This excerpt taken from the BSY 20-F filed Aug 1, 2008.
Electronic shareholder communication
At the Companys AGM in November 2007 the Company gained shareholder approval to adopt changes in the law governing electronic communication. This allows the Company to use its corporate website as the main way to communicate with shareholders, sending out Annual Reports only to those who have opted to receive a paper copy.
The Board regards this as a positive step for both the Company and shareholders. It will reduce our impact on the environment, minimise waste and reduce costs. It will also enable stakeholders to keep updated with developments at Sky as they happen by accessing our website.
Shareholders who have opted to receive shareholder communications in paper form are encouraged to receive these electronically in future by registering at www.shareview.co.uk. Shareholders can also change their instructions at any time by contacting Equiniti Limited.
During the financial year the Company introduced a new consolidated tax voucher service for those shareholders who have chosen to receive dividends directly into their bank account. A single consolidated tax voucher will be mailed by the end of November each year, to coincide with the final dividend payment. Full details are available at www.sky.com/corporate.
Overseas dividend payments