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Introduction to investors information

We are listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange as Porta Communications Plc.

Our aim is simple - to deliver value to our shareholders, our clients and our employees. We will do this by retaining and attracting talented professionals; acquiring successful businesses which complement and strengthen our offering; and ensuring that we continue to provide our clients with the best possible advice and support.

Group Financial Information

Current Share Price3.38

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Ownership Details

Director Shareholders


Raymond McKeeve 1.62%
David Wright 1.41%
Gene Golembiewski 0.49%
John Foley 0.3%

Other Shareholders

Hawk Investment Holdings Limited 18.69%
Retro Grand Limited 5.69%
Hargreave Hale 5.39%
Gary Wyatt 5.22%
Stephen Byfield 5.18%
Fidelity 4.99%
Ruffer LLP 4.78%

Percentage of the Company’s issued share capital that is not in public hands.

In accordance with the AIM Rule 26, in so far as the Company is aware, the percentage of the Company’s issued share capital that is not in public hands is 34.76%.

Page updated 8 March 2017.

Directors


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David Wright, Executive Chairman

David began his career as a Journalist and left the Financial Times in 1978 to start a new career in Financial Public Relations. He became Managing Director of Streets Financial Strategy from 1986 to 1988 before establishing Citigate in late 1988. In 1997 he reversed Citigate into Incepta plc. and David became Chief Executive of the enlarged Group later becoming Chairman. Between 1997 and 2003 when David left Incepta he built the largest international financial communications company in the world through a series of key acquisitions and an active recruitment programme.

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​Steffan Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Steffan has spent over 20 years working within the field of strategic communications. Most recently, he was a Partner at Finsbury where he worked on a number of high profile M&A transactions such as Holcim/Lafarge, Greene King/Spirit and Crown/Rexam. He previously founded Capital Communications in 2001, taking it to become a top ten player within the EMEA region. He then sold it to Publicis Groupe and went on to lead MSLGroup's Strategic Communications business across the EMEA region.

Steffan was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford University, and is now an Old Members Trustee. He is the Chairman of the PRCA, is a member of the Development Committee at the Legatum Institute, a Trustee of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, a member of Swansea University's Advisory Development Board and is a Special Adviser at the Iraq Britain Business Council. He provides communications advice to a number of charities pro bono and is a frequent guest speaker on communications.

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Gene Golembiewski, Group Finance Director

Gene started his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. at Touche Ross & Co., switching to marketing services when he joined Omnicom-owned Ketchum, eventually becoming International Finance Director responsible for growing its international network through acquisitions. Ten years on saw Gene become worldwide CFO and COO of Gavin Anderson & Company to help drive forward the firm’s global development, culminating in the international merger of Gavin Anderson & Company with another firm. Gene left Gavin Anderson & Company three years later, becoming Porta’s Group Finance Director in July 2013.

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​Raymond McKeeve, Non-Executive Director

Raymond is a Partner at Jones Day, Raymond has extensive experience advising major private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds, and their investee companies as well as some of the leading alternative credit providers and lenders across all areas of corporate practice, including acquisitions, disposals, financings, and restructurings.

Raymond’s experience covers both the domestic U.K. and international markets including MENA and sub-Saharan Africa.

Raymond is one of the earliest and youngest winners of The Lawyer “Hot 100 Award” and sat in a personal capacity on the MOD Defence Reform Unit chaired by Lord Levene. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Strategic and Security Institute at the University of Exeter.

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John Foley, Non-Executive Director

John is a Chartered Accountant and barrister. John is a co-founder and Chairman of AIM quoted niche services provider, Premier Technical ServicesGroup Plc.

John is also Chairman of Servoca Plc, the AIM quoted staffing solutions and outsourcing provider. He was previously Chief Executive of MacLellan Group plc ("MacLellan"), a facilities services company, from 1994 until it was acquired by Interserve plc for an enterprise value of £130 million in June 2006.


  • Directors Responsibilities

    All Directors are subject to election by shareholders at the first Annual General Meeting after their appointment, and are subject to re-election at least every three years. Non-Executive Directors are appointed for a specific term of office which provides for their removal in certain circumstances, including under section 168 of the Companies Act. The Board does not automatically re-nominate Non-Executive Directors for election by shareholders. The terms of appointment of the Non-Executive Directors can be obtained by request to the Company Secretary.

    The Board’s primary objective is to focus on adding value to the assets of the Group by assessing business opportunities and ensuring that potential risks are identified, monitored and controlled. Matters reserved for Board decisions include strategic long-term objectives and capital structure of major transactions. The implementation of Board decisions and day to day operations of the Group are delegated to Management. In making commercial assessments the Directors review detailed plans including financial viability reports that, among other things, detail the impact of proposals in respect of return on capital, return on cash and the likely impact on the statement of comprehensive income, cash flows and gearing. Strategy is determined after having taken due regard of forecast domestic and international developments.

    Group and divisional budgets and quarterly financial forecasts including net assets and cash flow projections are formally reviewed by the Board on a quarterly basis. In addition the Executive Directors monitor cash flows on a weekly basis. The Board meet twelve times during the year and holds other adhoc meetings as required. It is responsible to the shareholders of the Company for the strategy and future development of the Group and the management of its resources. The Board has a formal schedule of matters specifically reserved to it for decision; other decisions are dealt with as day-to-day matters by management. Directors are, where necessary, able to obtain independent professional advice at the Company’s expense and have access to the services of the Company Secretary. They are given appropriate training and assistance on appointment to the Board and later, if and when required.

  • Board Committees

    The Audit Committee

    This comprises two non-executive Directors, John Foley (Chairman) and Raymond McKeeve. The external auditor as well as the Chief Executive Officer, the Group Finance Director and other finance staff are invited to attend these meetings as and when required.

    The principal duties of the committee are to review the half-yearly and annual financial statements before their submission to the Board and to consider any matters raised by the auditors. The Committee also reviews the independence and objectivity of the auditors. The terms of reference of the Committee reflect current best practice, including authority to:

    • recommend the appointment, re-appointment and removal of the external auditor.
    • ensure the objectivity and independence of the auditors including occasions when non-audit services are provided.
    • ensure appropriate ‘whistle-blowing’ arrangements are in place.

    The non-executive directors may seek information from any employee of the Group and obtain external professional advice at the expense of the Company if considered necessary. Due to the relatively low number of personnel employed within the Group, the nature of the business and the current control and review systems in place, the Board has decided not to establish a separate internal audit department. The committee also reviews compliance with best practice for corporate governance.

    Remuneration and Nomination Committee

    The company has established a formal and transparent procedure for developing policy on executive remuneration and for fixing the remuneration packages of individual directors. No director is involved in deciding his own remuneration. The Remuneration and Nomination Committee is made up of John Foley (Chairman) and Raymond McKeeve. The committee considers the employment and performance of individual Executive Directors and determines their terms of service and remuneration. It also has authority to grant options under the Company’s Executive Share Option Scheme. The Committee meets at least once a year.

    The committee also evaluates the balance of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board and considers all new Board appointments and re-appointments against this evaluation.


Corporate Governance

Porta Communication Plc is committed to the establishment of a sound framework of corporate governance and the implementation of a culture and processes throughout the Group in order to achieve this.

Financial Calendar

Preliminary Results 2017 - TBC
Annual General Meeting - TBC
Interim Results 2017 - TBC

Results of AGM

2016 Annual General Meeting - Proxy Voting

Proxy votes cast ahead of the Annual General Meeting of Porta Communications Plc held on 30 June 2016 at 11am.

Resolution number

Total votes cast

Votes For

Votes Against

Discretionary

Abstentions

1

118,206,580

104,846,204

13,335,376

0

25,000

2

118,206,580

60,216,125

900

0

57,989,555

3

118,206,580

60,216,125

900

0

57,989,555

4

118,206,580

118,203,343

0

0

3,237

5

118,206,580

104,871,204

13,335,376

0

0

6

118,206,580

118,205,680

900

0

0

7

118,206,580

118,180,680

900

0

25,000

8

118,206,580

118,181,580

0

0

25,000

9

118,206,580

118,200,301

6,279

0

0

10

118,206,580

118,206,580

0

0

0

11

118,206,580

118,150,301

56,279

0

0

Annual & Interim Reports

  • Date: 29.09.2016


    Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

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  • Date: 03.06.2016

    Porta Communications Plc
    Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015

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  • Date: 25.05.2016

    Porta Communications Plc
    Investor Presentation May 2016

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  • Date: 22.09.2015

    Porta Communications Plc
    Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2015

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  • Date: 01.06.2015

    Porta Communications plc
    Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014

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  • Date: 07.10.2014

    Porta Communications plc
    Interim results to the six months ended June 2014

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  • Date: 02.06.2014

    Porta Communications plc
    Report and Accounts For the year ended 31 December 2013

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  • Date: 27.09.2013

    Porta Communications plc
    Interim figures to the six months ended 30 June 2013

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  • Date: 22.05.2013

    Porta Communications plc
    Annual Report & Financial Statements: Audited Results For The Year Ended 31 December 2012

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  • Date: 28.09.2012

    Porta Communications plc
    Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2012

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  • Date: 14.05.2012

    Porta Communications plc
    Annual Report & Financial Statements: Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2011

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  • Date: 29.09.2011

    Porta Communications plc
    Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2011

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  • Date: 30.06.2011

    Porta Communications plc
    Final Results for The Year ended 31 December 2010

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  • Date: 31.12.2010

    Porta Communications plc
    Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2010

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  • Date: 28.09.2010

    TSE
    Final interim results

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  • Date: 31.12.2009

    TSE
    Report and Financial Statements: Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2009

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  • Date: 30.06.2009

    TSE
    Interim Results 2009: Interim report for the six months to 30 June 2009

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  • Date: 31.12.2008

    TSE
    Report and Financial statement: Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2008

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  • Date: 30.06.2008

    TSE
    Interim Results 2008: Interim report for the six months to 30 June 2008

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  • Date: 31.12.2007

    TSE
    Report and Financial statement: Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2007

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  • Date: 31.03.2007

    TSE
    Annual Report 2007: Audited results for the year ended 31 March 2007

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  • Date: 30.09.2006

    TSE
    Interim Results 2006: Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 30 September 2006 and AGM

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Key Advisors


Registrars
SLC Registrars Limited
42-50 Hersham Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 1RZ
Tel: +44 (0) 19 0370 6150

Broker
N+1 Singer
1 Bartholomew Lane
London
EC2N 2AX
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7496 3000

Solicitors
Osborne Clarke LLP
One London Wall
London
EC2Y 5EB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7105 7000

Nominated Advisor
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Grant Thornton House
Melton Street
Euston Square
London
NW1 2EP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100


Auditors
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Grant Thornton House
Melton Street, Euston Square
London
NW1 2GP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

Financial PR
Redleaf Communications
4 London Wall Buildings
Blomfield Street
London
EC2M 5NT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 3353