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Galliford Try Plc - Trading Statement

17.07.19

Galliford Try plc, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group, today provides the following update on trading for the year ended 30 June 2019.

Carr's Group PLC - Trading Update

17.07.19

Carr's (CARR.L), the Agriculture and Engineering Group, is issuing a trading update relating to the 19 week period ended 13 July 2019. The Group is trading in line with the Board's expectations for the current financial year.

James Fisher & Sons Plc - Contract Wins

16.07.19

James Fisher and Sons plc ("James Fisher" or "the Group") announces a number of recent contract awards in the offshore renewable energy sector with a combined value of circa £30m.

Barr(A.G.) Plc - Pre-close trading update

16.07.19

A.G. BARR, which produces and markets some of the UK's leading drink brands, including IRN-BRU, Rubicon and Funkin, will announce its interim financial results for the 26 weeks to 27 July 2019 on 24 September 2019.

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Palace Capital Plc - AGM Statement

12.07.19

Ahead of its AGM later today, Palace Capital, the Main Market listed property investment company that has a diversified portfolio of UK regional commercial real estate in carefully selected locations outside of London, provides the following short update on its Hudson Quarter development in York:

Telford Homes Plc - Publication and Posting of Scheme Document

12.07.19

On 3 July 2019, the board of CBRE Group, Inc. ("CBRE") and Telford Homes Plc ("Telford Homes") announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Telford Homes by CBRE (or at CBRE's election, one or more direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of CBRE), (the "Acquisition").

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Porvair Plc - Trading Update

06.06.19

Porvair, the specialist filtration and environmental technologies Group, today issues a trading update for the six months ended 31 May 2019.

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De La Rue Plc - 2018/19 Full Year Results

30.05.19

De La Rue plc announces its full year results for 12 months ended 30 March 2019 (FY19, the period or full year). The comparative period was 12 months ended 31 March 2018 (FY18).

Telford Homes Plc - Final Results

29.05.19

Telford Homes Plc, the London focused residential property developer, today announces its final results for the year ended 31 March 2019.

Netcall Plc - Trading Update

29.05.19

Netcall plc,?the leading provider of Low-code and customer engagement software today provides an update on trading for the year ending 30 June 2019.

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Tarsus Group Plc - Recommneded Cash Acquisition of Tarsus Group Plc

24.05.19

The board of Bidco and the Independent Tarsus Directors are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition by Bidco, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Charterhouse Funds, of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Tarsus

Witan Investment Trust Plc - Five For One Share Split

24.05.19

Witan Investment Trust plc (the 'Company') announces that, following approval at the Annual General Meeting on 1 May 2019, there will be a five for one split of the Company's shares, with effect from 28 May 2019.

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Boot(Henry) Plc - AGM Trading Update

23.05.19

Henry Boot PLC, a company engaged in land promotion, property investment and development, and construction, will hold its Annual General Meeting at 12.30 p.m. today at which the Chairman will make the following statement regarding current trading and the outlook for the current financial year.

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Tarsus Group Plc - Trading Update

16.05.19

Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is today providing a trading update on its current financial year to date.

Cineworld Group Plc - Trading Statement

15.05.19

Cineworld Group plc, one of the world's leading cinema groups, announces its trading update for the period 1 January 2019 to 12 May 2019.Cineworld Group plc, one of the world's leading cinema groups, announces its trading update for the period 1 January 2019 to 12 May 2019.

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Renishaw Plc - Trading Statement

14.05.19

Renishaw plc, the global high-precision metrology and healthcare technology group, publishes this trading update for the nine months ended 31 March 2019. It contains unaudited information that covers the first three quarters of the financial year and the period since. As previously announced, the Company is hosting its annual investor day today.

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Science in Sport Plc - PhD launches vegan Smart Bar Plant

08.05.19

Science in Sport plc, the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community, announces that its PhD brand has extended its Smart range by launching the vegan Smart Bar Plant, a high protein plant-based bar.

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El Oro Ltd - Update on Proposals

03.05.19

Update on the proposals for the voluntary winding-up and reconstruction of the Company with rollover options into JPMorgan Elect plc

Palace Capital Plc - Portfolio and Trading Update

02.05.19

Palace Capital, the Main Market listed real estate investment company that has a diversified portfolio of UK commercial real estate in carefully selected locations outside of London, provides the following trading and portfolio update ahead of its results for the year ended 31 March 2019, which will be announced on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Science in Sport Plc - Exclusive Nutrition Provider to Team INEOS

02.05.19

Science in Sport plc, the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community, announces that its SiS brand has been appointed as exclusive nutrition provider to Team INEOS, the internationally acclaimed cycling team formerly known as Team Sky.

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Nichols Plc - AGM trading update

01.05.19

John Nichols, Non-Executive Chairman of Nichols plc, the soft drinks group, will make the following statement at the Group's Annual General Meeting to be held at 11.00 am today

Persimmon Plc - Trading Update

01.05.19

Persimmon plc announces the following trading update covering the period from 1 January 2019 to date, ahead of its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") which is being held at 12.00 noon today.

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Rotork Plc - Trading Update

26.04.19

Rotork plc ("Rotork"), the global flow control and instrumentation company, issues the following trading update covering the first quarter period from 1 January to 31 March 2019 ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held today.

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Devro Plc - Trading Update

25.04.19

Devro plc, one of the world's leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, issues the following trading update for the period 1 January 2019 to the current date ("the period"), ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held at 11.00am today.

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HG Capital Trust Plc - Hg purchases Cinven stake in Visma

18.04.19

Hg, the Manager of HgCapital Trust plc, today announces that it has agreed to make a further investment in Visma, a leading provider of business-critical software to private and public enterprises in the Nordic, Baltic and Benelux regions. Cinven, the global private equity firm, will sell its entire shareholding in Visma as part of this transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Bunzl Plc - Trading Statement

17.04.19

Bunzl plc, the specialist international distribution and services Group, today announces its trading statement for the period since 31 December 2018.

Dialight Plc - AGM Trading Update

17.04.19

Dialight plc, the global leader in LED lighting for heavy industrial applications today publishes a trading update for the current financial year, ahead of its Annual General Meeting taking place later today.

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Dart Group Plc - Trading Update

17.04.19

Dart Group PLC, the Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics group, is pleased to give the following update on trading.

Galliford Try Plc - Operational Update

16.04.19

Galliford Try plc, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group, announces that it is undertaking a strategic review of its Construction business.

Polar Capital Technology Trust Plc - Change in fee arrangements with the Manager

15.04.19

As indicated in the last annual and interim reports, the Board has been keeping under review its fee arrangements with Polar Capital LLP (the "Manager") as the size of assets has grown, performance has been strong in both absolute and relative terms, and in light of the impact of MiFID II with regard to contributions to research costs.

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Ted Baker Plc - Conclusion of HSF investigation

11.04.19

The Board confirms that the independent investigation conducted by the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills ("HSF") into allegations about former CEO Ray Kelvin's conduct (which he denies) and the Company's policies, procedures and handling of employee grievances has now been concluded.

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Colefax Group Plc - Tender Offer

09.04.19

The Company is pleased to announce today the launch of a proposed Tender Offer by Peel Hunt to purchase up to 8 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.

Treatt Plc - Trading Update

05.04.19

Treatt, the manufacturer and supplier of innovative ingredient solutions for the flavour, fragrance, beverage and consumer product industries today publishes a trading update for the half year ended 31 March 2019 (the "Period").

Watkin Jones Plc - Pre-Close Trading Statement

04.04.19

Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), a leading UK developer and constructor of multi-occupancy residential property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and build to rent sectors, announces its pre-close trading statement for the half year ended 31 March 2019 (the 'period').

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M.P. Evans Group Plc - Final Results

02.04.19

M.P.Evans Group PLC ("MP Evans", "the Group" or "the Company"), a producer of sustainable Indonesian palm oil, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

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Harworth Group Plc - Directorate Change

01.04.19

Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" and the "Company") announces that Andrew Kirkman, Finance Director, has notified the Board of his resignation to take up the position of Chief Financial Officer at CLS Holdings plc.

MJ Gleeson Plc - Statement regarding press speculation

01.04.19

The Board of MJ Gleeson plc ("Gleeson") notes the recent press speculation and confirms that it has appointed Lazard to explore and advise it on a range of options for Gleeson's Strategic Land business ("Strategic Land").

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Chesnara Plc - Final Results

29.03.19

Chesnara has continued to deliver significant cash generation, funding the dividend strategy as well as strengthening the group solvency ratio, despite the challenging economic backdrop in 2018. Economic Value was however impacted by the adverse economic conditions, though this was in line with sensitivities.

Astrazeneca Plc - Proposed placing of new ordinary shares

29.03.19

AstraZeneca announces today its intention to raise up to approximately $3.5bn (the Placing Proceeds) through a placing of new ordinary shares in the Company (Placing Shares) with both existing and new institutional investors (the Placees) (the Placing).

Dignity Plc - Statement re: CMA

28.03.19

Dignity plc (Dignity or the Group), the UK's only listed provider of funeral related services, welcomes today's announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") regarding its decision to carry out a full market investigation into the funeral sector.

Fulcrum Utility Services Limited - Trading Update

28.03.19

Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK's market leading independent multi?utility infrastructure and services provider, today provides a trading update ahead of its financial year-end on 31 March 2019. The Company will publish its preliminary results on 4 June 2019.

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Mattioli Woods Plc - Acquisition of SSAS Solutions (UK) Limited

28.03.19

Mattioli Woods plc (AIM: MTW.L), the specialist wealth management and employee benefits business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of SSAS Solutions (UK) Limited ("SSAS Solutions") from its shareholders ("the Sellers") for a total consideration of up to £4.01 million.

SSE Plc - Notification of Closed Period

28.03.19

SSE plc's financial year ends on 31 March 2019. Prior to the publication of its Full Year Results on Wednesday 22 May, SSE is providing the following update on trading since the publication of its Q3 Trading Statement on 8 February 2019.

Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc - Final Results

26.03.19

Michelmersh Brick Holdings (AIM: MBH), the specialist brick manufacturer, is pleased to report its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2018, representing a strong performance and continued progress.

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Galliford Try Plc - Directorate Changes

26.03.19

Galliford Try plc, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group, announces that Peter Truscott has stepped down as Chief Executive and leaves the business with immediate effect.

United Utilities Group Plc - Trading Update

26.03.19

United Utilities announces the following trading update ahead of its full year results on 23 May 2019. Current trading is in line with the group's expectations for the year ending 31 March 2019.

Pennon Group Plc - Trading Statement March 2019

25.03.19

Pennon, one of the UK's largest environmental infrastructure groups, is issuing the following update ahead of its results for the year ended 31 March 2019, which will be announced on 30 May 2019.

Majestic Wine Plc - Group Transformation Plan

25.03.19

Majestic Wine PLC today announces plans to focus the business on the significant growth opportunities in Naked Wines ("Naked") while releasing capital from its Majestic Retail and Commercial ("Majestic") operations.

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Thorpe(F.W.) PLC -Interim Results

21.03.19

FW Thorpe Plc - a group of companies that design, manufacture and supply professional lighting systems - is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2018.

Wynnstay Group PLC - Trading Update

21.03.19

Wynnstay, the agricultural supplies group, announces the following update on current trading for the financial year ended 31 October 2019.

Strix Group PLC - Final Results

21.03.19

Strix Group Plc (AIM: KETL), the global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls and other complementary water temperature management components, is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

Halma PLC - Trading Statement

21.03.19

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, today releases its trading update, for the period from 1 October 2018 to date.

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HG Capital Trust PLC - Hg agrees the sale of Foundry

19.03.19

Hg, the Manager of Hg Capital Trust plc, today announces the sale of Foundry, a leading global developer of high?end visual effects ("VFX") and 3D design software to Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company.

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Fuller,Smith &Turner - Directorate Change

18.03.19

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC (“Fuller’s”), the premium pub and hotel company and London brewer, today announces the appointment of Adam Councell as Finance Director with effect from 27 August 2019.

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Primary Health Props - Republic of Ireland Acquisition

12.03.19

Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP"), one of the UK's leading investors in modern primary healthcare facilities, announces that it has contracted to acquire a standing let primary care centre in the Republic of Ireland.

Driver Group plc - Trading update

11.03.19

Driver Group plc, the leading global professional services consultancy to the construction and engineering industries, providing multi-disciplinary consultancy services including expert witness, claims and dispute resolution services, today provides the following operational update on its activities.

Watkin Jones plc -Forward sale of 599 bed PBSA scheme in Wembley

11.03.19

Watkin Jones plc, a leading UK developer and constructor of multi-occupancy residential property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and build to rent sectors, announces that the Group has completed the forward sale of a purpose-built student accommodation development in Wembley to the real estate investment business of DWS.

Debenhams plc - Refinancing Update

11.03.19

Further to the announcement made on 5 March, Debenhams confirms that it is in advanced negotiations with its current lenders about additional facilities of approximately £150m. £40m of these facilities will refinance the £40m bridge facility announced on 12 February.

Kier Group PLC - Update

11.03.19

Kier Group plc (the "Company" or "the Group") today provides an update on the net debt position stated in its trading statement of 22 January 2019 and the Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment project.

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Sports Direct Intl. - Statement regarding Debenhams plc

08.03.19

Sports Direct has today requisitioned a general meeting of Debenhams plc to appoint Mr Mike Ashley to the board of directors of Debenhams and to remove all of the current members of the Debenhams board (other than Rachel Osborne who became a director in September 2018).

Gresham House PLC - Results for the year ended 31 December 2018

07.03.19

Gresham House plc, the specialist alternative asset manager, is delighted to report a transformational year, more than trebling assets under management to £2.3 billion through organic and acquisitive growth, achieving profitability and significant margin improvement, whilst developing a high-quality pipeline of new opportunities and expanding its distribution capabilities.

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Anpario plc - Final Results

06.03.19

Anpario plc, the international producer and distributor of natural animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition and biosecurity is pleased to announce its full year results for the twelve months to 31 December 2018.

Breedon Group PLC - Annual Results 2018

06.03.19

Breedon, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, announces its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

Concurrent Tech. - Product Announcement

06.03.19

Concurrent Technologies Plc (AIM: CNC), a world leading specialist in the design and manufacture of high-end embedded computer boards for critical applications, is pleased to announce a new rugged server board.

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Shepherd Neame Ltd - Interim Results

06.03.19

Shepherd Neame, Britain's Oldest Brewer and owner and operator of 322 high quality pubs in Kent and the South East, today announces results for the 26 weeks ended 29 December 2018.

McKay Securities - TRADING UPDATE

05.03.19

McKay Securities PLC, the only UK REIT specialising entirely in the London and South East office and industrial markets, today announces a trading update for the period 1st October 2018 to 4th March 2019.

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FireAngel SafetyTech - Contract win

04.03.19

FireAngel (AIM: FA.), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, announces that it has signed an agreement to supply smoke and heat alarms to a further housing association in Scotland.

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FireAngel SafetyTech - Contract win

28.02.19

FireAngel, one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, announces that, following the introduction of new legislation in Scotland, it has signed an agreement to supply mains and battery-powered smoke and heat alarms to another housing association.

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ITV PLC - Final Results

27.02.19

Full year results for the year ending 31st December 2018 - Continued strong operating performance

Rio Tinto - 2018 full year results

27.02.19

Rio Tinto announces record returns to shareholders of $13.5 billion including final dividend of $3.1 billion and special dividend of $4.0 billion

Rio Tinto launches climate change report

27.02.19

Rio Tinto today published Our approach to climate change, which shows how the company plans to contribute to and leverage the transition to a low carbon future.

Marks & Spencer Grp and Ocado announce new Joint Venture

27.02.19

Marks and Spencer Group Plc ("M&S"), the unique own brand retailer, today announces the creation of a new 50/50 Joint Venture ("JV") with Ocado Group Plc ("Ocado"), the UK's leading pure play digital grocer, that will transform online grocery shopping for UK consumers.

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Devro PLC - Full Year Results

26.02.19

FULL YEAR RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018 -Significant progress on strategic priorities & improved profit margin

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Science in Sport Plc - Senior Management Appointments

21.02.19

Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS) has made three key senior management appointments, supporting its ambition to become the world's leading premium performance nutrition business and reflecting the Group's sustained ability to attract talent.

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Barclays Plc - Final Results

21.02.19

Improved financial performance with Group return on tangible equity of 8.5% and earnings per share of 21.9p1

McBride Plc - Trading Update - February 2019

20.02.19

McBride plc (the "Group"), the leading European manufacturer and supplier of Contract Manufactured and Private Label products for the domestic Household and professional cleaning and hygiene markets, provides the following trading update, ahead of the publication of its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2018 on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Palace Capital Plc - New lease at Sol Northampton

19.02.19

Palace Capital (LSE: PCA), the Main Market listed property investment company that has a diversified portfolio of UK regional commercial real estate in carefully selected locations outside of London, has completed a 15 year lease for 12,800 sq ft with Soo Yoga Group ("Soo Yoga") at its Sol Northampton leisure scheme.

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HSBC Holdings Plc - 2018 Annual Results

19.02.19

John Flint, Group Chief Executive, said: "These are good results that demonstrate progress against the plan that I outlined in June 2018. Profits and revenue were both up despite a challenging fourth quarter, and our return on tangible equity is significantly higher than in 2017. This is an encouraging first step towards meeting our return on tangible equity target of more than 11% by 2020."

Greggs Plc - Trading Update - February 2019

19.02.19

Greggs has made an exceptionally strong start to 2019. In the seven weeks to 16 February 2019, total sales grew by 14.1 per cent (2018 comparator period: 6.2 per cent) and like-for-like sales in company-managed shops increased by 9.6 per cent (2018 comparator period: 2.9 per cent).

Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc -Exclusive negotiations to acquire Thermocoax for €158 million (£139 million)

18.02.19

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam, electrical thermal energy solutions and peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with a view to acquiring Thermocoax Developpement and all of its group companies (Thermocoax) from Chequers Capital, TCR Capital and other minority shareholders for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of €158 million (£139 million).

Latham(James) PLC - Acquisition

15.02.19

James Latham is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Abbey Wood Agencies Limited, a leading Irish timber merchant and the official distributor of Accoya wood in Ireland.

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SEGRO PLC - PLACING TO FUND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

15.02.19

SEGRO plc today announces a placing to raise approximately £450 million of gross proceeds through the issue of new ordinary shares of 10 pence per share in the capital of the Company (the "Placing").

Nestlé Press Release

14.02.19

Nestlé proposes Dick Boer and Dinesh Paliwal as new independent members of the Board of Directors

AstraZeneca PLC - Full-Year and Q4 2018 Results

14.02.19

Full-year and Q4 2018 results New launches and commercial execution deliver full-year sales growth and a very strong final quarter. 2019 anticipated to be a year of higher year-on-year sales growth combined with operating leverage.

MJ Gleeson Plc - Half-year Report

14.02.19

MJ Gleeson plc, the low-cost housebuilder and strategic land specialist, announces another strong period of performance with profit before tax up 62.8% and an increase in the interim dividend of 27.8% to 11.5p per share.

Augean Plc - Contract Renewals & New Contract Wins

14.02.19

Augean, one of the UK's leading specialist waste management businesses, is pleased to announce that it has renewed contracts, with terms of up to four years, with certain of its strategically important customers in Energy from Waste and North Sea oil and industrial services. These generated over one third of the Group profit in the year ended December 2018.

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Augean Plc - Augean South HMRC Assessment Notification

14.02.19

Augean, one of the UK's leading specialist waste management businesses, has been issued with a final assessment from HMRC for Augean South Limited for a total amount of landfill tax of £16.2m (excluding interest) covering the period ending 28 February 2015 to 31 May 2018. There may be other final assessments for other time periods for Augean South.

R.E.A. Holdings plc Trading Statement

11.02.19

Increased production seen in 2018 is continuing into 2019 with a crop for January 2019 of some 60,000 tonnes, comfortably ahead of the January 2018 crop of 44,000 tonnes.

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Telford Homes PLC -Conditional acquisition on International Way

11.02.19

Telford Homes Plc, the London focused residential property developer, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts for the conditional purchase of a site on International Way, Stratford, E20 for a total cash consideration of £20.0 million

B.P. Marsh &Partners - Trading Update

07.02.19

B.P. Marsh, the niche venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses, is pleased to provide the market with an update on trading for the Group's financial year ended 31 January 2019.

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Royal Bk Scotland Grp. - GM Statement

06.02.19

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc will hold a General Meeting at 3.00pm today. The meeting will deal with the proposed resolution as set out in the Notice previously issued to shareholders. The following is an extract from the remarks to be made by Howard Davies, Chairman, at the meeting.

Grainger PLC - Trading Update

06.02.19

Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed residential landlord, today provides an update on trading for the first four months of its financial year to the end of January 2019. The company will announce its half year financial results on 16 May 2019.

FireAngel SafetyTech - Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights

06.02.19

The Company announces that application has been made for the admission to trading on AIM of 30,000 new ordinary shares of 2 pence each in the Company pursuant to the exercise of employee share options. Admission of the new Shares to trading on AIM is expected to occur on 13 February 2019.