Number of securities in issue

As at 31 August 2018, the Company had 242 960 000 ordinary shares in issue of which 14 315 were held as treasury shares and 4 249 064 had been purchased by the Company for cancellation.

As at 28 February 2018, the Company had 242 960 000 ordinary shares in issue of which 517 941 were held as treasury shares.

Percentage of securities not in public hands

The percentage of the Company's securities held by non-public shareholders at 31 August 2018 was 45.82% (28 February 2018 was 41.78%).

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 3% of the issued share capital as at 31 August 2018 :

The following are the principal beneficial shareholders whose holding directly or indirectly in the Company total more than 3% of the issued share capital as at 28 February 2018 :

Shareholder numbers

Shareholders as at 31 August 2018

Shareholders as at 31 August 2017