Shareholder Information

Key dates

  • 23 June 2016
    Ex-dividend date for 2015/16 final dividend
  • 24 June 2016
    Record date for 2015/16 final dividend
  • 22 July 2016
    Annual general meeting
  • 1 August 2016
    Payment of 2015/16 final dividend to shareholders
  • 23 November 2016
    Announcement of half-year results for the six months ending 30 September 2016
  • 15 December 2016
    Ex-dividend date for 2016/17 interim dividend
  • 16 December 2016
    Record date for 2016/17 interim dividend
  • 1 February 2017
    Payment of 2016/17 interim dividend to shareholders
  • May 2017
    Announce the final results for the 2016/17 financial year
  • June 2017
    Publish the annual report and financial statements for the 2016/17 financial year

Electronic communications

We're encouraging our shareholders to receive their shareholder information by email and via our website. Not only is this a quicker way for you to receive information, it helps us to be more sustainable by reducing paper and printing materials and lowering postage costs.

Registering for electronic shareholder communications is very straightforward, and is done online via shareview.co.uk which is a website provided by our registrar, Equiniti.

Log on to shareview.co.uk and you can:

  • set up electronic shareholder communication;
  • view your shareholdings;
  • update your address details if you change your address; and
  • get your dividends paid directly into your bank account.

Please do not use any electronic address provided in this notice or in any related document to communicate with the company for any purposes other than those expressly stated.

Why not make life easy and have your dividends paid straight to your bank

  • The dividend goes directly into your bank account and is available straight away
  • No need to pay dividend cheques into your bank account
  • No risk of losing cheques in the post
  • No risk of having to replace spoiled or out-of-date cheques
  • It's cost-effective for your company

To take advantage of this, please contact Equiniti via shareview.co.uk or complete the dividend mandate form that you receive with your next dividend cheque.

If you choose to have your dividend paid directly into your bank account you'll receive one tax voucher each year. This will be issued with the interim dividend normally paid in February and will contain details of all the dividends paid in that tax year. If you'd like to receive a tax voucher with each dividend payment, please contact Equiniti.

Go to Equiniti for more information via shareview.co.uk

To go to our invester page on our website click here.

Keeping you in the picture

You can find information about United Utilities quickly and easily on our website: corporate.unitedutilities.com. Here the annual report and financial statements, corporate responsibility report, other reports, company announcements, the half-year and final announcements and associated presentations are published.

Registrar

The group's registrar, Equiniti, can be contacted on
0371 384 2041 or textphone for those with hearing difficulties:
0371 384 2255. Lines are open 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

The address is:
Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road,
Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA.

Overseas shareholders may contact them on:
+44 (0)121 415 7048

Equiniti offers a share dealing service by telephone:
0345 603 7037 and online:
shareview.co.uk/dealing

Equiniti also offers a stocks and shares ISA for United Utilities shares, call 0345 300 0430 or go to: shareview.co.uk/dealing

Looking after your investment

We are delighted that our approach to responsible business has again helped us retain a Dow Jones Sustainability Index world-class rating for the eighth consecutive year, and achieve industry leader status for the second time. We also performed strongly in the Carbon Disclosure Project, scoring over 97 per cent for the quality of our disclosure, and secured 90 per cent in BitC's CR index. We have maintained the Carbon Trust Water Standard for our efforts to reduce water use in West Cumbria.

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Key shareholder facts

Balance analysis as at 31 March 2016

Key shareholder facts

% of shares

Number of holdings

Shareholders by location

Shareholder

United Kingdom

North America

Europe

Rest of the World

Dividend history – pence per share

20122013201420152016
Interim10.6711.4412.0112.5612.81
Final21.3422.8824.0325.1425.64
Total ordinary32.0134.3236.0437.7038.45

Warning to shareholders

Please be very wary of any unsolicited contact about your investments or offers of free company reports. It may be from an overseas 'broker' who could sell you worthless or high risk shares. If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you would not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Further information and a list of unauthorised firms that have targeted UK investors is available from the Financial Conduct Authority at

fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/unauthorised-firms