FAQs


Shareholding


I have a query in relation to my shareholding. Who do I contact?

Capita Asset Services are the Company´s Registrars. Please refer to the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services for contact details and a link to their website.

Shareholders can access the following services on the Registrars´ website:

  • Account enquiry
  • Transaction enquiry
  • Dividend payments enquiry
  • Register/Change e-mail address
  • Proxy voting

Please note, some on-line services require you to register a UserID.

When are dividends on Ordinary shares paid by CRH?

Dividends are normally paid twice yearly - the interim in October/November and the final in May, with record dates in early March and late August/early September.

I want to contact someone in CRH regarding my shareholding. Who do I contact?

Queries should be addressed to:

The Company Secretary, CRH plc,
42 Fitzwilliam Square,
Dublin 2,
Ireland.
Telephone: + 353 1 634 4340
Fax: +353 1 676 5013
E-mail: crh42@crh.com

How can I establish the number of shares I hold in CRH?

Shareholders can confirm their shareholding balance on the Registrars´ website.

If you wish to contact the Registrars by telephone or e-mail please see the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services.

Dividends


What dividends were paid in the calendar year 2016?

A final dividend for 2015 of 44c per share was approved for payment at the 2016 Annual General Meeting and was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 6 May 2016.  An interim dividend for 2016 of 18.8c per share was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 4 November 2016.

If you wish to contact the Registrars in relation to your dividend payments please see the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services.

What dividends will be paid in the calendar year 2017?

A final dividend for 2016 of 46.2c per share was approved for payment at the 2017 Annual General Meeting and was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 5 May 2017.

If you wish to contact the Registrars in relation to your dividend payments please see the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services.

Can I access my dividend history on-line?

Shareholders can obtain dividend payment information on the Registrars´ website. Please note, this on-line service requires you to register a UserID.

If you wish to contact the Registrars by telephone or e-mail please see the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services.

I am not subject to Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT). Where can I obtain the relevant exemption form?

All relevant forms for DWT can be obtained from the Irish Revenue Commissioners´ website:

www.revenue.ie/en/tax/dwt/index.html

Are my dividend payments subject to Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT)?

Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) must be deducted from dividends paid by an Irish resident company, unless a shareholder is entitled to an exemption and has submitted a properly completed exemption form to the Company´s Registrars, Capita Asset Services. DWT applies to dividends paid by way of cash or by way of shares under a scrip dividend scheme and is deducted at the standard rate of Income Tax (currently 20%). Non-resident shareholders and certain Irish companies, trusts, pension schemes, investment undertakings and charities may be entitled to claim exemption from DWT. Shareholders should note that DWT will be deducted from dividends in cases where a properly completed form has not been received by the record date for a dividend. Individuals who are resident in Ireland for tax purposes are not entitled to an exemption.

Can I have my dividends paid into my bank account?

Shareholders who wish to have their dividend paid direct to a bank account, by electronic funds transfer can do so by logging onto www.capitashareportal.com, the share portal for Capita Asset Services (the “Registrars”), selecting CRH plc and registering for the share portal (the “Share Portal”).  Shareholders should note that they will need to have their Investor Code (found on their share certificate), and follow the instructions online to register.  Alternatively, shareholders can complete a paper dividend mandate form and submit it to the Registrars.  A copy of the form can be obtained by logging onto the Share Portal and following the instructions.  Tax vouchers will continue to be sent to the shareholder’s registered address under these arrangements.

If you wish to contact the Registrars by telephone or e-mail please see the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services.

When are dividends paid on preference shares?

Dividends in respect of 7% ´A´ Cumulative Preference Shares are paid half-yearly on 5th April and 5th October.

Dividends in respect of 5% Cumulative Preference Shares are paid half-yearly on 15th April and 15th October.

In what currency are dividends paid?

Dividends are generally paid in euro. However, in order to avoid costs to shareholders, dividends are paid in Sterling and US Dollars to shareholders whose address, according to the Share Register, is in the UK and the United States respectively, unless they require otherwise.

As the above arrangements can be inflexible for institutional shareholders, where shares are held in CREST, dividends are automatically paid in euro unless a currency election is made. CREST members should use the facility in CREST to make currency elections. Such elections must be made in respect of entire holdings as partial elections are not permissible.

Share prices/listings


What was the share price/market value of CRH on 31 December 2016?

The share price at 31 December 2016 was €32.9550 (Stg £28.30). The market capitalisation of the Group at that date was €27.4bn (Stg £23.82bn).

What was the share price movement during 2016?

During 2016, the movements in the CRH share price were as follows:
High: €32.96 (Stg £28.30)
Low: €21.00 (Stg £16.37)

On what stock exchanges are CRH shares traded?

Please see the information regarding listing changes which was made on 8th November 2011, http://www.crh.com/investors/news-events/press-releases/2011/2012/01/24/stock-exchange-listing-announcement & http://www.crh.com/investors/news-events/press-releases/2011/2012/01/24/interim-management-statement

Who do I contact if I have a query regarding my holding of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)?

The ADR programme is administered by the Bank of New York Mellon and enquiries regarding ADRs should be addressed to:

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 30170
College Station
TX 77842-3170
U.S.A.
Telephone: Toll Free Number (United States residents): 1-888-269-2377
International: +1 201-680-6825
Email: shrrelations@cpushareownerservices
Website: http://www.mybnymdr.com

Electronic communications


How do I elect to receive shareholder communications electronically?

Following the introduction of the 2007 Transparency Regulations, and in order to adopt a more environmentally friendly and cost effective approach, the Company provides the Annual Report to shareholders electronically via the CRH website and only sends a printed copy to those shareholders who specifically request a copy.

Shareholders who choose to do so can receive other shareholder communications, for example, notices of General Meetings and shareholder circulars, electronically and can register their e-mail address on the Registrars´ website. However, shareholders will continue to receive printed proxy forms, dividend documentation and, if the Company deems it appropriate, other documentation by post.

How can I cancel my request to receive all shareholder communications electronically and receive them in paper form instead?

Shareholders can alter the method by which they receive communications by contacting the Company’s Registrars, Capita Asset Services. Please refer to the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services for contact details and a link to their website.

Shareholder Rights/General Meetings


How can shareholders put an item on the agenda of the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) and/or table a draft resolution?

A member or members holding at least 3% of the issued share capital, representing at least 3% of the total voting rights of all the members who have a right to vote at the AGM, may put an item on the agenda of the meeting and table a draft resolution for an item on the agenda of the meeting. To be included, an agenda item must be consistent with Irish company law and the Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. In addition, it must not be defamatory, frivolous or vexatious.

To put an item on the agenda of an AGM, each such item must be received by the Company not later than 42 days prior to the date of the AGM (in respect of the 2017 AGM, the deadline is 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, 16 March 2017, and accompanied by (i) stated grounds justifying the inclusion of the agenda item, or (ii) a draft resolution to be adopted at the meeting.

Where a shareholding represents at least 3% or more of the voting rights of CRH, what requirements must be met in order to table a resolution in respect of the next Annual General Meeting (AGM)?

A request to table a draft resolution must:

  • set out the text of the draft resolution in full
  • be received by the Company not later than 42 days prior to the date of the AGM.  In respect of the 2017 AGM, draft resolutions must be received by 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, 16 March 2017;
  • identify the number of shares being committed in support of the draft resolution by each shareholder; and
  • be either in:
    • hard copy form, signed by the member or members, stating the full name(s) and address(es) and account designation(s), if applicable, of the member or members, and sent to the Company Secretary, CRH plc, 42 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, Ireland; or
    • in electronic form, stating the full name(s) and address(es) and account designation(s), if applicable, of the member or members, and sent by e-mail to mail@crh.com.

Are shareholders entitled to ask questions at Annual General Meetings (AGMs)?

Irish company law stipulates that shareholders have the right to ask questions relating to an agenda item at general meetings. Shareholders´ questions must be answered, unless the information requested is confidential or would be prejudicial to the business interests of the Company.

What factors should be considered if I wish to table a resolution for the next Annual General Meeting (AGM)?

In order for a draft resolution to be included on the agenda of an AGM, it must be capable of being passed, or otherwise be effective, and it must be consistent with Irish company law and the Company´s Memorandum and Articles of Association. In addition, any draft resolution must not be defamatory, frivolous or vexatious.

Where can I find the date of the next Annual General Meeting (AGM)?

The date of the next AGM can be found in the AGM section under Investors.

How do I vote electronically at Annual General Meetings (AGMs)?

Shareholders may lodge a proxy form for AGMs electronically.

Shareholders who wish to submit proxies via the internet may do so by accessing Capita Asset Services´ website (please see the Registrars section under Equity Investors Shareholder Services for a link to their website). Shareholders must register for this service on-line before proxy forms can be lodged electronically.

CREST members wishing to appoint a proxy via CREST should refer to the CREST Manual.