Shareholding

Link Registrars Limited are the Company´s Registrars. If you wish to contact the Registrars you can do so by telephone or e-mail using the details provided in the Registrars section of Investor Contacts.

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

  • Account enquiry
  • Transaction enquiry
  • Dividend payments enquiry
  • Register/Change email address
  • Proxy voting

Please note, some online services require you to register with Signal Shares, the online portal provided by the Registrars (see below question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”)

You can register for Signal Shares by logging on to www.signalshares.com, selecting CRH plc and clicking on the ‘Register an Account’ option. Please note, you will need to enter your Investor Code (IVC) (found on your share certificate and other documents issued by the Registrars), your Eircode (if applicable) or UK Postcode and name as part of the registration process.

Dividends are normally paid twice yearly, with record dates in March and late August/early September.

Queries should be addressed to:

The Company Secretary,

CRH plc,
42 Fitzwilliam Square, 
Dublin 2, 
Ireland.
Telephone: + 353 1 634 4340
E-mail: [email protected]

Shareholders can confirm their Shareholding using Signal Shares, the online portal provided by the Company’s Registrars, Link Registrars Limited  (see above question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”).

If you wish to contact the Registrars directly in relation to your Shareholding you can do so by telephone or e-mail using the details provided in the Registrars section in Investor Contacts.

Dividends

A final dividend for 2019 of €0.63 per share was approved for payment at the 2020 Annual General Meeting and was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 28 April 2020. An interim dividend for 2020 of US$0.22 per share was paid in respect of Ordinary Shares on 25 September 2020.

Further details on dividends paid by CRH are available here.

If you wish to contact the Registrars in relation to your dividend payments you can do so by telephone or e-mail using the details provided in the Registrars section in Investor Contacts.

Shareholders can obtain dividend payment information on Signal Shares, the online portal provided by the Company’s Registrars, Link Asset Services  (see above question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”).

If you wish to contact the Registrars directly in relation to your dividend history you can do so by telephone or e-mail using the details provided in the Registrars section in Investor Contacts.

All relevant forms for DWT can be obtained from the Irish Revenue Commissioners' website.

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, Link Registrars Limited. DWT is deducted at a rate of 25%. 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.

Shareholders holding Ordinary Shares in certificated form and resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to have their dividend paid direct to their bank account, by electronic funds transfer, can elect to do so on Signal Shares, the online share portal provided by the Company’s Registrars, Link Registrars Limited (see above question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”). Alternatively such shareholders can complete a paper dividend mandate form and submit it to the Registrars. A copy of the form can be obtained on the Registrar’s Share Portal or can be requested directly from the Registrars by telephone or e-mail using the details provided in the Registrars section in Investor Contacts.

Shareholders holding Ordinary Shares in certificated form and resident outside the EEA cannot currently register for electronic payments and will, therefore, receive any dividend by way of cheque to their residential address as recorded on CRH’s Register of Members.

Tax vouchers will continue to be sent to the shareholder’s registered address under this arrangement.

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.

To reflect the change in reporting currency from euro to US Dollar with effect from 1 January 2020, since the 2020 interim dividend, dividends are declared in US Dollar. However, they are generally paid in euro. In order to avoid costs to shareholders, dividends are paid in Pound Sterling and US Dollars to shareholders whose shares are held in certificated form and whose address, according to the Share Register, is in the UK and the US respectively, unless they require otherwise. Where shares are held in the Euroclear Bank system, dividends are automatically paid in euro unless a currency election is made. Investors holding CREST Depositary Interests (“CDI”s) should refer to the CREST International Service Description for information on currency elections in respect of CDIs.

Shareholders holding their shares in certificated form can elect to receive their dividends in euro, Pounds Sterling or US Dollar so on Signal Shares, on Signal Shares, the online share portal provided by the Company’s Registrars, Link Registrars Limited (see above question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”). Alternatively, shareholders can complete a paper currency election form and submit it to the Registrars. A copy of the form can be obtained by logging onto Signal Shares and following the instructions or can be requested directly from the Registrars.

Any currency election must be received by the Registrars by the specified currency election deadline notified when a dividend is announced or such election will take effect for future dividends only.

Where shares are held in the Euroclear Bank system, dividends are automatically paid in euro unless a currency election is made. Investors holding CREST Depositary Interests (“CDI”s) should refer to the CREST International Service Description for information on currency elections in respect of CDIs.

Share prices/listings

The share price at 31 December 2020 was €34.02 (Stg £30.58). The market capitalisation of the Group at that date was €26.7bn (Stg £24.0bn).

During 2020, the movements in the CRH share price were as follows:
High: €36.50 (Stg £31.67)
Low: €17.43 (Stg £15.74)

CRH has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), a secondary listing on Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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 505000
Louisville
KY 40233-5000
U.S.A.
Telephone: Toll Free Number (United States residents): 1-888-269-2377
International: +1 201-680-6825
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mybnymdr.com

Electronic communications

Following the introduction of the 2007 Transparency Regulations, and in order to adopt a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach, the Company provides shareholders with hard copy notifications that Annual Reports and other shareholder communications are available 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 elect to receive email notifications that Annual Reports and other Shareholder communications are available electronically may do so on Signal Shares, the online share portal provided by the Company’s Registrars, Link Registrars Limited (see above question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”). Shareholders who elect this option will continue to receive printed proxy forms, dividend documentation and, if the Company deems it appropriate, other documentation by post.

Shareholders can alter the method by which they receive communications by contacting the Registrars directly by telephone or e-mail using the details provided in the Registrars section in Investor Contacts.

Shareholder Rights/General Meetings

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 2021 AGM, the deadline is 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 17 March 2021) and accompanied by (i) stated grounds justifying the inclusion of the agenda item, or (ii) a draft resolution to be adopted at the meeting.

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 2021 AGM, draft resolutions must be received by 11.00 a.m. on 19 March 2020;
  • 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 [email protected].

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 (a) an answer has already been given on the Company’s website in the form of a “Q&A” or (b) it would interfere unduly with preparation for the meeting or the confidentiality or business interests of the Company or (c) it appears to the chairman of the meeting that it is undesirable in the interests of good order of the meeting that the question be answered.

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.

The date of the next AGM can be found on www.crh.com in the AGM section under Investors.

Shareholders may lodge a proxy form for AGMs electronically.

Shareholders holding their shares in certificated form who wish to submit proxies electronically may do so on Signal Shares, the online share portal provided by the Company’s Registrars, Link Registrars Limited (see above question “How can I register with Signal Shares?”). Proxies submitted electronically must be received by the deadline set out in the notes to the notice of the relevant meeting.

Investors who hold their interests in the Company’s shares through either the Euroclear Bank system or as CREST Depository Interests (“CDI”s) should refer to the Euroclear Bank Service Description or the CREST International Manual respectively or to the broker or custodian through whom they hold their shares to give their voting instructions.

Further details on how Shareholders holding shares in uncertificated form can vote electronically at AGMs are available here.

Contact

Link Registrars Limited, PO Box 1110, Maynooth, Co Kildare
Tel: +353 1 553 0050
Website: www.linkgroup.eu