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Friday 18 May, 2018

Andrews Sykes Group

Preliminary Results

RNS Number : 4968O
Andrews Sykes Group PLC
18 May 2018
 

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Summary of results

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

 

 

       12 months

ended

31 December

2017

£'000

 

          12 months 

ended 

   31 December

                 2016

                £'000

 

Revenue from continuing operations

                     71,300

                 65,389

 

 

 

EBITDA* from continuing operations

                     22,851

                 20,664

 

 

 

Operating profit

                     17,589

                 15,816

 

 

 

Profit after tax for the financial period

                     14,101

                 14,473

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share from total operations (pence)

                     33.37p

                  34.25p

 

 

 

Interim and final dividends paid per equity share (pence)

                     23.80p

                  23.80p

 

 

 

Proposed final dividend per equity share (pence)

                     11.90p

                  11.90p

 

 

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities

                     17,862

                 15,133

 

 

 

Total interim and final dividends paid

                     10,058

                 10,058

 

 

 

Net funds

                     20,293

                 17,673

 

*  Earnings Before Interest, Taxation, Depreciation, profit on sale of property, plant and equipment, Amortisation and non-   

   recurring items as reconciled on the consolidated income statement.

For further information please contact:

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Paul Wood, Group Managing Director

Andrew Phillips, Chief Financial Officer

 

01902 328700

 

GCA Altium Limited  (NOMAD)

Tim Richardson

 

0207 484 4040

Arden Partners plc (Broker)

Steve Douglas

 

0207 614 5900

 

  

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Chairman's Statement

 

Overview and financial highlights

 

Summary

 

The group's revenue for the year ended 31 December 2017 was £71.3 million, an increase of £5.9 million, or 9.0%, compared with the same period last year. This increase had a more than proportionate impact on operating profit which increased by 11.2%, or £1.8 million, from £15.8 million last year to £17.6 million in the year under review. This increase, which follows a 19.7% increase last year, reflects strong and improved performances from both our hire and sales businesses in the UK and Europe and a strong and stable performance from our business in the Middle East.

 

Net finance costs were £0.3 million this year compared with an income of £1.7 million in 2016. This is largely attributable to a foreign exchange loss arising on the retranslation of inter-company balances of £0.3 million this year compared with a gain of £1.6 million in 2016. Last year's gain was mainly due to the relative weakening of Sterling compared with overseas currencies, notably the Euro and the UAE Dirham. This year, movements in foreign exchange rates have been much smaller and mixed, Sterling weakening slightly against the Euro but strengthening against the UAE Dirham and the US Dollar, the combined effect of which has resulted in an exchange loss of £0.3 million in the current year.

 

Despite the increase in operating profit, our basic earnings per share decreased by 2.6% from 34.25p in 2016 to 33.37p in 2017. However, last year's result was significantly impacted by the one-off foreign exchange gain on inter-company loans discussed above. The most important factor is that the group's operating profit improved again this year which has enhanced the quality of earnings. The basic EPS remains strong and is indicative of the underlying business performance and strength of the group.

 

The group continues to generate strong cash flows. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £17.9 million compared with £15.1 million last year. Despite shareholder related cash outflows of £10.1 million on ordinary dividends, net funds increased by £2.6 million from £17.7 million at 31 December 2016 to £20.3 million at 31 December 2017.

 

Our policy of returning affordable dividends to shareholders continues and, over the last five financial years, the group has paid £47.8 million in cash to shareholders. This has not been at the expense of our other obligations; the group pays its external creditors in accordance with their agreed credit terms, it operates well within its banking covenants and has paid nearly £1 million into the defined benefit pension scheme during 2017 to eliminate the funding deficit of £0.7 million as at 31 December 2016. Therefore, in the light of the improved operating profit and substantial net funds that are available, the Board is once again proposing a further final dividend payment amounting to £5.0 million which, if approved at the forthcoming AGM, will be paid in June 2018.

 

Cost control, cash and working capital management continue to be priorities for the group. Capital expenditure is concentrated on assets that give a good return and in total £6.9 million was invested in the hire fleet this year, £0.7 million more than last year and significantly more than the wasting depreciation charge of £5.1 million. In addition, the group invested a further £1.0 million in property, plant and equipment. These actions will ensure that the group's infrastructure and revenue generating assets are sufficient to support future growth and profitability. Hire fleet utilisation, condition and availability continue to be the subjects of management focus.

 

 

Operating performance

 

The following table splits the results between the first and second half years:

 

 

Turnover

 Operating profit

 

£'000

£'000

1st half 2017

35,334

8,171

1st half 2016

30,287

6,395

 

 

 

2nd half 2017

35,966

9,418

2nd half 2016

35,102

9,421

 

 

 

Total 2017

71,300

17,589

Total 2016

65,389

15,816

 

 

 

 

The above table demonstrates that the successful performance in the first half of the year continued into the second half. Turnover in the first half of the year showed a 16.7% improvement over the same period in 2016 and operating profit was 27.8% higher than the equivalent period last year. Such significant improvements cannot be maintained indefinitely, especially when compared to a strong second half result in the previous year. Consequently, turnover in the second half improved by a more modest 2.5% compared with 2016 and operating profit was virtually unchanged from the same period in last year.

 

The above significant improvement in operating profit has been achieved despite any significant extremes in climatic conditions. The operating profit of our main business segment in the UK and Northern Europe increased from £13.8 million last year to £15.2 million in the year under review. The warmer than expected start to the summer in June 2017 was short-lived and in general the 2017 summer was cool and wet which didn't stimulate demand for our air conditioning products. The pumping business again performed well following a successful year in 2016. Generally the underlying performance was better than last year across the business sector due to robust operational management. Our traditional businesses continue to be developed and supported by the expansion of non-weather dependent niche markets which benefit the performance of our specialist hire divisions. This year's result further demonstrates that with a diverse product range we are able to return a strong performance despite the absence of any significant extreme weather conditions.

 

Our hire and sales business in the Middle East had another strong trading year. The operating profit for this business segment was maintained at £2.9 million, the same result as that achieved in 2016. Trading was strong throughout the UAE and our climate rental division returned a positive contribution to the business results.

 

Our fixed installation business sector in the UK returned a slightly improved operating profit of £0.4 million this year compared with £0.3 million in 2016. The market continues to be fragmented with high levels of price competition.

 

Central overheads decreased from £1.2 million in 2016 to £0.9 million in the current year.

 

Profit for the financial year

 

Profit before tax was £17.3 million this year compared with £17.5 million last year. This is attributable to the above £1.8 million increase in operating profit which was offset by a £2.0 million adverse swing in finance expenses from a credit of £1.7 million last year to a charge of £0.3 million this year. This was primarily due to foreign exchange rate movements as discussed above.

 

Tax charges increased slightly from £3.1 million in 2016 to £3.2 million this year. The overall effective tax rate increased from 17.5% in 2016 to 18.4%, primarily due to a change in mix of profits with a greater percentage of the group's profits being earned in Europe this year compared with the Middle East where corporation tax rates are very low. A detailed reconciliation of the theoretical corporation tax charge based on the accounts profit multiplied by 19.25% and the actual tax charge is given in note 11 to the consolidated financial statements.  Profit for the financial year was £14.1 million compared with £14.4 million last year.

 

Equity dividends

The company paid two dividends during the year. On 26 June 2017, a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2016 of 11.9 pence per ordinary share was paid and this was followed on 3 November 2017 by the payment of an interim dividend for 2017, also of 11.9 pence per share. Therefore, during 2017, a total of £10.1 million in cash dividends has been returned to our ordinary shareholders.

I am pleased to announce that, in view of the group's ongoing profitability and its significant cash resources, the Board has proposed a final dividend for 2017, also of 11.9 pence per ordinary share. If approved at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting this dividend, which in total amounts to £5.0 million, will be paid on 25 June 2018 to shareholders on the register as at 1 June 2018.

Net funds

At 31 December 2017, the group had net funds of £20.3 million compared with £17.7 million last year, an increase of £2.6 million despite the payment of the above equity dividends totalling £10.1 million during the year.

 

Bank loan facilities

On 30 April 2017, and in accordance with the agreed repayment profile, the group repaid the final instalment of £5 million that was due for repayment on that date. Subsequently, the group took out a new loan of £5 million which is repayable by four equal annual instalments of £0.5 million per annum followed by a final balloon repayment of £3 million due in April 2022. The first annual loan repayment of £0.5 million was made on 30 April 2018.

Share buybacks

 

During the current year the company did not purchase any ordinary shares for cancellation. However, in prior periods such purchases were made and these enhanced earnings per share and were for the benefit of all shareholders.

The Board believes that it is in the best interests of shareholders if it has this authority in order that market purchases may be made in the right circumstances if the necessary funds are available. Accordingly, at the next Annual General Meeting, shareholders will be asked to vote in favour of a resolution to renew the general authority to make market purchases of up to 12.5% of the ordinary share capital in issue.

Outlook

The group's policy to increase investments in new technologically advanced and environmentally friendly non-seasonal products will be continued into 2018. Investments will also continue in our traditional businesses to ensure we are ready to support our customers in times of extreme weather conditions.

The group continues to face both challenges and opportunities in all of its geographical markets but our business remains strong, cash generative and well developed, with positive net funds. The Board is therefore cautiously optimistic for further success in 2018, always being mindful of the favourable or adverse impact that the weather can have on our business.

 

JG Murray

Chairman

17 May 2018

 

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Consolidated Income Statement

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

 

 12 months

ended

31 December

2017

£'000

 

 12 months

ended

31 December

2016

£'000

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

Cost of Sales

                 71,300

               (30,086)

 

                   65,389

                 (26,677)

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

                 41,214

 

                   38,712

 

 

 

 

Distribution costs

               (11,571)

 

                 (11,512)

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

               (12,054)

 

                 (11,384)

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

                 17,589

 

                   15,816

 

 

 

 

EBITDA*

Depreciation and impairment losses

Profit on the sale of plant and equipment

                 22,851

                 (5,917)

                      655

 

                   20,664

                   (5,310)

                        462

Operating profit

                 17,589

 

                   15,816

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

Finance costs

                        82

                    (386)

 

                     1,875

                      (150)

Profit before taxation

                 17,285

 

                   17,541

 

 

 

 

Taxation

                 (3,184)

 

                   (3,068)

 

 

 

 

Profit for the financial period

                 14,101

 

                   14,473

 

 

 

 

There were no discontinued operations in either of the above periods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (pence)

                 33.37p

 

                    34.25p

Diluted (pence)

                 33.37p

 

                    34.25p

 

 

 

 

Interim and final dividends paid per equity share (pence)

                 23.80p

 

                    23.80p

 

 

 

 

Proposed final dividend per equity share (pence)

                 11.90p

 

                    11.90p

 

 

 

*  Earnings Before Interest, Taxation, Depreciation, profit on the sale of property, plant and equipment, Amortisation and non-

   recurring items.

 

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Total Income

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

 

 

   12 months

ended

31 December

2017

£'000

 

 12 months

ended

31 December

2016

£'000

 

 

 

 

Profit for the financial period

14,101

 

                   14,473

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income / (charges)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

Currency translation differences on foreign currency net

 

 

 

Investments

                          (2)

 

                     1,924

 

 

 

 

Items that will never be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit assets and liabilities

                     1,391

 

                   (2,201)

Related deferred tax

                      (264)

 

                        418

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income for the period net of tax

                     1,125

 

                        141

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

                   15,226

 

                   14,614

 

   

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Consolidated Balance Sheet

As at 31 December 2017

 

 

 

31 December 2017

 

31 December 2016

 

 

 

      £'000

 

         £'000

 

        £'000

 

         £'000

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

         21,911

 

 

 

         20,062

 

Lease prepayments

 

 

 

                47

 

 

 

                49

 

Trade investments

 

 

 

                  -

 

 

 

              164

 

Deferred tax asset

 

 

 

              102

 

 

 

              559

 

Retirement benefit pension surplus

 

 

 

           3,364

 

 

 

           1,161

 

 

 

 

 

         25,424

 

 

 

         21,995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocks

 

        3,860

 

 

 

          4,994

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

      17,852

 

 

 

        18,425

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

      25,311

 

 

 

        22,819

 

 

 

 

 

      47,023

 

 

 

        46,238

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

    (12,358)

 

 

 

      (13,055)

 

 

 

Current tax liabilities

 

      (1,696)

 

 

 

        (1,825)

 

 

 

Bank loans

 

         (493)

 

 

 

        (4,995)

 

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

 

           (43)

 

 

 

           (102)

 

 

 

 

 

    (14,590)

 

 

 

      (19,977)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net current assets

 

 

 

         32,433

 

 

 

         26,261

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets less current liabilities

 

 

 

         57,857

 

 

 

         48,256

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank loans

 

      (4,475)

 

 

 

                -

 

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

 

             (7)

 

 

 

             (49)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          (4,482)

 

 

 

              (49)

 

Net assets

 

 

 

         53,375

 

 

 

          48,207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called-up share capital

 

 

 

              423

 

 

 

               423

 

Share premium

 

 

 

                13

 

 

 

                13

 

Retained earnings

 

 

 

         48,789

 

 

 

         43,619

 

Translation reserve

 

 

 

           3,895

 

 

 

           3,897

 

Other reserves

 

 

 

              245

 

 

 

              245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

         53,365

 

 

 

         48,197

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

 

                10

 

 

 

                10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

 

 

         53,375

 

 

 

         48,207

 

 

 

  

 

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

          12 months   ended 

     31 December

                    2017

                   £'000

 

     12 months

ended

31 December

2016

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Cash generated from operations

 

21,090

 

                         17,693

Interest paid

 

                            (84)

 

                            (136)

Net UK corporation tax paid

 

                       (2,142)

 

                         (1,846)

Overseas tax paid

 

                       (1,002)

 

                            (578)

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flow from operating activities

 

                       17,862

 

                        15,133

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

Sale of property, plant and equipment

 

                            861

 

                             673

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

                       (5,790)

 

                         (5,392)

Interest received

 

                              51

 

                             241

Net cash flow from investing activities

 

                       (4,878)

 

                         (4,478)

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

Loan repayments

 

                       (5,000)

 

                         (1,000)

New loans raised

 

                         4,973

 

                                 -

Finance lease capital repayments

 

                          (101)

 

                            (116)

Equity dividends paid

 

                     (10,058)

 

                       (10,058)

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flow from financing activities

 

                     (10,196)

 

                       (11,174)

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

                        2,788

 

                            (519)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

 

                      22,819

 

                        20,715

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

 

                         (296)

 

                          2,623

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

 

                      25,311

 

                        22,819

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of net cash flow to movement in net funds in the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

                         2,788

 

                            (519)

Cash outflow from the repayment of loans and finance leases

 

                         5,101

 

                          1,115

Cash inflow from the drawdown of new loans net of charges

 

                       (4,963)

 

 

Non-cash movement in respect of raising loan finance

 

                            (10)

 

                              (20)

Non-cash movements re new finance leases and hire purchase agreements

                              -

 

                              (84)

Increase in net funds during the period

 

                         2,916

 

                              492

Opening net funds at the beginning of the period

 

                       17,673

 

                         14,558

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

 

                          (296)

 

                           2,623

Closing net funds at the end of the period

 

                       20,293

 

                         17,673

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

 

Attributable to equity holders of the parent company

 

Minority

interest

Total

equity

 

 

 

Share

capital

£'000

Share

Premium

£'000

Retained

earnings

£'000

Translation reserve

£'000

Other

reserves

£'000

 

Total

£'000

 

 

 

      £'000

 

 

      £'000

At 31 December 2015     

     423

            13

     40,987

     1,973 

          245

   43,641

 

 10

     43,651 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the financial period

         -

             -

     14,473

                   -

-

     14,473

 

-

     14,473

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income and (charges):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences on foreign currency net investments

 

         -

 

           -

 

            -

     

           1,924

 

-

 

       1,924

 

 

-

 

       1,924

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will never be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit assets and liabilities

 

         -

 

            -

 

     (2,201)

    

                  -

 

 -

 

     (2,201)

 

 

-

 

     (2,201)

Related deferred tax

         -

            -

        418

                  -

-

          418

 

-

          418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total other comprehensive income and (charges)

 

         -

 

            -

 

     (1,783)

 

           1,924

 

  -

 

          141

 

 

-

  

          141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid                      

         -

            -

   (10,058)

                   -

-

   (10,058)

 

 -

   (10,058)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total transactions with owners

         -

            -

   (10,058)

                   -

-

   (10,058)

 

-

   (10,058)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2016

    423

          13 

     43,619

           3,897

         245

     48,197

 

10

     48,207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the financial period

         -

            -

     14,101

               -

-

     14,101

 

-

     14,101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income and (charges):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences on foreign currency net investments

 

         -

 

            -

 

            -

 

               (2)

 

-

 

            (2)

 

 

-

 

            (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will never be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit assets and liabilities

     

         -

 

             -

 

       1,391

   

                 -

 

-

 

       1,391

 

 

 

       1,391

Related deferred tax

         -

             -

        (264)

                 -

-

        (264)

 

-

        (264)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total other comprehensive income and (charges)

     

         -

     

             -

 

       1,127

 

                (2)

-

 

       1,125

 

 

  -

     

       1,125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid                       

         -

             -

   (10,058)

                  -

-

   (10,058)

 

-

   (10,058)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total transactions with owners

         -

             -

   (10,058)

                  -

-

   (10,058)

 

-

   (10,058)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2017

    423

          13

     48,789

           3,895

         245

     53,365

 

10

     53,375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrews Sykes Group plc

Notes

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

1.  Basis of preparation

Whilst the information included in this preliminary announcement has been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), this announcement does not itself contain sufficient information to comply with IFRSs. Therefore the financial information set out above does not constitute the company's financial statements for the 12 months ended 31 December 2017 or 31 December 2016 but it is derived from those financial statements.

2.  Going Concern

The Board remains satisfied with the group's funding and liquidity position.  The group has operated throughout the 2017 financial year and until the date of signing these accounts within its financial covenants as contained in the bank agreement.

Both loan capital and interest payments have been made in accordance with the bank agreements.  A new loan was negotiated with the bank to finance the final balloon repayment of £5 million due under the previous loan on 30 April 2017.  The first annual payment under the new loan agreement of £0.5 million was made in accordance with the agreement on 30 April 2018.  The group's profit and cash flow projections indicate that the financial covenants within the new bank loan agreement will be met for the foreseeable future.

The group continues to have substantial cash resources which at 31 December 2017 amounted to £25.3 million compared with £22.8 million as at 31 December 2016.  Profit and cash flow projections for 2018 and 2019, which have been prepared on a conservative basis taking into account reasonably possible changes in trading performance, indicate that the group will be profitable and generate positive cash flows after loan repayments.  These forecasts and projections indicate that the group should be able to operate within the new bank facility agreement and that all associated covenants will be met.

The Board considers that the group has considerable financial resources and a wide operational base.  As a consequence, the Board believes that the group is well placed to manage its business risks carefully, as demonstrated by the current year's result, despite some uncertain external influences.

After making enquiries, the Board has a reasonable expectation that the group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.  Accordingly, the Board continues to adopt the going concern basis when preparing this Annual Report and Financial Statements.

3.  Distribution of Annual Report and Financial Statements

The group expects to distribute copies of the full Annual Report and Financial Statements that comply with IFRSs by 25 May 2018 following which copies will be available either from the registered office of the company; St David's Court, Union Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3JE; or from the company's website; www.andrews-sykes.com. The Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 12 months ended 31 December 2016 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies and those for the 12 months ended 31 December 2017 will be filed at Companies House following the company's Annual General Meeting. The auditor has reported on those financial statements; the report was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and did not contain details of any matters on which they are required to report by exception.

4.  Date of Annual General Meeting

The group's Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 2 Eaton Gate, London, SW1W 9BJ.


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