19.09.18Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2018
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19.09.18Initial Issue targeting £200 million and Share Issuance Programme
19.09.18NewRiver is pleased to announce that it has signed an Asset Management Agreement ('AMA') with Canterbury City Council ('the Council') for the asset management of Whitefriars Shopping Centre.
18.09.18James Cropper, the advanced materials and paper products group, provides the following trading update.
18.09.18LONDONMETRIC PROPERTY PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
17.09.18M.P. Evans Group PLC ("MP Evans" or "the Group"), a producer of Indonesian palm oil, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
17.09.18MJ Gleeson Plc today announces its audited results for the year ended 30 June 2018.
14.09.18US FDA approves Lumoxitifor certain patients with relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukaemia. Approval of Lumoxiti, a first-in-class medicine for hairy cell leukaemia marks first new treatment option for patients in over 20 years.
14.09.18Further to the ordinary shareholder class meeting on 5 September 2018, whereby the Ordinary Share Distribution Policy was amended to permit the Directors to effect the Minimum Annual Distribution by repurchasing ordinary shares of 0.0001 pence each on an ongoing basis each quarter.
14.09.18Photo-Me, the instant-service equipment group, announces that it has completed the sale of its 50% stake in Stilla Technologies SA, a Paris-based European Biotechnology company.
14.09.18Acquisitions and Placing of New Ordinary Shares
14.09.18PRELIMINARY RESULT - For the 52 weeks ended 29 July 2018
13.09.18INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE HALF YEAR TO 5 AUGUST 2018
13.09.18Acquisition of Systagenix Wound Management Manufacturing Limited Acquisition of development and manufacturing assets of Systagenix Entering a 5-year exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement
12.09.18B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc (AIM: BPM), the niche venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses, is pleased to note that its investee company Nexus Underwriting Management Limited ("Nexus"), in which it holds a 17.2% shareholding, has announced that it has completed the acquisitions of Huntington Underwriting Limited ("Huntington") on 6 September 2018 and Altitude Risk Partners LLP ("Altitude") on 7 September 2018.
12.09.18In its Trading Statement on 19 July 2018 SSE plc stated that dry, still and warm weather in the financial year so far and persistently high gas prices had negatively impacted its adjusted operating profit in Q1 2018/19 by around £80m compared with plan. It also said that this would potentially impact on its full-year results, dependent on the range of factors that apply in its market-based businesses, in which it said Energy Portfolio Management is a major influence.
12.09.18ANNUAL RESULTS STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 STRONG UNDERLYING PERFORMANCE DRIVEN BY PROGRESS AGAINST STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
12.09.18FireAngel, one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, announces that it has signed an exclusive partnering agreement with Mears Limited, a subsidiary of Mears plc, the provider of support services to the Housing and Care sectors in the UK, which is responsible for the maintenance, repair and upgrade of over 700,000 properties across the UK.
12.09.18Concurrent Technologies Plc, a world leading specialist in the design and manufacture of high-end embedded computer boards for critical applications, announces interim results for the six months to 30 June 2018.
11.09.18Harworth Group plc, a leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, announces its interim results for the half year ended 30 June 2018.
11.09.18Hilton Food Group plc, the leading specialist international food packing business, is pleased to announce its interim results for the 28 weeks to 15 July 2018.
10.09.18GSK receives complete response letter from US FDA for use of mepolizumab in COPD patients
10.09.18Benchmark Holdings plc (AIM: BMK), the aquaculture health, advanced nutrition, and genetics business, is pleased to announce the commencement of production of salmon eggs at its new land based breeding facility in Salten, Norway.
10.09.18Custodian REIT,the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce a further property purchase.
10.09.18LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric") announces that it has sold its retail park in Launceston for £21.9 million, reflecting a NIY of 5.6%.
10.09.18The Board of RPC Group Plc notes the recent media speculation and confirms that preliminary discussions are taking place with each of Apollo Global Management and Bain Capital which may or may not result in an offer for the Company.
10.09.18Associated British Foods plc issues the following update prior to entering the close period for its full year results for the 52 weeks to 15 September 2018, which are scheduled to be announced on 6 November 2018.
07.09.18AstraZeneca's first Breakthrough Therapy Designation for a respiratory medicine -Designation based on Phase IIb PATHWAY data that demonstrated tezepelumab significantly reduced asthma exacerbations compared to placebo in severe asthma
06.09.18AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) today announced the following Board and Board Committee appointments.
06.09.18GlaxoSmithKline Plc. (GSK.LN) will cut 650 jobs in the U.S. as part of previously announced global restructuring.
06.09.18Entertainment One Ltd. is pleased to announce that further to the announcement on the 14 May 2018, the third season of Designated Survivor has been commissioned by Netflix as a 10 episode original series, to be aired globally in 2019.
06.09.18The U.K.'s energy regulator, Ofgem, said Thursday that it has set the level of its proposed price cap, which it expects to save consumers 1.0 billion pounds ($1.29 billion).
06.09.18Marston's PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of William Rucker as Chairman with effect from 1 October 2018.
05.09.18Trading Update - Period from 1 May 2018 to 31 August 2018
05.09.18Anpario plc, the international producer and distributor of natural animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition and biosecurity announces its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2018.
05.09.18B.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 six months ended 31 July 2018.
05.09.18Breedon Group plc, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
05.09.18Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC , the London brewer and premium pub company, today announces that James Douglas has decided to step down from his position as Finance Director and will retire from the Board in December 2018.
05.09.18Somero Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to report its interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2018, which are in line with management expectations.
04.09.18Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited (the “Company”) announces that, on 03 September 2018, it issued 500,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each (the “Ordinary Shares”) under its block listing facility for cash at a price of 96.0 pence per share to meet ongoing demand for the Ordinary Shares pursuant to the Company’s tap issuance program.
04.09.18The Conygar Investment Company PLC announces that it has exchanged a lease agreement with Lidl, at its Cross Hands retail park, to construct a 23,000 square foot store for their occupation.
04.09.18Preliminary Results Announcement for the year ended 30 June 2018
04.09.18Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc, the specialist brick manufacturer, is pleased to report its half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
04.09.18On 3 September 2018, the Board granted awards under the Pressure Technologies Plc Long Term Incentive Plan to certain members of the Company's senior management, including to Chris Walters, CEO, and Joanna Allen, CFO.
04.09.18Smithson Investment Trust Plc, a newly established investment trust, today announces its intention to launch an initial public offering.
03.09.18United Utilities Water Limited has today submitted its business plan covering the 2020-25 period.
03.09.18Severn Trent Plc has today submitted Final Business Plans to Ofwat for its subsidiaries Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig for the regulatory period 2020-2025.
03.09.18Pennon Group's subsidiary, South West Water Limited, has today submitted to Ofwat its Business Plan for the next five-year period, 2020-2025.
31.08.18VODAFONE ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE MERGER BETWEEN VODAFONE INDIA AND IDEA
31.08.18Trial did not meet the primary endpoint of a reduction of disease activity as measured by the SLE Responder Index
31.08.18Whitbread PLC ("Whitbread" or the "Group") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of Costa Limited ("Costa"), one of the world's leading coffee brands, to The Coca-Cola Company ("Coca-Cola"), for an enterprise value of £3.9 billion (the "Transaction").
30.08.18European Commission approves new easy-to-use, once-weekly Bydureon BCise device for patients with type-2 diabetes
30.08.18Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited ("VHA") and TPG Telecom Limited ("TPG") have agreed a merger to establish a new fully integrated telecommunications operator in Australia ("MergeCo").
30.08.18Update on Student Accommodation and Build to Rent development
30.08.18Town Centre Securities PLC, the Leeds, Manchester, Scotland, and London property investment, development and car parking company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Cube, 123 Albion Street, Leeds for £12 million from Aviva.
30.08.18LLOYDS BANKING GROUP COMPLETES £1BN SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME
30.08.18Accrol Group Holdings plc (AIM:ACRL), the AIM-listed leading independent tissue converter, is pleased to announce that Euan Hamilton has been appointed Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
29.08.18James Fisher and Sons plc (FSJ.L) ('James Fisher'), the leading marine service provider, announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
24.08.18Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA) announces that Graham Hardcastle, Group Finance Director, has resigned from the Board with effect from 1 October 2018, to pursue other interests.
24.08.18Camellia Plc (AIM:CAM) announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
24.08.18Henry Boot PLC, a company engaged in land promotion, property investment and development, and construction, announces its interim results for the period ended 30 June 2018. Ticker: BOOT.L: Main market premium listing: FTSE: construction & materials.
22.08.18Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd - Interim Financial Statements 2018
22.08.18Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc ("Ecclesiastical"), the specialist financial services group, today announces its interim 2018 results.
21.08.18Tagrisso approved in Japan for 1st-line treatment of EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer
21.08.18Persimmon plc today announces half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
21.08.18Town Centre Securities, the Leeds, Manchester, Scotland and London property investor and car park operator, today announces the appointment of Lynda Shillaw as its new Property Director; she will join the Board on 5 November 2018. Richard Lewis, the Company's current Property Director, will retire as planned from the Board and the Company.
17.08.18Regional REIT, the UK regional office and industrial property focused real estate investment trust, today announces it has exchanged and completed on contracts to purchase eight assets for a consideration of £31.4 million.
16.08.18Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad - holding breaks through 15%
16.08.18The Directors of Murray International Trust PLC report the unaudited results of the Company for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
16.08.18All-Cash Offer for Phaunos Timber Fund Limited by Mahogany Bidco Limited ("Stafford Bidco") a company ultimately controlled by Stafford Capital Partners Limited ("Stafford") - Response to Phaunos defence document
15.08.18AstraZeneca PLC announces that, on 14 August 2018, it priced a four tranche global bond offering totalling $3bn. The offering is expected to close on 17 August 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. AstraZeneca expects to use the net proceeds of the issue for general corporate purposes, which may include the refinancing of existing indebtedness
15.08.18ViiV Healthcare reports positive 48-week results for first pivotal, phase III study for novel, long-acting, injectable HIV-treatment regimen
14.08.18Royal Mail Group Plc will appeal Ofcom's decision taken under its Competition Act powers which was announced today. The decision relates to a price change announced in 2014 - which was never implemented or paid - under Royal Mail's Access1 Letters Contract.
14.08.18Posting of Circular The Company today announces the posting of a shareholder circular (the "Circular") containing a notice convening a class meeting of Ordinary Shareholders of the Company (the "Class Meeting"). The Class Meeting is being convened in order for Ordinary Shareholders to vote on a resolution relating to proposed amendments to the Company's Ordinary Share Distribution Policy.
14.08.18HIGHLIGHTS • During the first half of 2018, the Company's net asset value (NAV) total return was +1.11% in line with the benchmark return of +1.06%. • The share price total return was +2.0%, as the discount narrowed from 1.6% at the end of 2017 to 0.7% at the end of June. • A second interim quarterly dividend of 5.25p per ordinary share will be paid in September. Total dividends paid in respect of the period are 10.5p per ordinary share (2017: 9.5p). • Eight of the ten external managers outperformed, as did the portfolio of direct holdings.
14.08.18Netcall plc (AIM: NET), a leading provider of Low-code and customer engagement software, is pleased to announce that it has secured a minimum £1.6 million 3 year contract renewal with a leading UK bank (the "Customer") for its Low-code platform, MATS.
14.08.18Further to the Company's announcement on 3 July 2018, the board of Phaunos (the "Board") announces that it is today publishing its response circular (the "Response Circular") in connection with the unsolicited cash offer made by Stafford Capital Partners Limited ("Stafford") to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the Company (the "Offer").
13.08.18FireAngel, one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, announces the launch of its extended FireAngel Connect product range.
13.08.18Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited today provides its interim management statement for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
09.08.18SEGRO plc ("SEGRO" or "the Company") has signed an agreement with a group of institutional investors for a private placement of €300 million 10 year and 15 year senior unsecured notes.
09.08.18After an exceptional year of investment in 2017 the first half of 2018 was a period of transition with the focus of the business being on developing the new capacity in our brewery and on building the proposition at the Swan.Turnover has continued to grow well and at £35.5m it is up by 7.1% on 2017. Adnams own beer volumes are up by 4.8% on 2017, and own spirits are up by 6.3%. The board has agreed an unchanged interim dividend of 78p per "B" share and 19.5p per "A" share.
08.08.18UNAUDITED HALF YEAR RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30TH JUNE 2018
07.08.18GlaxoSmithKline plc today announces that Iain Mackay has been appointed GSK's next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has also been appointed as an Executive Director to the GSK Board. Mr Mackay will join the company on 14 January 2019.
06.08.18Financial Performance Reported revenue of $27.3bn was 4% higher, with growth in all of our global businesses. Reported operating expenses of $17.5bn were 7% higher, primarily reflecting investments to grow the business, mainly in RBWM and GB&M, and continued investment in digital across all our global businesses. Reported profit before tax of $10.7bn was 5% higher, reflecting a net favourable movement in significant items and favourable currency translation. Adjusted profit before tax of $12.1bn was 2% lower, as revenue growth and lower expected credit losses were partly offset by higher operating expenses.
06.08.18Netcall plc (AIM: NET), a leading provider of Low-code and customer engagement software, is pleased to announce that it has secured a minimum £1.4 million contract with a New York Stock Exchange listed group (the 'Customer'). The four-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two years, is for the MatsSoft Low-code platform ("MATS") and Netcall's Liberty omnichannel Contact Centre solution, delivered as a combined platform via the cloud.
06.08.18FireAngel (AIM: FA.), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, today issues the following trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2018 ("H1 2018").
06.08.18St. Modwen has exchanged contracts for the disposal of a portfolio of 34 assets to Hansteen Holdings PLC for a total cash consideration of £53.7m. Adjusted for assets held in joint venture, St. Modwen's share of the consideration is £47.3m, which compares to a book value for its share of the assets of £48.1m as of November 2017.
03.08.18NWF Group plc, the Fuels, Food and Feed specialist distribution business, has been notified that Richard Whiting (Group Chief Executive) has sold 47,538 ordinary shares of 25 pence each. Following the sale, Richard Whiting has an interest of 310,767 ordinary shares of the Company representing approximately 0.6% of the issued share capital.
03.08.18As communicated in the Company's year end results, announced on 5 June 2018, the Company has a solid and profitable foundation for further growth. The Board believes that the ongoing appropriate incentivisation of the management team through share ownership is an important factor for the future success of the Company.
03.08.18Interim Results for the period ending 30 June 2018 RBS reported an operating profit before tax of £1,826 million for H1 2018, including an £801 million litigation and conduct charge. RBS announces its intention to declare an interim dividend of 2p per share. H1 2018 attributable profit of £888 million and a Q2 2018 attributable profit of £96 million. Q2 2018 operating profit before tax of £613 million, compared with £1,238 million in Q2 2017.
02.08.18Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: Aviva has grown operating earnings per share by 4% and increased the dividend by 10%. The 10% increase in the interim dividend is our fourth consecutive half-year of double digit dividend growth and further proof of Aviva's progress. During these choppy market conditions, it is reassuring that Aviva's results are consistent, dependable and growing. Aviva remains financially strong with a capital surplus of £11 billion. In the first half of 2018, we started a £600 million share buy-back and paid off €500 million of expensive debt. We remain on track to achieve our financial targets.
02.08.18Strong financial performance - with double-digit revenue growth in Information Services, LCH and Capital Markets Revenue up 12% to £953 million (H1 2017: £853 million); total income up 12% to £1,060 million (H1 2017: £946 million) Adjusted operating profit1 up 21% to £480 million (H1 2017: £398 million), Adjusted EPS1 up 25% to 88.7 pence (H1 2017: 71.2 pence). Interim dividend increased 19% to 17.2 pence per share (H1 2017: 14.4 pence per share), in line with stated dividend policy
02.08.18Good half year progress: growing confidence for the year
02.08.18Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or the "Company"), a leading land regeneration and property investment specialist, announces that it has sold all five of its built commercial units, totalling 145,248 sq ft, at its Gateway 36 Business Park in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to Cadogan Income Properties Limited, for £15.8m, reflecting a net initial yield of 4.76% at a price above book value.
01.08.18Rio Tinto announces $7.2 billion of returns to shareholders comprising $3.2 billion from operations and $4.0 billion from asset disposals
01.08.18James Cropper Plc, the advanced materials and speciality paper group today announces the appointment of Dr Andrew Hosty to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Dr Hosty has been acting as a consultant to the Board since November 2017.
01.08.18HALF YEAR RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 Good progress on strategic priorities & improved profit margins
01.08.18"We have delivered another strong financial performance with increased statutory profits, higher returns, and a strong capital build". António Horta-Osório Group Chief Executive
31.07.18Greggs is the leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer in the UK, with almost 1,900 retail outlets throughout the country Resilient trading with good strategic progress.
31.07.18NWF Group plc, the specialist distributor of fuel, food and feed across the UK, today announces its audited final results for the year ended 31 May 2018.
31.07.18Pressure Technologies plc (AIM: PRES), the specialist engineering group announces that John Hayward has informed the Board of his decision to retire as Chief Executive Officer, and step down from the Board, with effect from 1 October 2018.
30.07.18Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce two further property purchases.
27.07.18For the six months ended 30th June 2018
27.07.18Q2 - PROGRESS. FULL YEAR NET REVENUE TARGET INCREASED
27.07.18The Company has acquired a 16,770 sq ft car dealership on Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury's premier car sales location, four miles from the town centre and five miles from the busy A6, linking Shrewsbury to the West Midlands. Nearby occupiers include Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, and Ford.
27.07.18BP transforms its US onshore oil and gas business, acquiring world-class unconventional assets from BHP Acquisition accretive to earnings and cash flow, delivered within existing financial frame Company increases dividend for first time in 15 quarters
26.07.18Colefax is an international designer and distributor of furnishing fabrics & wallpapers and owns a leading interior decorating business. The Group trades under five brand names, serving different segments of the soft furnishings marketplace; these are Colefax and Fowler, Cowtan & Tout, Jane Churchill, Manuel Canovas and Larsen.
26.07.18Goodwin PLC today announces its preliminary results for the year ended 30th April 2018.
26.07.18SEGRO plc today announces its results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
26.07.18Over the first half, the strong sales growth from new medicines and the continued strength of the Emerging Markets business were offset by the impact from the loss of Crestor exclusivity in Europe and Japan.
26.07.18In the first six months of 2018, the Group continued to perform well. The cigarettes and THP portfolio has outperformed the industry as market share grew 40 basis points (bps) with a tobacco price mix of approximately 4% which is expected to strengthen in the second half of the year.
26.07.18Strong performance reflects consistent and rigorous execution of our strategy
26.07.18SUMMARY OF UNAUDITED RESULTS
26.07.18July 26, 2018 Royal Dutch Shell plc (the ‘company’) today announces the immediate start of a share buyback programme in accordance with authority granted by shareholders at the company’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.
26.07.18HIGHLIGHTS Record revenue of £611.5m, with growth at constant exchange rates of 18% Revenue growth in all metrology product lines. Revenue growth in all healthcare product lines. Record adjusted profit before tax of £145.1m, with growth of 33% Healthcare business achieves profit for the first time, with adjusted profit before tax of £0.3m (2017: £7.2m loss) Capital expenditure of £34.9m, providing for future growth Strong balance sheet, with cash of £103.8m, compared with £51.9m last year Dividend increased by 15% to 60.0p
25.07.18GSK delivers improvements in sales (at CER), margins and cash flow in Q2 2018 Total EPS 9.0p, >100% AER, >100% CER; Adjusted EPS 28.1p, +3% AER, +10% CER GSK sets out new approach to Research and Development and upgrades 2018 EPS guidance
25.07.18Group total revenue of €10.9 billion down 4.9% reflecting the adoption of IFRS 15 and FX headwinds Q1 organic service revenue grew 1.1%* based on IFRS 15 Europe declined by 1.3% but grew 0.5%* excluding drags from regulation and UK handset financing.
25.07.18Marston's PLC "the Group" issues the following Trading Update for the 42 weeks to 21 July 2018.
25.07.18Victrex plc, an innovative world leader in high performance polymer solutions, today releases its Interim Management Statement for the third quarter (Q3) covering the period 1 April to 30 June 2018.
25.07.18James Halstead plc, the commercial flooring manufacturer and distributor, is providing the following trading update ahead of its final results for the year ended 30 June 2018.
24.07.18PZ Cussons Plc, a leading international consumer products group, announces its final results for the year ended 31 May 2018.
24.07.18Following a comprehensive business review, Hammerson plc today announces its reshaped strategy to elevate and accelerate performance with a higher quality portfolio of winning destinations, enhanced by greater levels of operational excellence and capital efficiency.
24.07.18Netcall plc (AIM: NET), a leading provider of low-code and customer engagement software, today announces the following trading update for the 12 months ended 30 June 2018:
24.07.18Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. (“Fuller’s” or “the Company”), the London brewer and premium pub company, today makes the following trading statement for the 16 weeks from 1 April to 21 July 2018 (“the period”), in advance of the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held today [24 July 2018] at 11am, in The Hock Cellar, Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, London W4 2QB.
24.07.18Custodian REIT, the UK commercial real estate investment company, today reports its unaudited net asset value ("NAV") as at 30 June 2018 and highlights for the period from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 ("the Period").
23.07.18Further to the earlier announcement on 6 July 2018, Town Centre Securities (TCS), the Leeds based property investor and car park operator, is pleased to announce that it has finalised discussions with Leeds City Council (LCC) in relation to a re-financing of Merrion House in Leeds.
23.07.18Hammerson plc ("Hammerson") has exchanged contracts for the sale of two retail parks, Imperial Retail Park, Bristol and Fife Central Retail Park, Kirkcaldy, for a total consideration of £164m to Capreon. This transaction brings Hammerson's total proceeds from disposals in 2018 to £300m.
20.07.18On 19 April 2018, Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. announced their intention to buy back shares with an aggregate market value equivalent of up to €6 billion, in line with the Group's objective of targeting a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0x and our intention to return the expected after-tax proceeds upon completion of the Spreads disposal to shareholders, unless more value-creating acquisition alternatives arise. On 2 July 2018, the Group announced the completion of the Spreads disposal and on 19 July 2018, the Group announced its intention to complete the €6 billion share buyback programme before the end of this year.
20.07.18Highlights: The overall return, which is the increase in NAV during the half year plus the dividend paid, is minus 4.1 per cent. Unaudited Net Asset Value (NAV) is 264.2p per share (31 December 2017: 284.8p, 30 June 2017: 268.7p), a decrease of 7.2 per cent for the half year and a decrease of 1.7 per cent over the past year. Gross Revenue increased by 12.5 per cent to £141,907 compared with the half year ended 30 June 2017 of £126,098 (full year to 31 December 2017 £238,832). Revenue return per ordinary share was 5.8p (31 December 2017: 9.6p, 30 June 2017: 5.1p). A final dividend of 8.9p was paid in April 2018 (2017: final dividend 8.6p).
19.07.18Rio Tinto plc (the "Company") announces that Oyu Tolgoi LLC, an entity in which the Company has a 33.5% indirect ownership interest, has today entered into agreements with three Chinese EPC contractors, each of which potentially creates a smaller related party transaction for the purposes of the UK Listing Rules.
19.07.18SSE plc's Annual General Meeting takes place today (19 July) in Perth, followed by a General Meeting in respect of the proposed demerger of SSE Energy Services and combination of that business with npower Group Limited.
19.07.18A SOLID, ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE WITH SOME CHALLENGING MARKETS
19.07.18The Directors of the Company have declared that an interim dividend of 1.5p per share will be payable to holders of Ordinary Shares as follows in respect of the three month period ended 30 June 2018:
19.07.18Issue of Shares in connection with the payment of Investment Adviser fees
19.07.18Nichols plc ('Nichols' or the 'Group'), the soft drinks Group, announces its Interim Results for the half year ended 30 June 2018 (the 'period').
19.07.18Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, is pleased to announce its trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
19.07.18SEGRO plc ('SEGRO' or 'the Company') announces that Mark Robertshaw has informed the Board of his intention to retire as an independent Non-Executive Director on 31 July 2018. He was appointed in June 2010.
18.07.18Severn Trent, one of the leading water and waste water companies in the UK, today provides a trading update for the period to 18 July 2018.
18.07.18Convenience & community focus delivers robust performance and growing dividend
18.07.18The Company was notified on 17 July 2018 that on the same day Jim Sharp, a Director of the Company, bought 1,750 ordinary shares of 25p each in the Company ("Shares") at a price of 1512.5p per Share from a member of the concert party detailed in the Company's circular to shareholders dated 30 June 2015 (the "Concert Party").
17.07.18Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said "Operational performance was solid across most commodities, rounding out a strong first half performance for the Group. Our increasingly flexible Pilbara iron ore system continued to perform well. Our bauxite and copper businesses also delivered strong operating results, demonstrating the success of our ongoing mine-to-market productivity programme, which is increasingly important in an environment of rising cost inflation. Our sustained focus on cash generation, combined with disciplined capital allocation, will ensure we continue to deliver superior returns to our shareholders across the short, medium and long term."
17.07.18Royal Mail plc (RMG.L) today issued a trading update covering the three months ended 24 June 2018.
17.07.18Galliford Try plc, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group, today provides the following update on trading for the year ended 30 June 2018. All figures are as at 30 June 2018, unless otherwise stated, and all comparatives relate to the prior year equivalent period. The Group expects to announce its results for the full year on 12 September 2018.
17.07.18CHAIR'S STATEMENT I am pleased to be reporting to you for the first time as your Chair. I would like to thank my predecessor, Michael Moule, for his contribution to your Company. His immense enthusiasm, investment knowledge and curiosity make him a very hard act to follow. I shall do my best.
17.07.18Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA) is today issuing the following statement ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held at 10:30am today.
17.07.18Somero is pleased to provide an update on trading ahead of its interim results announcement scheduled to be released on Wednesday 5 September 2018. Positive trading momentum, in line with expectations
17.07.18Our principal operating subsidiary, Wilson Sons Limited made the following announcement to the Brazilian and Luxembourg Stock Exchanges.
17.07.18The Chairman, Mr B S E Freshwater, today announced Preliminary Results for the year to 31 March 2018.
17.07.18Palace Capital, the property investment company that focusses on commercial property outside London, announces that it has today granted awards (the "Awards") to the executive directors of the Company and other members of the Company's management team under the Palace Capital Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP") and Deferred Bonus Plan.
16.07.18Town Centre Securities PLC, the Leeds, Manchester, Scotland and London property investor and car park operator, today announces an update for its financial year ended 30 June 2018 and notice of its final results.
13.07.18Caledonia Investments plc ("Caledonia") is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority stake in Cooke Optics Group Ltd ("Cooke"), the UK manufacturer of premium-end cinematography lenses for the film, television and advertising industries, in a transaction which values the business at £96.5m.
13.07.18James Latham announces that Chris Sutton, an Executive Director of the Company, has informed the Board of his intention to retire on 31 March 2019. Chris is Managing Director of Lathams Limited ("Lathams"), the Group's trading subsidiary, and has served on the plc board since 2005.
12.07.18Dunelm Group plc ("Dunelm" or "the Group"), the UK's leading homewares retailer, reports the following trading update for the 13-week period, and financial year, ended 30 June 2018.
12.07.18Custodian REIT, the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the disposal of a property from its portfolio.
12.07.18Telford Homes Plc (AIM:TEF), the London focused residential property developer, will hold its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') at 12.30pm today at Telford House, Queensgate, Britannia Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 7TF. At the AGM the Chief Executive of Telford Homes, Jon Di-Stefano, will make the following statement:
12.07.18Helical today releases an update covering its trading activities for the period 1 April 2018 to 11 July 2018 ("the Period").
11.07.18J Sainsbury PLC (Sainsbury's) has agreed to appoint Martin Scicluna as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Martin will join the Board as Chairman-Designate and Non-Executive Director from 1st November 2018. Martin will work closely with David Tyler for a handover period and Sainsbury's anticipates that Martin will assume the role of Chairman from the beginning of the new financial year in March 2019 or soon after, at which point David Tyler would step down from the Board.
11.07.18Accrol, the leading independent tissue converter in the UK, will announce its Final Results for the year ended 30 April 2018 on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, which will include a full update on the progress of the Group's turnaround.
11.07.18Accrol, the leading independent tissue converter in the UK, announces that, following the appointment of Steve Townsley as Chief Financial Officer on 11 June 2018, Martin Leitch has now stepped down from the Board.
11.07.18LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric") announces that it has exchanged on the sale of an Odeon Cinema in Warrington for £13.7 million, reflecting a NIY of 4.8%, and acquired an urban logistics asset in Milton Keynes for £12.0 million, reflecting a deemed NIY of over 5.0%.
11.07.18NewRiver is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hollywood Retail & Leisure Park, Barrow-in-Furness, from an institutional investor for £15.3 million.
11.07.18J D Wetherspoon plc presents below its pre-close trading statement for the financial year to 29 July 2018. The preliminary results are due to be announced on 14 September 2018.
11.07.18Swallowfield plc, a market leader in the development, formulation and supply of personal care and beauty products, including its own portfolio of brands, provides a trading update for the 53 weeks to 30 June 2018.
10.07.18Photo-Me International plc (PHTM.L), the instant-service equipment group, announces its results for the year ended 30 April 2018.
10.07.18Cardiff-based SA Brain has reported results for the year to end-Sep 2017 to Companies House saying that revenue declined by 8.9% to £123m with EBITDA down to £9.5m from £13.2m in the prior year.
10.07.18At today's Annual General Meeting, Stephen Goodyear, Chairman of Young & Co.'s Brewery, P.L.C., will make the following comments about current trading:
10.07.18The Board of B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc, the venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses (BPM), is pleased to announce an investment into the Australian based company ATC Insurance Solutions PTY Limited ("ATC"). This transaction has seen the Group take a 20% equity stake in ATC for a total cash consideration of AUS$ 5m (£2.8m).
09.07.18Park (AIM: PKG.L), the UK's leading multi-retailer, multi-channel gift voucher and prepaid gift card provider, is pleased to announce that it has signed new collaborations with retail businesses Arcadia Group Ltd. ("Arcadia"), Courtesy Shoes Ltd., ("Wynsors World of Shoes"), Office Outlet (formerly Staples Inc.), DJM Music Ltd., and Fat Face.
09.07.18The Investment Company plc Board changes The Investment Company plc ("TIC" or the "Company") announces the following changes to the board with effect from 6th July 2018: · Sir David Thomson, Peter Allen and Stephen Cockburn retire from the board · Ian Dighé is appointed Non-Executive Chairman · Tim Metcalfe is appointed Non-Executive Director Following these changes, the board consists of Ian Dighé, Martin Perrin and Tim Metcalfe.
09.07.18FireAngel (AIM: FA.), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, has been notified that on 6 July 2018, Neil Smith, Group Chief Executive Officer, purchased 10,000 Ordinary Shares at 74.7 pence per share. Following this purchase, Mr Smith now has a total beneficial interest in 10,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.02% of the current issued share capital of the Company.
06.07.18Assura plc ("Assura"), the UK's leading primary care property investor and developer, today publishes a trading update for the first quarter to 30 June 2018.
06.07.18Associated British Foods Plc today issues a trading update for the 40 weeks to 23 June 2018 which summarises the significant trading developments since the last market update.
06.07.18Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its Commercial Marine business, to KONGSBERG, for an enterprise value of £500m and net proceeds of around £350m to £400m.
06.07.18Caledonia is a self-managed investment trust company with net assets of £1.9bn. It aims to deliver growth in shareholder capital measured over the long term and in annual dividends. It invests in businesses and funds, both listed and private, in a range of sectors and regions. Caledonia presents a report of its activities for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 and up to the date of publication.
04.07.18First Quarter Trading Statement for the 16 weeks to 30 June 2018 Total retail sales up 0.8 per cent (excl. fuel) with like-for-like sales up 0.2 per cent (excl. fuel) Grocery sales grew 0.5 per cent with Groceries Online and Convenience up 7.3 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively General Merchandise sales grew by 1.7% and Clothing sales grew by 0.8%, both outperforming the market
04.07.18McKay Securities PLC, the only UK REIT specialising exclusively in the London and South East office and industrial markets, announces its trading update for the quarter to 30th June 2018 ahead of its 72nd Annual General Meeting to be held at 3:00pm today.
03.07.18The Company today announces that certain PDMRs and an employee have exercised options over 4,824,421 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares"). Martin Harrison, CEO, exercised 3,000,000 options under the Company's 2015 Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme ("EMI"), at an exercise price of 7.75 pence per share. Furthermore, he also exercised 957,000 options under the Company's 2016 Growth Share Scheme ("GSS"), in accordance with the terms of the scheme. These options have vested in full with the Company having achieved the relevant performance criteria in 2014 and 2016. Mr Harrison subsequently sold 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares at 70 pence per share.
03.07.18B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc (AIM: BPM), the niche venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses, announces that CBC UK Limited ("CBC") has completed the 100% acquisition of PBS Insurance Limited ("PBS").
03.07.18Nestlé's Board of Directors and management team are implementing an accelerated long-term value creation strategy for one of the world's leading global consumer goods companies. Through swift and decisive action, the company's Board and management are delivering results.
03.07.18McBride plc, the leading European manufacturer and supplier of Co-manufactured and Private Label products for the Household and Personal Care market, provides the following trading update for the twelve months ending 30 June 2018.
03.07.18Entertainment One Ltd. is pleased to announce that further to its initial investment in 2015, the Group has completed the purchase of the remaining stake in leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures LLC, which results in full ongoing ownership by the Group.
02.07.18AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US today announced that Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has approved Lynparza (olaparib) tablets for use in patients with unresectable or recurrent BRCA-mutated, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast cancer who have received prior chemotherapy. Patients are selected for therapy based on an approved companion diagnostic.
02.07.18The Alliance will cover the strategic relationship with global suppliers, the joint purchasing of own brand products and goods not for resale. It will be governed by a three-year operational framework.
02.07.18Benchmark Holdings plc (AIM: BMK), the aquaculture health, advanced nutrition, and genetics business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Raeber as Chief Scientific Officer. Alex will join the Board as an Executive Director and is expected to commence his new role in early October.
02.07.18Further to the announcements made on 13 December 2017 and 26 April 2018, Breedon Group is pleased to announce that it has completed an asset swap with Tarmac which secures 25 million tonnes of additional mineral reserves and around 50,000 tonnes of additional annual asphalt capacity in four key UK locations.
02.07.18Wynnstay, the agricultural supplies company, is pleased to announce that Gareth Davies's appointment, as Chief Executive Officer, will take effect on 10 July 2018. As reported in an announcement published on 8 May 2018, Gareth succeeds Ken Greetham, who will be retiring from the Board on the same date, after 21 years, the last ten of which have been as Chief Executive Officer. As previously stated, Ken remains available to the Board for a period of time in an advisory capacity.
02.07.18The Conygar Investment Company PLC ("Conygar"), the property investment and development group, announces that the outline planning application for the mixed use scheme in Nottingham detailed in the 2018 interim report has been submitted. The application is for a scheme of over two million square feet and will include offices, apartments and student housing.
02.07.18LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric") announces that it has sold two M&S convenience stores for £10.7 million, reflecting a NIY of 4.5%, and purchased a convenience development in Durham pre-let to Lidl for £13.3 million, reflecting a yield on cost of 5.4%.
02.07.18U+I (LSE:UAI), the specialist regeneration developer and investor, has been appointed as masterplanner and promoter to transform the current water recycling centre in north Cambridge into a major residential-led mixed-use urban quarter.
29.06.18Following a meeting by a duly authorised committee of the Board of Directors held today, 28 June 2018, the Directors announce the interim results for the six months ended 30 April 2018.
28.06.18SEQI, the specialist investor in economic infrastructure debt, announces its results for the year ended 31 March 2018. HIGHLIGHTS Annualised portfolio yield-to-maturity of 8.2% as at 31 March 2018 Dividend yield of 6p per share Deployed £157.4 million raised via Open Offer, Placing and Offer for Subscription in May 2017 Diversified portfolio of 56 investments made across 8 sectors, 23 sub-sectors and 10 jurisdictions 79% of investments in private debt and 64% with floating rate linkage Ongoing charges figure is 0.94% (calculated in accordance with AIC guidance), down from 1.05% for the year ended 31 March 2017 Post-year-end - successful oversubscribed Placing in May 2018 raised net proceeds of approximately £74.8 million
28.06.18Chairman's statement - "I am pleased to report good trading results for the financial year to 31 March 2018".
28.06.18"The ongoing implementation of the Company's strategy in routes to market, control of costs, R&D and production automation is progressing well and the business continues to trade in line with full year management expectations.
28.06.18Sprue (AIM: SPRP), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, is holding its Annual General Meeting today at which Graham Whitworth, Executive Chairman, will make the following statement:
27.06.18AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc today announced positive results from the randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, Phase III SOLO-1 trial of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets.
27.06.18Group total sales growth of 3.2% and good progress with efficiency savings Expect to deliver full year results in-line with expectations Premier Inn UK total accommodation sales growth of 4.3% driven by investment in new hotels Costa UK total sales growth of 5.2% through new store growth and Costa Express expansion Good progress in preparing Costa to be demerged from Whitbread
27.06.18Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, is pleased to announce the launch of Beta Fuel, a groundbreaking sports drink that delivers very high carbohydrate levels in an isotonic solution.
26.06.18James Cropper PLC The advanced materials and paper products group, is pleased to announce its Preliminary Audited Results for the 52 weeks ended 31 March 2018
25.06.18Porvair plc ("Porvair" or "the Group"), the specialist filtration and environmental technology group, today announces its half yearly results for the six months ended 31 May 2018.
25.06.18The Board announce that effective from 1 July 2018 they have appointed as stockbroker James Sharp & Co. as replacement to Speirs & Jeffrey Limited.
20.06.18LondonMetric Property Plc announces the acquisition of ten single let properties for £55.0 million from the ACT Foundation ("Portfolio"). The purchase price reflects a day one blended NIY of 4.4% and a reversionary yield of 5.3%.
20.06.18Half Year Results For the six months to 30 April 2018 Key Points Summary Encouraging first half results reflect a continuing recovery in farmgate prices across the agricultural sector - farmer confidence is returning Group saw growth across both Divisions, and acquired 10 country stores in the first half, including 8 in April 2018 Wynnstay remains well-positioned to meet current market expectations for the full year
20.06.18The Berkeley Group Holdings plc ("Berkeley") today announces its audited results for the financial year ended 30 April 2018.
19.06.18Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or the "Company"), the leading land regeneration and property investment specialist, announces that it has purchased the 350-acre former Ironbridge coal-fired power station in Shropshire for an undisclosed sum, further growing the Company's strategic land bank and expanding its presence in the Midlands.
19.06.18McCarthy & Stone is today issuing the following trading update ahead of reporting its final results for the year ending 31 August 2018.
19.06.18The Board of McCarthy & Stone ("the Group") today announces that Chief Executive Clive Fenton will retire and step down from the Board at the end of this financial year on 31 August 2018. The Board has commenced a search to identify Clive's successor.
19.06.18Benchmark, the aquaculture health, genetics and advanced nutrition business is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018 (the "period").
18.06.18Highlights: Share price total return +1.7% NAV total return +1.8% Quarterly dividends of 5.0p per share High conviction, global contrarian investment approach Award for reinvigorated investor communication
18.06.18The Conygar Investment Company PLC ("Conygar"), the property investment and development group, announces that it has exchanged contracts to forward sell its 80-bedroom hotel at Parc Cybi, on the outskirts of Holyhead, Anglesey to IM Properties PLC. The hotel is currently under construction and once built, it is subject to a 25 year lease with Premier Inn Hotels Limited.
15.06.18The annual general meeting of M.P.Evans Group PLC is being held in London today. The following statement, presenting an update on trading conditions and progress on the Group's activities since the publication of the annual report in April, is being given at the meeting by the chairman, Peter Hadsley-Chaplin.
15.06.18ROLLS-ROYCE OUTLINES MID-TERM AMBITION CAPITAL MARKETS EVENT JUNE 2018 · Details on restructuring plan; run-rate net cost savings of £400m p.a. by end of 2020 · Well-placed to now exceed free cash flow of £1bn by 2020; mid-term ambition for free cash flow per share to exceed £1 · Mid-term ambition for through-cycle cash flow return on invested capital of 15% · Update on Trent 1000 cash costs for 2018 - Group free cash flow guidance maintained
14.06.18ROLLS-ROYCE CONFIRMS FUNDAMENTAL RESTRUCTURING Simpler, leaner and more agile organisation Driving continuous improvement across all parts of our business Delivering improved returns; run-rate net cost savings of £400m p.a. by end of 2020 Transforming our business to support our world-leading technologies
14.06.18PZ Cussons Plc, a leading international consumer products group, today issues the following trading update in respect of the year ended 31 May 2018.
14.06.18Q1 highlights: · Group revenue +0.4% · Product revenue -2.8% · Financial services revenue +9.0% · Total online revenue +3% and Power Brand online revenue +9% · 75% of total revenue now generated online, and 84% for new customers · Total and Power Brand active customers (12 month rolling basis) both broadly flat year-on-year · In line with our online strategy, consultation begun to consider closing our 20 stores · Full year guidance unchanged, aside from exceptional costs relating to these proposed store closures
14.06.18CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S STATEMENT It is always disappointing to report profits that have fallen but in the present uncertain economic climate I consider that my team have given a very good performance. In uncertain times transactions usually take longer to complete and so it is that during the year ended 31 March 2018 we completed significantly less sales than in the previous financial year. This fall in the number of sales has caused the fall in profits to a far greater degree than any perceived fall in prices.
14.06.18NWF Group plc ("NWF" or "the Group"), the Fuels, Food and Feed specialist distribution business, today announces a trading update for the financial year ending 31 May 2018 and its notice of results.
14.06.18Further to the announcement made on 5 June 2018 by Stafford Capital Partners Limited ("Stafford") regarding a possible cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the Company (the "Possible Offer"), the Board of Phaunos re-iterates its commitment to balance maximising the value from the Company's investments with making timely returns of capital to shareholders.
12.06.18The Company has benefited in this past year from the major investment programme that we embarked upon in 2016 and which has continued throughout the course of this last year. This has allowed us to continue to grow whilst dealing with some significant challenges to our cost base.
12.06.18B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc (AIM: BPM), the specialist venture capital investor in early stage financial services businesses, today announces a conditional placing of 6,169,194 new Ordinary Shares (the "New Placing Shares") to a new investor in the Company (the "Investor" or "PSC"), an entity in the PSC Insurance Group ("PSC Group"), at a price of 252 pence each (the "Issue Price") to raise gross proceeds of approximately £15.5 million for the Company (the "Placing"). Additionally, the Placing will also include the transfer by B.P. Marsh Management Limited (a company wholly owned by Brian Marsh, the Executive Chairman of the Group) of 1,166,310 Existing Ordinary Shares (the "Sale Shares") to the Investor, who has also agreed to acquire the Sale Shares at the Issue Price.
12.06.18Park Group is the UK's leading provider of value-added prepaid gift, reward and savings products, to corporate and consumer markets. Sales are delivered through innovative leading edge digital channels, a direct sales force and a network of agents.
12.06.18Pressure Technologies (AIM: PRES), the specialist engineering group, announces its interim results for the 26 weeks to 31 March 2018. John Hayward, CEO of Pressure Technologies, said: "Dynamics in the defence and oil and gas markets are showing considerable momentum, so the outlook for our Manufacturing Divisions is encouraging, but time dependent. There is significant potential in Alternative Energy, and the Board is considering a number of strategic options for this Division that will hopefully increase market opportunities and lead to enhanced shareholder value."
12.06.18Trading update - ahead of closed period commencing 26 June 2018 The business continues to perform well and trading is in line with our expectations Strong adjusted revenue growth from the Strategic Brand Portfolio, on a representative basis Continued strong market share growth, driven by the Global Drive Brands (GDBs) Adjusted revenue and adjusted profit growth, on a representative basis, expected to be weighted to the second half of the year, as the impact of a number of significant events affecting the comparison with H1 2017 unwind Good adjusted constant currency EPS growth, is expected to be impacted by a significant currency translation headwind of around 9% for the first half and 6% for the full year, assuming exchange rates remain unchanged for the remainder of the year
12.06.18Ted Baker, the global lifestyle brand, announces a 4.2% (7.5% in constant currency) increase in Group revenue for the 19 week period from 28 January 2018 to 9 June 2018 (the "period"), compared to the same period last year. This performance was achieved despite the impact of unseasonal weather across Europe and the East Coast of America in the early part of the period and, as previously reported, external trading conditions remaining challenging across many of our global markets.
12.06.18Accrol is delighted to announce it has become the first UK tissue converter to offer customers a plastic-free solution on all its products, which include toilet roll, kitchen roll and facial tissues.
12.06.18FINAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO 31 JANUARY 2018 B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc (AIM: BPM), the niche venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses, announces its audited Group final results for the year to 31 January 2018. The highlights of the results are: Increase in the Equity Value of the Portfolio of 31.3% (£18.9m) Net Asset Value of £98.9m (31 January 2017: £79.7m), a 24.1% increase, net of Dividend Net Asset Value increased to 339p per share (31 January 2017: 273p) Total return to Shareholders in the year of 25.5% (2017: 13.9%) Consolidated profit after tax of £20.2m (31 January 2017: £9.8m) Average Net Asset Value annual compound growth rate of 12.0% since 1990 Final Dividend of 4.76p per share declared (31 January 2017: 3.76p), a 27% increase Cash and treasury funds balance of £5.4m at year end Four new investments - two in Lloyd's Brokers and two in the USA Two disposals - Besso and Trireme Further investment into LEBC of £7.1m Provision of follow-on funding to Nexus of £4m Current uncommitted cash of £0.5m
11.06.18Somero Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to provide an update on trading ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 12 June 2018.
11.06.18Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property outside London, is pleased to announce its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2018. TRANSFORMATIONAL YEAR ON ALL FRONTS: LARGEST ACQUISITION TO DATE MOVE TO THE MAIN MARKET OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE LARGEST CAPITAL RAISE TO DATE REGIONAL FOCUS CONTINUES TO GENERATE INCOME AND CAPITAL GROWTH
11.06.18TRENT 1000 SERVICE MANAGEMENT UPDATE In April this year Rolls-Royce provided an update on the management of a durability issue affecting the Intermediate Pressure Compressor in a population of Trent 1000 engines, known as Package C engines. An update on the company's operational response to this issue was provided on May 30.
11.06.18Accrol Group Holdings plc ("Accrol" or the "Company"), the leading independent tissue converter in the UK, is pleased to announce that Steven ("Steve") James Townsley, aged 50, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer with effect from today, 11 June 2018.
08.06.18Highlights Net Asset Value total return +5.7% vs Benchmark +7.7% Share Price total return +5.7% Dividends for the year increased by 3.9% vs inflation of 2.4% A yield of 3.7% on the year-end share price Annualised volatility 5.7% compared with 9.2% for the FTSE All-Share Index Revised Investment Objective and Policy with effect from 7 July 2017 Discount Control Mechanism - net issuance of £11.1m worth of Shares Shares traded at a small premium to Net Asset Value for almost all of the period
08.06.18Joint Venture with Empresas AquaChile S.A. (the "JV") Placing to raise £19.0 million (before expenses) Trading Update and Notice of Half Year Results
08.06.18Revenue up 5% to £403.6 million (2017: £384.6 million*) EBITDA(1) up 2% to £70.9 million (2017: £69.2 million*) Adjusted profit(2) up 3% to £43.2 million (2017: £42.1 million*) Adjusted earnings per share(3) up 4% to 62.90 p (2017: 60.23p*) Total annual dividend up 4% to 19.55p (2017: 18.80p)
08.06.18Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or the "Company"), the leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, will be hosting an investor and analyst site tour today.
07.06.18Pressure Technologies plc (AIM: PRES), the specialist engineering group is pleased to announce that it has today agreed the sale of Hydratron Limited ("Hydratron") (the "Disposal"), which comprises the Group's Engineered Products Division, to Pryme Group Limited for an initial cash consideration of £1.1 million (less costs and retentions). Additional consideration of up to £2.25 million may become payable in cash contingent on Hydratron's trading performance for the twelve month period to 31 May 2019.
07.06.18Camellia Plc has today issued the following update on trading in the year to date.
07.06.18Accrol Group Holdings plc (the "Company" or "Accrol"), the AIM-listed leading independent tissue converter, notes that the open offer to raise up to £1.935 million described in the announcement dated 22 May 2018 titled "Open Offer" (the "Open Offer") closed for acceptances at 11.00 a.m. on 6 June 2018 in accordance with its terms. The Company reports that it has received valid applications in respect of a total of 37,108,972 new ordinary shares of £0.001 in the Company ("New Ordinary Shares"), representing a percentage take up of 287.64 per cent. of the New Ordinary Shares available under the Open Offer.
07.06.18Thames Water has today agreed to pay £65M back to customers as part of a package of payments and penalties worth £120M. This follows an Ofwat investigation which found that Thames Water's Board did not have sufficient oversight and control of the company's leakage performance.
06.06.18Unaudited Preliminary Results for the year to 30 April 2018
06.06.18RPC Group Plc, a leading global plastic products design and engineering company, announces its results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
06.06.18Porvair, the specialist filtration and environmental technologies Group, today issues a trading update ahead of the publication of its interim results for the six months ended 31 May 2018 on Monday 25 June 2018.
05.06.18Phaunos Timber Fund Limited, the authorised closed-ended investment scheme, today issues its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2017.
05.06.18HELICAL SELLS ITS REMAINING NON-CORE ASSETS AND IS NOW 100% LONDON AND MANCHESTER FOCUSED
05.06.18Further to its announcement on 4 June 2018, UKGI announces the successful completion of the disposal of part of HM Treasury's shareholding in The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
05.06.18Fulcrum, the UK's market leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, today announces its audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
05.06.18Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC announces that it has raised a further £170 million in long term, fixed rate, senior, unsecured private placement notes, denominated in sterling. This transaction has provided the Company with further long term financing at a cost of just under 3% per annum. The new notes will form part of Scottish Mortgage's gearing facilities.
05.06.18Netcall Plc - , a leading provider of low-code and customer engagement software, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, MatsSoft Ltd, has secured a contract renewal with one of the UK's largest financial services institutions (the "Customer"). The four-year contract is worth a minimum of £3.7 million.
05.06.18Custodian REIT Plc, the UK commercial real estate investment company, today reports its final results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
04.06.18Rolls-Royce confirms that completion of the sale of its fuel injector business, L'Orange, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, to Colorado-based Woodward Inc. took place on 1 June. The completion of the transaction, which was announced on 9 April, followed recent clearance from the German antitrust authorities.
04.06.18The Company has acquired a 77,242 sq ft health and fitness centre in Lincoln, prominently located on the A46 within a leading mixed use, out-of-town scheme with businesses in the immediate vicinity including Ibis Hotel, Fayre & Square and Frankie & Benny's.
01.06.18Sprue (AIM: SPRP), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Stilwell as Group Finance Director with effect from 3 December 2018, having served 6 months' notice at his current employer. In the meantime, the Company's finance function will be run by Zoe Fox, Finance Director of Sprue Safety Products Limited, the Company's principal subsidiary, a role which Zoe has held at the Company since 2010.
01.06.18Breedon Northern Limited, a subsidiary of Breedon Group plc, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Limited for an undisclosed sum.
01.06.18Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its 75 per cent interest in the Winchester South coal development project in Queensland, Australia, to Whitehaven Coal Limited.
01.06.18Assura plc ("Assura" or the "Company"), the leading investor and developer of primary care properties, announces today that Jonathan Davies has been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2018.
01.06.18The Brunner Investment Trust PLC (the Company) has today priced an issue of a £25 million fixed rate 30 year unsecured private placement note at a coupon of 2.84% (the Notes). The funding date for the Notes, subject to final documentation, will be 28 June 2018.
31.05.18Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
31.05.18Overview Like-for-like new car unit sales down 9.2% against a 12.5% fall in our market sector Like-for-like used car unit sales flat against 2017 Revenue from continuing operations up 0.5% to £213.7 million Underlying profit before tax reduced to £1.4 million (2017: £2.1 million) in challenging market conditions Recommended dividend per ordinary share for the year maintained at 22.5 pence (2017: 22.5 pence) Property portfolio revaluation as at 31 March 2018 showed a £10.3 million (2017: £10.1 million) surplus to net book value (not recognised in the accounts)
31.05.18Card Factory, the UK's leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts, announces a trading update for the quarter ended 30 April 2018 to coincide with its Annual General Meeting to be held later today.
31.05.18A year of significant progress against our strategy with performance in line with expectations
30.05.18SHIRES INCOME PLC ANNUAL FINANCIAL RPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 The Company Shires Income PLC (the "Company") is an investment trust. Its Ordinary shares are listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange. Investment Objective The Company's investment objective is to provide shareholders with a high level of income, together with the potential for growth of both income and capital from a diversified portfolio substantially invested in UK equities but also in preference shares, convertibles and fixed income securities.
30.05.18Pressure Technologies plc, the specialist engineering Group today issues an update ahead of its interim results for the 26 weeks to 31 March 2018, which will be announced on Tuesday 12 June 2018.
30.05.18RBS announces that Ewen Stevenson has resigned from his role as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director to take up an opportunity elsewhere.
30.05.18LONDONMETRIC PROPERTY PLC ANNUAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 Alignment with modern shopping habits continues to generate strong and growing returns
30.05.18Photo-Me, the instant-service equipment group, announces the following trading update for the year ended 30 April 2018, ahead of its full year results which will be published on Tuesday 10 July 2018, and provides guidance for the year ending 30 April 2019.
30.05.18De La Rue plc (LSE: DLAR) (De La Rue, the "Group" or the "Company") announces its full year results for 12 months ended 31 March 2018 (the period or full year). The comparative period was 12 months ended 25 March 2017.
30.05.18Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or the "Company"), the leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, will hold its Annual General Meeting at 2pm today, when it will provide shareholders with an update on its operational performance.
29.05.18GSK submits regulatory application in Japan for once-daily single inhaler triple therapy FF/UMEC/VI for patients with COPD
29.05.18Rolls-Royce announces the launch of a new engine family for business aviation, with the introduction of the Pearl. The engine has been purpose-built and will be the sole engine for Bombardier's latest business jets, the Global 5500 aircraft and the Global 6500 aircraft.
29.05.18Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property outside London, announces that it has let 28,500 sq ft of office space at Sandringham House, Sandringham Avenue, Harlow, Essex to Exela Technologies Ltd ("Exela"), part of Exela Technologies Inc quoted on NASDAQ and based in Texas.
29.05.18Dunelm Group plc ("Dunelm" or "the Group"), the UK's leading homewares retailer, is providing an update on current trading.
AstraZeneca PLC - AZ's Imfinzi significantly improves overall survival in the trial for unresectable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer
25.05.18AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, today announced positive overall survival (OS) results for the Phase III PACIFIC trial, a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multi-centre trial of Imfinzi (durvalumab) in patients with unresectable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease had not progressed following platinum-based chemotherapy concurrent with radiation therapy (CRT).
25.05.18Full Year Results 2017/18 for the year ended 31 March 2018
25.05.18This report sets out the preliminary results for SSE plc for the year to 31 March 2018. It includes updates on operations and investments in its Wholesale, Networks and Retail (including Enterprise) businesses.
24.05.18Henry 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.
24.05.18Full year results for the year ended 31 March 2018
24.05.18NewRiver is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hawthorn Leisure Holdings Limited ("Hawthorn Leisure") from an affiliate of Avenue Capital Group for an enterprise value of £106.8 million. This represents a net initial yield based on the value of the pub portfolio of 13.6% and will be satisfied using the Company's existing resources.
24.05.18The Conygar Investment Company PLC , the property investment and development group, announces that it has agreed with its partner, Stena Line Ports Limited, o take 100% control of its joint venture development project at Holyhead Waterfront.
24.05.18Preliminary Results for the 52 weeks ended 2 April 2018
23.05.18Further to the announcement of 2 May 2018, after careful consideration, the board of James Halstead confirms that it does not intend to make an offer for Airea pursuant to Rule 2.7 of the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
23.05.18Customer focus, significant investment and operational delivery drive strong performance
23.05.18Accelerated investment, improved balance sheet and strong financial performance
22.05.18Further to the announcement of 15 May 2018 relating to a conditional Placing to raise £8.0 million (before expenses), Accrol Group Holdings plc (AIM: ACRL), the AIM-listed independent tissue converter, announces a conditional open offer to raise up to a further £1.935 million (before expenses) through the issue of up to 12,901,200 Open Offer Shares at an issue price of 15 pence per share.
22.05.18Park (AIM: PKG.L), the UK's leading multi-retailer, multi-channel gift voucher and prepaid gift card provider, announces that it has appointed Mr. Stephen Miller as Chief Information Officer of the Group, a non-board position.
22.05.18Watkin Jones Plc, a leading UK developer and constructor of multi occupancy property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and build to rent sectors, announces its half year results for the six months ended 31 March 2018. The Board is pleased to report a successful first six months of the financial year with trading in line with its expectations.
22.05.18Full Year Results for the year ended 31 March 2018
22.05.18Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA) today announces its Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
22.05.18Cranswick plc ("Cranswick" or "the Company" or "the Group"), a leading UK food producer, today announces its audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
22.05.18Interim Results for the six months ended 31 March 2018
22.05.18The group comprising Anglo-Eastern Plantations Plc ("AEP") and its subsidiaries ("The Group"), is a major producer of palm oil and some rubber across Indonesia and Malaysia, amounting to some 128,200 hectares of which approximately 68,300 hectares (including Plasma) are planted, today announces a trading update in respect of the period since 31 December 2017.
21.05.18The Board approved at a meeting on 18 May 2018 the Interim Management Report for the six months ended 31 March 2018 and declared an interim dividend of 6.1p compared to 5.8p for 2017. The dividend will be paid on 29 June 2018 to those shareholders registered in the records of the Company at the close of business on 1 June 2018.
21.05.18Concurrent Technologies PLC a world leading specialist in the design and manufacture of high-end embedded computer boards for critical applications, is pleased to announce a range of rugged VPX boards that have now completed thermal, shock and vibration qualification testing.
21.05.18AstraZeneca has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for the use of Forxiga (dapagliflozin), a selective sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, as an oral adjunct treatment to insulin in adults with type-1 diabetes (T1D).
21.05.18The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate), formerly ZS-9, for the treatment of adults with hyperkalaemia,1 a serious condition characterised by elevated potassium levels in the blood associated with cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases.2
21.05.18Further to the announcements released by Melrose and GKN plc ("GKN") on 19 April 2018, Melrose announces that the listing of GKN's ordinary shares of 10 pence each ("GKN Shares") on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority was cancelled with effect from 8:00 a.m. (London time) today, 21 May 2018. The GKN Shares ceased to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities with effect from the same time.
21.05.18NewRiver notes press comment regarding the potential acquisition of Hawthorn Leisure Holdings Limited ("Hawthorn"). NewRiver confirms that it has entered a period of exclusivity with Hawthorn and its major shareholder regarding a potential acquisition of the business. A transaction, if completed, would be funded from NewRiver's existing resources. There can be no certainty that a transaction will be concluded and a further announcement, as appropriate, will be made as soon as practicable.
21.05.18McKay Securities PLC, the only UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specialising exclusively in the London and South East office and industrial markets, today announces its Full Year results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
18.05.18Encouraging launches and the performance of newer medicines underpin reiterated guidance
18.05.18Lloyds Banking Group plc (the 'Group') announces today that it has agreed the sale of its Irish residential mortgage portfolio to Barclays Bank plc, for a cash consideration of around £4 billion at current exchange rates.
18.05.18Richard Simpson has been appointed to succeed Mark Watkin Jones as CEO.
18.05.18Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), a leading UK developer and constructor of multi occupancy property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and build to rent sectors, confirms that the Group has entered into a development arrangement with M&G Real Estate ('M&G') and Lochailort to deliver a 315 apartment build to rent scheme in Reading.
18.05.18On 30 April 2018, J Sainsbury PLC (Sainsbury's) and ASDA Group Limited (ASDA and, together with Sainsbury's, the Parties) announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine their operations (the Proposed Merger).
17.05.18Royal Mail plc (RMG.L) today announced its results for the full year ended 25 March 2018.Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, said: "It has been another successful year, despite the challenging environment. Group revenue is now over £10 billion, a significant milestone, thanks to our geographical diversification and focus on growth.
17.05.18Interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018. Strong financial performance and growth trajectory, leading the market in private rental homes
17.05.18The Board of WH Ireland Group PLC today issues a trading statement for the 16 month period to 31 March 2018.
17.05.18Tarsus Group Plc, the international business-to-business media group, is today providing a trading update on its current financial year to date.
17.05.18National Grid, a leading energy transmission and distribution company, today announces its Full Year results.
16.05.18Augean, one of the UK's leading specialist waste management businesses, provides an update in relation to its ongoing program to optimise business units and turn around those that are underperforming.
16.05.18Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited today announces its first quarter update for 2018.
16.05.18Half Year Results - Sustained like-for-like sales out performance Fresh wave of initiatives to further transform the business
16.05.18INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE 26 WEEKS ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 Strong revenue and underlying PBT growth, dividend maintained, asset value underpinned Revenue and underlying PBT growth with underlying EPS and dividend maintained
16.05.18Proposed Placing to raise £8.0 million, Trading Update, Outlook and General Meeting
Fulcrum Utility Services Limited - Fulcrum partners with Chargepoint to drive forward the UK's electric vehicle ambitions
15.05.18Fulcrum, the UK’s leading independent utility infrastructure and services provider, and ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, have entered into a partnership agreement, which will support the Government’s ambitions to grow Britain’s network of EV charging stations.
15.05.18Zytronic plc, a leading specialist manufacturer of touch sensors, announces its consolidated interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018.
15.05.18Sprue (AIM: SPRP), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products announces its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2017.
15.05.18Land Securities PLC announces the appointment of Cressida Hogg as Non-executive Chairman.
15.05.18Vodafone announces results for the year ended 31 March 2018
15.05.18The Vodafone Group Plc Board today announced the succession plan for the role of Group Chief Executive. Effective 1 October 2018, Vittorio Colao will be succeeded by Group Chief Financial Officer Nick Read.
15.05.18Patisserie Holdings PLC, the leading UK branded café and casual dining group, today reports its interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018
15.05.18Land Securities Plc today announces its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2018
15.05.18Today Euronext (Paris:ENX) (Amsterdam:ENX) (Brussels:ENX), the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone with 1,300 listed issuers, announces its results for the first quarter of 2018.
14.05.18Trading Statement - In advance of its 2018 Annual General Meeting to be held at 2pm today, Centrica plc is providing an update on its performance, strategic progress and outlook.
14.05.18Victrex appoints David Thomas as a Non-Executive Director & Chair of Audit Committee
14.05.18Victrex plc, an innovative world leader in high performance polymer solutions, is pleased to announce that David Thomas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Board, effective immediately. David will also assume responsibility for the Audit Committee from Victrex Chairman Larry Pentz, who has been acting as Chair of the Audit Committee following the resignation of Andrew Dougal in February 2018.
14.05.18Park Group, the UK's leading multi-retailer, multi-channel gift voucher and prepaid gift card provider, announces that it has appointed Tim Clancy to succeed Martin Stewart as Group Finance Director. Mr. Clancy will join the Company and the Board in August.
14.05.18The following is the Annual Results Statement for the year to 31 March 2018 which was approved by the Board on 11 May 2018.
14.05.18Dignity plc (Dignity or the Group), the UK's only listed provider of funeral related services, announces its results for the first quarter of 2018.
10.05.18Sprue Safety Products Limited, have reached agreement with BRK Brands, Inc, BRK Brands Europe Limited, Jarden LLC and Detector Technology Limited which will result in the orderly termination of the Distribution Agreement, the Manufacturing and Supply Agreement, and all other related issues between these parties. The Company expects to announce its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2017 on 15 May 2018.
10.05.18BT ANNOUNCES STRATEGY UPDATE TO DRIVE LEADERSHIP IN CONVERGED CONNECTIVITY AND SERVICES
10.05.18Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC (AIM:MBH.L), the specialist brick, land development and landfill company, announces that at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is to be held at 10.30 am today, Martin Warner, Chairman, will make the following statement:
09.05.18In advance of the company's AGM today, Greggs plc is providing an update on its business.
09.05.18Interim Results for the six months ended 31 March 2018
09.05.18Renishaw plc, the global high-precision metrology and healthcare technology group, publishes this trading update for the nine months ended 31st March 2018. It contains unaudited information that covers the first three quarters and the period since.
09.05.18St. Modwen has agreed the disposal of two retail assets in Longbridge, Birmingham and Wembley, London via two separate transactions.
Vodafone Group Plc - Vodafone to acquire Liberty Global's operations Germany, The Czech Republic, Hungary & Romania
09.05.18Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion (the "Transaction").
08.05.18Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the disposal of a property from its portfolio.
08.05.18Town Centre Securities (TCS), the Leeds based property investor and car park operator, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ducie House, a 33,000 sq ft office building with a 63-space car park, for £9 million.
08.05.18Treatt Plc (the 'Group'), the manufacturer and supplier of innovative ingredient solutions for the flavour, fragrance, beverage and consumer products industries, announces its half year results for the six months ended 31 March 2018.
04.05.18On 17 April 2018, SEQI, the specialist investor in economic infrastructure debt, announced it was seeking to issue up to 72,800,000 new ordinary shares of no par value in the Company ("New Shares") (the "Placing") equivalent to maximum gross proceeds of approximately £75.7 million at 104 pence per share (the "Placing Price").
04.05.18The board of James Halstead notes the announcement released today by Airea in connection with its discussions with the board of Airea regarding a potential offer.
03.05.18The Board of James Fisher & Sons plc ("James Fisher") issues its Trading Update for the period from 1 January 2018 to date prior to its Annual General Meeting to be held today at 11.00 am.
02.05.18Harworth grows strategic land bank with £45 million of acquisitions and increases existing loan facilities to £100 million
01.05.18Further to the information provided in the Trading Update announced on 19 March 2018 and following constructive discussions with its lender, Accrol announces that a number of matters regarding the Group's borrowing facilities have been agreed as outlined below:
30.04.18The Conygar Investment Company PLC ("Conygar" or the "Company"), the property investment and development group, announces the purchase of Units 5-9 Selly Oak Industrial Estate, Elliott Road, Birmingham for £3.47 million, including costs.
30.04.18Pursuant to the exercise of share options the Company confirms that application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for the admission of 2,852,383 new ordinary shares to trading on AIM. Admission is expected to take place at 8.00am on 3 May 2018.
30.04.18Today Aviva plc ("Aviva" or "the Company") and General Accident plc are announcing that they will offer a discretionary goodwill payment to shareholders who sold preference shares* in the period from 8 to 22 March 2018 (inclusive).
30.04.18Further to the announcement made on 28 April 2018, J Sainsbury plc ("Sainsbury's") and Walmart Inc. ("Walmart") are pleased to announce that they have agreed terms in relation to a proposed combination of Sainsbury's and Asda Group Limited ("Asda"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart, to create an enlarged business (the "Combined Business") (the "Combination").
30.04.18Full Year Unaudited results for the 52 weeks to 10 March 2018
27.04.18Further to the Company's Results of Placing announcement on Wednesday 25 April regarding the placing of 86,734,694 Ordinary shares of 0.375 pence each ("Placing"), the Company announces the following PDMR dealings in accordance with Article 19 of the Market Abuse Regulation:
26.04.18Park, the UK's leading multi-retailer, multi-channel gift voucher and pre-paid gift card provider, announces an update on trading for its financial year ended 31 March 2018, ahead of the announcement of its Preliminary Results on 12 June 2018.
26.04.18N Brown Group Plc, the online, specialist fit, fashion retailer today announces results for the 52 weeks to 3 March 2018 (FY17: 53 weeks to 4 March 2017).
26.04.18Ofwat calls on water companies to share more financial gains and open up on dividends and executive pay
26.04.18Competition Authority's review of proposed acquisition of assets from Tarmac Holdings Limited ("Tarmac")
25.04.18On 18 April 2018, the Board of Hammerson plc ("Hammerson") withdrew its recommendation that its shareholders vote in favour of its all-share offer for intu (the "intu Transaction").
25.04.18REA is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, PT REA Kaltim Plantations ("REA Kaltim"), has entered into a conditional agreement for the sale of REA Kaltim's 95 per cent interest in PBJ to Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad ("KLK"). The agreement is conditional upon REA shareholder approval, necessary regulatory consents in Indonesia and the consent of REA Kaltim's lending bank.
25.04.18John 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:
25.04.18Learning Technologies Group plc, the integrated e-learning services and technologies provider, is pleased to announce the results of the equity placing launched yesterday, 24 April 2018 (the "Placing").
25.04.18Devro 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 2018 to the current date ("the period"), ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held at 11.00am today.
25.04.18Further to the announcement on 17 April 2018 in relation to a proposed placing (the "Placing") of up to 72,800,000 new ordinary shares of no par value in the Company ("New Shares"), the Board announces that the issue price of the New Shares will be 104.0 pence per New Share (the "Placing Price").
25.04.18British American Tobacco p.l.c. ("BAT" or the "Company") will hold its Annual General Meeting today at 11:30am at Milton Court Concert Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y 9BH. At the meeting, Richard Burrows, Chairman, will make the following statement:
25.04.18Strong UK performance and a step-change in international momentum
25.04.18Strong financial performance with significant increase in profit and returns on a statutory and underlying basis
25.04.18Merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers: creating a listed pan-India tower company
25.04.18Over the last few years Whitbread's Board has rigorously and regularly reviewed its strategy and structure and has for some time been of the view that separating Premier Inn and Costa, at the right time, would enable long-term value to be optimised
24.04.18Peter Tom CBE, Chairman of Breedon Group, will deliver the following statement at the Company's Annual General Meeting at 2.00pm today:
24.04.18The Board of Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property predominantly outside London, today announces an update on activity in its property portfolio since the publication of the Company's interim results on 4 December 2017.
24.04.18INCLUDING REVENUES AND KPIs FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 (Q1)
23.04.18Tarsus announces that it was notified yesterday that on 19 April 2018, Minevco Limited, a company in which Neville Buch, Chairman, holds a controlling interest, purchased 24,000 ordinary shares of 5p each ("Shares") of the Company at a price of 306.35p per share.
23.04.18Tarsus announces that it was notified yesterday that on 19 April 2018, Robert Ware, Non-Executive Director, purchased 25,000 ordinary shares of 5p each ("Shares") of the Company at a price of 307.5p per share.
23.04.18Driver Group PLC, the global professional services consultancy to construction and engineering industries is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Jetglobal Limited for the sale of the freehold property interest in the Group's central administration offices located in Haslingden, Lancashire and the immediate leaseback of these premises.
20.04.18Appointment of Non-Executive Director and future Chair of the Board
20.04.18Interim Management Statement for the period to 31 March 2018
20.04.18Nestle reports three-month sales for 2018
19.04.18Camellia Plc (AIM:CAM) Final results for the year ended 31 December 2017.
19.04.18Further to its announcement of 23 March 2018, Sprue (AIM: SPRP), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, provides the following update.
18.04.18intu notes the announcement issued by the Board of Hammerson this morning withdrawing its recommendation that its shareholders vote in favour of its all-share offer for intu (the “intu Transaction”).
18.04.18On 6 December 2017, the Board of Hammerson announced an all-share offer for Intu (the "Intu Acquisition"). The Hammerson Board firmly believed in the strategic rationale of combining Intu's portfolio with Hammerson's, under the leadership of the Hammerson management team, and the opportunity it provided for value creation in the medium to long term. Notwithstanding this, for the reasons explained below, the Board has now concluded that the proposed Intu Acquisition is no longer in the best interests of shareholders. The Board therefore today announces it is withdrawing its recommendation to Hammerson shareholders to vote in favour of the Intu Acquisition.
18.04.18Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property predominantly outside London, announces that it has let Unit 2 (known as Solaris House) located in Pitfield, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes.
17.04.18Trading Update for the period 1 January 2018 to 17 April 2018
17.04.18Acquisition of Lagan Group (Holdings) Limited.Placing to raise approximately £170 million.
17.04.18Results for the 24 weeks ended 3 March 2018
17.04.18Further to the announcement on 4 April 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") are pleased to announce a proposed placing of up to 72,800,000 new ordinary shares of no par value in the Company ("New Shares") (the "Placing").
16.04.18Carr's (CARR.L), the Agriculture and Engineering Group, announces its results for the six months ended 3 March 2018.
13.04.18Scapa sadly announces that an accident occurred last night at its Dunstable site, which has resulted in the death of one of the Group's employees.
13.04.18Klépierre S.A. ("Klépierre") confirms that on 9 April 2018, Jean-Marc Jestin, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Klépierre, met with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hammerson, David Tyler, and made an increased proposal to Hammerson on a standalone basis of 635 pence per Hammerson share for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Hammerson (the "Increased Proposal"). The Increased Proposal represents a premium of 45% to Hammerson's undisturbed share price of 437.10 pence per Hammerson share on 16 March 2018. The Board of Hammerson did not provide any meaningful engagement with respect to the Increased Proposal and, after careful consideration, Klépierre has concluded that it does not intend to make an offer for Hammerson pursuant to Rule 2.7 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code").
12.04.18Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA) a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the healthcare and industrial markets, is today providing an unaudited year end update for the twelve months ended 31 March 2018. Financial Highlights: Revenue grew 4.3% to £291.5m (2017: £279.6m); 3.1% constant fx Trading profit* increased 18.2% to £34.5m (2017: £29.2m); 17.3% constant fx Trading profit* margins further improved to 11.8% (2017: 10.4%) Adjusted earnings per share** increased 23.0% to 18.2p (2017: 14.8p) Basic earnings per share of 15.4p (2017: 11.6p) Net debt of £3.8m (2017: £16.1m) after paying US$18.6m (£13.3m) for the acquisition of BioMed Laboratories LLC and US$10.2m (£7.6m) for the acquisition of Markel Industries Final dividend increased 20.0% to 2.4p (2017: 2.0p) Pension deficit reduced to £21.0m (2017: £31.4m)
11.04.18M.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 2017.
05.04.18The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) announced today the entry into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) (“ICE”), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services and parent company of the New York Stock Exchange.
05.04.18Vodafone UK has acquired 50 MHz of spectrum in the 3400 MHz band for mobile data services in Ofcom's auction for a total cost of £378.2 million (€433.4 million).
05.04.18Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), a leading UK developer and constructor of multi occupancy 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 2018 (the 'period').
05.04.18Treatt, 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 2018.
05.04.18James Halstead plc ("James Halstead") notes the recent movement in the share price of Airea plc ("Airea") and confirms that the Board of directors of James Halstead (the "Board") is at the very early stages of evaluating making an offer for Airea which could lead to an offer being made for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Airea (the "Possible Offer").
04.04.18Concurrent Technologies Plc (AIM: CNC), a world leading specialist in the design and manufacture of high-end embedded computer boards for critical applications, announces results for the year to 31 December 2017.
04.04.18McKay Securities PLC, the only UK REIT specialising exclusively in the London and South East office and industrial markets, has let the second floor of Prospero, its 50,370 sq ft office development in Redhill, to specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank Limited ("Shawbrook"), taking the building to 91% let.
04.04.18Further to the Company's investment update announcement on 14 March 2018, the Company has now successfully fully deployed its equity capital and has drawn a further $55 million under its £100 million multi-currency leverage facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited ("the Company Facility").
04.04.18Entertainment One Ltd. provides the following trading update on the Group's performance for the year ended 31 March 2018.
03.04.18Breedon Southern Limited, a subsidiary of Breedon, the UK's largest independent construction materials group, has acquired Staffs Concrete Limited ("Staffs Concrete"), a 'mini mix' concrete operator based in Stoke-on-Trent.
03.04.18Half-yearly report for the six months ended 31 January 2018
03.04.18Further to the announcement dated 13 November 2017, Vodafone India has completed the sale of its standalone tower business in India to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited ("ATC") for an enterprise value of INR 38.5 billion (€ 478 million).
29.03.18McKay Securities PLC is pleased to announce the cancellation of the Group's remaining interest rate swap and a £10.0 million increase in its existing debt facility with Aviva Investors.
29.03.18Further to the announcement on 28 March 2018, and following discussions with its lending banks, the Board has resolved to file notice of intention to appoint administrators to the Company.
Fulcrum Utility Services Limited - Pre-close trading update for the financial year ending 31 March 2018
28.03.18Fulcrum 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 2018. The Company will publish its preliminary results on 5 June 2018.
28.03.18McKay Securities PLC, the only UK REIT specialising exclusively in the London and South East office and industrial markets, has completed the freehold disposal of its Runnymede Focus industrial asset in Egham, Surrey, for £19.91 million, representing a yield of 4.2%. The sale price achieved was significantly ahead of book value.
28.03.18Park (AIM: PKG.L), the UK's leading multi-retailer, multi-channel gift voucher and prepaid gift card provider, announces that after some 38 years of service, Gary Woods, Managing Director of Park Retail Limited, has stepped down from the Board of Park Group plc, with immediate effect.
28.03.18Further to the announcements previously made by Palace Capital on 27 February 2018 and on 21 March 2018, the Company is pleased to confirm that, effective at 8.00 am today, its entire ordinary share capital has been admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority (the "Official List") and to trading on London Stock Exchange plc's main market ("Main Market") for listed securities (together, "Admission") and trading in the Company's shares on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange plc ("AIM") has been cancelled.
27.03.18McKay Securities PLC, the only UK REIT specialising exclusively in the London and South East office and industrial markets, has exchanged contracts to let the entirety of its 58,000 sq ft speculative office development, Aurum, at 30 Lombard Street in the City of London.
27.03.18James Halstead plc, the AIM listed manufacturer and international distributor of commercial floor coverings, reports Interim Results for the half-year ended 31 December 2017
27.03.18Current trading is in line with the group's expectations for the year ending 31 March 2018.
27.03.18GSK reaches agreement with Novartis to acquire full ownership of Consumer Healthcare Business
27.03.18On 16 March 2018, Landsec's wholly-owned subsidiary, Land Securities PLC, launched separate invitations to holders of three tranches of its bonds to tender their notes for cash. On 26 March 2018, Land Securities PLC confirmed that it will accept for purchase in cash an aggregate principal amount of notes across the three tranches equal to £606.0m at a cash cost of £770.5m.
27.03.18TClarke plc ("the Group" or "TClarke"), the Building Services Group, announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31st December 2017.
26.03.18Scapa Group plc ("Scapa") (AIM: SCPA) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the share capital of BioMed Laboratories LLC ("BioMed"), based in Dallas, Texas.
26.03.18Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce a further property purchase.
26.03.18Unaudited statement of results for the six months ended 31 December 2017
26.03.18Pennon, one of the UK's largest environmental infrastructure groups, is issuing the following update ahead of its results for the year ended 31 March 2018, which will be announced on 25 May 2018.
23.03.18Sprue (AIM: SPRP), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, announces that it received written notice ("Termination for Breach Notice") on 22 March 2018 from BRK Brands, Inc. in which it is alleged, inter alia, that:
23.03.18Henry Boot PLC, a company engaged in land promotion, property investment and development, and construction, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2017. Ticker: BOOT.L: Main market premium listing: FTSE: construction & materials.
23.03.18Since the full year results announcement on 8 March 2018, Aviva plc ("Aviva") has heard a wide range of views on its preference shares*, has spoken to a large number of investors and has received strong feedback and criticism.
22.03.18Annual Report for the Year Ended 31 December 2017 and Annual General Meeting 2018
22.03.18Reckitt Benckiser Group plc ("RB") today announces that it has ended discussions with Pfizer Inc. regarding its Consumer Healthcare business. RB's proposal was for part of the business only.
22.03.18The Board of James Latham is pleased to provide a trading statement ahead of the Company's results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
22.03.18Adnams, the Suffolk brewer, distiller and retailer, has today published its Report & Accounts for the 12 months to 31 December 2017, showing sales of £74.8m and a £2.2m operating profit.
22.03.18Strix Group Plc (AIM: KETL), the AIM listed global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls and other components and devices, is pleased to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2017.
21.03.18Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, is pleased to announce its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2017.
21.03.18Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures and markets sports nutrition products for professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, is pleased to announce that Olympic champion swimmer Adam Peaty MBE has joined its Brand Amabassador team, initially up to and including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
21.03.18Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), a leading UK developer and constructor of multi occupancy property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and build to rent sectors, confirms that the Group has achieved planning consent on Whitefriars Lane in Coventry for 778 student beds which will be delivered ahead of the start of the 2020/21 academic year.
21.03.18FW Thorpe announces that it was notified on 20 March 2018 that on the same day the Directors listed below exercised share options ("Share Options") over a total of 50,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 124 pence per Ordinary Share.
20.03.18London Stock Exchange Group plc Annual Report and Accounts, Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018, Corporate Sustainability Report, UK Gender Pay Gap Report and related documents.
20.03.18Wynnstay, the agricultural and retail group, will be holding its Annual General Meeting this morning and Ken Greetham, Chief Executive Officer, will make the following comment on current trading:
20.03.18Following the announcement on 26 February 2018 with its year end results that terms had been agreed, Hammerson plc today announces the successful syndication and signing of a £1,500 million unsecured Revolving Credit Facility ("RCF") at an initial margin of 100 basis points with a syndicate of twelve of its relationship banks. The facility has a maturity of three years.