Number of securities in issue

As at 31 August 2019, the Company had 212 000 000 ordinary shares in issue of which 668 201 were held as treasury shares.

As at 28 February 2019, the Company had 226 100 000 ordinary shares in issue of which 14 315 were held as treasury shares and 6 900 000 had been purchased by the Company and were cancelled on 6 March 2019.

Percentage of securities not in public hands

The percentage of the Company's securities held by non-public shareholders at 31 August 2019 was 37.11% (28 February 2019 was 39.36%).

Identity and percentage holding of significant shareholders

The following are the principal beneficial shareholders whose holding directly or indirectly in the Company total more than 5% of the issued share capital as at 31 August 2019 :

The following are the principal beneficial shareholders whose holding directly or indirectly in the Company total more than 5% of the issued share capital as at 28 February 2019 :

Shareholder numbers

Shareholders as at 31 August 2019

Shareholders as at 28 February 2019