Electronic and Printed Communications

The Companies Act 2006 enables shareholders to specify the way in which they wish companies to communicate with them.

In February 2011 we asked shareholders who were still receiving the Annual report if they would like to change to receiving information electronically (by email and via our website). The advantages of electronic communication are:

  • Receiving shareholder information speedily and efficiently
  • Reducing the demand on natural resources
  • Helping your Company reduce its costs

Electronical documentation if not stating otherwise

Shareholders will receive annual reports and other documents electronically unless they tell us they want to continue to receive printed materials. However as a shareholder, you may still choose to receive all communications from DS Smith in printed form.

Option 1: Website communication with electronic notification

  • No longer require printed documents
  • Would like to receive electronic notification of the publication of shareholder documents on DS Smith’s website
  • Register at www.shareview.co.uk er require printed documents
  • Would like to receive electronic notification of the publication of shareholder documents on DS Smith's website

Option 2: Website communication with notification by letter

  • No longer require printed documents
  • Would like to receive notification by letter of the publication of shareholder documents on DS Smith’s website
  • No further action necessary if this option is chosen
  • No longer require printed documents
  • like to receive notification by letter of the publication of shareholder documents on DS Smith's website
  • No further action necessary if this option is chosen

Option 3: Printed documents

  • Would like to receive documents in the traditional printed form
  • Complete a shareholder communications election card (contact Equitini)
  • Return to Equitini, DS Smith’s registrars
  • Would like to receive documents in the traditional printed form
  • Complete a shareholder communications election card (contact Equiniti)
  • Return to Equiniti, DS Smith's Registrars