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Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Finsbury Food Group

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 0769U
Finsbury Food Group PLC
20 November 2019
 

Date:

20 November 2019

On behalf of:

Finsbury Food Group Plc ('Finsbury', 'the Company' or 'the Group')

For immediate release

 

 

Finsbury Food Group Plc

 

Result of AGM

 

Finsbury Food Group plc (AIM: FIF), a leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for both the retail and foodservice channels, is pleased to confirm that all resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed at its Annual General Meeting held today, Wednesday 20 November 2019.

 

Details of the proxy voting results, which should be read alongside the Notice of AGM, are below:

 

Resolution (see the Notice of AGM for the full text of the resolutions)

In favour (votes)

In favour

(%)

 

Against

(votes)

Against

(%)

Withheld* (votes)

1.   To receive the reports of the Directors and the Financial Statements for the 52 weeks ended 29 June 2019

74,638,537

99.32

500,000

0.67

0

2.   To declare a final dividend for the year ended 29 June 2019 of 2.34 pence per share

75,138,021

99.98

516

0.01

0

3.   To reelect Marnie Millard as a director

75,012,100

99.83

123,592

0.16

2,845

4.   To reelect Bob Beveridge as a director

75,032,011

99.85

103,681

0.14

2,845

5.   To appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor of the Company until the conclusion of the next AGM

75,127,764

99.98

7,999

0.01

2,774

6.   To authorise the directors to determine the fees payable to the auditor

75,138,021

99.98

516

0.01

0

7.   To authorise the Directors to allot shares in the Company up to the limits specified in the resolution

70,451,348

99.36

447,556

0.63

4,239,633

8.   To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights up to the limits specified in the resolution**

70,447,536

99.36

450,108

0.63

4,240,893

9.   To authorise the Company to make market purchases of its own shares within the limits specified in the resolution**

69,955,111

98.66

946,274

1.33

4,237,152

 

*  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the votes for or against the resolution

** Passed as a special resolution

 

 

 

For further information:

 

Finsbury Food Group                      

John Duffy (Chief Executive)

Steve Boyd (Finance Director)

 

www.finsburyfoods.co.uk                  

029 20 357 500

Cenkos Securities

Max Hartley/Harry Hargreaves

(Corporate Finance)

 



Alma PR                                         

Rebecca Sanders-Hewett

Sam Modlin

Hilary Buchanan

 

[email protected]                       

020 3405 0205

 

 

Notes to editors:

 

·      Finsbury Food Group Plc (AIM: FIF) is a leading UK manufacturer of cake and bread bakery goods, supplying a broad range of blue chip customers within both the grocery retail and 'out of home eating' foodservice sectors including major multiples and leading foodservice providers.

·      The Company is one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK and, with its Overseas division, has sales in the financial year ending 29 June 2019 exceeding £315m.

·      The Company's bakery product range is comprehensive and includes:

Large premium and celebration cakes.

Small snacking cake formats such as cake slices and bites.

Artisan, healthy lifestyle and organic breads through to rolls, muffins (sweet and savoury) and morning pastries, all of which are available both fresh and frozen dependent on customer channel requirements.

Gluten Free bread, morning goods and cake ranges.

 

·      The Company is one of the largest ambient cake manufacturers in the UK, a market valued at over £969 million (source: IRI, 52 w/e 20th July 2019). The retail bread and morning goods market has a value of £4.5 billion (source: Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 14th July 2019). The retail Free From Cake market is valued at £49.5 million (source: Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 24th March 2019). The retail Free From bread & morning goods market is valued at £125.3 million (source: Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 21st April 2019). The UK Out of Home sector Foodservice Bakery sector is worth approximately £747 million per annum (source: derived from MCA data for 52 weeks to 31st March 2019). The UK foodservice cake and sweet morning goods bakery sector is worth approximately £918 million per annum (UK foodservice data derived from MCA data for 52 weeks to 31st March 2019).

·     The Company comprises a core UK Bakery division and an Overseas division:

The UK Bakery division has manufacturing sites in Cardiff, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Salisbury, Sheffield, Manchester, and Pontypool.

The Overseas division comprises the Company's 50% owned company, Lightbody Stretz Ltd, which supplies and distributes the Group's UK-manufactured products and third party products, primarily to Europe, and the Company's manufacturing facility in Żywiec in Poland.

 

 


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