Here you can access details about Savills plc's shareholder services and read answers to some frequently asked questions about Savills plc. For administrative queries you may choose to access the link below to some FAQs or access the Registrars services section of our site.
What does Savills do?
Savills plc is a London based international property services company which provides a full range of real estate services to its clients worldwide.
Listed on the London stockmarket since (1989), Savills has established an international network of over 700 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, employing over 30,969 people. Our consultancy and transactional services cover all key segments of the residential and commercial property.
Our success has been built on providing an environment which attracts the best people in our industry. We value and reward innovation, entrepreneurialism and are proud of our culture which encourages advisors to continually seek out new markets, opportunities and solutions for clients.
We are passionate about property and provide a full range of real estate services to clients worldwide, with a strong emphasis on local market knowledge.
Our range of expertise covers all the key segments of residential, office, industrial, retail, leisure, healthcare, rural and hotel property, and mixed use development schemes. Our services include:
- building services and project management
- property management
- asset management
- facilities management
- corporate finance advice
- insolvency advice
- rating, rent review capital allowances
We also offer financial services expertise through Savills Investment Management, an international property fund manager, which provides investment products for institutional investors, charities and qualified professional investors.
For further information please see http://www.savills.com/about-savills.
What is the trading symbol for Savills?
Savills' London Stock Exchange trading symbol is SVS. Savills currently trades on SETSmm, the SEDOL number is B135BJ4 and the ISIN GB00B135BJ46.
Does Savills trade on any other exchanges?
No, Savills' shares are currently traded only on the London Stock Exchange.
Which FTSE sector is Savills in?
Savills is in the Real Estate sector and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Share Index.
When does Savills report its financial results?
Savills financial year end runs from 1 January to 31 December. It normally reports preliminary (full year) results in March and interim (half-year) in August.
Who are Savills Registrars and how do I contact them?
For general enquiries contact 0371 384 2005 or +44 (0) 121 415 7161 if calling from abroad. Lines are open between 08.30 and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. For further administrative queries in respect of you shareholding, please access our Registrar's Website at www.shareview.co.uk.
Can I receive shareholder communications electronically?
Yes, following changes introduced by the Companies Act 2006 and approval by shareholders at the Company's AGM on 7 May 2008 you can now opt to receive email notifications when shareholder communications are available on our website. Simply visit www.shareview.co.uk and follow the link to "sign up for paper-free communications".
How can I obtain a copy of Savills Annual Report?
You can download an online version of Savills' most recent annual report or visit the Reports section to view current and previous reports, if you prefer to receive a hard copy version of the Annual Report please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name and the address where you would like the report to be sent.
Like many other listed public companies, we no longer circulate printed Half Year reports to shareholders. Rather, Half Year results’ statements are available at the Reports section. This is consistent with our target of saving printing and distribution costs.
Who does Savills consider its competitors?
Due to the fact that Savills operates in a number of different markets it does not have a direct competitor. The company that competes most directly with us in a number of these markets is DTZ.
How can I buy shares in Savills?
Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and shares are therefore available in the marketplace. You can purchase Savills shares through a stockbroker in the normal way. To obtain a list of registered stockbrokers please contact the London Stock Exchange.
When is the next dividend due to be paid?
Savills normally pays a dividend twice yearly, usually in May and October.
What does ex-dividend mean?
This is a description, sometimes abbreviated to 'xd', that is often quoted next to a share price. It translates as 'without dividend' and means that the next dividend payment is not included in the price of the share.
This is necessary because the dividend is paid to all shareholders who were on the register at close of trading on a specified day. Any shareholder buying shares who is registered after this day will not receive the dividend. To compensate for this, the market price usually drops by the amount of the dividend payment and the description 'xd' is added to share price quotations to confirm that this has happened.
What is the record date?
This is the date on which a shareholding must be recorded on the share register to be eligible to receive an announced dividend.
When is the Savills Annual General Meeting?
The AGM usually takes place early in May.
If I can't attend the AGM can I appoint a proxy?
If you cannot attend, you can still express your views on the matters for consideration at the meeting, by appointing someone to attend and vote on your behalf – this person is known as your ‘proxy’. Your proxy can be the chairman of the meeting, or any other person you choose. You can appoint a proxy by completing and returning the form sent to you in advance of the meeting, or online, details of which are printed on the form. You can instruct your proxy to cast your vote according to your specific instructions, or at his or her discretion. It is possible to appoint more than one proxy, provided that each proxy is appointed to exercise the rights attached to a different share or shares held by the shareholder.
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