Deliveroo currently intends to retain any future earnings to finance the operation and expansion of the business, and does not expect to declare or pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Any decision to declare and pay dividends will be made at the discretion of the Directors and will depend on, among other things, applicable law, regulation, restrictions on the payment of dividends in financing arrangements, financial position, the Company’s distributable reserves, regulatory capital requirements, working capital requirements, finance costs, general economic conditions, and other factors the Directors deem significant from time to time.
Deliveroo Holdings plc are aware that shareholders may be targeted by unsolicited phone calls or correspondence from 'investment specialists' concerning investment matters. Deliveroo Holdings plc has not appointed or authorised any 'investment specialists' to contact shareholders and you should therefore be wary of any unsolicited calls or offers of advice. Such 'investment specialists' can be very persistent and extremely persuasive and a survey in 2006 by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”, then the Financial Service Authority) has reported that the average amount lost by investors is around £20,000. It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way, many victims have been successfully investing for a number of years.
The FCA maintains on its website a list of unauthorised overseas companies who are targeting, or have targeted UK investors and any approach from such organisations should be reported to the FCA so that the list can be kept up to date and any appropriate action can be considered. If you deal with an unauthorised company, you would not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The FCA can be contacted by telephone on 0800 111 6768 or search the warning list by visiting http://scamsmart.fca.org.uk/warninglist
As a result, shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice or offers to buy shares at a discount. If you receive any unsolicited investment advice or approaches, whether over the telephone, through the post or by email:
- make sure you get the name of the person and organisation;
- check that they are properly authorised by the FCA before getting involved by visiting https://register.fca.org.uk/; and,
- report the matter to the FCA either by calling 0800 111 6768 or by completing an online form at www.fca.org.uk/consumers/report-scam-unauthorised-firm
More detailed information on this or similar activity can be found on the FCA website www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart and www.actionfraud.police.uk
If you are concerned you may have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.