You own the UK Sharepurchase Shares as soon as they are acquired for you and are entitled to dividends and other shareholder rights. The shares are registered in the name of the UK Sharepurchase trustee and held by them on your behalf.
Remember you may lose Matching Shares if you take out Partnership Shares early.
A Barclays shareholder has the right to vote. The UK Sharepurchase trustees hold your UK Sharepurchase Shares on your behalf and you may direct the trustees to exercise voting rights attached to your UK Sharepurchase Shares.
You can direct the Trustees of the Sharepurchase Plan to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf online at www.barclays.com/investorrelations/vote. You will need your voting ID, Task ID and Sharepurchase Reference Number to log on.
Alternatively please contact the UK Sharepurchase Helpline 0871 384 2224*
(from outside of the UK +44 (0)121 415 0154).
*Calls to this number are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other telephony provider costs may vary.