Bolton Group (International) Ld
27 January 2004
The Directors of the Company consider it appropriate to update shareholders on
the current position relating to the affairs of the Company having regard to
On the 8th day of October 2003, the Chancery Division of the High Court of
Justice, upon the application of the Company, issued a Freezing Injunction
against (1) Peter Derby, (2) Michael Holt and (3) Mileplace Limited.
This Injunction was sought by the Company following a sale of the share capitals
of Bolton Group Plc and Urania Securities Limited to a private company in
circumstances which the Board were advised were improper. Litigation is
continuing in this connection and shareholders will be informed of the result in
As a consequence of this litigation and because of conflicts of interest, there
has been a number of changes in the Directors of the Company and the present
Directors are as notified to shareholders on the 22nd January 2004 and consist
of Messrs Joseph Vure and Israel Librowski.
The Company is investigating financial proposals to strengthen its capital base
and a further Announcement will be made in this connection when appropriate.
In relation to the announcement of 30th July 2003, Bolton Group (International)
Limited (BGI) had exchanged contracts to acquire 8.3% interest in Megacom
Holdings Limited, (Megacom) for £300,000. The whole of the consideration was
left outstanding on completion and following the failure by BGI to repay the
loan within 6 months, the interest in Megacom has reverted back to the vendor
and is no longer owned by Bolton.
On 13th August 2003, Bolton Group (International) Limited (BGI) announced that
Maberley International Limited completed the purchase of three properties in
China for an aggregate consideration of £140,000. Of that, £78,647.00 was left
outstanding by way of a loan repayable on or prior to 9th August 2004.
Completion of the other four properties referred to in the announcement of 13th
August 2003 has not taken place, nor has the agreement to acquire the investment
property situated in Beijing, China for a total consideration of £152,381.
The Company has a marginal negative working capital position at present pending
the sale of a £140,000 asset. Prior to this sale the Company continues to enjoy
financial support vis a vis any working capital requirements from shareholders,
as it has received when called upon historically for a number of years and
continues to do so. Ongoing working capital requirements for a minimum of 12
months can/will continue to be provided in this way as and when needed.
Notwithstanding this, the Company is contemplating a substantive brokered
funding in the near future and has ongoing dialogue with accredited parties on
Further financial information will be published shortly in the Company's Interim
Results for the period ending 31st October 2003.
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