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- Stock information
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- Corporate information
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- What is Boustead's ticker symbol?
- How many outstanding shares (excluding treasury shares) are there?
The total number of shares issued (excluding treasury shares) is 482,247,329 ordinary shares as at 31 March 2022.
- When is Boustead's Annual General Meeting?
Our AGM is usually held during the last week of July; not more than 120 days after the end of the financial year.
- Does Boustead have a dividend policy?
The company does not have a fixed dividend policy. The form, frequency and amount of dividends will depend on the company’s earnings, general financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, cash flow, general business condition, development plans and other factors as the Directors may deem appropriate. Notwithstanding this, the company has been declaring dividends on a half-yearly basis.
- How can shareholders participate in the Scrip Dividend Scheme (if applicable for the financial year)?
The Scrip Dividend Scheme provides shareholders with the option to receive shares in the company in lieu of cash on a qualifying dividend. Shareholders may choose to receive all or part thereof of their dividend in scrip. Fractional entitlements to new shares under the Scrip Dividend Scheme will be satisfied by a cash payment (based on the issue price) in lieu of such fractional entitlements.
Shareholders with registered addresses outside Singapore who would like to participate in the Scrip Dividend Scheme must provide the CDP with addresses in Singapore for the service of notices and documents no later than five market days prior to the books closure date for a qualifying dividend.
- Does Boustead have a share buy-back programme?
The initial share buy-back mandate was approved during an EGM in FY2009 and has been renewed annually since then. Only shares which are issued and fully paid-up may be purchased or acquired by the company. Boustead has the authorisation from shareholders to repurchase up to a maximum of 10% of our issued share capital in any approved year.
- What are the key business drivers of Boustead's growth?
Our business platforms, strategies and business model value chain collectively form our business drivers, which highlight how we combine our core competencies and strategies for global markets to ultimately deliver sustainable value to our shareholders and other stakeholders.
- What is Boustead's strategy to deliver value to its shareholders?
Boustead’s principal focus is on priming its global operations for sustainable long-term growth. The overarching strategy supporting this goal involves:
- Actively exploring acquisition and investment opportunities that align with or complement our existing business interests. More specifically, Boustead seeks to invest in companies that have the potential to dominate the niche markets they service;
- Targeted business development in Asia and other resource-rich regions;
- Maintaining a cost-conscious culture and lean structure; and,
- A business model focusing on value-added engineering activities such as design, process engineering, project management and services.
- When and where was Boustead listed?
Boustead was listed on 18 June 1975, on the Singapore Exchange (formerly referred to as the Singapore Stock Exchange).
Financial statements and announcements
- When is Boustead's Financial Year End (FYE)?
Boustead operates on a financial year commencing April 1 to 31 March.
- When is Boustead's annual report distributed?
Boustead distributes its Annual Report to the registered mailing addresses of eligible shareholders approximately two weeks before our AGM, which is usually held in the last week of July.
- How can I register to receive a copy of Boustead's Annual Report and/or other important company information?
- When does Boustead release its financial results?
Our financial results are released semi-annually in the months of November and May; not more than 45 days after the end of 1H and not more than 60 days after the end of the financial year.
- How can I download/view quarterly results and annual reports online?
- How can I get in contact with Boustead's Investor Relations team?
- Where is Boustead headquartered?
Boustead is headquartered in Singapore.
Our global headquarters are located at:
82 Ubi Avenue 4
#08-01 Edward Boustead Centre
- Who is Boustead's current Chairman & Group CEO?
- How many employees does the Boustead Group employ?
As at 31 March 2022, Boustead employed a total of 1,141 professionals across the globe. Our teams include Energy Engineering Division: 262; Real Estate Division: 228; Geospatial Division: 525; and Healthcare Division: 103.
- How many countries has Boustead implemented projects in?
Boustead has implemented projects in 89 countries and territories globally.
- Is it true that Boustead is one of the longest continuous trading companies in Singapore?
Yes, Boustead has been continuously trading since it was founded in 1828 – making it one of Singapore’s oldest companies.
- In what year was Boustead founded?
- Who founded Boustead?
- Which famous actor counts Boustead founder, Edward Boustead, as their great grandfather?
British Actor, Mr David Niven, best known for his role as Phileas Fogg in the 1956 production of Around the World in 80 Days.
- In which year did Forbes Asia rank Boustead as one of Asia Pacific's top 200 corporations under a billion?
2008 & 2009
- What commodities did Boustead originally trade in?
Spices, flavours, seeds, nuts, saps, resins, medicinal herbs, and oils.
- In which decade of the 1800's did Boustead introduce rubber trees into Malaysia?
Boustead introduced rubber trees into Malaysia during the late 1880s using seeds germinated at the London Botanical Gardens in Kew. Boustead went on to be a leading rubber plantation manager and owner in Malaysia, eventually managing 49 plantations with a total planted area of 141,629 acres.
- Which major insurance agency did Boustead act as an agent for following the end of WWI?
Following the end of WWI, Boustead acted for numerous insurance agencies including the renowned Lloyds of London, which it represented for more than a century.
- Name three global brand that Boustead has held agency rights for in Singapore and the surrounding regions?
Cadbury, Nestle, Del Monte, Gillette, Esri, Proctor & Gamble, Johnny Walker, Hennessy, Nissan, Thomas Cook and Suzuki.
- In which year did Boustead & Co split into two entities?
After WWII, Malaysia declared independence from the British in August 1957. This saw Boustead & Co split into two entities, Boustead plc (in London) and Boustead Bhd, which held the Singapore and Malaysia assets. Subsequently, Singapore declared independence from Malaysia in 1965. Successive restructuring of the company resulted in the creation of separate entities in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK, each carrying the same name, listed on their respective stock exchanges and all major corporations in their own right. Boustead Singapore was listed on the Singapore Exchange on 17 October 1975.