All Shareholders (including certificated and nominee) with 2,500 Shares (excluding the officers of the Company) are entitled to participate in a draw undertaken by the Manager before the Annual General Meeting in respect of The All England Lawn Tennis Ground Ltd Debentures listed below. Once a Shareholder’s holding exceeds 2,500 Shares, the probability of success in this draw will increase for every additional Share held. If you are holding your shares in nominee your nominee is entered in the draw. If your nominee wins then they should randomly select a winner from within their nominee pool who owns more than 2,500 Shares. Those of you with a keen interest in probability will note your chances of winning with a nominee holding is higher than as a certificated holder as long as your nominee does elect a winner by the due date required for returns. You should check with your nominee directly as to their policy with regard to accepting the tickets and the allocation policy they have. Please note that all winners who do not reply by the due date for returns lose the right to their tickets which are then sold and the proceeds donated to a registered charity of the Manager’s choice.
In the event that holding these Debentures did not align with the investment strategy of the Company, the Debentures will be sold; in such case, the above benefit would
At the Annual General Meeting held on 27 November 2017, Shareholders voted in favour of retaining these Debentures.
The Company owns two Debentures entitling it to two Centre Court seats (together with two badges admitting entry to the Debentures Holders’ Lounge) for the thirteen
days, play of the Championships. There will be thirteen draws, each draw entitling the successful Shareholder to one pair of adjacent seats for one day’s play.
The Sheppard family remove their Shares from the draw to manage conflicts of interest, hence the probability of success of other Shareholders more than doubles.