1. The shares will be marked ex-dividend on 21 September 2005.
2. The interim report will be posted to shareholders on 23 September 2005.
3. The interim dividend will be paid on 14 October 2005 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 23 September 2005. Dividend warrants/vouchers will be posted on 12 October 2005.
4. The Provident Financial Company Nominee Scheme (‘the scheme’) enables shareholders who are eligible, namely individuals, to take advantage of the CREST system for settling transactions in shares in the company by means of a low-cost dealing service. It includes a dividend reinvestment scheme for those who wish to use this facility. Shareholders who wish to take advantage of the scheme should contact the company’s registrar, Capita Registrars, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU (telephone: 0870 162 3100) to request an information pack. The registrar’s website is www.capitaregistrars.com.
John van Kuffeler Chairman
Robin Ashton Chief Executive
John Harnett Finance Director
Chris Johnstone Managing Director, UK consumer credit
David Swann Managing Director, international
Charles Gregson Deputy Chairman
Ray Miles Senior independent non-executive director
John Maxwell Chairman of the remuneration committee
Graham Pimlott Chairman of the audit committee
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Provident Financial plc