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Monday 23 April, 2018

Driver Group plc

Sale and leaseback of Haslingden office premises

RNS Number : 6997L
Driver Group plc
23 April 2018




("Driver" or "the Group")


Sale and leaseback of Haslingden office premises


Driver Group PLC, the global professional services consultancy to construction and engineering industries is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Jetglobal Limited for the sale of the freehold property interest in the Group's central administration offices located in Haslingden, Lancashire and the immediate leaseback of these premises.

The cash consideration receivable by Driver at completion on 20 April, 2018 was £1.65 million.  The sale will give rise to a small profit on disposal for the Group, before transaction costs.

The new lease is for an initial term up to 2nd January 2026 at a fixed annual rent of £210,000 with a current annual cash cost to Driver of approximately £105,000 after adjusting for rental income receivable from a sub-tenant. The proceeds of the sale will improve the Group's overall net cash position.

Gordon Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Driver, said: "we are delighted to be able to announce the agreement of the terms of this transaction which represents the final strategic action we committed to implement in February 2017 at the time of the equity raise and refinancing."


Driver Group plc

Gordon Wilkinson (CEO)               07964-518095     [email protected]

David Kilgour (CFO)                        07493-867743     [email protected]


N+1 Singer - Nominated Adviser

Sandy Fraser/Jen Boorer              0207-496-3000 



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