These are unprecedented times. That seems to be the catchphrase of the moment. It is also very apt.
As the ripple of uncertainty reverberates throughout the industry, we are seeing companies making very difficult decisions about how their business operates, including suspending or delaying dividend distributions.
Whilst these measures may be in the best interests of the company, clearly investors will be impacted by the consequential financial shortfall. This is why the strong steps we have taken, and continue to take, to combat cheque fraud and protect shareholder assets are so important. We are also doing everything in our ability to ensure that shareholders receive the funds that they are due, including: