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M.P. Evans Group - Final Results

31.03.20
M.P.Evans Group PLC ("MP Evans", "the Group" or "the Company"), a producer of sustainable Indonesian palm oil, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc - Final Results 2019

31.03.20
Michelmersh Brick Holdings (AIM: MBH), the specialist brick manufacturer, is pleased to report its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2019, representing a strong performance and continued progress.

Pennon Group Plc - Final Results

30.03.20
Pennon, one of the UK's largest environmental infrastructure groups, is issuing the following update ahead of its results for the year ended 31 March 2020, which will be announced on 4 June 2020.

Scapa Group Plc - COVID-19 Update

27.03.20
Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA), a diversified Healthcare and Industrial company focused on bringing best-in-class innovation, design and manufacturing solutions to its customers, announces an update following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEXT Plc - Update on Operations

27.03.20
NEXTPlc today gives and update on operations and announces temporary Closure of NEXT Online, Warehousing and Distribution

Ocean Wilsons Holdings Ltd - Dividend & COVID- 19 update

26.03.20
Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited (the "Company") notes the announcement made by its principal operating subsidiary, Wilson Sons Limited ("Wilson Sons"), to the Brazilian and Luxembourg Stock Exchanges on 25 March 2020, in which the board of Wilson Sons announced the withdrawal of its proposal for US$0.54 per issued share to be made available to be distributed to its shareholders, as had previously been announced on 12 March 2020.

MJ Gleeson Plc - Covid-19 Update

25.03.20
The Board of MJ Gleeson plc has been closely monitoring and assessing the impact on the business of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

McBride Plc - COVID-19 Update

25.03.20
McBride plc (the "Group"), the leading European manufacturer and supplier of Contract Manufactured and Private Label products for the domestic Household and professional cleaning and hygiene markets, today provides the following update.

Redrow Plc - COVID-19 Update

24.03.20
Redrow plc is providing an update today on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business, along with the measures it is taking to manage the risks to its stakeholders.

JD Sports Fashion Plc - COVID-19 Update

24.03.20
JD Sports Fashion Plc (the 'Group') is providing an update today on the impact of COVID-19 on its business, along with the measures it is taking to actively manage the risks to its customers, colleagues and operations.

Wynnstay Group Plc - Statement

24.03.20
Wynnstay, the agricultural and specialist merchanting group, will be holding its Annual General Meeting this morning and will make the following comment on current trading:

Nestle SA - Annual Report

24.03.20
Nestlé today published its Annual Report for 2019. The Annual Report contains Nestlé's Annual Review including Creating Shared Value highlights.

Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc- Board Changes

24.03.20
Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC, the premium pubs and hotels business, today announces that Robin Rowland has joined as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

PZ Cussons Plc - Board changes

19.03.20
PZ Cussons plc ("PZ Cussons" or the "Company"), a leading consumer products group, has announced today the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 May.

Prudential Plc - Prudential Thailand bancassurance partnership

19.03.20
Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Prudential Thailand"), a subsidiary of Prudential plc, is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic bancassurance partnership with TMB Bank Public Company Limited ("TMB") with an initial term of 15 years to provide Prudential's leading suite of health and wealth solutions to TMB's large and growing customer base.

Young & Co.'s Brewery Plc - COVID-19 Update

19.03.20
Young's, the operator of differentiated, premium pubs in London and Southern England, provides an update following the latest Government announcement, and the rapidly changing developments surrounding COVID-19.

Pennon Group Plc - Proposed Sale of Viridor for £4.2 billion to KKR

18.03.20
Pennon Group Plc ("Pennon", or the "Group") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of Viridor Limited ("Viridor"), one of the UK's leading recycling and residual waste businesses, to Planets UK Bidco Limited ("Bidco"), a newly formed company established by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR"), for an Enterprise Value of £4.2 billion (the "Transaction").

Heavitree Brewery - COVID-19 Announcement

18.03.20
Heavitree Brewery PLC (the "Company") trades as a tenanted pub estate. Following the Company's recent announcement of its year end result for the financial year to 31 October 2019, the Company has continued to perform in line with its expected budgets.

Science in Sport Plc - Final Results 2019

18.03.20
Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community, is pleased to announce its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Strix Group Plc - Final Results and Board Change

18.03.20
Strix Group Plc (AIM: KETL), the global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls and other complementary water products used in temperature control, steam management and water filtration, is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019 which are in line with the market expectations.

Marston's Plc - COVID-19 Update

18.03.20
Marston's provides the following update in light of the Government's advice to the general public earlier this week to avoid pubs and other hospitality venues in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Harworth Group Plc - Year-End Results

17.03.20
Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or the "Group"), a leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Harworth Group Plc - Retirement of Chief Executive

17.03.20
Harworth Group plc ("Harworth" or the "Company"), a leading regenerator of land and property for development and investment, today announces that Owen Michaelson has advised the Board of his intention to retire as Chief Executive of Harworth at the end of December 2020 after 10 years leading the business.

Devro Plc - Directorate Change Announcement

17.03.20
Devro, one of the world's leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, announces the appointment of Lesley Jackson to the Board as an independent non-executive director of the Company and chair of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 May 2020.

Biffa Plc - Sustainability Strategy

16.03.20
Biffa plc (LSE:BIFF) ('the Group'), the leading UK sustainable waste management company, has today published its long-term sustainability strategy 'Resourceful, Responsible.'

Marshalls Plc - Final Results

12.03.20
Marshalls plc, the specialist Landscape Products group, announces its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2019

Berkeley Group Holdings - Trading Statement

12.03.20
The Berkeley Group Holdings plc ("Berkeley" or the "Company") today announces an update to its Shareholder Returns programme, alongside its Trading Update covering the period from 1 November 2019 to 29 February 2020.

Carr's Group Plc - Update on Trading

12.03.20
Carr's (CARR.L), the Agriculture and Engineering Group, today announces the following trading update ahead of announcing its Interim Results for the 26-week period ended 29 February 2020.

Smart Metering Systems Plc - Minority Assets Disposal

12.03.20
Smart Metering Systems plc (AIM: SMS, the "Group", "SMS") has conditionally sold a minority of the Group's meter assets (the "Disposed Portfolio") to funds managed by Equitix Investment Management Limited (the "Purchaser") for a total gross cash consideration of £291 million (the "Disposal"). The Group expects to receive net cash consideration of £282 million, after expenses.

Breedon Group Plc - Annual Results 2019

11.03.20
Breedon, a leading vertically-integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, announces its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Shepherd Neame Ltd - Year-End Results

11.03.20
Shepherd Neame, Britain's Oldest Brewer and owner and operator of 320 high quality pubs in Kent and the South East, today announces results for the 26 weeks ended 28 December 2019.

Mpac Group Plc - Board Change

06.03.20
Mpac Group plc (AIM: MPAC), a global leader in 'Make, Pack, Monitor and Service' high speed packaging and automation solutions, announces the following board change.

Gresham House Plc - Annual Results for the year ended 31 December 2019

05.03.20
The Board of Gresham House plc, (AIM: GHE), the specialist alternative asset manager is pleased to announce a year of strong organic growth, with Assets Under Management (AUM) increasing by 23% to £2.8 billion, strong operating profitability and a more than doubling of revenues.

Devro Plc - Full Year Results 2019

04.03.20
Devro plc ("Devro" or the "Group"), one of the world's leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Whitbread Plc - New Acquisition in Germany

28.02.20
Whitbread today release news on their recent completion of the Foremost acquisition in Germany comprising 19 hotels, taking the total German open network and committed pipeline to 52 hotels.

Renold Plc - Trading Update and Impact of Coronavirus

28.02.20
Renold, a leading international supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, is today providing a trading update reflecting the Board's current assessment of the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the Group's performance in the year ending 31 March 2020.

McKay Securities - Trading Update October - February

27.02.20
McKay Securities Plc, the only UK REIT specialising entirely in the South East and London office, industrial and logistics markets, today announces its trading update for the period 1st October 2019 to 27th February 2020.

Diageo Plc Trading Update - Impact of COVID-19 outbreak

26.02.20
With the release of interim results on 30 January 2020, Diageo commented on the expectation of an impact from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which they were not able to quantify at the time. Today, they providing an update on the expected range of the adverse impact in fiscal 2020 of the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Nichols Plc - Year-End Results

26.02.20
Nichols plc ('Nichols' or the 'Group'), the soft drinks Group, announces its Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the 'period').

Town Centre Securities Plc - Half Year Results

26.02.20
Town Centre Securities PLC, the Leeds , Manchester, Glasgow and London property investment, development and car park operator, today announces its results for the six months ended 31 December 2019.

Croda International Plc - Year End Results

25.02.20
Croda International Plc ("Croda" or the "Group"), the speciality chemical company that creates high performance ingredients and technologies relied upon by industries and consumers globally, today announces its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2019.

De La Rue Plc - Turnaround and Trading Update

25.02.20
De La Rue plc (LSE: DLAR) ("De La Rue", the "Group" or the "Company") today announces the details of a turnaround plan for the Company (the "Turnaround Plan") following completion of the planned business review, together with a current trading update.

Associated British Foods Plc - Period Trading Update

24.02.20
Associated British Foods plc issues the following update prior to entering the close period for its interim results for the 24 weeks to 29 February 2020, which are scheduled to be announced on 21 April 2020.

Hammerson Plc - Disposal

21.02.20
Hammerson plc ("Hammerson") has exchanged unconditional contracts on the sale of a portfolio of seven retail parks to Orion European Real Estate Fund V ("Orion") for a headline price of £400m with expected net proceeds of £395m.

Fulcrum Utility Servcices - Appointment of Interim CFO

21.02.20
Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK's market leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, announces the appointment of Ian Pattison as Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ian will join the Company on 24 February 2020 and commence his role as an executive director, a non-board position.

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.