Share Capital Information

Howden Joinery Group Plc (the ‘Company’) has only fully paid up ordinary 10 pence shares in issue (‘Shares’). Each Share has one voting right.

As at 31 December 2022
 Number of Shares
Total Shares in Issue 590,916,049
Treasury Shares 5,237,907
Shares with full voting rights1 555,678,142

1Total Shares in Issue less Treasury Shares

Shares held in Treasury have no voting or dividend rights and are used solely for the satisfaction of employee share awards.

Shares held by the Howden Joinery Group Plc Employee Benefit Trust abstain from voting at the Company’s general meetings and waive dividends. Shares held in the Share Incentive Plan Trust, which have been allocated to employees through UK all-employee shares plans, have both voting and dividend rights.

Shares in public hands2 (‘Free Float’)

As at 31 December 2022, 0.89% of the Company’s issued share capital was held in Treasury, 0.28% was held by Directors (including subsidiary directors), persons discharging managerial responsibility (PDMRs), or connected persons of those Directors or PDMRs, 0.34% was held in employee share trusts (excluding any allocated shares which are not forfeitable), and 5.13% was held by major shareholders (those who have declared holdings above 5%).

Free float shares therefore accounted for 93.36% of the Company’s issued share capital at the 31 December 2022.


2The definition of ‘Shares in public hands’ may be found in Listing Rule 6.14.3R. The Company considers shares which meet the definition of ‘shares in public hands’, as set out in the Listing Rules, to be ‘free float’ shares.



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