Bank

HSBC

Rabobank

Ulster Bank

SOLICITORS

McCann FitzGerald

Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

STOCKBROKERS

Davy

49 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Goldman Sachs International

Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2BB

AUDITOR

KPMG

Chartered Accountants

1 Stokes Place, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

WEBSITE

Further information on C&C Group plc is available at

www.candcgroupplc.com