Shareholder information.

American Depositary Receipts

GKN has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) facility in the US, with each ADR representing one GKN ordinary share. GKN’s ADRs are traded on the US over-the-counter (OTC) market under the symbol ‘GKNLY’. The ADR facility is managed by The Bank of New York Mellon.

Dividend payments are generally taxable and will be distributed to ADR holders in US dollars by The Bank of New York Mellon.

Any queries relating to GKN’s ADR facility should be directed to The Bank of New York Mellon:

The Bank of New York Mellon
PO Box 358516
PA 15252-8516

Tel: +1 201 680 6825
(From the US, toll free: +1 888 BNY ADRS)


Electronic communications

As an alternative to receiving documents in hard copy, shareholders can elect to be notified by email as soon as shareholder documents such as our annual report and notice of meeting are published. This notification includes details of where you can view or download the documents on our website. Shareholders who wish to register for email notification can do so via Equiniti’s website

Unsolicited mail

GKN is obliged by law to make its share register publicly available and, as a consequence, some shareholders may receive unsolicited mail. If you wish to limit the amount of unsolicited mail you receive, you can register with the Mailing Preference Service by visiting or by telephoning the MPS registration line on 0845 703 4599. The use of a nominee company can also help protect your privacy. You can transfer your shares into our corporate nominee by contacting Equiniti on 0845 300 0430.

Shareholder security

We are aware that a small number of shareholders have received unsolicited telephone calls concerning their investment in GKN. These calls are from overseas based organisations who offer to buy GKN shares for considerably more than the current market price. In some cases the caller has suggested that there is currently a takeover offer for GKN. There is no such offer and we suspect that the calls were bogus.

Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited investment advice, offers to buy shares or offers of free company reports. Operations, commonly known as ‘boiler rooms’, are targeting UK shareholders and callers can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. We are aware that they attempt to persuade individuals to provide email addresses or other personal information; shareholders are strongly advised not to provide any such details.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) provides the following guidance should you be contacted in this manner:

To reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraud, you should: