Number of securities in issue

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

As at 31 August 2017, the Company had 211 967 622 ordinary shares in issue of which 43 248 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 28 February 2018 was 41.78% (31 August 2017 was 42.48%).

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 28 February 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 31 August 2017 :

Shareholder numbers

Shareholders as at 28 February 2018

Shareholders as at 31 August 2017