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Home Retail Group plc was demerged from GUS plc and its shares commenced trading on the London Stock Exchange on 11 October 2006.
A registrar is responsible for maintaining the register of a company's shareholders. This records the names and addresses of all ordinary shareholders and the number of shares that each shareholder owns. The register is maintained by Capita Registrars ('the registrar'). The registrar updates the register when a shareholder's personal circumstances or shareholding change, and also send out dividend cheques and share certificates.
A dividend is a payment to shareholders paid out of the Company's distributable profits. It is paid to everyone who is registered as a shareholder at the record date.
A share certificate is evidence of share ownership. It should be kept in a safe place, as it will be needed if you want to sell all or some of your shares in the future.