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Plus500 Ltd (LON:PLUS), a leading online service provider for trading Contracts for Difference internationally, today issued a trading update following the recent period of heightened volumes of trading across global financial markets. The Company is pleased to report a significant increase in levels of customer trading activity. The Group’s financial performance during the first quarter to date is consequently trending …

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Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc (LON:DPH) has today announced that, with effect from 1 March 2020, Alison Platt will take up a new position as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Alison’s appointment brings extensive experience of leadership in customer-driven organisations across the healthcare, insurance and property sectors as well as international experience she gained whilst leading a number of Bupa’s businesses …

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Man Group plc (LON:EMG) today announces the appointment of Lucinda Bell and Ceci Kurzman as Non-Executive Directors. They will both join the Board with effect from today, 28 February 2020. Lucinda will join the Audit and Risk Committee and will become Chair when Andrew Horton steps down from the Board at the conclusion of the AGM on 1 May 2020, …

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The Law Debenture Corporation plc (LON:LWDB) has today published its results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Strong overall Group performance in 2019 with 50% increase in final dividend Group Highlights: 50% increase in proposed final dividend from 12.9 to 19.4 pence per share, a step change Dividend yield increased from 3.5% at the end of 2019 to 4.4%1 …

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James Fisher and Sons plc (LON:FSJ), the leading marine service provider, announced today its final results for the year ended 31 December 2019. 2019 2018 % change Revenue £617.1m £561.5m +10% Underlying operating profit * £66.3m £62.1m +7% Underlying profit before tax * £58.5m £56.1m +4% Underlying diluted earnings per share * 92.8p 89.5p +4% Total dividend per share 34.7p …

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Following discussions and by mutual agreement Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc (LON:AML) announced today that Mark Wilson will step down as Chief Financial Officer and as an Executive Director of the company no later than 30 April 2020. He will remain available to the Group to assist with transition in the period through to 30 June 2020. The Board …

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Pledge to not buy another diesel bus in the UK Ambition to have fully zero emission bus fleet by 2030 and coach fleet by 2035, making National Express the first zero emission transport group in the UK Environmental targets to be included in all senior executive share schemes National Express Group plc (LON:NEX) today outlined its vision to become the …

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Serco Group plc (LON:SRP) announced today its full year results, in which Rupert Soames, Chief Executive, said: “The results for 2019 represent the first year of revenue growth since 2013 and the second successive year of growth in profits, and we expect continued strong progress in 2020. 15% revenue growth of which 8% was organic, 29% underlying profit growth and …

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William Hill PLC (LON: WMH) has announced its final results for the 52 weeks ended 31 December 2019. Comparatives relate to the 53 weeks ended 1 January 2019. Financial results · Group net revenue fell 2% to £1,581.7m · Adjusted operating profit2 from existing operations fell 37% to £147.0m, ahead of management expectations, following the implementation of the £2 stake …

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SSP Group plc (LON:SSPG), a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, will today hold its Annual General Meeting and, ahead of this, has issued an update to the market on current trading and the impact of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus). In the current financial year trading in the UK, Continental Europe and North America, which …