Shareholder FAQs

Who owns WPP?

WPP is a public company, listed in New York and London, with its main share owners based in the US and the UK.

To whom should shareholders direct share administration questions?

We recommend you discuss share-owning issues with our Registrars in the UK and USA:

Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Limited
Queensway House
Hilgrove Street
St Helier
Jersey JE1 1ES
Tel: +44 (0)370 707 1411
Citibank Shareholder Services
PO Box 43077
Providence RI 02940-3077
Tel: 1-877-248-4237

When does WPP pay dividends?

WPP dividends are paid in July and in November to share owners.

How do I reclaim tax on dividends?

UK Taxation PDF 768 KB 

Does WPP have a Dividend Reinvestment Programme?

Not formally, but we suggest you contact your UK or US Registrar to see what services they have.

In the UK, what are the capital gains implications of holding WPP shares?

The market value of an ordinary share at 31 March 1982 was 39p. Since that date rights issues have occurred in September 1986, August 1987 and April 1993. For capital gains tax purposes the acquisition cost of ordinary shares is adjusted to take account of such rights issues. Since any adjustments will depend on individual circumstances, share owners are advised to consult their professional advisers.

What is WPPs financial year, and when does it report its results?

WPPs financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Its full-year results are announced February/March. For further details, please see our Calendar.

When and where is WPPs Annual Share owner/General Meeting?

WPPs AGM takes place in London in June. You will be informed of the precise date closer to the event. If you are abroad, or cannot attend, increasingly you will be able to attend this event virtually via an internet webcast.

On what stock exchanges is WPP listed?

WPP has primary listings on the London Stock Exchange and on NYSE.

What is the share symbol for WPP?

In London, the share symbol is WPP; on NYSE WPP. On November 28, 2017 WPP American Depositary Shares (ADSs) began trading on the NYSE under the new ticker ‘WPP.

What is WPPs official accounting currency?

WPP reports in pounds sterling.

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