Shareholder information

Share fraud warning

Warning to shareholders – share fraud and boiler room scams

In recent years, a number of other companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as 'boiler rooms'. These 'brokers' can be very persistent and extremely persuasive.

We are not aware of any Melrose investors having been targeted, but we would urge you to remain vigilant. It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way; many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found most share fraud victims are experienced investors who lose an average of £20,000, with around £200m lost in the UK each year.

Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports.

If you are contacted:

  • Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation and make a record of any other information they give you. e.g. telephone number, address, web address;
  • Check the caller is properly authorised by the FCA before getting involved by visiting
  • If the caller persists, hang up;
  • Report the matter to the Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority

The FCA can be contacted in respect of unauthorised firms by completing an online form, or by calling 0845 606 1234.

If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

FCA Online reporting form

Find out how to report a scam. 

Download further information from the FCA on how to avoid share fraud.


Melrose Industries PLC has appointed Equiniti Limited as its registrars. They are responsible for keeping the Company's register of shareholders up to date and administering the payment of dividends.

If you have a query regarding your shareholding, please contact Equiniti. If you wish to notify Equiniti of a change of details or require a form regarding the payment of dividends or transfer of shares, you can download forms from the Equiniti website. You can also check your shareholding via the Equiniti website –

Equiniti Limited
Aspect House 
Spencer Road 
West Sussex 
BN99 6DA

Tel: 0371 384 2030 (from UK) 
+44 121 415 7047 (outside UK)

Registering with the Equiniti Website

You can register free of charge on Equiniti’s website. Once you have registered and set up an online portfolio you can access a range of shareholder services which will enable you to:

  • View your shareholding online
  • Arrange for dividends to be paid to your bank account or change existing instructions
  • Vote online in advance of our Annual General Meeting
  • Register for electronic communications

Useful forms for shareholders

Stock Transfer Form 0.1mb PDF

Bank Mandate Form for payment of dividends 0.1mb PDF

Dividend Reinvestment Form 0.1mb PDF

TR1 notifications

All TR1 notifications should be sent to the Company via email: [email protected].