Buyback Commencement & Anticipated Trading UpdateSource: RNS
Date: 20 June 2022
Frasers Group Plc
("Frasers Group" or the "Company")
Share Buyback Commencement & Trading Update
The Company announces that it has instructed Numis Securities Limited in relation to an irrevocable, non-discretionary share buyback programme to purchase the Company's shares during the forthcoming closed period, which commences on 20th June 2022 and will end on the day that the Company publishes its unaudited trading update (excluding Studio Retail Limited) (the "Closed Period Programme"). Frasers Group will provide an unaudited trading update excluding Studio Retail Limited on 21st July 2022. At present, the full audited Company accounts including Studio Retail Limited are anticipated to be provided in September.
Numis Securities Limited will conduct the Closed Period Programme on the Company's behalf and make trading decisions under the Closed Period Programme independently of the Company. The maximum number of shares that may be purchased under the Closed Period Programme will be 5,000,000 ordinary shares and the aggregate purchase price of all shares acquired under the Closed Period Programme will be no greater than £35,000,000.
The purpose of the Closed Period Programme is to reduce the share capital of the Company.
The Programme will be conducted within certain pre-set parameters, and in accordance with the general authority to repurchase shares granted by the Company's shareholders at the 2021 annual general meeting, Chapter 12 of the UK Listing Authority Listing Rules and the provisions of the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU dealing with buyback programmes. The shares repurchased by the Company will be held in treasury pending cancellation or re-issue.
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