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Thursday 06 May, 2021

IP Group PLC

Notice of AGM, Annual Report, Scrip Dividend

RNS Number : 8454X
IP Group PLC
06 May 2021
 

FOR RELEASE ON

06 May 2021

 

IP Group plc - 2020 Annual Report; Notice of AGM; Scrip Dividend Scheme

 

IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) ("IP Group" or "the Company" or "the Group"), the developer of intellectual property-based businesses, announces that it has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020.

 

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.3, a copy of the following documents will shortly be available for inspection at www.fca.org.uk/markets/primary-markets/regulatory-disclosures/national-storage-mechanism .

 

-  Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020 ("2020 ARA"); and

Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting ("2021 AGM Notice") containing the terms and conditions of the Scrip Dividend Scheme, including the scrip dividend in respect of the 2020 final dividend ("Scrip Dividend Scheme Terms and Conditions").

Printed copies of these documents together with the Form of Proxy for use in connection with the 2021 Annual General Meeting and a Scrip Dividend Mandate Form have been posted to shareholders who have requested hard copies. An electronic copy of the 2020 ARA is available on the Investor Relations section of the IP Group website at www.ipgroupplc.com/investor-relations . Copies of the 2021 AGM Notice incorporating the Scrip Dividend Scheme Terms and Conditions, the Scrip Dividend Mandate Form and the changes to the Company's articles of association proposed for approval at the 2021 AGM are also available electronically on the IP Group website at https://www.ipgroupplc.com/investor-relations/shareholder-information/agm .

The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.00am on 09 June 2020 at the Company's offices at The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AF.

Given the UK Government's current COVID-19 guidelines, the Board has taken the decision to hold the 2021 AGM as a closed meeting with the minimum attendance required to form a quorum (being two shareholders). No other shareholders will be permitted to physically attend the meeting. The Company requests that shareholders submit their votes by proxy either electronically or by post, in accordance with the instructions in the 2021 AGM Notice. The Company is taking these precautionary measures to safeguard its shareholders' and employees' health and make the AGM as safe and efficient as possible.

The Board greatly values the opportunity to meet its shareholders and as such we currently intend to hold a webinar immediately after the AGM at which a Group update will be provided and shareholders will be able to ask questions of the Board, both in advance and live on the day. Details of the time of the webinar and how to access it will be made available on the Group's website nearer the date of the AGM at www.ipgroupplc.com/investor-relations/shareholder-information/agm .

The Board will keep these AGM arrangements under review and the Board will update shareholders via the Regulatory News Service ("RNS") as appropriate, with any such announcements also uploaded to the Company's website ( https://www.ipgroupplc.com/investor-relations/shareholder-information/agm ) . The Company encourages shareholders to check its website regularly for the latest information on the arrangements for the AGM.

  For more information, please contact:

IP Group plc

www.ipgroupplc.com

Liz Vaughan-Adams, Communications 

+44 (0) 20 7444 0062/

+44 (0) 7979 853802

 

Notes for editors

 

About IP Group

 

IP Group is a leading intellectual property commercialisation company which focuses on evolving great ideas, mainly from its partner universities, into world-changing businesses. The Group has pioneered a unique approach to developing these ideas and the resulting businesses by providing access to business building expertise, capital (through its 100%-owned FCA-authorised subsidiaries IP Capital and Parkwalk Advisors), networks, recruitment and business support. IP Group has a strong track record of success and its portfolio comprises holdings in early-stage to mature businesses across life sciences and technology. IP Group is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the code IPO.

 

For more information, please visit our website at www.ipgroupplc.com .

 

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