Shareholder Analysis

Shares in issue (as at 4th March 2020)

For the purposes of the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the total number of ordinary shares of 5p each of The Character Group plc in issue as at the date of this notice is 23,608,501.

The Company holds 2,228,720 ordinary shares in Treasury, which do not carry any voting rights.

Therefore, the total number of ordinary shares carrying voting rights in Character Group is 21,379,781.

The above figure of 21,379,781 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest, or a change to their interest, in the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules

Percentage of securities not in public hands

Taking the figure of 23,608,501 as the total number of shares in issue, the percentage of shares not in public hands is 30.80%

Significant shareholders and notified major holdings (as at 4th March 2020)

The figure of 21,379,781 (being the issued share capital excluding shares held in treasury) has been used to calculate the percentage shareholding below.

 

Significant Shareholder and Notified Major Holdings Information:

Shareholder Name (*Executive/Director) 

 

Amount

 

% Holding

 

 

 

 

 

K P Shah*1

 

2,166,720

 

10.13%

Close Brothers Asset Management

 

1,507,676

 

7.05%

J J Diver*2

 

1,409,442

 

6.59%

Forager Capital Management LLC

 

1,345,976

 

6.30%

Sweet Briar Investment Ltd

 

1,275,000

 

5.96%

Ruffer LLP

 

1,091,555

 

5.11%

         

Other Shareholdings:

Shareholder Name

 

Amount

 

% Holding

 

Otus Capital Management

 

920,560

 

4.31%

J J P Kissane

 

513,878

 

2.40%

R King

 

336,286

 

1.57%

M S Hyde

 

309,681

 

1.45%

J Healy *4

 

73,000

 

0.34%

D Harris *3

 

68,183

 

0.32%

C Crouch

 

15,358

 

0.07%

 

 

 

 

 

*1. Included in the interests of K P Shah are his interests in Ordinary Shares held by Sarissa Holdings Limited, being 2,000,000 Ordinary Shares.

*2. Included in the interests of J Diver are 551,867 Ordinary Shares held by Mr Diver’s Personal Pension Scheme.

*3. Included in the interests of D Harris are 51,403 Ordinary Shares held by Mr Harris's Personal Pension Scheme.

*4. Included in the interests of J Healy are 5,000 Ordinary Shares held by Mr Healy's Personal Pension Scheme, and 52,000 Ordinary Shares held by his spouse Mrs K Healy.