AIM Rule 26

The following information, last updated on 23rd April 2019, is disclosed in accordance with AIM Rule 26. This information is not directed to, nor is it intended for, access by persons located or resident in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws or regulations of such jurisdiction.

Business Description

The SimplyBiz Group is the largest provider of outsourced regulatory and business support services to the financial services market, currently supporting over 3,700 directly authorised financial advisory businesses in the UK.

Since our inception back in 2002, we have grown year on year and through acquisition, organic growth and innovation, we now have 14 leading brands, across all key sectors including investment, mortgage, consumer credit, workplace, estate planning and surveying.

The Group provides services to the demand-side, financial intermediaries, and the supply-side, financial institutions, of retail financial services via its two divisions, the Intermediary Services Division and the Distribution Channels Division.

The Intermediary Services Division provides compliance and regulation services to over 3,700 individual financial intermediary Members, including directly authorised IFAs, directly authorised mortgage advisers, workplace consultants and directly authorised consumer credit brokers.

The Group’s Intermediary Services Division is at the core of the Group’s business and operates on a membership basis with subscriptions paid monthly. In addition, Members purchase additional compliance and technical services, tailored to their business needs, and software, primarily in the form of back office CRM licenses.

The Distribution Channels Division provides marketing and promotion, product panelling and co-manufacturing services to more than 135 financial institutions, including 43 asset managers, 26 life assurance and pension companies, 46 mortgage lenders, 13 general insurance providers and 7 credit lenders. This division also undertakes survey panelling and surveying work for mortgage lenders. The Distribution Channels Division provides targeted access for product providers to reach the Group’s financial intermediary Members. Product providers enter into annual contracts for the services provided.

Although our heritage can be traced to Yorkshire, we now operate from seven locations across the UK, employing over 400 dedicated professionals

plc Board of Directors

The plc board is made up of:

  • Neil Stevens - Joint Chief Executive Officer
  • Matt Timmins - Joint Chief Executive Officer
  • Gareth Hague - Group Finance Director
  • Tim Trotter - Non-Executive Director
  • Tim Clarke - Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gary Hughes - Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Chairman

  • Ken Davy

To see more information on all members of the plc Board, our Non-executive Chairman and Executive Management Board click here.

Directors' Responsibilities and Corporate Governance

The Directors recognise the value and importance of high standards of corporate governance. The Company follows the recommendations on corporate governance of the Quoted Companies Alliance for companies with shares traded on AIM.

The Company has established remuneration, audit and nomination committees.

To see more on the board commitments, click here

QCA statement on corporate governance

Country of incorporation and main country of operation

The SimplyBiz Group is a UK incorporated and based company, with its registered office as:

The John Smith's Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG

Constitutional documents

Articles of Association

Shareholder circulars

Interim Presentation

SimplyBiz Group Annual General Meeting 2019

Admission document

Admission Document

Significant Shareholders

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Number of securities in issue and percentage not in public hands

As at 27th March 2019, the company's issued share capital consists of 96,782,296 ordinary shares with nominal value of 1 penny each (“ordinary shares”), each share having equal voting rights, therefore the number of Ordinary Shares with voting rights is 96,782,296. In accordance with the AIM Rule 26 in so far as the company is aware as at 27 March 2019, the percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands is 43.38%.

Details of any restrictions on the transfer of securities

There are no restrictions over the transfer of securities.

Details of any other exchanges or trading platforms on which the AIM company has applied or agreed to have any of its securities (including its AIM securities) admitted or traded

The Company's shares are listed on AIM in London under ticker symbol SBIZ.

Financial Calendar

Trading statement for 6 months ended 30 June 2018 Published 17 July 2018
Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2018 Published 11 September 2018
Full year results for 12 months ended 31 December 2018 Published 5 March 2019
Annual report publication Published 29 March 2019
Trading statement for 6 months ended 30 June 2019 Published 25 July 2019
Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2019 Published 10 September 2019
Full year results for 12 months ended 31 December 2019 To be published March 2020
Annual report publication To be published April 2020

Financial Information

Regulatory News

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Investor News

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UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

The SimplyBiz Group plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

Details of Advisers

Nomad and Broker:
Zeus Capital Limited
82 King Street, Manchester M2 4WQ
10 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3AG

Auditor:
KPMG LLP
1 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street,
Leeds LS1 4DA

Solicitors:
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds LS11 5DR

Financial PR:
Instinctif Partners
65 Gresham Street, London EC2 7NQ

Registrars:
Link Asset Services
The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham,
Kent BR3 4TU

Reporting Accountants:
KPMG LLP
1 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street,
Leeds LS1 4DA

Broker:
Peel Hunt LLP
Moor House, 120 London Wall,
London EC2Y 5ET

Share price

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