AIM Rule 26

The following information is disclosed for the purposes of compliance with AIM Rule 26. The information disclosed on this website was last reviewed on 19 January 2024.

Description of the business

The Character Group plc is an independent toy company based in the United Kingdom. We design, manufacture and distribute a wide range of toys, games and playthings. Many of our products feature or are based on popular film, television, comic and digital characters, reproduced under licence from the brand owners. The principal markets for our products are our home territories of the UK and Scandinavia but our penetration into other international territories is growing, particularly in the USA and other parts of the EU. We also partner on an exclusive basis with other overseas-based toy producers, either to market and distribute their products in the UK or to collaborate to jointly-develop and distribute toy products and ranges worldwide.

Our diverse product ranges focus on key areas within the toy sector; these include Pre-school (where we consider ourselves as market leader), Boys, Girls and Activity and Crafts.

Country of incorporation and main country of operation

The Character Group plc was incorporated and registered in England and Wales (registration number: 3033333) on 15 March 1995 and its main country of operation is in the United Kingdom.

The names of the directors and biographical details

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Regulatory News

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Financial Information

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Admission Documents and other Circulars

The Character Group plc was originally admitted to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in June 1995.   On 30 December 2005, the Company’s application for its listing on the London Stock Exchange to be cancelled was granted and the issued shares of the Company were at the same time admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market (LSE: CCT). Please click the “Company Documents” tab at the left of your screen to view the Company’s Listing Particulars dated 17 February 2004, its Circular dated 4 November 2005 related to the Company’s migration from the Official List to the AIM market and other circulars and related materials.

Constitutional Documents

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Board Committees

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Corporate Advisors and Registrars

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Shareholder Information

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Restrictions on the transfer of AIM securities

There are no restrictions on the transfer of the Company’s AIM securities.

Details of Any Other Exchanges or Trading Platforms

The Character Group plc’s ordinary shares are admitted to trading on AIM, a marketplace regulated by the London Stock Exchange. The Character Group Plc has not applied or agreed to have any of its securities admitted or traded on any other exchange or trading platforms.

Takeover regulations

The Company is subject to the UK City Code on takeovers and mergers.

2024 AGM - Poll Report

A report of the polls conducted at the Company’s Annual General Meeting held on 19 January 2024 is here.  Each of the resolutions was duly passed at the AGM.