Shareholder information.

Financial calendar 2012

Ordinary shares quoted ex-dividend
25 April 2012
2011 final dividend record date
27 April 2012
Final date for receipt of DRIP mandates
27 April 2012
Annual General Meeting
3 May 2012
2011 final dividend payable
21 May 2012

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 3 May 2012 at the Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT, commencing at 2.00 pm. The notice of meeting, together with an explanation of the resolutions to be considered at the meeting, is contained within the AGM circular.

GKN website and share price information

Information on GKN, including this and prior years’ annual reports, half year reports, results announcements and presentations together with the GKN share price, is available on our website at

Shareholding enquiries and information

GKN’s register of members is maintained by Equiniti who act as our registrar. If you have any questions about your shareholding or you require any other guidance, you can contact Equiniti as follows:

Aspect House
Spencer Road
West Sussex
BN99 6DA

Tel: 0871 384 2962*
(+44 121 415 7039 from outside the UK)

Correspondence should refer to GKN and include your full name, address and, if available, the 8 or 11 digit reference number which can be found on your GKN share certificate, dividend stationery or proxy card.

A range of shareholder information is available online at Equiniti’s website Here you can also view information on your shareholding and obtain forms that you may need to manage your shareholding, such as a change of address form or a stock transfer form.

Share dealing service

GKN shares can be traded via the internet or by phone through Shareview Dealing, a service provided by Equiniti Financial Services Ltd. For further details, visit or call Equiniti on 08456 037 037. Equiniti Financial Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority. The registered details of the provider are available from the above number.

A telephone dealing service is also available through Stocktrade. For further details, telephone 0845 601 0995 (+44 131 240 0414 from outside the UK) and quote reference Low Co139.

GKN does not endorse or recommend any particular share dealing service. The value of shares can fall and you may get back less than you invest; if you are unsure as to the suitability of an investment, you should seek professional advice.

Dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)

GKN offers a DRIP which enables shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends to buy additional GKN shares. If you would like more information about the DRIP or would like to apply online, please go to Equiniti’s website or call the shareholder helpline on 0871 384 2962*.

Calls to this number cost 8p per minute from a BT landline; other providers’ costs may vary. Lines are open 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.