license assigned to AHN H@H Home Health and restored its unrestricted license.The Pennsylvania Department of Health will alert the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about this matter. CMS has the authority to impose civil monetary penalties of up to $10,000 per day or per instance for non-compliance. At this time, the Company cannot predict the outcome of this matter.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a department of the U.K. government responsible for the collection of taxes, has raised assessments against the Kaplan U.K. Pathways business for Value Added Tax (VAT) relating to 2017 and earlier years, which have been paid by Kaplan. Kaplan has challenged these assessments and the case is currently on appeal to a tax tribunal with a hearing expected later in 2018 or 2019. The Company believes it has met all requirements under U.K. VAT law and expects to recover the £10.9 million receivable related to the assessments that have been paid.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire in the U.K. on June 14, 2017, government authorities issued advice to building owners with respect to certain types of cladding on its student residence buildings across the U.K. One student residence is expected to require remedial work. Additional investigations are ongoing. Remedial work on this building will be undertaken once these investigations are complete. At this time, it is not possible to predict the scope of this work.
The Company and its subsidiaries are also subject to complaints and administrative proceedings and are defendants in various other civil lawsuits that have arisen in the ordinary course of their businesses, including contract disputes; actions alleging negligence, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy; trademark, copyright and patent infringement; False Claims Act violations; violations of applicable wage and hour laws; and statutory or common law claims involving current and former students and employees. While it is not possible to predict the outcomes of these lawsuits, in the opinion of management, their ultimate dispositions should not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
Market Information and Holders
The Company’s Class B Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GHC.” The Company’s Class A Common Stock is not publicly traded.
The high and low sales prices of the Company’s Class B Common Stock are listed below.
At January 31, 2018, there were 26 holders of record of the Company’s Class A Common Stock and 428 holders of record of the Company’s Class B Common Stock.
Both classes of the Company’s Common Stock participate equally as to dividends. Quarterly dividends were paid at a rate of $1.27 and $1.21 per share during 2017 and 2016, respectively.