Annual Report and Notice of AGM
12 May 2023
Lords, a leading distributor of building materials in the UK, announces that electronic copies of its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2022, together with the Notice of Annual General Meeting, are now available from the Company's website at www.lordsgrouptradingplc.co.uk/investors/shareholder-information. Hard copies of the 2022 Annual Report and Financial Statements and Notice of Annual General Meeting have also been posted to shareholders today.
The Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) will be held at 1.00pm on Tuesday, 20 June 2023 at the offices of Cenkos Securities plc, 6-8 Tokenhouse Yard, London, EC2R 7AS.
To facilitate shareholder engagement, the proceedings of this year’s AGM will be broadcast via the Investor Meet Company platform. Shareholders will be able to follow the proceedings of the AGM online over the Investor Meet Company platform by registering in advance via the following link: www.investormeetcompany.com/lords-group-trading-plc/register-investor.
Shareholders are invited to submit any questions in respect of the business of the AGM for the Board to consider. Questions may be submitted in advance via the Investor Meet Company dashboard, or at any time during the AGM over the Investor Meet Company platform following registration, and the Board will aim to respond to any such questions relevant to the business of the AGM.
Shareholders are encouraged to vote on the resolutions to be put to the AGM by proxy whether or not they intend to attend. Voting by proxy prior to the AGM does not affect shareholders’ right to attend the AGM and vote in person should they so wish.
Shareholders will not receive a hard copy form of proxy for the 2023 AGM in the post. Instead, they will be able to vote electronically using the link www.signalshares.com or via a shareholder app: LinkVote+ available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Institutional investors may also be able to appoint a proxy electronically via the Proxymity platform. Proxies may also be appointed via a CREST proxy instruction. Proxy votes must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. on 16 June 2023. Please refer to the “Notes” section of the Notice of AGM for further details on how to vote by proxy.
Shareholders may request a hard copy form of proxy directly from the Company’s registrars, Link Group, by email at [email protected], by post at Link Group, 10th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL, or shareholders may call Link on 0371 664 0391.
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES:
|Lords Group Trading plc||Via Buchanan|
|Shanker Patel, Chief Executive Officer||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000|
|Chris Day, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer|
|Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900|
|Ben Jeynes / Max Gould / Dan Hodkinson (Corporate Finance)|
|Alex Pollen (Sales)|
|Berenberg (Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 20 3207 7800|
|Matthew Armitt / Richard Bootle / Detlir Elezi|
|Buchanan Communications||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000|
|Henry Harrison-Topham / Jamie Hooper / Abby Gilchrist||[email protected]|
Notes to editors:
Lords is a specialist distributor of building, plumbing, heating and DIY goods. The Group principally sells to local tradesmen, small to medium sized plumbing and heating merchants, construction companies and retails directly to the general public.
The Group operates through the following two divisions:
- Merchanting: supplies building materials and DIY goods through its network of merchant businesses and online platform capabilities. It operates both in the 'light side' (building materials and timber) and 'heavy side' (civils and landscaping), through 26 locations in the UK.
- Plumbing and Heating: a specialist distributor in the UK of plumbing and heating products to a UK network of independent merchants, installers and the general public. The division offers its customers an attractive proposition through a multi-channel offering. The division operates over 16 locations enabling nationwide next day delivery service.
Lords was established over 35 years ago as a family business with its first retail unit in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Since then, the Group has grown to a business operating from 42 sites. Lords aims to become a £500 million turnover building materials distributor group by 2024 as it grows its national presence.
Lords was admitted to trading on AIM in July 2021 with the ticker LORD.L. For additional information please visit www.lordsgrouptradingplc.co.uk.