Announcements

Announcements

    Director/PDMR Share Dealing

    05 Feb
     

    Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.
     
    RPS Group plc ("RPS" or "the Company") confirms the purchase of Partnership Shares under the RPS Group plc Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") by the following Executive Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial responsibility ("PDMR"):

    5 February 2018

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Gary Young

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Group Finance Director

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.64
    Volume(s): 47

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    1 February 2018

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
     

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Trevor Hoyle (PDMR)

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Chief Executive Officer - Europe

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.64
    Volume(s): 47

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    1 February 2018

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
     

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Peter Fearn (PDMR)

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Chief Executive Officer - North America

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.58
    Volume(s): 72

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    2 February 2018

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
     
    ENQUIRIES  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438 016
       

    Group results for the year ended 31 December 2017

    01 Feb
     

    Group results for the year ended 31 December 2017

    The Group's final results for the year ended 31 December 2017 will be announced on 1 March 2018.

    Unaudited results suggest that the Group's trading result for 2017, as measured by PBTA, was approximately £54m (2016 £50.7m). Profits from each of our segments increased year on year although Energy profits are lower than we expected.

    In light of the lower than expected performance of the Energy businesses and uncertain longer-term prospects of the oil industry, the Board has decided to make a goodwill impairment charge of approximately £40m in respect of the Energy businesses.

    The Board is committed to revitalising our international oil and gas businesses and meeting the challenges of a changing hydrocarbons market and emerging alternatives.

    Our conversion of profit into operating cash flow was again strong. Net bank borrowing at 31 December 2017 was approximately £80.6m (December 2016 £83.4m).

    RPS will report its 2017 segmental results consistent with the presentation that was used in 2016 which reported the results of Energy as a separate segment. The appendix to this announcement shows the Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2017 restated to be consistent with this revised segmentation.

    1 February 2018

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

    The above announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the Market Abuse Regulation.

    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, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand 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.

    Appendix

    Segmental Results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2017 as restated

    £000s Fees Expenses Intersegment revenue External Revenue
    BNE - Europe 147,014 20,006 (536) 166,484
    BNE - North America 35,221 2,232 (123) 37,330
    Energy 33,209 5,835 (686) 38,358
    AAP 66,970 5,593 (219) 72,344
    Group eliminations (1,359) (205) 1,564 -
    Total 281,055 33,461 - 314,516
     
    £000s   Underlying profit Reorganisation costs Segment profit
    BNE - Europe   19,517 - 19,517
    BNE - North America   4,411 (109) 4,302
    Energy   2,998 (236) 2,762
    AAP   8,302 (349) 7,953
    Total   35,228 (694) 34,534

    Segmental Results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2017 as originally presented

    £000s Fees Expenses Intersegment revenue External Revenue
    Europe 164,449 23,474 (398) 187,525
    North America 50,335 4,509 (197) 54,647
    AAP 66,970 5,593 (219) 72,344
    Group eliminations (699) (115) 814 -
    Total 281,055 33,461 - 314,516
     
    £000s   Underlying profit Reorganisation costs Segment profit
    Europe   21,432 (229) 21,203
    North America   5,494 (116) 5,378
    AAP   8,302 (349) 7,953
    Total   35,228 (694) 34,534

    Detailed reclassification for the 6 months ended 30 June 2017

    £000s Fees Expenses Intersegment revenue External Revenue
    Europe (17,435) (3,468) (138) (21,041)
    North America (15,114) (2,277) 74 (17,317)
    Energy 33,209 5,835 (686) 38,358
    AAP - - - -
    Group eliminations (660) (90) 750 -
    Total - - - -
     
    £000s   Underlying profit Reorganisation costs Segment profit
    Europe   (1,915) 229 (1,686)
    North America   (1,083) 7 (1,076)
    Energy   2,998 (236) 2,762
    AAP   - - -
    Total   - - -

    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 224,880,217 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (63,216) from those announced on 22 December 2017 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 224,880,217.
     
    The above figure (224,880,217) 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 2018

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

    TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - UBS Asset Management

    26 Jan

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

    RPS Group PLC
    GB0007594764

    1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

    Non-UK issuer

     

    2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

    X

    An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

     

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

     

    Other (please specify):

     

    3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

    Name

    UBS Asset Management (Traditional and IFS)
    UBS Group AG

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

    Zürich, Switzerland

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

    Name

     

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

     

    5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

    23 January 2018

    6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

    25 January 2018

     

    7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

     

    % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

    Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

    Total number of voting rights of issuer

    Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

    Below notifiable threshold

    -

    Below notifiable threshold

    224,861,266

    Position of previous notification (if applicable)

    5.15%

    -

    5.15%

     

     

    8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

    A: Voting rights attached to shares

    Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible)

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC)

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

    GB0007594764

     

    Below notifiable threshold

     

    Below notifiable threshold

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8. A

    Below notifiable threshold

     

    B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

    % of voting rights

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

     

    B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Physical or cash settlement

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

     

    9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)

    Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

     

    Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)

    X

    Name

    % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    UBS Group AG

     

     

     

    UBS AG

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management AG

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management Holding (No. 2) Ltd

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management Holding Ltd

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management (UK) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    UBS Group AG

     

     

     

    UBS AG

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management AG

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management Holding Ltd

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management Life Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    UBS Group AG

     

     

     

    UBS AG

     

     

     

    UBS Asset Management AG

     

     

     

    UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10. In case of proxy voting, plesae identify:

    Name of proxy holder

     

    The number and & of voting rights held

     

    The date until which the voting rights will be held

     

     

    11. Additional information:

    Place of completion: Opfikon, Switzerland

    Date of completion: 25.01.2018

     

    Block Listing Application

    11 Jan
     

    RPS Group PLC (“RPS” or the “Company”) announces that a block listing application has been made for a total of 1,000,000 ordinary shares of 3 pence each in the Company to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange.
     
    1,000,000 ordinary shares of 3 pence each will be blocklisted pursuant to the Company’s Share Incentive Plan, Performance Share Plan, Short Term Annual Bonus Plan and Executive Long Term Incentive Plan schemes.
     
    Admission is expected to become effective on 12 January 2018.
     
    The shares will be issued fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.

    11 January 2018

    ENQUIRIES  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nick Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438 016
       

    TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - BlackRock, Inc

    09 Jan

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

    RPS Group PLC

    1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

    Non-UK issuer

     

    2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

    X

    An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

     

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

     

    Other (please specify):

     

    3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

    Name

    BlackRock, Inc.

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

    Wilmington DE, USA

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

    Name

     

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

     

    5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

    05/01/2018

    6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

    08/01/2018

     

    7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

     

    % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

    Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

    Total number of voting rights of issuer

    Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

    224,817,001

    Position of previous notification (if applicable)

    4.91%

    0.37%

    5.29%

     

     

    8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

    A: Voting rights attached to shares

    Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible)

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC)

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

    GB0007594764

     

    Below 5%

     

    Below 5%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8. A

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

     

    B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

    % of voting rights

    Securities Lending

     

     

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

     

    B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Physical or cash settlement

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

    CFD

     

     

    Cash

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

    Below 5%

    Below 5%

     

    9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)

    Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

     

    Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)

    X

    See attachment

     

    10. In case of proxy voting, plesae identify:

    Name of proxy holder

     

    The number and & of voting rights held

     

    The date until which the voting rights will be held

     

     

    11. Additional information:

    BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

    Jana Blumenstein

    020 7743 3650

    Place of completion: 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.

    Date of completion: 8 January, 2018

     

    Section 9 Attachment

    Name

    % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Group Limited

     

     

     

    BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Fund Advisors

     

     

     

    BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Fund Advisors

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Group Limited

     

     

     

    BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Canada Holdings LP

     

     

     

    BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - BlackRock, Inc

    05 Jan

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

    RPS Group PLC

    1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

    Non-UK issuer

     

    2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

    X

    An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

     

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

     

    Other (please specify):

     

    3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

    Name

    BlackRock, Inc.

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

    Wilmington DE, USA

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

    Name

     

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

     

    5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

    03/01/2018

    6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

    04/01/2018

     

    7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

     

    % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

    Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

    Total number of voting rights of issuer

    Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

    4.91%

    0.37%

    5.29%

    224,817,001

    Position of previous notification (if applicable)

    5.02%

    0.34%

    5.36%

     

     

    8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

    A: Voting rights attached to shares

    Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible)

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC)

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

    GB0007594764

     

    11,059,990

     

    4.91%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8. A

    11,059,990

    4.91%

     

    B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

    % of voting rights

    Securities Lending

     

     

    12,990

    0.00%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

    12,990

    0.00%

     

    B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Physical or cash settlement

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

    CFD

     

     

    Cash

    837,650

    0.37%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

    837,650

    0.37%

     

    9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)

    Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

     

    Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)

    X

    See attachment

     

    10. In case of proxy voting, plesae identify:

    Name of proxy holder

     

    The number and & of voting rights held

     

    The date until which the voting rights will be held

     

     

    11. Additional information:

    BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

    Jana Blumenstein

    020 7743 3650

    Place of completion: 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.

    Date of completion:4 January, 2018

     

    Section 9 Attachment

    Name

    % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Fund Advisors

     

     

     

    BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Fund Advisors

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Canada Holdings LP

     

     

     

    BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC

     

     

     

    BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Group Limited

     

     

     

    BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Group Limited

     

     

     

    BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BlackRock, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

     

     

     

    BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

     

     

     

    BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.

     

     

     

    BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Director/PDMR Share Dealing

    04 Jan
     

    Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.
     
    RPS Group plc ("RPS" or "the Company") confirms the purchase of Partnership Shares under the RPS Group plc Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") by the following Executive Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial responsibility ("PDMR"):

    4 January 2018

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Gary Young

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Group Finance Director

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.71
    Volume(s):46

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    3 January 2018

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
     

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Trevor Hoyle (PDMR)

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Chief Executive Officer - Europe

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.71
    Volume(s): 46

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    3 July 2017

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
     

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Peter Fearn (PDMR)

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Chief Executive Officer - North America

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.71
    Volume(s): 76

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    3 January 2018

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
     
    ENQUIRIES  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438 016
       

    Block Listing Six Monthly Return

    02 Jan

    Click here to download pdf

    Date: 2 January 2018

     
    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 2017 To: 31 December 2017
    Balance of unallotted securities under scheme(s) from previous return: 1,034,410
    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): 769,667
    Equals:  Balance under scheme(s) not yet issued/allotted at end of period: 264,743
       
    Name of contact: Nicholas Rowe
    Telephone number of contact: 01235 438016

     

    Voting Rights and Capital

    22 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 224,817,001 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (115,121) from those announced on 30 November 2017 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 224,817,001.
     
    The above figure (224,817,001) 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.

    22 December 2017

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

    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 224,701,880 ordinary shares with voting rights. RPS Group plc does not hold any shares in Treasury. The increase in the number of shares (262,637) from those announced on 31 October 2017 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 224,701,880.
     
    The above figure (224,701,880) 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 2017

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

    TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Montanaro Asset Management Limited

    29 Nov

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

    RPS Group PLC

    1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

    Non-UK issuer

     

    2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

    X

    An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

     

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

     

    Other (please specify):

     

    3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

    Name

    Montanaro Asset Management Limited

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

    London, United Kingdom

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

    Name

     

    City and country of registered office (if applicable)

     

    5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

    27th November 2017

    6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

    28/11/2017

     

    7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

     

    % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

    Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

    Total number of voting rights of issuer

    Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

    3.004

    N/A

    3.004

    224,439,243

    Position of previous notification (if applicable)

    2.94

    N/A

    2.94

     

     

    8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

    A: Voting rights attached to shares

    Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible)

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC)

    Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

    Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

    GB0007594764

    6,742,574

     

    3.004

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8. A

    6,742,574

    3.004

     

    B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

    % of voting rights

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

     

     

     

    B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

    Type of financial instrument

    Expiration date

    Exercise/ Conversion Period

    Physical or cash settlement

    Number of voting rights

    % of voting rights

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

     

     

     

    9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)

    Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

     

    Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)

     

    Name

    % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    % of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

    Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

    Name of proxy holder

     

    The number and & of voting rights held

     

    The date until which the voting rights will be held

     

     

    11. Additional information:

     

     

    Place of completion

    London, United Kingdom

    Date of completion

    28th November 2017

     

    Director Declaration

    21 Nov
     

    RPS Group Plc (the ‘Company’) announces that Elizabeth Peace, a Non-Executive Director of the Company, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Redefine International Plc with effect from 21 November 2017.

    This announcement is made pursuant to paragraph 9.6.14R of the Listing Rules.
     

    For further information, please contact:  
    RPS Group plc  
    Nick Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438 016
       

    Director/PDMR Share Dealing

    03 Nov
     

    Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.
     
    RPS Group plc ("RPS" or "the Company") confirms the purchase of Partnership Shares under the RPS Group plc Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") by the following Executive Director and Persons Discharging Managerial responsibility ("PDMR"):

    3 November 2017

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    John Douglas

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Group Chief Executive

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.9225
    Volume(s): 513

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    1 November 2017

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange

     

     

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Gary Young

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Group Finance Director

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.9225
    Volume(s): 43

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    1 November 2017

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
       
    ENQUIRIES  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016
       

    Director/PDMR Share Dealing

    01 Nov
     

    Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.
     
    RPS Group plc ("RPS" or "the Company") confirms the purchase of Partnership Shares under the RPS Group plc Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") by the following Executive Director and Persons Discharging Managerial responsibility ("PDMR"):

    1 November 2017

    1

    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

    a)

    Name

    Gary Young

    2

    Reason for the notification

    a)

    Position/status

    Group Finance Director

    b)

    Initial notification/Amendment

    Initial notification

    3

    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

    a)

    Name

    RPS Group Plc

    b)

    LEI

    213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

    4

    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

    a)

    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

    Identification code

    Ordinary shares of 3p each in RPS Group Plc

    GB0007594764

    b)

    Nature of the transaction

    Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

    c)

    Price(s) and volume(s)

    Price(s): £2.94
    Volume(s): 360

    d)

    Aggregated information
    -Aggregated volume
    -Price

    N/A

    e)

    Date of the transaction

    31 October 2017

    f)

    Place of the transaction

    London Stock Exchange
       
    ENQUIRIES  
    Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438016