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City Pub Group (The) (CPC)

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Monday 14 May, 2018

City Pub Group (The)

AGM Statement

RNS Number : 8800N
City Pub Group PLC (The)
14 May 2018
 

The City Pub Group PLC

(the "City Pub Group", the "Company" or the "Group")

AGM Statement

 

 

The City Pub Group is pleased to update the market on its progress at the 2018 AGM. Since listing on AIM late last year, the number of trading pubs has now increased from 33 to 36 and the size of the Group's estate (once exchanged pubs are completed and development pubs are opened) will have increased from 34 to 44.

 

Highlights:

·     Total sales for the first 18 weeks of the financial year were up 23% with recent strong trading making up for the snow affected weeks.

·     Since our annual results announcement on 12 April 2018:

we have opened Tell Your Friends, our vegan pub in Parsons Green;

we have acquired The Covent Garden Pub, in Covent Garden, London, which is currently trading but will require a small refurbishment;

we have completed the acquisition of a site in Summertown, Oxford, which is expected to open in Q3 2018 following a refurbishment;

we have completed the acquisition of a large pub in Cambridge, which will require a significant refurbishment and is expected to open in Q1 2019;

we have exchanged on 2 trading pubs in London, which are expected to complete and be open for trading by the end of June 2018.

·     We are currently in the process of investing in and developing 6 sites in total (Aragon House in Parsons Green, the Old Ticket Office in Cambridge, our pubs in Cardiff and Reading and, as referred to above, our recently acquired pubs in Oxford and Cambridge).

 

Clive Watson, Executive Chairman, said:

 

"We are pleased that recent trading has bounced back strongly following some tough weeks during the inclement weather earlier this year. Our pubs have strong and relevant customer offerings which is evidenced well by our continuing growth.

 

We are excited by our new opening pipeline and with the development of those acquired. The strength of our balance sheet enables us to purchase development sites or trading sites, whichever delivers long-term value for the Group. More pubs are currently being appraised and we envisage our pipeline expanding further this year.

 

We remain confident in our strategy and execution of our plan. Whilst still early in the year and with exciting events to come such as the World Cup, where we should trade well, we are well placed to meet expectations for the year."

 

 

 

 

Enquiries:

 

14 May 2018

City Pub Group

Clive Watson, Chairman

Tarquin Williams, CFO




Instinctif Partners

Matthew Smallwood

Andy Low

+44(0)20 7457 2020



Liberum (Nomad & Joint Broker)                      

Chris Clarke

Trystan Cullen

Clayton Bush

+44(0)20 3100 2222



Berenberg (Joint Broker)

Chris Bowman

Toby Flaux

Marie Stolberg

+44 (0)20 3207 7800

 

For further information on City Pub Company pubs visit www.citypubcompany.com 


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