How do I check details of my shareholding?
Contact our registrars, Capita Registrars of The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent or call their shareholder helpline on 0870 162 3100 (from outside the UK: +44 20 8639 2157 )
I have lost my share certificate, what can I do?
Contact our registrars, Capita Registrars of The Registry 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent or call their shareholder helpline on 0871 664 0300 (from outside the UK: +44 20 8639 2157 ). They will arrange for a duplicate certificate to be sent to you.
Who do I notify if I have changed my name or address?
You should contact our registrars at the address below although we would recommend using the Capita Portal.
If you have changed address, you should enclose proof of both your old and new address. If your name has changed you should enclose necessary legal documentation (marriage certificate or other). If your shares are held within a nominee account you should notify your sponsor of the amendments
or fax on +44 (0)1484 601512
My share certificate refers to NewMedia SPARK. Is this still valid?
Yes, NewMediaSPARK plc changed its name to SPARK Ventures plc in October 2007, a few months after the acquisition of the Quester fund management business which brought a wider investment portfolio into the management of the Group’s investment managers..
Trading in the shares of the Company under the new name of SPARK Ventures plc began on 25 October 2007 with the ticker SPK.L.
Your share certificate is still valid even though it still states NewMedia SPARK plc as the Company name. You do not have to change it.
Has SPARK complied with the bribery act?
A Yes, SPARK Ventures plc and SPARK Venture Management Ltd implemented a new policy to address the new legislation and circulated the policy to all employees.
Who manages the SPARK portfolio?
SPARK Ventures plc is managed by Spark Venture Management Ltd (the manager), which provides investment management and support services. The role of the non-executive directors is primarily to monitor the performance of the manager.
What is the Capita Portal?
The Share Portal is an online service enabling you to quickly and easily access and maintain your shareholding online – reducing the need for paperwork and providing 24 hour access for your convenience.
Through the Share Portal you may*:
- Cast your proxy vote online
- Elect to receive shareholder communication electronically
- View your holding balance and indicative share price and valuation
- View transactions on your holding and dividend payments you have received
- Update your address or register a bank mandate instruction to have dividends paid directly to your bank account
- Access information on employee holdings as relevant
- Access a wide range of shareholder information including downloadable forms
- Buy or sell shares in many leading UK companies
Click here for Capita Portal
How is SPARK's share capital made up?
SPARK has an authorised share capital of 950 million ordinary shares of 0.4p nominal value of which 450,000,000 ordinary shares are in issue, with 39.2m shares held by the Company as Treasury shares.
Where can I find a copy of SPARK's Articles of Association?
A copy has been placed in the AIM Rule 26 section available in the Investor Relations section of our website. Click here.
Where can I find details of SPARK's corporate governance procedures?
Details of SPARK's directors are provided in the Board of Directors section on this website. Additionally, details of SPARK's corporate governance procedures and sub committees of the Board are listed in the Corporate Governance document available in the AIM Rule 26 section under Investor Relations. Click here
Where are SPARK's shares traded?
SPARK shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The ticker symbol for the shares is SPK. SPARK's shares are not traded on any other financial exchanges.
Who is SPARK's broker?
SPARK's broker and Nominated Adviser is FinnCap who can be reached on +44 (0)20 7220 0500.
Where can I obtain a copy of the report and accounts?
You can download a copy from our website at www.sparkventures.com, in the investor relations section under the Reports and presentations, alternatively please request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will your next accounts be published?
SPARK's year end is 31 March and half-year end is 30 September. Typically SPARK will make its annual results announcement in the first two weeks of June and its interim announcement of results for the six months to 30 September in the first two weeks of December.
SPARK usually posts its full Annual Report to shareholders in July or August.
What tax advantages does an investor in SPARK receive?
Because SPARK is an investment company we do not believe that investors in SPARK can benefit from Business Property Relief for inheritance tax. However, because SPARK has considerable capital losses, it is not likely that SPARK will suffer corporation tax on any gains made for the foreseeable future.
What voting rights do shares entitle their holder to?
Each ordinary share entitles its holder to a single vote at any Annual General Meeting if Shareholders or any Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. The holder is also entitled to receive a dividend for each share, should the Board of Directors consider it appropriate to declare a dividend.
You can download a copy from our website at www.sparkventures.com, in the investor relations section under the Reports and presentations
, alternatively please request a copy by emailing email@example.com.