We are aware that from time to time our shareholders have received unsolicited telephone calls and/or mail which purport to come from Halma or to be authorised by Halma.
We would like to provide reassurance that no employee of Halma would ever contact our shareholders in this way and we would not authorise any other individual or company to do so.
Halma is obliged by law to make its share register publicly available on request and, as a result, it is possible that shareholder address information could be used by third parties to obtain telephone numbers and/or send unsolicited mail.
However, new provisions under the 2006 Companies Act enable us to challenge a request to make the Halma share register available when the reason given for the request is not acceptable to us; we will be taking advantage of these provisions as appropriate.
The practice of Boiler Room fraud has been highlighted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), and their warning notice to shareholders is reproduced below. Our registrars, Computershare Investor Services, also have an informative FAQs section on boiler room scams on their Investor Centre web site: Computershare boiler room scams FAQs
Details of any sharedealing facilities that the company endorses will be included in company mailings.
For further information, please contact:
Carol T Chesney, Company Secretary, Tel +44 (0)1494 721111.