Key dates

We plan to:


  • 1 August 2014
    Pay the 2013/14 final dividend
  • 26 November 2014
    Announce the half year results for the 2014/15 financial year
  • 2 February 2015
    Pay the 2014/15 interim dividend
  • May 2015
    Announce the final results for the 2014/15 financial year
  • June 2015
    Publish the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 2014/15 financial year

Dividends paid direct to your bank account

 Why not make life easy and have your dividends paid straight into your bank account?

  • the dividend goes directly into your bank account and is available straight away
  • no need to pay dividend cheques into your bank account
  • no risk of losing cheques in the post
  • no risk of having to replace spoiled or out-of-date cheques
  • it's cost-effective for your company

To take advantage of this, please contact Equiniti via or complete the dividend mandate form that you receive with your next dividend cheque.

If you choose to have your dividend paid directly into your bank account you'll receive one tax voucher each year. This will be issued with the interim dividend normally paid in February and will contain details of all the dividends paid in that tax year. If you'd like to receive a tax voucher with each dividend payment, please contact Equiniti.

Keeping you in the picture

You can find information about United Utilities quickly and easily on our website: Here the Annual Report and Financial Statements, corporate responsibility report, other reports, company announcements, the half year and final announcements and associated presentations are published.

 View or download the full Annual Report and Financial Statements from

Electronic communications

We're encouraging our shareholders to receive their shareholder information by email and via our website. Not only is this a quicker way for you to receive information, it helps us to be more sustainable by reducing paper and printing materials and lowering postage costs.

Registering for electronic shareholder communications is very straightforward, and is done online via which is a website provided by our registrar, Equiniti.

Log on to and you can:

  • set up electronic shareholder communication
  • view your shareholdings
  • update your address details if you change your address
  • get your dividends paid directly into your bank account

Please do not use any electronic address provided in this notice or in any related document to communicate with the company for any purposes other than those expressly stated.



The group's registrar, Equiniti, can be contacted on 0871 384 2041 or textphone for those with hearing difficulties: 0871 384 2255. Calls to these numbers will be charged at 8p per minute plus network extras. Lines are open 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

The address is:

Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing,
West Sussex, BN99 6DA.

Overseas shareholders may contact them on:
+44 (0)121 415 7048
Equiniti offers a share dealing service by telephone: 0845 603 7037 and
Equiniti also offers a stocks and shares ISA for United Utilities shares.
For more information, call 0845 300 0430 or go to:


Warning to shareholders

Please be very wary of any unsolicited contact about your investments or offers of free company reports. It may be from an overseas 'broker' who could sell you worthless or high risk shares. If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you would not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Further information and a list of unauthorised firms that have targeted UK investors is available from the Financial Conduct Authority at

REMEMBER: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!


Balance analysis as at 31 March 2014

Shareholders by location

title value
UK 63
Europe 12
North America 21
Rest of the World 4

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Dividend history — Pence per share
Total ordinary30.0032.0134.3236.04

United Utilities is proud to have retained Platinum Big Tick ranking in the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index and world class status in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.