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    TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Schroders plc

    15 Feb
     

    1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

    RPS GROUP PLC

    2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No):

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (Yes)

    An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (No)

    An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: (No)

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (No)

    Other (please specify): (Yes) Type 1 disclosure as per Transparency Directive II Regulation

    3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

    Schroders plc

    4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

    Schroder Investment Management Limited

    5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:

    13.02.17

    6. Date on which issuer notified:

    14.02.17

    7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

    Below 5%

     

    8.Notified details:

    A: Voting rights attached to shares

    Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

    Situation previous to the triggering transaction

    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

    Number of Shares

    Number of Voting Rights

    Number of shares

    Number of voting rights

    Percentage of voting rights

    Direct

    Direct

    Indirect

    Direct

    Indirect

    Ordinary
    GB0007594764

    16,118,828

    16,118,828

    11,237,728

    N/A

    11,007,728

    N/A

    4.925%

     

    B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/Conversion Period

    No. of voting rights that may
    be acquired if the instrument is
    exercised/ converted.

    Percentage of voting rights

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     

    C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

    Type of financial instrument

    Exercise price

    Expiration date

    Exercise/Conversion period

    No. of voting rights instrument refers to

    Percentage of voting rights

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Nominal

    Delta

    n/a

    n/a

     

    Total (A+B+C)

    Number of voting rights

    Percentage of voting rights

    11,007,728

    4.925%

     

    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

    Schroder Investment Management Limited

    11,007,728

    4.925%

     

     

    Proxy Voting:

    10. Name of the proxy holder:

    N/A

    11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

    N/A

    12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

    N/A

     

    13. Additional information:

    This notification is being made based on the legal entity position falling below 5%. Schroders Plc’s position remains as per the previous disclosure dated 08.06.2015. The shares referred to in section 9 are held in portfolios managed by those firms on a discretionary basis for clients under investment management agreements. This disclosure has been calculated based on issue share capital amount 223,512,243.

    14. Contact name:

    Shaheen Hussain

    15. Contact telephone number:

    020 7658 6000
     

    TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Neptune Investment Management Ltd

    08 Feb
     

    1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

    RPS GROUP PLC

    2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No):

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (Yes)

    An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (No)

    An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: (No)

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (No)

    Other (please specify): (No)

    3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

    Neptune Investment Management Limited

    4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

    N/A

    5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:

    6. Date on which issuer notified:

    7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

    Below 5%

     

    8.Notified details:

    A: Voting rights attached to shares

    Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

    Situation previous to the triggering transaction

    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

    Number of Shares

    Number of Voting Rights

    Number of shares

    Number of voting rights

    Percentage of voting rights

    Direct

    Direct

    Indirect

    Direct

    Indirect

    GB0007594764

    11,338,430

    11,338,430

    11,138,430

    11,138,430

    N/A

    4.98337%

    N/A

     

    B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/Conversion Period

    No. of voting rights that may
    be acquired if the instrument is
    exercised/ converted.

    Percentage of voting rights

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     

    C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

    Type of financial instrument

    Exercise price

    Expiration date

    Exercise/Conversion period

    No. of voting rights instrument refers to

    Percentage of voting rights

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Nominal

    Delta

    n/a

    n/a

     

    Total (A+B+C)

    Number of voting rights

    Percentage of voting rights

    11,138,430

    4.98337%

     

    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

    n/a

     

     

    Proxy Voting:

    10. Name of the proxy holder:

    N/A

    11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

    N/A

    12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

    N/A

     

    13. Additional information:

    N/A

    14. Contact name:

    Hannah Duncombe

    15. Contact telephone number:

    02032490198
     

    SIP Announcement

    03 Feb
     

    On 01 February 2017 as a result of the purchase and allotment by the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan (an HM Revenue & Customs approved all employee share purchase plan), the executive directors of the Company and persons discharging management responsibility have the following interests as a result of their personal participation in the Plan:-

    03 February 2017

      Purchase of Shares on 01 February 2017 £2.2775 per share Allotment of Matching Shares 01 February 2017 £2.2775 per share Total number of Partnership, Matching and Dividend shares held on 01 February 2017
    Gary Young 54 54 21,109
    Alan Hearne 55 55 17,270
     

    The beneficial ownership of the Matching Shares will pass to the directors in three years’ time subject to continued employment and the retention of the underlying Partnership Shares.

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016
       

    Group Results for 2016

    02 Feb

    The Group’s results for 2016 will be announced on 2 March 2017.

    Unaudited management accounts indicate that the Group’s trading result for 2016, as measured by PBTA, approached the level of the 2015 audited result. The second half performance in 2016 was materially better than the first half, having benefited from improved profitability in Energy, significant currency movements and a lower level of reorganisation cost.

    The Group’s 2015 result included a £7.0 million provision for doubtful debts in Energy. Towards the end of 2016 a significant proportion of the debt provided was recovered, resulting in the reversal of provisions totalling approximately £4.2m. Even excluding this provision reversal, the Group result was still well above current market expectations.

    The Group’s conversion of profit into cash in the year was, once again, strong. Year end net bank debt reduced to about £84 million, from £95 million at the end of June. As a result, year end leverage (net bank debt plus deferred consideration to adjusted ebitda) reduced to approximately 1.6 times, from 2.2 at the end of June. The Board anticipates recommending a final dividend per share which, if approved, would result in an unchanged full year dividend of 9.74 pence.

    2 February 2017

    Enquiries:  
    RPS Group plc Tel: 01235 863206
    Dr Alan Hearne, Chief Executive  
    Gary Young, Finance Director  
       
    Instinctif Partners Tel: 020 7457 2020
    Justine Warren  
    Matthew Smallwood  

    RPS is an international consultancy providing advice upon the development and management of the built and natural environment; the planning and development of strategic infrastructure, and the evaluation and development of energy, water and other resources. We have offices in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, the United States, Canada and Australia Asia Pacific and undertake projects in many other parts of the world.

    This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of RPS Group plc. These statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that will occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

    Voting Rights and Capital

    31 Jan
     

    In conformity with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6 we would like to notify the market of the following:
     
    RPS Group plc's capital consists of 223,512,243 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (79,336) from those announced on 23 December 2016 relate to the Company’s Share Incentive Plan and Performance Share Plan.
     
    Therefore, the total number of voting rights in RPS Group plc remains at 223,512,243.
     
    The above figure (223,512,243) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, RPS Group plc under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

    31 January 2017

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 863 206
       

    SIP Announcement

    05 Jan
     

    On 03 January 2017 as a result of the purchase and allotment by the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan (an HM Revenue & Customs approved all employee share purchase plan), the executive directors of the Company and persons discharging management responsibility have the following interests as a result of their personal participation in the Plan:-

    05 January 2017

      Purchase of Shares on 03 January 2017 £2.25 per share Allotment of Matching Shares 03 January 2017 £2.25 per share Total number of Partnership, Matching and Dividend shares held on 03 January 2017
    Gary Young 56 56 21,001
    Alan Hearne 55 55 17,160
     

    The beneficial ownership of the Matching Shares will pass to the directors in three years’ time subject to continued employment and the retention of the underlying Partnership Shares.

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016
       

    Block Listing Six Monthly Return

    03 Jan

    Click here to download pdf

    Date: 3 January 2017

     
    Name of applicant: RPS Group Plc
    Name of scheme: Performance Share Plan Scheme, Share Incentive Plan Scheme, Executive Share Option Scheme
    Period of return: From: 1 July 2016 To: 31 December 2016
    Balance of unallotted securities under scheme(s) from previous return: 1,198,337
    Plus:  The amount by which the block scheme(s) has been increased since the date of the last return (if any increase has been applied for): N/A
    Less:  Number of securities issued/allotted under scheme(s) during period (see LR3.5.7G): 552,264
    Equals:  Balance under scheme(s) not yet issued/allotted at end of period: 646,073
       
    Name of contact: Nicholas Rowe
    Telephone number of contact: 01235 438016

     

    Voting Rights and Capital

    23 Dec
     

    In conformity with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6 we would like to notify the market of the following:
     
    RPS Group plc's capital consists of 223,432,907 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (99,456) from those announced on 30 November 2016 relate to the Company’s Share Incentive Plan and Performance Share Plan.
     
    Therefore, the total number of voting rights in RPS Group plc remains at 223,432,907.
     
    The above figure (223,432,907) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, RPS Group plc under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

    23 December 2016

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 863 206
       

    SIP Announcement

    02 Dec
     

    On 01 December 2016 as a result of the purchase and allotment by the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan (an HM Revenue & Customs approved all employee share purchase plan), the executive directors of the Company and persons discharging management responsibility have the following interests as a result of their personal participation in the Plan:-

    02 December 2016

      Purchase of Shares on 01 December 2016 £1.885 per share Allotment of Matching Shares 01 December 2016 £1.885 per share Total number of Partnership, Matching and Dividend shares held on 01 December 2016
    Gary Young 66 66 20,889
    Alan Hearne 66 66 17,050
     

    The beneficial ownership of the Matching Shares will pass to the directors in three years’ time subject to continued employment and the retention of the underlying Partnership Shares.

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016
       

    GM Results

    30 Nov
     

    RPS Group Plc held a General Meeting on 30 November 2016 in relation to the adoption of a new Directors’ Remuneration Policy and announces that all resolutions were duly passed. Details of the proxy votes cast for each resolution will shortly be available on the Company’s website www.rpsgroup.com.

    Copies of the resolutions passed will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.

    For further information, please contact:

    Nicholas Rowe
    Company Secretary
    Tel: 01235 438016

    Voting Rights and Capital

    30 Nov
     

    In conformity with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6 we would like to notify the market of the following:
     
    RPS Group plc's capital consists of 223,333,451 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (148,014) from those announced on 31 October 2016 relate to the Company’s Share Incentive Plan and Performance Share Plan.
     
    Therefore, the total number of voting rights in RPS Group plc remains at 223,333,451.
     
    The above figure (223,333,451) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, RPS Group plc under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

    30 November 2016

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 863 206
       

    SIP Announcement

    04 Nov
     

    On 01 November 2016 as a result of the purchase and allotment by the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan (an HM Revenue & Customs approved all employee share purchase plan), the executive directors of the Company and persons discharging management responsibility have the following interests as a result of their personal participation in the Plan:-

    04 November 2016

      Purchase of Shares on 01 November 2016 £1.695 per share Allotment of Matching Shares 01 November 2016 £1.695 per share Allotment of Dividend Shares 01 November 2016 £1.69 per share Total number of Partnership, Matching and Dividend shares held on 01 November 2016
    Gary Young 74 74 549 20,757
    Alan Hearne 73 73 446 16,918
     

    The beneficial ownership of the Matching Shares will pass to the directors in three years’ time subject to continued employment and the retention of the underlying Partnership Shares.

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016
       

    Notice of General Meeting

    04 Nov
     

    RPS Group Plc announces that as from today’s date a circular to shareholders relating to Directors Remuneration Policy and incorporating a Notice of General Meeting has been made available on its website www.rpsgroup.com.

    This document has been mailed to shareholders today. A copy together with the form of proxy in respect of the General Meeting to be held on 30 November 2016 has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscottt.com/nsm.do.

    The total number of shares in the Company in issue as at today’s date and in respect of which votes may be exercised is 223,185,437.


    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016
       

    Appointment of Group Chairman

    31 Oct
       

    RPS Group Plc announces the appointment of Ken Lever as Group Chairman with effect from 1 November 2016. On 27 April 2016 the Company announced that Brook Land would retire as Group Chairman once a suitable replacement had been identified and Brook will therefore step down from the Board on 31 October 2016.

    Ken Lever has extensive international business experience having served as a Finance Director of Alfred McAlpine Plc, Albright and Wilson Plc and Tomkins Plc. He was Chief Executive of XChanging Plc between 2010 and 2015 and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Biffa Plc, Blue Prism Group Plc, Gresham House Strategic Plc and Vertu Motors Plc.

    Alan Hearne, Chief Executive, commented:

    “I would like to welcome Ken to our Board and look forward to working with him to develop further the significant opportunities available to the Group. I should also pay tribute to Brook’s outstanding service during his nineteen years as Group Chairman. His leadership of the Board and wise counsel have been a key component in the development and growth of the Group”.

    Brook Land, stated:

    “I wish Ken every success as Chairman of RPS. There are challenges facing the Group and I believe that with Ken’s background and a great team of experienced professionals throughout the world RPS will, going forward, realise its full potential”.

    Ken Lever commented:

    “RPS is a greatly respected international organisation with a reputation for employing high calibre individuals with the depth of expertise to solve complex problems. I am greatly looking forward to being part of the team and chairing the Board as the Group moves on to its next phase”.

    All directorships of public companies held by Ken Lever over the last five years are included within the second paragraph above. There are no other details that require disclosure pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

    31 October 2016

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group Plc Tel: 01235 863 206
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary  
    Instinctif Partners Tel: 020 7457 2020
    Matthew Smallwood
    Justine Warren
     
       

    This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the Market Abuse Regulations.

    Voting Rights and Capital

    31 Oct
       

    In conformity with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6 we would like to notify the market of the following:
     
    RPS Group plc's capital consists of 223,185,437 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (73,889) from those announced on 30 September 2016 relate to the Company’s Share Incentive Plan and Performance Share Plan.
     
    Therefore, the total number of voting rights in RPS Group plc remains at 223,185,437.
     
    The above figure (223,185,437) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, RPS Group plc under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

    31 October 2016

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 863 206