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STV Group PLC Statement re Triennial Valuation settlement

18/04/2019 9:03am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


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RNS Number : 6142W

STV Group PLC

18 April 2019

   PRESS RELEASE              PRESS RELEASE              PRESS RELEASE 

Settlement of triennial valuation of defined benefit pension schemes

18 April 2019

STV Group plc today announces that agreement has been reached with the trustees of the Company's defined benefits pension schemes (the Scottish & Grampian Television Retirement Benefits Scheme and the Caledonian Publishing Pension Scheme) for the 1 January 2018 triennial actuarial funding valuations and recovery plans.

The deficit on an actuarial basis was GBP127m on a pre tax basis at 28 February 2019 compared to GBP130m on a pre tax basis at the previous settlement date of 30 November 2016.

A 12 year recovery plan has been agreed with monthly payments unchanged from the previous recovery plan. The 2019 payment will total GBP9.0m with annual payments increasing at the rate of 2% per annum over the term of the plan.

Additionally, in the event of outperformance against the Company's sensitised forecast net cash flow, contingent funding payments equivalent to 20% of any outperformance above a benchmark of available cash will be paid to the schemes. Sensitised forecast net cash flow is defined as available cash flow pre-pension deficit funding payments and returns to shareholders. This is unchanged from the previous valuation methodology and has resulted in a GBP1.4m additional cash contribution for 2018 (2017:GBPnil) which will be paid in April 2019.

The recovery plan and further derisked investment strategy are designed to enable the schemes to reach a level of funding self sufficiency at the end of the recovery plan period, allowing the schemes to operate without the need for further funding from the Company and with a level of investment risk which is planned, at that time, to have been reduced to gilts plus 0.5%.

The next triennial valuation will take place as at 1 January 2021.

Simon Pitts, Chief Executive Officer, said: "This pension scheme valuation agreement provides certainty to both STV and the schemes' trustees by putting the schemes on a clear path to self-sufficiency while demonstrating STV's continued commitment and support."

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Enquiries:-

STV Group plc

Katie Martin, Communications Executive

Tel: 0141 3003109

Anna Hendry, PR Executive

Tel: 0141 3003830

Camarco

Geoffrey Pelham-Lane, Partner

Tel: 0203 757 4985

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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