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Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Restore PLC

AGM Statement and Appointment of CFO

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Restore PLC
21 May 2019

 21 May 2019

Restore plc


AGM Statement and Appointment of Chief Financial Officer


Restore plc (AIM: RST), the UK leader in document management and business relocation services, today issues a trading update ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held later today.


Trading for the first quarter was in line with the Board's expectations.


The core records management business has continued its positive momentum, resulting in net box volume growth in Q1. Restore Digital, the scanning business, is trading as anticipated and gearing up for the delivery of its major exam scanning contract. Operating performance in Restore Datashred has remained stable, with a continued focus on tight cost control, whilst customer retention and new business development have been encouraging. Trading in the Relocation Division, comprising Restore Harrow Green and Restore Technology (IT lifecycle services), has been satisfactory and consistent with prior year levels.


Accordingly, the Board's expectations for the full year remain unchanged, including planned reductions in net bank debt levels, and look forward to delivering another year of progress in 2019.


The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Ritchie as Chief Financial Officer. Neil is currently Chief Financial Officer of AIM-listed Mulberry Group plc and prior to this spent 14 years with the technology business Dyson, where he held a variety of commercial and finance roles. Neil replaces Adam Councell who, as previously announced, is stepping down from the Board in August. Neil will serve on the Board as an Executive Director, reporting to CEO Charles Bligh effective from 1 October 2019.


Martin Towers, Chairman, commented:

"I am delighted that Neil will be joining Restore as CFO. He brings a wealth of experience in high growth and listed businesses and will be an excellent addition to the leadership team."


Neil Ritchie commented:

"I am delighted to be joining Restore, a high quality business with a sustained track record of growth and a strong financial position. It's an exciting time to join and I look forward to working with the Board and the team to build the Group further from this great foundation."



The Group's Half Year results will be released on 31 July 2019.



For further information please contact:


Restore plc                                                                                       

Charles Bligh, Chief Executive Officer                                    020 7409 2420

Adam Councell, Group Finance Director


Peel Hunt LLP                                                             

Mike Bell                                                                                 020 7418 8900

Guy Wiehahn

Ed Allsopp


FTI Consulting                                                            

Nick Hasell                                                                             020 3727 1340

Alex Le May



Disclosures required by Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies


Neil James Ritchie (age 48)



Current directorships

Directorships held in the last five years

Fashion AZ Limited


KCS Investments Limited


Mulberry (Asia) Limited


Mulberry (Asia) Limited (Taiwan branch)


Mulberry (UK) Limited


Mulberry Co (France) SARL


Mulberry Co (Sales) Ltd (Irish branch)


Mulberry Co (Sales) Ltd (Netherlands branch)


Mulberry Company (Australia) Pty Ltd


Mulberry Company (Austria) GmbH


Mulberry Company (Canada) Inc.


Mulberry Company (Design) Limited


Mulberry Company (Europe) Limited


Mulberry Company (Germany) GmbH


Mulberry Company (Holdings) Limited


Mulberry Company (Sales) Limited


Mulberry Company (Shoes) Limited


Mulberry Company (Switzerland) GmbH


Mulberry Company (USA) Inc.


Mulberry Fashions Limited


Mulberry France Services SARL


Mulberry Group Holding Company Limited


Mulberry Group plc


Mulberry Japan Co. Limited


Mulberry Korea Co. Ltd


Mulberry Leathers Limited


Mulberry Trading (Shanghai) Company Limited


Mulberry Trading Holding Company Limited




Save as set out above, there are no further disclosures required pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of Mr Ritchie's appointment to the Board.


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