We currently send a selection of Spend and Save vouchers to our shareholders each year. Unlike other companies, there is currently no minimum holding requirement to qualify, you simply need to be a shareholder as at the qualifying date prior to distribution. This is normally the dividend record date (typically in November) prior to the January dividend mailing.
At Marks & Spencer, we pride ourselves on our service and we believe in making things as straight forward as possible. Therefore, if your shares are registered in your name (which will be the case if your shares are certificated or if you hold your shares in the M&S Corporate Sponsored Nominee with Equiniti) there is no need to do anything. We simply send the vouchers to you enclosed with your January dividend documentation. However, in some instances we do have to send the vouchers in a separate mailing; although this is normally because the shareholder has shares registered in more than one account.
Beneficial owners of shares held in nominee accounts, or via a stock broker, are also invited to participate. However, we do not have access to the contact details of these individuals and have to rely on the nominee company or stock broker taking up our invitation to participate. If you fall into this category and would like to receive shareholder vouchers, please contact your nominee company or stock broker directly. Further details relating to nominee participation in the voucher scheme are available below.
For more information about the shareholder vouchers please see our FAQ, which you can access by clicking here.
Enfranchising Beneficial Shareholders
We currently send M&S Café and Spend & Save vouchers (the 'vouchers') to shareholders each year. The vouchers provide shareholders with discounts on purchases in M&S stores and online (where possible) during a fixed offer period. There are two ways for nominees to participate on behalf of investors in M&S:
1. M&S Dispatch:
Provide details (via secure protocol) of the names and addresses of your beneficial shareholders to our Registrar, Equiniti, so that the vouchers can be dispatched on your behalf.
2. Self Service:
If you prefer, send the vouchers to your clients yourself. M&S will supply you with the appropriate number of vouchers for you to mail to your beneficial shareholders.
If you wish to participate in the scheme using either of the above options you must register via a website, details of which are included in a letter of invitation, sent each November.
Finding the right person to contact within a nominee company is an area where we often experience difficulty. The only information we have access to is the nominee's name and address, as these appear on the share register. It would be most helpful if you were able to provide details of a contact at your nominee company with whom we can engage to ensure that we can include your clients. If you represent a nominee company and would like to take part in this year's scheme, please email your full nominee name, as it appears on the share register together with your contact email address to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: No correspondence, other than that specified above, will be accepted at the email address given. In addition, this email address is not to be used for the purpose of serving information or documents on the company.