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Watkin Jones Plc LSE:WJG London Ordinary Share GB00BD6RF223 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.50 1.65% 216.00 211.50 213.00 218.00 207.00 209.00 463,284 16:35:15
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate 354.1 25.3 8.3 26.2 552

Watkin Jones plc Annual Report and Notice of AGM

26/01/2021 12:00pm

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Watkin Jones plc

26 January 2021

 
For immediate release  26 January 2021 
 

Watkin Jones plc

('Watkin Jones' or the 'Company')

Annual Report & Financial Statements

Notice of AGM

Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the build to rent and student accommodation sectors, announces that electronic copies of its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2020, together with the Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy, will be available from the Company's investor relations website at www.watkinjonesplc.com on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 . Hard copies of the 2020 Annual Report and Financial Statements, Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy will be posted to shareholders today.

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.30am on Friday, 19 February 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current legislation and guidance issued by the UK Government, the Board has decided that the AGM will be held as a 'closed' meeting with the minimum number of Directors and officers who hold shares present to form the necessary quorum. Unfortunately, other shareholders will not be permitted to attend the meeting in person.

The Company intends to broadcast the AGM live via a webcast with shareholders having the opportunity to submit questions prior to the meeting.

If shareholders wish to attend the AGM or submit questions to the Board, please contact Buchanan via watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com no later than 10.30am on Wednesday, 17 February 2021. There will be no facility to ask questions live at the AGM, however the Board will endeavour to answer any questions that have been submitted in advance. When registering or submitting questions you will be required to provide details including your investor code to verify your identity.

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. Whilst shareholders are entitled to appoint a proxy other than the Chairman, the Company's decision to hold a closed meeting means that the appointment of any proxy other than the Chairman would result in the votes not being able 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 Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

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For further information:

 
Watkin Jones plc 
Richard Simpson, Chief Executive            Tel: +44 (0) 20 3617 4453 
 Officer 
Phil Byrom, Chief Financial Officer            www.watkinjonesplc.com 
 
 
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 
 Corporate Broker)                                               8900 
Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp                               www.peelhunt.com 
 
 
Jefferies Hoare Govett (Joint Corporate          Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 
 Broker)                                                         8000 
Max Jones / Will Soutar                             www.jefferies.com 
 
 
 

Media enquiries:

 
Buchanan 
Henry Harrison-Topham / Richard Oldworth   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000 
 Jamie Hooper / Steph Watson 
watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com                      www.buchanan.uk.com 
 

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 and student accommodation 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 over 43,000 student beds across 130 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose built student accommodation market. In addition, Fresh, the Group's specialist accommodation management business, manages over 20,000 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 is increasingly expanding its operations into the build to rent sector.

The Group's competitive advantage lies in its experienced management team and 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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