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  • KYGa.I (ISE)

    17/04/2014 16:30 GMT
  • € 54.70
  • -0.71
    -1.28%
  • Day High 55.36 Day Low 54.65

Investor FAQ

General

When was the company incorporated and when did it go public?

The company was incorporated in 1986. The initial public offering of shares was made at 66 cent (IR 52 pence) per share and these shares were listed on the Dublin Stock Exchange.

On what stock exchanges is the company listed? What is Kerry Group’s ticker symbol?

Kerry Group is listed on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges. Its ticker symbol is KYGa.I for Dublin and KYGa.L for London. Our Shares are not listed on any other Stock Exchanges, however in the USA our American Depositary Receipts (ADR’s) trade on the OTC market.

Symbol: KRYAY
CUSIP: 492460100
Depositary: The Bank of New York
Ratio: 1 Ordinary Share = 1 ADR
Where is Kerry Group plc’s registered office located?

The registered office is at:

Kerry Group plc,
Prince’s Street,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry,
Ireland.
Tel: +353 66 7182000
Fax: +353 66 7182961

What is Kerry Group’s mission statement?

Kerry Group will be:

  • a world leader in food ingredients and flavours serving the food and beverage industry,
  • a leading supplier of added value brands and customer branded foods to the Irish and UK markets

Through the skills and wholehearted commitment of our employees, we will be leaders in our selected markets - excelling in product quality, technical and marketing creativity and service to our customers.

We are committed to the highest standards of business and ethical behaviour, to fulfilling our responsibilities to the communities which we serve and to the creation of long-term value for all stakeholders on a socially and environmentally sustainable basis.

Who are the Directors?
Where are the Kerry Group corporate headquarters located?

The Group’s principal corporate office is located at Prince’s Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

How many people does Kerry Group employ?

Approximately 24,000 people are currently employed by the Group worldwide.

Financial

What is Kerry Group’s fiscal year? When is the next earnings release?

The Group’s fiscal year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

Upcoming earnings release dates are listed on the Calendar of Events.

Copies of all news releases are posted on our website under News.

How do I obtain a copy of the company’s financial statements?

Our Annual and Interim reports are available for viewing on this website in the Results & Presentations section. If you require a hard copy of any of these documents please contact the Investor Relations department on +353 66 7182000 or email us at investorrelations@kerry.ie.

How do I contact Kerry Group Investor Relations?

All Investor Relations department contact details are listed in Investor Contacts

Which financial analysts currently track Kerry Group and how can I contact them to receive reports and recommendations?

The analysts covering Kerry Group together with their contact details can be viewed on the Analyst Coverage page.

Who are the auditors to Kerry Group plc?

Deloitte & Touche, Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors are the current Group auditors.

What is the credit rating of Kerry Group?

Details of the Group's credit rating and credit metrics can be found in the Debt Investors section of the website.

Share Information

How do I purchase or sell shares in Kerry Group?

In Ireland and the UK shares may be purchased or sold through stockbrokers or most commercial banks. In other jurisdictions you should contact your own stockbroker quoting the company’s name and ticker symbols.

Does the Group have more than one class of share or any preference shares?

The Group currently has only one type of share in issue – A Ordinary Shares.

Who are the major shareholders in Kerry Group plc?

This information can be viewed in the Shareholder Analysis section.

Who is the Group’s registrar/transfer agent?

The company operates an in-house share registration function. Kerry Group’s Share Registration Department is located at Prince’s Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland; telephone +353 66 7182000.

How do I transfer my shares or change my address?

Contact the Share Registration Department on +353 66 7182000 and you will be advised of the procedures to be followed.

Alternatively you can find the relevent form on our Shareholder Forms page.

How can I view historical share prices of the Company?

These may be viewed in the Investment Calculator section.

What should I do if I have lost my share certificate(s)?

If you have lost your share certificate(s) please contact the Share Registration Department, Kerry Group plc, Prince’s Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland on +353 66 7182000 and request an Indemnity for Lost Shares Certificate which must be completed, signed and returned prior to a replacement certificate being issued.

Alternatively you can find the relevent form on our Shareholder Forms page.

What are the dividend record and payment dates?

Historical dividend record and payment dates are listed under Dividend History.

Dividends are paid twice annually. The interim dividend is announced with the half-year results in August and paid in November. Details of the final dividend are announced with the full year results in February with payment taking place in May.

Can dividends be paid directly into my bank account?

Yes. The Share Registration Department can provide you with a dividend mandate form, which should be completed and returned at least one week before the next dividend record date.

Can my dividends be re-invested by the company and used to buy more shares?

The Company does not operate dividend re-investment or scrip dividend schemes.

Can I access my shareholder account information online?

Shareholders may access account information online through the Shareholder login section.

I have several Kerry Group share accounts with slightly different names/addresses which create multiple mailings to me. Can I amalgamate these accounts?

Yes, it is possible provided that you submit in writing to the Share Registration Department, Prince’s Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland full details of all share accounts held indicating into which account you want the other accounts amalgamated

When is the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company?

The date of the next AGM is shown on the Calendar of Events. The AGM is held in May. Full details of the time, date and venue will be contained in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which is circulated to shareholders prior to the meeting.

If I am unable to attend the AGM, can I appoint a proxy to attend, speak and vote on my behalf?

Yes, full details will be given in the Notice of Annual General Meeting

Who should I contact with shareholder questions?

All shareholder questions should be addressed to the Share Registration Department, Kerry Group plc, Prince's Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland or contact +353 66 7182000 and ask for the Share Registration Department.