We cannot sell shares to you any other way, so please ensure you have read and understood our Formal Offer.
We are offering to sell shares from our own shareholding.
We will afterwards buy back from other sellers.
We are not licensed to trade shares as a Broker, so instead follow HMRC recommended procedures for buying and selling shares as individuals.
This is known as ‘Same Day’ and ‘Bed and Breakfasting’, and full details can be found at the HMRC website.
Purchases of £1,000 or less will usually be in your ComputerShare account 7 to 10 days after the sale date.
(For new investors, this will be after you give us your ComputerShare account details.)
Purchases of over £1,000 will take between 4 and 7 weeks.
The delay is the time required by HMRC to process the required Stamp Duty paperwork.
We have no control over the time they take.
They advise up to three weeks but we have known it to take nearly six.
As there is a live share issue, we request new investors buy their first share direct from BrewDog. If you are a resident of the USA, or other jurisdiction unable to buy direct, we can create a ComputerShare Account for you for a small fee.
Example Formal Offer to Sell BrewDog Shares
From: Neil Fletcher & John Stewart
Our offer to sell BrewDog Ordinary B Shares (0.1p):
Number of Shares: XXXXX Purchase Cost: £XXXXX
Stamp Duty: £XXXXX Total to be Paid: £XXXXX
Sale Date: XXXXX Last Date for Payment: XXXXX
In Summary: Send your details to us, pay for the shares, and we’ll do the rest.
Please message us with the following information for the Stock Transfer Form (STF):
a) Your Title, Forenames and Surname (eg. Mrs. Mary Ann Smith) which will appear on your ComputerShare shareholder account.
For new investors, we cannot transfer your shares until your initial purchase from BrewDog has been allocated at ComputerShare.
For Joint Shareholdings, all owners titles and names should be supplied.
b) Your full postal address, including Post Code.
c) Your existing shareholder reference number.
The details must be EXACTLY THE SAME as they appear in your ComputerShare account, or ComputerShare will reject the transfer.
The safest way to give us your details is to log in to your ComputerShare account, and send us a screenshot of your registered address, or send us the pdf of your latest share certificate if your address has not changed.
Your details at ComputerShare must also be your current details, as they will write to you at the address they have about your new shares.
The ‘Total to be Paid’ should be paid to our account no later than 2pm on the day before the Sale Date.
Paying earlier is a great help to us in advising the original sellers of the likelihood of a completed sale.
Use your name and the letters ‘BD’ as the reference to us.
A/c Name: N Fletcher & J Stewart
Sort Code: XXXXXX A/c No: XXXXXXXX
For international transfers (You must pay in GBP and cover all bank charges):
Bank Address Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
International buyers usually find Transferwise or other agencies to be cheaper than their own banks.
Sorry, but we cannot accept PayPal or card payments as they will charge us as much in fees to receive your payment as the margin we are making on your purchase.
We can supply Monzo account details on request.
Please message us as soon as you have made payment.
Changing your mind
If you decide that you do not wish to proceed with your purchase, please let us know as soon as possible. We fully understand that there are many reasons people may need to cancel, and it will be a really big help to us if you tell us as soon as you can.
We accept cancellations by email up to 11:59pm on the day before the Sale Date.
We will refund your payment in full as soon as possible.
We cannot accept cancellations later than this, as we will have entered into legal contracts to buy back shares from the investors we are selling for.
When your payment arrives we will send you confirmation of receipt.
On or before the Sale Date we will send you a scan of the signed Stock Transfer Form. It is your proof of ownership of the shares until they appear in your ComputerShare account.
For Sales of £1,000 or less
We will then post the STF to ComputerShare Investor Services PLC.
The shares will usually be in your ComputerShare account in 7 to 10 days after the Sale Date, or for new investors, after you given us your ComputerShare account details.
(Providing, of course, that you have given us your correctly registered details 😉 ).
For Sales of more than £1,000
We will send the required documentation by Royal Mail to HMRC with the Stamp Duty payment, and then finally to ComputerShare Investor Services PLC.
The process will take between 4 and 7 weeks.
Emailing us after 4 weeks will in no way speed up HMRC returning the forms to us 😉
We will keep you informed by messages and copies of the scanned documentation every step of the way.
The Sale process will be deemed completed once the shares are in your ComputerShare account.
You can update your shareholding on the BrewDog Forum by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a copy of your new Share Certificate, and telling them that you bought the shares from C0000000089.
Unfortunately, this is not automatic, as BrewDog currently has no direct link to ComputerShare account balances.
Please message us if you have any queries.
Neil & John #89