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Manage your shares

This section deals with the practical aspects of owning shares in Centrica.

You can confirm the number of shares you hold by calling Equiniti on 0871 384 2985*. Alternatively, you can check your shareholding by registering on Shareview, which gives you direct access to information on your shares in Centrica and other companies for which Equiniti act as registrar.

*Calls to this number are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other providers' telephony costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am - 5.30pm – Monday to Friday (UK time).

Frequently asked questions

If you need to obtain a replacement share certificate or dividend cheque, change your address or register the death of a shareholder. You can find out all you need to know in the FAQs for private shareholders.

Dividend payments

Centrica normally pays two dividends to shareholders each year, in June and November. Dividends may be paid directly to your bank account. This means there is no chance of the dividend cheque going missing in the post, and the cash is in your account on payment date without the need to wait for a cheque to clear.

To arrange direct payment, please download and complete a Dividend payment form PDF (0.03Mb)

Share-dealing providers

Centrica itself does not endorse any one service for the buying and selling of its shares. However, Centrica has made arrangements with the following three independent share-dealing providers to offer all shareholders competitive charges. Alternatively, you can arrange dealing through your own stockbroker or at most high street banks. To sell your shares, you must present the original share certificate to the broker.

  Charges Services

You should note that:

  • stamp duty is payable at 0.5% on all acquisitions; and
  • £1 PTM levy is payable on all trades with a value of £10,000 or more.
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Telephone

  • 0.5% on first £10,000
  • 0.2% commission on any excess
  • £15 minimum charge

Postal

  • 0.75% commission
  • £15 minimum charge
  • real-time share-dealing
  • ongoing execution-only stockbroking
  • access to online share-dealing
  • ISA account available on request
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Postal

  • 1% commission on first £5,000
  • 0.5% commission on any excess
  • £30 minimum charge
  • postal share-dealing
  • ongoing advisory and stockbroking
  • spouse transfer
  • ISA and SIPP transfer

ShareGift

ShareGift is a charity share donation scheme for shareholders administered by the Orr Mackintosh Foundation. It is especially for those who may wish to dispose of a small parcel of shares whose value makes it uneconomic to sell on a commission basis. You can also arrange to make larger donations of shares for your favourite charity. Further information can be obtained at www.sharegift.org or from the Centrica shareholder helpline.

Contacts

Shareholder helpline

Calls within the UK:
Tel: 0871 384 2985*

Calls from outside of the UK:
Tel: +44 (0) 121 415 7061

Contact:
https://help.shareview.co.uk

*Calls to this number are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other providers' telephony costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am - 5.30pm – Monday to Friday (UK time).