VOF is traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (VOF), the ISIN of the shares is GG00BYXVT888, the SEDOL is BYXVT88 and the LEI is 2138007UD8FBBVAX9469. There are no other exchanges or trading platforms on which the company has applied or agreed to have its shares admitted or traded.
Issued shares (as of 31 March 2017): 201,596,258. Voting rights in the Company (as of 30 September 2017): 198,563,258. The table below lists the Company’s significant shareholders as of 30 September 2017:
Number of ordinary shares
Percentage of issued share capital
Euroclear Nominees Limited
State Street Nominees Limited
Citibank Nominees (Ireland) Limited
The Bank of New York (Nominees) Limited
Vidacos Nominees Limited
Lynchwood Nominees Limited
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited
Nortrust Nominees Limited
Credit Suisse Client Nominees (UK) Limited
Chase Nominees Limited
The Company informs shareholders that under the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association dated 22 March 2016, every member shall comply with the notification and disclosure requirements set out in Chapter 5 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules Sourcebook of the UK Financial Services Authority Handbook as if the Company were classed as an ‘issuer’ whose ‘home state’ is the United Kingdom. If it comes to the attention of the Directors that a shareholder has not within the requisite period disclosed their holding in the Company, the Company may, inter alia, at the discretion of the Directors, notify the shareholder that their shares in relation to the holding shall not be entitled to a vote, either in person or in proxy, at any general meeting of the Company. Please note the Company has established a share buyback facility and the Company may tender to buy back shares using realised profits as part of the Company’s dividend distribution policy.
Directors interest in the Company
As at 30 May 2017, the interests of the Directors and senior managers of VinaCapital Investment Management in the shares of the Company were as follows:
Direct interest (shares)
*Don Lam is Chief Executive Officer of VinaCapital, not a member of the Fund’s Board of Directors.
**On 30 January 2008 VinaCapital Investment Management Ltd. (VCIM) announced that it acquired 235,342 ordinary shares in VOF at a price of USD2.9598 per share.
***Andy Ho is the Managing Director of the Fund, not on the Board of Directors.
Restrictions on Trading of Securities
Investors are free to purchase and sell shares whenever the London Stock exchange is open for trading.