Judges ScientificPLC

AGM Statement

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Judges Scientific PLC
25 May 2016



Press Release

25 May 2016


Judges Scientific Plc


("Judges Scientific" or "the Group")


AGM Statement


At the AGM to be held later today, the Board of Judges Scientific will make the following comments on current trading:


"At the time of the release of the 2015 annual results on 21st March 2016, we indicated that order bookings in the first ten weeks of 2016 had been low, which had been our experience over the previous two years.  However, as of today, 20 weeks into the current financial year, unlike the previous year we have not seen a pick-up in order bookings.  This will negatively impact our interim results and, should the trend continue, has the potential to affect the Group's performance for the year as a whole."


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For further information please contact:


Judges Scientific



David Cicurel, CEO

Brad Ormsby, Group FD

Tel: +44 (0) 203 829 6970


Shore Capital (Nominated Adviser & Broker)


Stephane Auton

Edward Mansfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 4090



Media enquiries:

Abchurch (Financial Public Relations)


Canace Wong

Nessyah Hart

Julian Bosdet

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7714




Notes to editors:

Judges Scientific plc (AIM: JDG), is a group involved in the buy and build of scientific instrument businesses.  The Group currently consists of 14 businesses acquired since it was first admitted to AIM in 2003.


The acquired companies are primarily UK-based with products sold worldwide to a diverse range of markets including: higher education institutions, the scientific communities, manufacturers and regulatory authorities.  The UK is a recognised centre of excellence for scientific instruments. The Group companies hold five Queen's Awards for innovation and export.


Judges Scientific maintains a policy of selectively acquiring businesses that generate sustainable profits and cash. Shareholder returns are created through the repayment of debt, organic growth and dividends.


The Group's companies predominantly operate in niche end markets, with long term growth fundamentals and resilient margins.


For further information, please visit www.judges.uk.com





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