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Franchise Brands PLC (FRAN)


Tuesday 09 June, 2020

Franchise Brands PLC

Directors' shareholdings

RNS Number : 4424P
Franchise Brands PLC
09 June 2020


("Franchise Brands", the "Company" or the "Group")


Directors' shareholdings


Franchise Brands plc (AIM: FRAN), a multi-brand franchise business, announces that with the issue of the scrip dividend shares yesterday, as per the announcement on 3 June 2020, the shareholdings of the Directors of the Company are now as follows:



Total interest in ordinary shares

% of total voting rights

Stephen Hemsley



Chris Dent



Peter Molloy



Tim Harris



Julia Choudhury



Colin Rees



Nigel Wray



David Poutney



Rob Bellhouse




All the Directors of the Group elected to take the scrip dividend. However, some of the underlying nominee custodians of their shareholdings were unable to accommodate this request. Therefore, the Directors have, in total, received 263,055 new ordinary shares, representing 79% of their elections for scrip dividend shares, and £68,525 as cash dividends.





Franchise Brands plc

+ 44 (0) 1625 813231

Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman


Chris Dent, Chief Financial Officer


Julia Choudhury, Corporate Development Director




Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 203 328 5656

Jeremy Porter / Liz Kirchner / Nicholas Chambers




Dowgate Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 203 903 7715

James Serjeant / Colin Climie




MHP Communications (Financial PR)

+44 (0) 203 128 8100

Katie Hunt

+44 (0) 7884 494112


[email protected]


About Franchise Brands plc


Franchise Brands is focused on building market-leading businesses in selected customer segments using primarily a franchise model. The Group currently has a combined network of over 450 franchisees across five franchise brands. Our focus is on established brands which can benefit from our shared support services, specialist sector expertise, management experience and group resources.


Franchise Brands' portfolio of market-leading service businesses grew in 2019 with the acquisition of Willow Pumps. The addition of Willow Pumps, a direct labour organisation, represented an important step in expanding Metro Rod and Metro Plumb's range of services to the commercial market.


The Group is organised into a B2B division comprised of Metro Rod, Metro Plumb and Willow Pumps, and a B2C division that incorporates ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. This divisional organisation of our brands is designed to provide a greater focus and structure to support the strategic development of our B2B and B2C brands.


Each of our brands are leaders in their respective markets and each brand has a long trading history. The combined trading history of all the Group's brands is over 125 years.


Franchise Brands plc employs some 290 people across three principal locations in Macclesfield, Kidderminster and Aylesford.


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