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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 4th August 2020.

Description of the business:

Please see the About Us page.

Arcontech Group PLC – Directors Names:

Geoff Wicks Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Geoff was most recently Chairman of ULS Technology plc, the provider of online technology platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets. Prior to this, he was CEO of Group NBT plc, a specialist in online brand protection and digital asset management, from 2001 until he led the sale of the business to HgCapital in 2011. He remained part of the Group NBT business, now renamed NetNames, as a non-executive director until 2013. Geoff spent much of his earlier career at Reuters, including heading divisions in the UK, France and the Nordic countries and latterly was director of corporate communications. Prior to Reuters, Geoff worked in the banking and insurance industries.​

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.

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 and main country of operation:

United Kingdom.

UK Takeover Code:

Arcontech Group PLC is subject to the UK Takeover Code.

Details of NOMAD:

Nominated Advisor and Broker
60 New Broad Street


PKF Littlejohn LLP
15 Westferry Circus
E14 4HD


Faegre Baker Daniels
7 Pilgrim Street

Share Registrar:

Link Group
10th Floor
Central Square
29 Wellington Street
LS1 4DL​

Boards & Committees:

Audit Committee
Geoff Wicks
Louise Barton
Matthew Jeffs

Nomination Committee
Geoff Wicks
Louise Barton

Remuneration Committee
Geoff Wicks
Louise Barton

Documentation and announcements:

Public documents:

Admissions document and Articles of association.


Most recent annual report and interim report: Report and Accounts.

RNS notifications / shareholder communication:

Please see our Regulatory Announcements page.

Corporate Governance:

Chairman’s Statement

As Chairman of Arcontech Group plc (“Arcontech”, the “Company” or the “Group”) Board, it is my responsibility to ensure that the Board is performing its role effectively and has the capacity, ability, structure and support to enable it to continue to do so.

We believe that a sound and well understood governance structure is essential to maintain the integrity of the Group in all its actions, to enhance performance and to impact positively on our shareholders, staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

The Board is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and, with effect from 28 September 2018, the Board has adopted the Quoted Companies Alliance’s (QCA) Corporate Governance Code for small and mid-size quoted companies (the “Code”).

The Code was revised in April 2018 to meet the new requirements of AIM Rule 26 and sets out ten broad principles of corporate governance, states what are considered to be appropriate corporate governance arrangements for growing companies and requires companies to provide an explanation about how they are meeting the principles through certain prescribed disclosures.

We have considered how we apply each principle and below we provide an explanation of the approach taken in relation to each.

The board considers that it does not depart from any of the principles of the Code.

For the complete Corporate Governance statement please click here.

Securities information:

Details of other current and future exchanges:

Shares are currently traded on the London AIM Market. They are not traded on any other exchange or trading platform.

Number of securities in issue:

There are currently 13,327,811 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 40.18% 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 – 2,432,421 (including 1,770,421 as nominee for Directors) (18.41%)
Roy Nominees Limited – 1,547,200 (11.71%)
Hargreaves Lansdown (Nominees) – 1,506,428 (including 108,000 as nominee for Directors) (11.40%)
Barclays Direct Investing Nominees Limited – 804,106 (6.09%)
Share Nominees – 638,547 (including 384,000 as a nominee for Directors) (4.83%)
Redmayne (Nominees) Limited – 1,036,486 (including 1,036,486 as nominee for Directors) (7.85%)
HSDL Nominees Limited – 495,638 (3.75%)

A Cross – 1,785,000 (13.51%)
R Last – 1,541,659 (11.67%)
L Barton – 1,071,416 (8.11%)
M Jeffs – 910,000 (6.89%)
S Chari – 588,342 (4.45%)
L Boros – 532,774 (4.03%)
N Ridge – 508,448 (3.97%)
Clive & Sylvia Richards Settlement Trust – 460,000 (3.48%)

Directors Share Options:

M Jeffs – 150,000
L Barton – 60,000
G Wicks – 30,000