Unsolicited Investment Advice
Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited investment advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports. Phone calls or correspondence are typically from overseas based ‘brokers’ who target UK shareholders, offering to sell what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares. If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:
- make sure you get the name of the person and organization;
- check that they are properly authorized (for example, in the UK by the Financial Conducts Authority (“FCA”)) before getting involved. A list of regulated firms can be found here;
- report the matter to the FCA by completing their online form; and
- if unsolicited calls persist, hang up.
The FCA also maintains on its website a list of unauthorized overseas firms who target, or have targeted, UK investors. Please click here to access.
If you deal with an unauthorized firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in Company mailings.
More detailed information on this or similar activity can be found here on the FCA website.
Further to the announcement on
13 February 2014, Shire confirms that Graham Hetherington will be stepping down as a director and employee on
1 March 2014
We put patients and their well being at the heart of everything we do. We center our business around patients served by specialist physicians and will continue to do so.