Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

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Tuesday 13 July, 2004


AGM Statement

                                 EMI Group plc                                 

              Chairman's Statement - 2004 Annual General Meeting               

LONDON 13 July 2004: Speaking today at the EMI Group Annual General Meeting,
Eric Nicoli, Chairman, said:

"On a global basis, the recorded music market has shown encouraging trends in
the first few months of our financial year. The US market has now enjoyed ten
consecutive months of growth and the next two largest markets, Japan and the
UK, have also seen positive trends. The markets of Continental Europe, however,
remain difficult. Digital music continues to develop, with the recent
successful launch of new legitimate services in several countries.

"In our recorded music division, EMI Music, the implementation of both the
outsourcing of manufacturing in Continental Europe and the US and the
restructuring of selected labels is on schedule.

"Our release schedule so far has featured major new albums from the Beastie
Boys and Lenny Kravitz. During this financial year, we have also seen good
ongoing sales worldwide from a number of artists including Utada Hikaru and
Norah Jones. In addition, Joss Stone's Soul Sessions and Keith Urban's Golden
Road have each surpassed two million units in sales and Yellowcard's Ocean
Avenue has reached more than one million. Our release schedule for the
remainder of the year is strong, particularly in the second half, with new
releases from artists including Chemical Brothers, Chingy, Coldplay, Glay,
Gorillaz, Helmut Lotti, Joss Stone, The Thrills, Keith Urban and Robbie

"In this financial year EMI Music Publishing has continued to enjoy strong
chart positions especially in the US, UK, Germany and France, with releases
from a range of songwriters including Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Alicia Keys, Scissor
Sisters, Usher and Mario Winans. We have finalised new synchronisation licences
with many companies including American Express, Target and Jaguar. In April, we
also completed our purchase of the final 20% stake in Jobete, the Motown song

"As we highlighted in May, given the phasing of both our recorded music release
schedule and the savings from our restructuring programme, we expect the second
half to account for a higher proportion of sales and profits than it has in
prior years. With this strong release schedule and the progress we are making
in both of our businesses, we remain confident that we will achieve our
financial targets for the full year."


EMI Group plc                                                                  
Amanda Conroy            Corporate Communications       +44 20 7795 7529       
Claudia Palmer           Investor Relations             +44 20 7795 7635       
Susie Bell                                              +44 20 7795 7971       
Brunswick Group LLP                                                            
Patrick Handley                                         +44 20 7404 5959

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