The information contained within this shareholder information section was last updated on 22 February 2018.

Financial Summary: Index AIM ALL
Market: AIM
Financial Year: 31 March

Total issued share capital: 1,042,488,102 Ordinary Shares of 0.1p each (no Ordinary Shares are held in treasury by the Company)
Total voting capital: 1,042,488,102 Ordinary Shares

Percentage of  issued share capital not in public hands: 9.2%

Significant shareholders as of 21 February 2018 which hold more than 3% of the Company’s Ordinary Shares

Directors’ and other interests

The interests (including related financial products as defined in the AIM Rules for Companies) of the Directors (including persons connected with the Directors within the meaning of section 252 of the Act) in the issued share capital of the Company are as follows:

Director Number of Ordinary Shares Held
Percentage of Enlarged Share Capital
Richard Poulden1 89,956,405  9.18%
Michael Mainelli2 50,000  0.01%
Alan Gravett3 20,000  0.002%



1. Richard Poulden is deemed to be interested in the Ordinary Shares (or depositary interests in respect thereof) referred to above as follows (all of such Ordinary Shares, registered via DIs, in the name of Ashton Nominees Inc other than the 65,500,000 Ordinary Shares registered under the Black Swan Group as referred to below):

  1. 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares belong to Black Swan Plc of which Richard Poulden is the chairman;
  2. 62,500,000 Ordinary Shares belong to Black Swan FZE, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Swan Plc;
  3. 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares belong to Richard Poulden’s wife and infant children;
  4. 19,456,405 Ordinary Shares belong to the Malvern Trust, a trust in respect of which Richard Poulden’s family can be beneficiaries; and
  5. 2,000,000 Ordinary Shares belong to the John Edward Poulden Settlement Trust, a trust for the benefit of Richard Poulden’s children.


2. 50,000 Ordinary Shares are held by Hawksford Jersey Limited. These shares are held for The Z/Yen Employee Benefits Trust. Michael Mainelli is a director of Z/Yen Group Limited and a potential beneficiary of The Z/Yen Employee Benefits Trust.

3. Alan Gravett and his wife, Kim Gravett, jointly legally and beneficially own 20,000 Ordinary Shares.


Major Shareholders

Other than the Directors and their connected persons, the persons set out below are interested (as defined in Part 6 of FSMA and the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules issued by the FCA), directly or indirectly, jointly or severally in three per cent. or more of the issued share capital of the Company:

Name of Shareholder  Number of Ordinary Shares Held Percentage of Enlarged Issued Share Capital
Barclays Direct Investing Nominees Limited 87,569,751 8.94%
Beaufort Nominees Limited 36,836,581 3.76%
HSDL Nominees Limited 75,368,779 7.69%
Hargreaves Lansdown Nominees Limited 109,932,100 11.22%
Interactive Investor Services Nominees 110,195,015 11.24%
JIM Nominees Limited 136,275,208 13.91%
Lawshare Nominees Limited 32,901,156 3.36%
Peel Hunt Holdings Limited 31,489,057 3.21%
SVS Nominees Limited 173,969,088 17.75%