We mainly work for publically traded companies, demutualised organisations (such as building societies) and banks.

​What organisations are we working with today?

 

Use the menus below to find out more about our current client programmes:

In June 2007 AB Acquisitions Limited (“AB Acquisitions”) acquired Alliance Boots plc (“Alliance Boots”) by way of a scheme of arrangement. As a result of this acquisition, shareholders were entitled to receive £11.39 per share held.

AB Acquisitions has appointed Georgeson to help reunite former shareholders with the cash due under the offer.

 
If you have received a letter from us, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
​Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of Alliance Trust PLC with their unclaimed dividends.

We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Georgeson have been appointed by Aviva plc to administer a number of programmes to locate missing shareholders and offer them the opportunity to claim outstanding entitlements due to them.

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In October 2011 Axis-Shield PLC were acquired by Alere Inc. with shareholders offered £4.70 per Axis-Shield share held. Georgeson has been appointed by Alere to trace former Axis-Shield shareholders who have not claimed the cash due to them under the takeover and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
On 29 March 2010 the Offer for the issued shares in Cadbury plc by Kraft Foods Inc became compulsory and all Cadbury Shares were acquired under the terms of the Offer.

In consideration of the Cadbury Shares, shareholders were entitled to receive 500 pence and 0.1874 Kraft Foods Shares ("KFI") for every Cadbury Share previously held (total Offer price of £8.40 per Cadbury Share held).

1 October 2012 KFI completed a demerger of its North American grocery business and the name of KFI was changed to Mondeléz International, Inc. ("Mondeléz International"). Under the terms of the demerger, holders continued to hold the same number of Mondeléz International shares and in addition, received one share in its wholly owned subsidiary company, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. ("KFG") for every three shares held on the effective date of the demerger. H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heinz, merged with and into KFG, effective as of 2 July 2015 to become The Kraft Heinz Company ("KHC"). Under the terms of the merger, holders exchanged each KFG share for one share of KHC common stock and a $16.50 per share special dividend declared by KFG.

Cadbury plc has appointed Georgeson to help find and reunite individuals with their entitlements under the Offer. If you have received a letter from Georgeson and Cadbury plc, it is because you could be entitled to shares or cash that you may not be aware of.

As any new entitlement to Mondeléz International shares will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Cadbury has also appointed Georgeson to facilitate the sale of these shares, should an individual wish to sell their holding and be resident in one of the Permitted Territories for this service.

As any new entitlement to KHG shares will be maintained by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Georgeson are unable to trade these shares on your behalf. You will be contacted separately about these shares once your claim has been processed.

There's more information about claiming your shares, your cash and your options on the back of the letter you received.

Please note, to sell your shares, you need to be resident in one of the Permitted Territories in which this programme is offered. If resident outside of one of the Permitted Territories, you will be able to claim the cash due to you but Georgeson will not be able to trade your shares. Click here for a list of all of the Permitted Territories.

If you have any questions about the Cadbury plc asset reunification programme please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please read the Georgeson's dealing terms and conditions before making a claim. To view the Georgeson dealing terms and conditions please click here.

Please read the terms and conditions of the Corporate Sponsored Nominee before making a claim. To view the Mondeléz Corporate Sponsored Nominee terms and conditions please click here.

If you would like to speak to us direct, please call:
  • UK freephone: 0800 2667 8831
  • International freephone: +800 2667 8831
  • Alternatively: +44 (0) 370 707 1839 (calls will be charged)

​​​For the current Mondelez International Inc share price please click here.

In November 2010, all remaining shares in Dana Petroleum Plc not already sold by shareholders to Korea National Oil Corporation (“KNOC”) were compulsorily acquired by KNOC. Shareholders were entitled to receive £18 per Dana Petroleum share held. Georgeson have been appointed to trace former shareholders who have not claimed the cash due to them under the takeover and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due to them.

 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In October 2008, The Manitowoc Company Inc (“Manitowoc”) acquired Enodis plc by way of a scheme of arrangement. As a result of this acquisition, shareholders were entitled to £3.28 in cash per share previously owned in Enodis. Georgeson has been appointed by Manitowoc to trace former shareholders who have not claimed the cash due to them under the scheme of arrangement and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In January 2007, Inchcape plc completed the compulsory acquisition of European Motor Holdings plc. Under the terms of the offer, shareholders were entitled to receive £4.80 for each ordinary share held in European Motor Holdings.
In May 1994, Inchcape PLC also completed the compulsory acquisition of  Hogg Group plc ("Hogg Group"). Under the terms of the offer, shareholders  were entitled to receive £2.55 for each ordinary share held in Hogg Group.
 
Georgeson have been appointed by Inchcape to trace former shareholders of Hogg Group and European Motor Holdings who have not claimed the cash due to them under the takeovers and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC with their unclaimed dividends.
 
We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC with their unclaimed dividends.
 
We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In November 2009, Resolution Limited completed the compulsory acquisition of Friends Provident plc ("Friends Provident") by means of a Scheme of Arrangement. As a result of the takeover, shareholders were entitled to receive £0.794 for each of the first 2,500 Friends Provident shares held.

In May 2014, Resolution Limited changed its name to Friends Life Group Limited ("Friends Life"). In April 2015, Aviva plc ("Aviva") completed the acquisition of Friends Life.
 
Georgeson has been appointed by Aviva to trace former Friends Provident shareholders who have not cashed the cash entitlement due under the offer.
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us
In April 2009, qualifying shareholders in Inchcape plc were offered the opportunity to purchase further shares as part of a Company Rights Issue. The terms for this event were an entitlement to purchase 9 new shares for every 1 held at a price of £0.06. Rights Issue shares which were not taken up by shareholders subsequently lapsed and were sold on the market, realising a price of £0.16467 (after costs) per share giving a return to entitled shareholders of £0.10467 pence per share. This is known as a Sale of Rights payment.
Georgeson has been appointed to locate and contact holders who have not claimed their entitlement for this payment, as well as additional potential dividends payments and shares in Inchcape plc.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of John Menzies plc with their unclaimed dividends.

We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of Kingfisher plc with their unclaimed dividends.

We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details, so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

In September 2005, Red Football Ltd acquired Manchester United plc. Under the terms of the offer, shareholders were entitled to receive £3 per share held. Georgeson have been appointed to trace former shareholders who have not claimed the cash due to them under the takeover and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of Meggitt plc with their unclaimed dividends and to ensure that their details are correct on the share register.
 
We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In March 2006, Dubai Ports World completed the compulsory acquisition of P&O Plc by way of a scheme of arrangement. Ordinary shareholders in P&O were entitled to receive £5.20 per share formerly held. Further to this, holders of concessionary shares were also entitled to receive £1.20 in cash per unit of concessionary shares held.
 
Georgeson have been appointed by Dubai Ports World to locate former P&O shareholders and concessionary shareholders with entitlements due to them from the takeover and offer a facility for claiming the amounts now owed to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Georgeson have been appointed to locate ‘missing’ or ‘goneaway’ shareholders in Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. Shareholders will be entitled to update the registered details on the shareholding to ensure that future communications are received in good order, along with claiming any uncashed dividend payments due to them.

For any additional details, or if you have received a letter from us, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

Georgeson has been appointed by Rolls-Royce Holdings plc to help locate and contact shareholders who have unclaimed entitlements. 
 
January 2014 - We have recently relaunched this programme.
 
We are attempting to contact ‘missing’ Ordinary shareholders in Rolls-Royce Holdings plc who are due cash entitlements in the form of dividends and other distribution payments. We are also completing this work on behalf of deceased estates and their executors.
 
As part of the service, we also offer a share dealing facility should you wish to dispose of the Shares. Please note, to sell your shares, you need to be resident in one of the Permitted Territories in which this programme is offered. If resident outside of one of the Permitted Territories, you will be able to claim the cash due to you but Georgeson will not be able to trade your shares.
 
For the Rolls-Royce Holdings plc share price, please click here.
 
For information regarding the types of payments that could be outstanding, please see below. For any additional details, or if you have received a letter from us, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
 
Additional Information
 
Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Although you may have originally acquired Shares in either Rolls-Royce plc or Rolls-Royce Group plc, the Company underwent a corporate restructure in 2011 and the listed company is now Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. This has not affected the number of Shares you hold or the value of your shareholding.
 
Payments to shareholders
 
Dividends

Up until January 2004, Rolls-Royce issued a standard cash dividend with a SCRIP alternative. If you held Shares prior to 2004, part of any cash entitlement due will consist of unclaimed dividend payments.
 
B Shares

From June 2004 until January 2008, Rolls-Royce began to issue redeemable convertible B Shares instead of paying a standard cash dividend. All outstanding B Shares issued were compulsorily redeemed in October 2008. If you were issued with B Shares before October 2008, part of any cash entitlement due will consist of unclaimed B Share compulsory redemption proceeds.
 
C Shares

From June 2008 until January 2011, Rolls-Royce issued redeemable C Shares. All outstanding C Shares, issued by Rolls-Royce Group plc, were compulsorily redeemed in April 2011 prior to the corporate restructure and the introduction of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. If you were issued with C Shares before April 2011, part of any cash entitlement due will consist of unclaimed compulsory redemption proceeds.
 
Future Payments

Rolls-Royce continues to make payments to shareholders by issuing C Shares, usually in January and July each year. C Shares can be redeemed for cash and shareholders can choose to either receive cash or reinvest the cash and acquire additional Shares.
Georgeson has been appointed to reunite shareholders of Schroders plc with their unclaimed dividends.
  
We are contacting shareholders to confirm their address and ensure that they are the correct beneficiary to enable payment to be reissued. We will then arrange for the share register to be updated with the correct address details, so that future payments will be received. We also provide a share dealing service if a request is made for the sale of shares.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In April 2007, Iberdrola, SA completed the compulsory acquisition of Scottish Power Ltd by means of a scheme of arrangement. Shareholders in Scottish Power Ltd were entitled to receive a cash distribution, new shares in Iberdrola or a mixture of both cash and shares.
 
Georgeson have been appointed by Iberdrola to locate former Scottish Power shareholders with entitlements due to them from the takeover and offer a facility for claiming the amounts now owed to them.
 
For further information about the Scottish Power asset reunification programme, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In August 2011, Cyrun Finance Limited completed the compulsory acquisition of SVM UK Active Fund plc. Under the terms of the offer shareholders were entitled to receive 191.2 pence per share held. Georgeson have been appointed by SVM UK to trace former shareholders who have not claimed the cash due to them under the takeover and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
First Active plc:
 
In January 2004, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group completed the compulsory acquisition of First Active plc by way of a scheme of arrangement. Former shareholders in First Active were entitled to receive €6.20 in cash per share held. Holders may also have additional payments due to them in the form of a Capital Payment.
 
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc:
 
In April 2008, qualifying shareholders in The Royal Bank of Scotland Group were offered the opportunity to purchase further shares as part of a Company Rights Issue. The terms for this event were an entitlement to purchase 11 new shares for every 18 held at a price of £2.00. Rights Issue shares which were not taken up by shareholders subsequently lapsed and were sold on the market, realising a price of £2.2954 (after costs) per share, giving a return to entitled shareholders of 29.54 pence per share. This is known as a Sale of Rights payment. Further to the Sale of Rights payment, there may also be uncashed dividend payment due.
 
Georgeson has been appointed to locate The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc shareholders who have an entitlement due to them in the form of a Sale of Rights payment, and also pay any outstanding dividend payments.
 
Further to this, we also offer a low cost share dealing facility should a holder wish to dispose of their shareholding.
 
Please note, to sell your shares, you need to be resident in one of the Permitted Territories in which this programme is offered. If resident outside of one of the Permitted Territories, you will be able to claim the cash due to you but Georgeson will not be able to trade your shares.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
 
For the current Royal Bank of Scotland Group share price please click here.
In October 2008, Standard Life plc completed the compulsory acquisition of Vebnet (Holdings) plc. Under the terms of the offer, shareholders were entitled to receive £2.60 per Vebnet share.
 
Standard Life has agreed that Georgeson may trace former shareholders who have not claimed the cash due to them under the takeover and offer them the opportunity to claim the cash amount that is now due to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
​Georgeson has been appointed by Vodafone Group Plc ('Vodafone') to administer a programme to trace Vodafone shareholders who may have unclaimed cash entitlements due to them resulting from Vodafone’s sale of its interest in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications Inc.
The transaction
 
Following the approval by the shareholders at the Court Meeting and General Meeting held on 28 January 2014 and the subsequent approval by the Court on 21 February 2014 Vodafone approved the proposal to sell its US group whose principal asset was its 45% interest in Verizon Wireless, to Verizon Communications Inc. ('Verizon') for $130 billion.
 
Under the terms of this proposal, Vodafone made a return of value to its shareholders totalling approximately $84 billion. This was in the form of both cash and Verizon shares. In addition, Vodafone undertook a share consolidation and replaced all previous Vodafone ordinary shares in issue.
 
Following this return of value and consolidation, shareholders were eligible for a cash payment, new Verizon shares and new Vodafone shares (together the 'Consideration').
 
What is the Return of Value?
 

On 2 September 2013, Vodafone announced its agreement to sell its US group whose principal asset is its 45% interest in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications Inc. The offer was approved by Vodafone shareholders during the Court and General Meetings held on 28th January 2014. The offer consisted of a return of value to shareholders which was to be made partly in cash and partly in Verizon shares.

Under the final terms of the offer, Vodafone shareholders received $0.4928005* per Vodafone ordinary share held previously (equating to £0.2955476 or €0.3585438). Shareholders were also entitled to receive 0.0263001 of a Verizon share for every Vodafone share held.

 
*Please note that the cash payment for shareholders who elected to receive sterling was initially made in dollars. The sterling equivalent was remitted based on exchange rates obtained in the market between 24 and 25 February 2014. These exchange rates are US$ to sterling 1.667415 and US$ to euro 1.374450. Please note that these exchange rates are not relevant for the calculation of tax.
 
What is the share consolidation?
 
Further to the Return of Value, a share consolidation of the Vodafone shares was approved. As a result Vodafone shareholders received six new shares in the company for every 11 previously held. The existing shares were then cancelled.
 
What are shareholders now entitled to?
 
Under the terms of the offer, shareholders are now entitled to a cash payment, new shares in Verizon and a consolidated Vodafone shareholding. There may also be dividends due in both companies. The details of the entitlements due are detailed on the claim form or can be confirmed by contacting us.
 
The Georgeson Programme
 
Georgeson have been appointed to trace ‘missing’ holders and advise them of the cash entitlements due.

As part of the programme, we can also:
 
  • Update the registrar for Vodafone with the new registered details
  • Instruct the registrar for Vodafone to sell the new ordinary shares*
 
*please refer to the postal dealing terms and conditions in the booklet enclosed with your Claim Pack for details of the dealing service and the charges
 
The register for Verizon common stock is maintained by Computershare in the USA. For details of your shareholding, you can contact them on toll free +1866 725 6576 or email Verizon@computershare.com.

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
In January 2006, Persimmon plc completed the acquisition of Westbury Plc. Under the terms of the offer, former shareholders in Westbury were entitled to receive £5.60 per share held.
 
Georgeson have been appointed by Persimmon to locate former Westbury shareholders with entitlements due to them from the takeover and offer a facility for claiming the amounts now owed to them.
 
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.