Watkin Jones plc

Annual Report and Notice of AGM

RNS Number : 4427Z
Watkin Jones plc
24 January 2022



For immediate release

24 January 2022



Watkin Jones plc

('Watkin Jones' or the 'Group')


Annual Report and Notice of AGM


Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG) announces that electronic copies of its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2021, together with the Notice of Annual General Meeting, will be available from the Company's website at www.watkinjonesplc.com later today. Hard copies of the 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements, Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy will be posted to shareholders today.


The Annual General Meeting ('AGM') will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 17 February 2022 at the offices of Peel Hunt, 100 Liverpool St, London, EC2M 2AT. The meeting will be an 'open' meeting.  However, due to the ongoing COVID situation, the Board considers it appropriate to minimise physical attendances at the AGM. Therefore, only two Directors will be at the AGM in person to ensure that the AGM is quorate. Whilst all shareholders are still legally entitled physically to attend the AGM, please consider carefully before doing so.


Shareholders are strongly encouraged to submit a Form of Proxy appointing the Chair of the meeting as their proxy and giving instructions as to how they wish their votes to be cast. Details of how to submit votes can be found in the Notice of AGM. The deadline for Forms of Proxy to be received is 10.30am on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.


A webcast of the AGM is being provided so that shareholders will be able to listen to the proceedings. Shareholders listening to the AGM via the webcast will not count in the quorum of the meeting and should submit their votes by proxy in advance. To attend the webcast or submit questions on any business to be dealt with at the AGM, please contact Buchanan at [email protected] no later than 10:30am on 15 February 2022. You will be required to provide details including your investor code to verify your identity. Please note that there will be no facility either to ask questions or vote via the webcast.


If you do wish to attend the AGM in person you will need to pre-register your intention to do so by emailing [email protected] by no later than 10.30am on 15 February 2022.


We will continue to monitor developments and the latest Government guidance and will assess over the coming weeks whether any further modifications to the format of the meeting are required.



For further information:

Watkin Jones plc

Richard Simpson, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3617 4453

Sarah Sergeant, Chief Financial Officer


Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint Corporate Broker)



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp



Jefferies Hoare Govett (Joint Corporate Broker)


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 8000

Max Jones / James Umbers




Media enquiries:


Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Whitmore

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000




Notes to Editors

Watkin Jones is the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the build to rent, student accommodation and affordable housing sectors. The Group has strong relationships with institutional investors, and a reputation for successful, on-time-delivery of high quality developments.  Since 1999, Watkin Jones has delivered 46,000 student beds across 136 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose-built student accommodation market, and is increasingly expanding its operations into the build to rent sector.  In addition, Fresh, the Group's specialist accommodation management business, manages over 22,000 student beds and build to rent apartments on behalf of its institutional clients.  Watkin Jones has also been responsible for over 80 residential developments, ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments.  


The Group's competitive advantage lies in its experienced management team and capital-light business model, which enables it to offer an end-to-end solution for investors, delivered entirely in-house with minimal reliance on third parties, across the entire life cycle of an asset.


Watkin Jones was admitted to trading on AIM in March 2016 with the ticker WJG.L.  For additional information please visit  www.watkinjonesplc.com


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