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Company Facts

Ordinary Shares

American Depository Receipt (ADR) Shares

What is DDD Group plc’s financial year end?

DDD Group plc’s financial year ends 31 December.
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Which accounting standard does DDD Group plc use for its annual financial statements?

The accounts have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, including International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Interpretations (collectively IFRS) published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) which have been adopted by the European Commission and endorsed for use in the EU.
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Where can I find information about the DDD Group plc Board of Directors?

Information about the DDD Group plc board can be found on the AIM Rule 26 page of the website.
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What is DDD Group plc’s current headcount?

At the end of the FY13, DDD Group plc employed 27 people worldwide working out of its subsidiaries in the USA and Australia.
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When will DDD Group plc announce its next financial figures?

Annual Results are typically announced in late April or early May while Interim Results will be posted in advance of the 30 September due date based on the current 31 December financial reporting year.
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Where can I read about current DDD Group plc financial news?

Current DDD Group plc financial news is listed under Regulatory Announcements.
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Where can I order DDD Group plc’s latest annual report?

DDD Group plc is environmentally conscious and encourages interested parties to view the electronic version of the Annual Report which is included on the Company Reports and Presentation page and can be downloaded as a PDF document. We are happy to provide physical copies of the reports to facilitate your needs if you require this.
All registered shareholders are provided options for post or electronic communications which include the Annual Report each year. If your holding is registered under a Broker or Nominee account, you would need to view the Annual Report online or request a printed copy of the report by using the Contact Us form in this website.
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Who are DDD Group plc’s principal advisors and its registrar?

DDD Group plc’s advisors are listed at the bottom of the AIM Rule 26 page of the website.
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What kind of shares does DDD Group plc offer and where are the shares listed?

DDD Group plc ordinary shares are listed through the AIM under the ticker symbol “DDD”. DDD Group plc also has a level 1 sponsored ADR program for the US market where 10 ordinary shares = 1 ADR share. The ADR shares are listed through the OTCQX market under the ticker symbol “DDDGY”.
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What is the difference between a Registered holder and a Beneficial holder?

A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the company’s registrar or the depositary bank (in the case of the ADR program). The registered holder is considered the owner of record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than their own, such as in the name of a broker, bank or nominee.
Beneficial shareholders will need to contact their broker to record changes to their account or request information about their holdings.
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How do I obtain historical share prices of DDD Group plc?

Historical share prices for DDD Group plc’s ordinary shares (AIM: DDD) can be found on our Website, the London Stock Exchange website or at the Financial Times website.
Historical share prices for DDD Group plc’s ADRs (OTCQX: DDDGY) can be found on Deutsche Bank website (http://www.adr.db.com) or at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DDDGY/quote.
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When did DDD Group plc go public in the UK? At what price?

DDD Group plc floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) which is part of the London Stock Exchange on 3 January 2002 at £0.65 per share. DDD Group plc continues to be listed on AIM (ticker symbol: DDD; ISIN Code: GB0031129355).
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What is the stock symbol for DDD Group plc shares?

DDD Group plc’s ordinary shares trade on the AIM under the ticker symbol “DDD”.
London Stock Exchange Symbol: DDD
ISIN Code:GB0031129355
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How many shares are issued and outstanding?

Approximately 143m ordinary shares of 1p each are currently in issue (excluding deferred shares). See the Securities Information section of the AIM 26 Page for the most up to date information.
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What is the effect of the share split of 5 July 2008?

At the company’s annual general meeting held on 8 November 2005, a resolution was passed on a show of hands authorizing the sub-division of the company’s share capital, both issued and unissued, so that each ordinary share of 10p nominal value is divided into 1 new ordinary shares of 1p nominal value each and 1 new deferred share of 9p nominal value each. The holders of the deferred shares are not entitled to receive any dividend out of the profits of the Company available for distribution. On a distribution of assets on a winding-up or other return of capital the holders of the deferred shares shall be entitled to receive the amount paid up on the shares after distribution in cash to the holders of the new ordinary shares the amount of £100,000,000 in respect of each new ordinary share held by them. The deferred shares shall not entitle their holders to any further or other right of participation in the assets of the Company. The holders of deferred shares shall not be entitled to receive notice of or to attend any general meeting of the Company or to vote on any resolution to be proposed. No certificates will be issued in respect of the deferred shares.
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How can I buy DDD Group plc shares?

DDD Group plc shares can be bought and sold through any registered stock broker in the UK, or generally through any financial institution providing brokerage services.
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What does the shareholder structure look like?

The total number of ordinary shares of 1p of DDD Group plc in issue as at 31 December 2013 was 143,663,572. There are no shares held in treasury, and therefore the total number of ordinary shares with voting rights in the Company is the same.
Details on the Substantial Shareholders in DDD Group plc can be found at the AIM Rule 26 page.
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Whom should I contact regarding questions about DDD Group plc shares?

For questions regarding share certificates and related issues, contact Computershare Investor Services.
www.investorcentre.co.uk
Web.queries@computershare.co.uk
Tel +44 (0)870 889 4028
For all other inquiries, please email DDD or call +1 (310) 566-3340.
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When does the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders take place?

Meeting dates are announced in advance of each meeting through RNS, in email updates to our registered investor holders, and on our website. You can also access AGM Information of our past and upcoming Annual General Meetings on the Company Reports and Presentations page of our website.
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ADR Program Overview

In December 2012, DDD Group plc established a sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank). The ADR shares will be listed and traded on the highest tier of the over-the-counter market (OTCQX) as soon as the registration process is complete.
Ticker: DDDGY
Structure: Level I ADR
Exchange: Over- the-counter market (OTCQX)
Ratio (ADR:ORD) : 1 ADS : 10 ORD
DR ISIN : US23317K1051
CUSIP: 23317K105

Contact details for ADR investors and brokers:

Deutsche Bank ADR broker services desks
New York: Tel +1 212 250 9100
London: +44 207 547 6500

Contact details for registered ADR Holders:

Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Peck Slip Station
P.O. Box 2050
New York, NY 10272-2050

Email: DB@amstock.com
Website: www.adr.db.com

Toll-free number: (866) 706-0509
Direct Dial: (718) 921-8137

The Company’s ADR program is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. As the Depositary bank Deutsche Bank performs the following roles for ADR holders:

- Records and maintains the register of ADR holders
- Is the stock transfer agent
- Distributes dividends in US dollars (if applicable)
- Facilitates the proxy voting process and exercises the voting rights on behalf of ADR holders (if applicable)
- Issues and cancels DDD Group plc ADRs
- Can distribute company circulars and Annual General Meeting documentation (if applicable)

For those holders which are not registered because their shares are held through a ‘Street name’ (nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from time to time from Deutsche Bank to distribute to ADR holders. You need to make arrangements with your nominee if you wish to receive such documents and to be able to exercise your vote through the depositary bank at general meetings (if applicable).

The following information does not contain all information that may be important to you. For more complete information, we highly recommend that you read the entire deposit agreement and the form of American Depositary Receipt, which contains the American Depositary Shares terms.
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What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

ADRs are a negotiable US dollar denominated certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-US company. DDD Group plc’s ADRs represent DDD Group plc’s ordinary shares deposited with the depositary bank, to underlie such certificates and carry the rights attached to them as detailed in the Depositary Agreement. Holders of ADRs receive dividends in US dollars (if applicable) and have the right to vote on shareholders resolutions. The term ADR and ADS are often used interchangeably. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-US securities by US investors.
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What is an ADR ratio?

This is the relation between the number of ADRs and the number of ordinary shares. Every 10 ordinary DDD Group plc share represents 1 DDD Group plc ADR share.
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What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?

US investors may prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to US market conventions. One of ADRs’ top advantages is the facilitated diversification into foreign securities. ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information.
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What types of companies issue ADRs?

ADR issuers are typically large multinational corporations. Any non-US company seeking to raise capital in the US or increase their base of US investors can issue ADRs.
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Is it easy to get information and updates on DDD Group plc?

The OTCQX listing requires information to be available to shareholders in English on a regular basis. DDD Group plc’s website http://www.ddd.com/ includes all the necessary business and regulatory information including links to London Stock Exchange and the OTC Markets trading data.
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Where are DDD Group plc ADRs traded?

Starting in December 2012, DDD Group plc ADRs are listed on the Over-the-Counter Market in its premium tier known as OTCQX International. www.otcmarkets.com.
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What is the Over-the-Counter Market?

Level I ADRs are traded in the US OTC market with prices published in the “Pink Sheets” and on some exchanges outside the United States. The establishment of a Sponsored Level I program does not require full SEC registration and the company does not have to report its accounts under US GAAP or provide full SEC disclosure.
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Why have you chosen to list on the OTCQX International instead of the standard OTC market?

The OTCQX International is a premium market tier that distinguishes leading international companies from other securities traded over-the-counter. Also, the reporting and disclosure requirements of the OTCQX International are in line with the Company’s current high standards of disclosure.
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Who is DDD Group plc’s depositary for ADRs?

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. The depositary bank plays a key role in issuance as well as cancellation of ADRs. It also maintains the ADR holder register, distributes the dividends in US dollars (if applicable) and facilitates the exercise by the ADRs holders of their voting rights (if applicable). You can refer to www.adr.db.com.
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How do I convert my ordinary shares into ADRs?

Converting ordinary shares into ADRs must be done through a broker investment advisor or through Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. You can contact Deutsche Bank broker services desk on +1 212 250 9100 or +44 207 547 6500.
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How may I check how many ADRs I hold?

If you do not hold via a broker, bank or nominee, please contact our transfer agent:
Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Peck Slip Station
P.O. Box 2050
New York, NY 10272-2050

Email: DB@amstock.com
Toll-free number: +1 866 706 0509
Direct Dial: +1 718 921 8137
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How do I receive Annual Report and company information updates?

To be added to the investor relations email distribution list of DDD Group plc, register at: http://www.ddd.com/investors/newsletter-signup/
The company feels strongly about protecting the environment and therefore no longer distributes hard-copy Annual Reports following the approval of shareholders at an AGM in 2009. A limited supply of hard copy reports is available and can be provided in circumstances where access to the internet is restricted. Please contact info@ddd.com to request a report.
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How may I find out corporate action information on DDD Group plc?

For corporate action information, please visit:
www.adr.db.com
Search for DDD Group plc and then select Corporate Actions tab. Alternatively you may contact Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Shareholder Services on toll-free number +1 866 706 0509 or Direct Dial: +1 718 921 8137.
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