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Financial calendar

Financial calendar

Date
Ex-dividend date - 2011/12 final dividend 20 June 2012
Record date - 2011/12 final dividend 22 June 2012
First Quarter Interim Management Statement announcement  18 July 2012
AGM - London 19 July 2012
Payment date - 2011/12 final dividend 26 July 2012
Ex-dividend date - 1st interim dividend*  12 September 2012
Payment date - 1st interim dividend* 12 October 2012
2012/13 Half-yearly results announcement November 2012
Ex-dividend date - 2nd interim dividend*  5 December 2012
Payment date - 2nd interim dividend* 10 January 2013
Third Quarter Interim Management Statement announcement   January 2013
Ex-dividend date - 3rd interim dividend* 13 March 2013
Payment date - 3rd interim dividend*  17 April 2013
2012/13 Annual results announcement May 2013

*Provisional dates

 
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Scrip dividends

Following the approval by shareholders of the Scrip Dividend scheme at the Annual General Meeting on 21 July 2011, the Company offers shareholders the option to receive a Scrip dividend - an issue of shares available to shareholders at no dealing or stamp duty reserve tax costs. Shareholders have the option to forgo their cash dividend for the share alternative. Details of the scheme, including the rules, and the required mandate forms for participation are available at www.landsecurities.com/investors/shareholder-investor-information/scrip-dividend or, alternatively, please contact:

The Share Dividend Team,
Equiniti,
Aspect House, Spencer Road,
Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA
Telephone: 0871 384 2268*
International dialling: +44 (0)121 415 7049

*Calls to 0871 telephone numbers are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other telephone providers' costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

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REIT dividend payments

As a UK REIT, the Company is exempted from corporation tax on rental income and gains on its property rental business but is required to pay Property Income Distributions (PIDs). UK shareholders will generally be taxed on PIDs received at their full marginal tax rates. However, should a shareholder opt to receive their dividend as shares (under the Scrip Dividend scheme) instead of cash then this form of dividend would be treated as a non-PID (unless notified by the Company that it was paid as a PID) and would be subject to tax on the cash equivalent of the Scrip as though it were an ordinary UK dividend.

For most shareholders, PIDs will be paid after deducting withholding tax at the basic rate. However, certain categories of shareholder are entitled to receive PIDs without withholding tax, principally UK resident companies, UK public bodies, UK pension funds and managers of ISAs, PEPs and Child Trust Funds. A detailed note on the tax consequences for shareholders and forms to enable certain classes of shareholder to claim exemption from withholding tax are available at www.landsecurities.com/investors/shareholder-investor-information/.

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Balance of business tests

REIT legislation specifies conditions in relation to the type of business a REIT may conduct, which the Group is required to meet in order to retain its REIT status. In summary, at least 75% of the Group's profits must be derived from REIT qualifying activities (the 75% profits test) and 75% of the Group's assets must be employed in REIT qualifying activities (the 75% assets test). Qualifying activities means a property rental business. For the result of these tests for the Group for the financial year, and at the balance sheet date, see the balance of business tests table below.

REIT balance of business tests

 12 months ended
31 March 2012
12 months ended
31 March 2011
 Tax-
exempt
business

Residual
business

Adjusted
results
Tax-
exempt
business

Residual
business

Adjusted
results
Profit before tax (£m) 261.9 18.3 280.2 218.8 22.4 241.2
Balance of business - 75% profits test 93.5% 6.5%   90.7% 9.3%  
Adjusted total assets (£m) 10,302.2 1,008.9 11,311.1 10,295.1 958.9 11,254.0
Balance of business - 75% assets test 91.1% 8.9%   91.5% 8.5%  
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Our website

Our corporate website gives you access to share price and dividend information as well as sections on managing your shares electronically and corporate governance; and other debt and equity investor information on the Group. To access the website please go to www.landsecurities.com/investors.

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Registrar

All general enquiries concerning holdings of ordinary shares in Land Securities Group PLC, should be addressed to:
Equiniti,
Aspect House, Spencer Road,
Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA
Telephone: 0871 384 2128*
Textphone: 0871 384 2255*
International dialling: +44 (0)121 415 7049
Website: www.shareview.co.uk

An online share management service is available, enabling shareholders to access details of their Land Securities shareholdings electronically. Shareholders wishing to view this information, together with additional information such as indicative share prices and information on recent dividends, should visit www.landsecurities.com/investors/shareholder-investor-information/dividend-information or www.shareview.co.uk/myportfolio.

*Calls to 0871 telephone numbers are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other telephone providers' costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

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e-communication

We encourage shareholders to consider receiving their communications electronically. Choosing to receive shareholder communications electronically means you receive information quickly and securely and allows Land Securities to communicate in a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective way. To register for this service, shareholders should visit www.landsecurities.com/investors/shareholders-investor-information/manage-your-shares or www.shareview.co.uk/myportfolio.

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Payment of dividends

Shareholders whose dividends are not currently paid to mandated accounts may wish to consider having their dividends paid directly into their bank or building society account. This has a number of advantages, including the crediting of cleared funds into the nominated account on the dividend payment date. If shareholders would like their future dividends to be paid in this way, they should contact the registrars or complete a mandate instruction available from www.landsecurities.com/investors/shareholder-investor-information/dividend-information and return it to the registrars. Under this arrangement tax vouchers are sent to the shareholder's registered address.

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Dividends for shareholders resident outside the UK

Instead of waiting for a sterling cheque to arrive by mail, you can ask us to send your dividends direct to your bank account. This is a service our registrar can arrange in over 30 different countries worldwide and it normally costs less than paying in a sterling cheque. For more information contact the Company's registrar, Equiniti, on +44 (0)121 415 7047 or download an application form online at www.shareview.co.uk/myportfolio or by writing to our registrars at the address given.

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Low-cost share dealing facilities

Equiniti provides both existing and prospective UK shareholders with simple ways of buying and selling Land Securities Group PLC ordinary shares by telephone, internet or post.

For telephone dealing, call 0845 603 7037 between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. For internet dealing, log on to www.shareview.co.uk/dealing. For postal dealing, call 0871 384 2248* for full details and a form.

Existing shareholders will need to provide the account/shareholder reference number, shown on the share certificate. Other brokers and banks or building societies also offer share dealing facilities.

*Calls to 0871 telephone numbers are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other telephone providers' costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

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ShareGift

Shareholders with a small number of shares, the value of which makes it uneconomic to sell them, may wish to consider donating them to the charity ShareGift (registered charity 1052686), which specialises in using such holdings for charitable benefit. A ShareGift Donation form can be obtained from the registrar and further information about ShareGift is available at www.sharegift.org or by writing to:

ShareGift,
17 Carlton House Terrace,
London SW1Y 5AH
Telephone: 020 7930 3737

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Corporate Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

The Company has arranged for a Corporate ISA to be managed by Equiniti Financial Services Limited, who can be contacted at:

Aspect House,
Spencer Road,
Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6UY
Telephone: 0871 384 2244*

*Calls to 0871 telephone numbers are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other telephone providers' costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

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Capital gains tax

For the purpose of capital gains tax, the price of the Company's ordinary shares at 31 March 1982, adjusted for the capitalisation issue in November 1983 and the Scheme of Arrangement in September 2002, was 203p. On the assumption that the 5 for 8 Rights Issue in March 2009 was taken up in full, the adjusted price would be 229p.

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Unclaimed Assets Register

The Company participates in the Unclaimed Assets Register, which provides a search facility for financial assets which may have been forgotten. For further information, contact:

The Unclaimed Assets Register,
PO Box 9501, Nottingham NG80 1WD
Telephone: 0870 241 1713
Fax: 0115 976 8785
Website: www.uar.co.uk

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Share price information

The latest information on Land Securities Group PLC share price is available on our website www.landsecurities.com.

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Unsolicited mail and shareholder fraud

Shareholders are advised to be wary of unsolicited mail or telephone calls offering free advice, to buy shares at a discount or offering free company reports. To find more detailed information on how shareholders can be protected from investment scams visit www.fsa.gov.uk/consumerinformation/scamsandswindles/investment_scams/boiler_room.

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Registered office

5 Strand, London WC2N 5AF
Registered in England and Wales
No. 4369054

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Offices

5 Strand, London WC2N 5AF
and at:
City Exchange, 11 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5ES
120 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 2EN

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