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Daejan Holdings Plc - Recommended Final Cash Offer for Daejan Holdings Plc

21.02.20
Daejan Holdings plc ("Daejan") are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended final cash offer (the "Offer") for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Daejan not already owned directly or indirectly by the Freshwater Concert Party at £80.50 per share held.

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc - Board Appointment

18.02.20
InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG") [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces that Sharon Rothstein is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 June 2020.

Pennon Group Plc - South West Water Accepts Final Determination

14.02.20
As part of the Price Review 2019 (PR19) process, South West Water's Final Determination for the period 2020-2025 (K7) was published by Ofwat on 16 December 2019. After careful consideration, Pennon Group is announcing today that South West Water will not be applying for this to be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

RBS - Annual Results & Name Change

14.02.20
RBS announce 2019 performance summary along with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc to be renamed NatWest Group plc later this year.

AstraZeneca Plc - Full-year and Q4 2019 results

14.02.20
AstraZeneca delivered a year of strong revenue growth, supported by the launch of new medicines1 and further good progress on its pipeline, with several approvals and data readouts. These trends are set to continue in 2020, accompanied by growth in earnings and cash. In maintaining its focus on patients and science, the Company remains on track to deliver its strategic ambitions.

Heavitree Brewery Plc - Year-End Results

13.02.20
Following a Board Meeting held today, 13 February 2020, Heavitree Directors announce the preliminary statement of results for the year ended 31 October 2019.

Euronext - Full Year Results

13.02.20
Euronext, the leading pan-European market infrastructure, today announces its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019.

Grainger Plc - Placing to accelerate PRS growth strategy

13.02.20
Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed provider of private rental housing, today announces a proposed placing (the "Placing") of up to 61.2 million new Ordinary Shares ("Placing Shares") representing approximately 9.99% of the Company's issued share capital. The Placing is being conducted through an accelerated bookbuild which will be launched immediately following release of this announcement.

Primary Health Properties Plc - Preliminary results

12.02.20
Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP", the "Group" or the "Company"), a leading investor in modern primary health facilities, announces its audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Cranswick Plc - Acquisition of Leading Pig Farming Business

11.02.20
Cranswick plc ("Cranswick" or "the Company" or "the Group"), a leading UK food producer, announces that it has acquired the Buckle family's pig farming and rearing operations as well as the family's 50% share of the White Rose Farms Limited pig production joint venture set up by Cranswick and the Buckle family in 2018.

Burberry Group Plc - Impact of Coronavirus

07.02.20
Burberry Group Plc release their most recent guidance for the year ended March 2020 predates the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and we wanted to update the market.

Polar Capital Global - Future of The Company

06.02.20
Further to the Company's announcement of 26 November 2019, the Chairman, accompanied by the Company's corporate broker, Investec Bank plc, has now conducted a number of meetings with major shareholders to discuss the future of the Company.

Victrex Plc - Q1 Interim Management Statement

06.02.20
Victrex plc, an innovative world leader in high performance polymer solutions, today releases its first quarter (Q1) Interim Management Statement ahead of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) being held today. Q1 covers the period 1 October to 31 December 2019.

FireAngel Safety Technology Group Plc - Award of Patent & Directorate Change

05.02.20
FireAngel (AIM: FA.), one of Europe's leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, announces that FireAngel PredictTM, the Group's predictive algorithm management information platform, has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office. This follows the successful grant of a patent awarded in both the USA and Australia. They also release information regarding Directorate changes.

Primary Health Properties Plc - Forward Funding Acquisition

05.02.20
Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP"), one of the UK's leading investors in modern primary healthcare facilities, announces that it has contracted with a developer to fund the development and acquisition of a purpose-built primary care centre in Llanbradach, near Caerphilly in Wales for a total cost of £2.8 million.

James Halstead Plc - Trading Update

30.01.20
James Halstead plc, the commercial flooring manufacturer and distributor, is providing the following trading update ahead of its interim results for the half-year to 31 December 2019.

Fuller,Smith &Turner - Trading Update

30.01.20
Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. ("Fuller's" or "the Company"), the premium pubs and hotels business, today announces its trading update for the 42 weeks to 18 January 2020 ("the period").

DWF Group Plc - Acquisition

29.01.20
DWF to acquire a leading legal and managed services business Mindcrest Inc ("Mindcrest") for US$18.5m (£14.2m) in cash and shares

Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd - Board Update

29.01.20
Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK's market leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, announces the appointment of Daren Harris as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

Pressure Technologies Plc - Board Change

28.01.20
Pressure Technologies, the specialist engineering group, is pleased to announce that Tim Cooper today joins the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director.

Intu Properties Plc - Disposal of intu Asturias

28.01.20
A joint venture company through affiliates of intu properties plc ('intu') and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has exchanged contracts to sell intu Asturias shopping centre to the ECE European Prime Shopping Centre Fund II for €290.0 million (intu share €145.0 million).

J Sainsbury Plc - To Become Net Zero by 2040

28.01.20
Sainsbury's has today committed to investing £1 billion over twenty years towards becoming a Net Zero business across its own operations by 2040, aligned to the highest ambitions of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and a decade ahead of the UK Government's own target.

Colefax Group Plc - Interim Results

28.01.20
Colefax 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.

A.G. BARR Plc - Trading Update

28.01.20
A.G. BARR Plc, which produces and markets some of the UK's leading drinks brands, including IRN-BRU, Rubicon, Strathmore and Funkin, today announces a trading update in respect of the financial year ended 25 January 2020.

Nestlé SA - Acquisition

27.01.20
Nestlé today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Allergan to acquire the gastrointestinal medication Zenpep

Gresham House Plc - Trading Update

27.01.20
Gresham House, the specialist alternative asset manager, is pleased to provide the following trading update for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

Pressure Technologies Plc - Board Changes

23.01.20
Pressure Technologies (AIM: PRES), the specialist engineering group, is pleased to announce that Sir Roy Gardner today joins the Board of the Company as Non-Executive Chairman.

Ted Baker Plc - Update on Independent Review of Inventory

22.01.20
On 2nd December 2019 Ted Baker announced that the Board would be appointing independent accountants to undertake a comprehensive review of its stock inventory position. Deloitte was subsequently appointed to conduct that work.

Wetherspoon (JD) Plc - Q2 Quarterly Business Update

22.01.20
J D Wetherspoon plc ('J D Wetherspoon' or 'the Company') announces its Q2 business update. The Company's interim results for the six months ending 26 January 2020 are expected to be announced on 20 March 2020.

Harworth Group Plc - Year-end Trading Update 2019

21.01.20
Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or "the Group"), a leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, today provides a trading update for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

Intu Properties Plc - Market Update

20.01.20
Further to recent press speculation, intu properties plc ("intu" or the "Company") continues to make progress in its strategy to fix the balance sheet.

AstraZeneca Plc - FDA grants Lynparza Priority Review for PROfound

20.01.20
AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that a supplemental New Drug Application for Lynparza (olaparib) has been accepted and granted Priority Review in the US for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene mutations, who have progressed following prior treatment with a new hormonal agent.

Fevertree Plc - Year End Trading Update

20.01.20
Fever-Tree, the world's leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers, announces its trading update for the year ended 31st December 2019, ahead of reporting its Preliminary Results on 24th March 2020.

Accrol Group Holdings - Regulatory investigation closed

20.01.20
Further to Accrol's announcements dated 21 January 2019 (RNS number 6698N) and 27 March 2019 (RNS number 1694U) notifying the market of an FCA investigation into the Company, Accrol is pleased to announce that the FCA has notified it that the FCA has closed its investigation and will not be taking any action

Sequoia Econ Infrastructure Income Fund Limited

20.01.20
SEQI, the specialist investor in economic infrastructure debt, is pleased to announce that the Company has materially deployed or committed the proceeds of its £280 million Revolving Credit Facility (the "RCF"). As at 31 December 2019, the Company had outstanding drawings on its RCF of £224 million and cash of £55.8 million, resulting in net leverage of £168.2 million. In addition, the Company had undrawn commitments on existing investments collectively valued at £92.7 million.

Devro Plc - Trading Update

17.01.20
Devro plc ("Devro" or the "Group"), one of the world's leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, issues the following trading update for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Marshalls Plc - Trading Statement

16.01.20
Group revenue for the year ended 31 December 2019 was up 10 per cent to £542 million (2018: £491 million). Excluding the impact of Edenhall, which was acquired in December 2018, revenue grew 3 per cent.

Headlam Group Plc - Pre-Close Trading Update

16.01.20
Headlam Group plc (LSE: HEAD), Europe's leading floorcoverings distributor, today announces a trading update in respect of the 12 months ended 31 December 2019 ahead of announcing its final results on Thursday, 5 March 2020.

Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc - Pre-close Trading Update

15.01.20
Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc (AIM: MBH), the specialist brick manufacturer, today announces a trading update ahead of its final results for the year ended 31 December 2019. The Group intends to report its 2019 full year results on 31 March 2020.

Persimmon Plc - Trading Update

15.01.20
Persimmon Plc announces the following update ahead of its Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2019, which will be released on 27 February 2020.

Vistry Group Plc - Trading Update

15.01.20
Vistry Group PLC (the 'Group') is today issuing a trading update for the business operating as Bovis Homes Group PLC ('Bovis Homes') for the 12 months ended 31 December 2019, ahead of the publication of its full year results on 27 February 2020.

McBride Plc - Trading Update December 2019

14.01.20
McBride plc, the leading European manufacturer and supplier of Contract Manufactured and Private Label products for the domestic Household and professional cleaning and hygiene markets, today provides a trading update for the six months ended 31 December 2019.

Watkin Jones Plc - Full Year Results September 2019

14.01.20
Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the student accommodation and Build to Rent sectors, announces its annual results for the year ended 30 September 2019 ('FY19').

Victrex Plc - Joint Venture

13.01.20
Victrex plc today announces the creation of a joint-venture between its subsidiary, Victrex Hong Kong Limited, and Yingkou Xingfu Chemical Company Limited, to build and operate a new PEEK polymer manufacturing facility in Liaoning, China.

London Clearing House - Delivers Record Clearing Volumes in 2019

10.01.20
LCH, a leading global clearing house, today announced that 2019 was another record year for volumes across multiple asset classes. Activity in its OTC derivatives and fixed income clearing services as well as its SwapAgent franchise exceeded 2018’s volumes. Growth has been driven by increased flow from new and existing customers looking to access the efficiencies of clearing.

Mountview Estates Plc - The Sinclair Family Concert Party

10.01.20
The Company had previously notified its shareholders of the existence of a concert party consisting of certain members of the Sinclair family, related Sinclair family trusts and companies under the control of certain Sinclair family members (the "Concert Party"), as more particularly set out in the Appendix to this announcement.

B&M European Value Retail S.A.- Q3 Trading Update

10.01.20
B&M European Value Retail S.A. the UK's leading variety goods value retailer, today provides a trading update for the third quarter of its current financial year, relating to the 13 week period from 29 September 2019 to 28 December 2019.

Harworth Group Plc - Refines and Adds to Income Portfolio

07.01.20
Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or "the Company"), a leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, is pleased to announce the completion of two transactions. It has completed the purchase of an industrial unit in Yorkshire for £9.2 million and sold a portfolio of freehold land on which the Company acted as landlord for seven solar developments ("Solar Portfolio") for £5.0 million.