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Rule 26 Compliance

The information disclosed in these investor relations web pages is in accordance with AIM Rule 26 for Companies.

This information was last updated on 20th April 2018

Description of the business:

Please see the About us page

Arcontech Group PLC – Directors Names:

Richard Last Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Richard was appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director in February 2007. He has over 25 years’ experience in IT and communications. Currently, he is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Gamma Communications plc (AIM listed), ITE Group plc (fully listed), Tribal Group plc (AIM listed) and Lighthouse Group plc (AIM listed). In addition, Richard is Chairman of The British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc (fully listed) and is a Non-Executive Director of Corero Network Security plc (AIM listed). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Matthew Jeffs Chief Executive Officer

Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. Matthew spent 10 years with Barclays International, 10 years with Dow Jones and then 6 years with Reuters in a variety of senior roles. In addition to the UK, he has wide experience in the Asia Pacific region, working in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea (where he was country manager for Reuters and country representative for Dow Jones), Thailand and Vietnam. In his most recent role, Matthew was the Managing Director, ICS International at Broadridge Financial Solutions where he was responsible for the overall management of the Global Proxy departments in the U.K., U.S., Japan, Australia and India. Matthew has an MBA from Buckinghamshire Business School.

Michael Levy Finance Director

Michael was appointed Group Finance Director in May 2001. He obtained a BA (Econ) in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester in 1983. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 with BDO Stoy Hayward and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Louise Barton Non-Executive Director

Louise was appointed Non-Executive Director in February 2007. She worked for five years with the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in Melbourne before joining Prudential Portfolio Managers in 1979. She moved into stock broking/investment banking in 1987, joining CCF Laurence Prust and subsequently moved to Investec Henderson Crosthwaite in 1990. She retired from the City in 2002 when she was ranked UKs No 1 small company media analyst and is now an independent consultant.

Company Information:

Country of incorporation:

United Kingdom

Arcontech Group PLC is subject to the UK Takeover Code

Details of NOMAD:

Nominated Advisor and Broker
60 New Broad Street


Nexia Smith & Williamson
Portwall Place
Portwall Lane


Faegre Baker Daniels
7 Pilgrim Street

Share Registrar:

Link Asset Services
65 Gresham Street

Boards & Committees:

Audit Committee
Richard Last
Louise Barton
Matthew Jeffs

Remuneration Committee
Richard Last
Louise Barton

Documentation and announcements:

Public documents:

Admissions document Articles of association


Most recent annual report and interim report: Investor reports

RNS notifications / shareholder communication:

Please see Regulatory Announcements page

Corporate Governance:

The Company’s shares are traded on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange and the Company is not, therefore, required to report on compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”). However, the Board of Directors support the Code and also the recommendations made by Quoted Companies Alliance in its bulletin “Corporate Governance Code for Small and Mid-Sized Quoted Companies 2013”. The bulletin provides a series of recommendations for smaller quoted companies in approaching the question of corporate governance which the Company has complied with where it is considered justified as being relevant to a business of this size.

Securities information:

Details of other current and future exchanges:

Shares are currently traded on the London AIM Market and PLUS

Number of securities in issue:

There are currently 13,210,510 ordinary shares of £0.125 in issue. There are no treasury shares.

Details on transfer restrictions:

There are currently no restrictions on the transfer of any of the issued securities

Shares Not in Public Hands:

Insofar as the Company is aware 42.15% of the Company’s AIM securities are not in public hands, the total percentage of shares not in public hands is defined as being beneficial holdings of shares held by shareholders holding above 10% and the directors holdings.

Registered office:

1st Floor
11-21 Paul Street

Registered numbers:

Arcontech Group PLC – 4062416
Arcontech Limited – 1350766
Arcontech Solutions Limited – 3818846
Cognita Technologies Limited – 4062412

Significant Shareholders (including directors):

Hargreave Hale Nominees Limited – 1,812,661 (including 1,770,421 as nominee for Directors) (14.16%)
Barclayshare Nominees Limited – 1,054,938 (8.24%)
Redmayne (Nominees) Limited – 993,332 (including 993,332 as nominee for Directors) (7.52%)
Roy Nominees Limited – 1,547,200 (12.08%)
HSDL Nominees Limited – 832,803 (6.50%)
Beaufort Nominees Limited – 679,408 (including 384,000 as nominee for Directors) (5.31%)
The Corporation of Lloyd’s Nominees – 460,000 (3.59%)

A Cross – 1,785,000 (13.94%)
R Last – 1,691,659 (13.21%)
L Barton – 1,071,416 (8.11%)
M Jeffs – 890,000 (6.74%)
S Chari – 588,342 (4.60%)
N Ridge – 508,448 (3.97%)
Clive & Sylvia Richards Settlement Trust – 460,000 (3.59%)
M Levy – 129,660 (1.01%)

Directors Share Options:

R Last – 24,762
M Levy – 20,365
L Barton – 60,000