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Ethical Property is a place where investing makes an impact
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Our investors are forward-thinking people who want to see their investment grow while supporting our work to create a more inclusive society, tackle climate change and build a more sustainable economy.

We’re a business with a track record of profitable growth, a strong asset base and an ambitious strategy for future growth and impact, driven by an experienced board and senior management team. Since our launch in 1998, investment from more than 1,300 shareholders has enabled us to build a property portfolio valued in excess of £63 million.

In the coming years we will focus on improving shareholder liquidity, increasing the trading price of shares, increasing dividends and delivering more demonstrable impact. We will be launching regular share offers for additional capital to fund further social change.

To explore how you can take part in an investment where returns deliver a real difference, download our Investor Guide.

Ethical Property shares can be bought and sold via Ethex, a positive investment and savings platform – set up by our co-founder and based in one of our buildings. For further help, email help@ethex.org.uk, call 01865 403304 or visit www.ethex.org.uk/ethicalproperty. Alternatively, please contact us directly.

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Why should I invest in The Ethical Property Company?
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First and foremost, our existence supports hundreds of organisations working towards a variety of fantastically worthwhile causes.  In turn, our shareholders benefit from the payment of an annual dividend, an attractive investment in commercial property and the fact that they are making a single investment that supports our tenant organisations for the long term rather than a single investment supporting just one organisation. There is no majority shareholder and only 36 investors hold more than 50,000 shares, representing 60% of the Company.

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Share performance
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Buying shares in Ethical Property gives you a stake in the business and the right to a dividend. It’s important to us to create opportunities to engage with and listen to our shareholders – so we will encourage you to take part in our well-attended, interactive annual general meetings.

During the past decade, our dividends have averaged 2.3 pence per share; dividends paid in 2018/19 totalled 6.5 pence per share.

Our net asset value per share has risen from £1.54 in 2010/11 to £3.03 in 2018/19.

More detailed financial analysis can be found on the Ethex website, as well as information on how to buy or sell shares. 

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Ethical Property’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is about making change happen together.
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For our shareholders, the AGM is your chance to get involved in our community: to contribute to key discussions and workshops; to hear from tenants, team members and other changemakers, and to be part of the decision making process.

Due to the government-enforced lockdown, we held our most recent AGM over the internet using the ‘Zoom’ conference platform on Tuesday 28th April 2020. We appreciate this was a very different way of holding an AGM and we thank all of you who attended and voted.

The results of on the resolutions were as follows:

(Ordinary) Resolution One: To receive the audited reports and accounts, passed by 99% of votes cast

(Ordinary) Resolution Two: To re-appoint Kingston Smith LLP as auditors of the Company, passed by 99% of votes cast

(Ordinary) Resolution Three: To re-elect Paul Bellack as a Director of the Company, passed by 99% of votes cast

(Ordinary) Resolution Four: To approve the Social Report, passed by 99% of votes cast

(Ordinary) Resolution Five: To re-appoint Adrian Henriques as Social Report auditor for 2019/2020 financial year, passed by 99% of votes cast

Investor FAQs
Why are Company shares not publically listed?

The Ethical Property Company is a small company by all measures, and being quoted on a public stock exchange would cost an enormous amount of money. We are committed to keeping this option under review, and if at any point in the future we think the benefits outweigh the costs, we will bring a proposal to the shareholders at the AGM.

I am a shareholder and would like to receive newsletters and updates via email - how do I sign-up?

We try encourage all shareholders to supply us with an email address, via which we can send all communications, unless we are legally obliged to provide paper copies. If you are a shareholder and would like to receive emails from us in future, please help us save money and resources by filling in your details here.

How does the company communicate with investors once they have purchased shares?

Each new shareholder is required to provide us with an email address when they purchase shares.  All quarterly newsletters, Annual Reports and shareholder information is then sent to this address, unless we are legally required to send hard copies.  We also invite all shareholders to attend our AGM, held in March each year, as well as smaller, more informal shareholder events, held in each region throughout the year.

How often is the Company’s property portfolio valued?

Valued by Savills every three years, reviewed annually by the Directors.

I would like to discuss my investment, my contact details or my investor code – who should I call?

Details of all the appropriate contact details for changing your address, confirming your investor code, buying or selling shares or discussing your investment can be found here

I would like to sell my shares, or I would like to buy more shares, how can I go about this?

In either case you should contact Ethex.  Ethex operate a Matched Bargain Market in Ethical Property shares which aims to put buyers and sellers in touch with each other. If you wish to sell your shares you will need to provide your share certificate. If you have mislaid the certificate you should contact Ethex to arrange a replacement.