Shareholder Analysis

Shares in issue (as at 16th August 2022)

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 21,465,929.

The Company holds 2,160,877 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 19,305,052.

The above figure of 19,305,052 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*ꝉ

Taking the figure of 21,465,929 as the total number of shares in issue, the percentage of shares not in public hands is 45.15%

Significant shareholders and notified major holdings (as at 16th August 2022)*ꝉ

The figure of 19,305,052 (being the issued share capital excluding shares held in treasury) has been used to calculate the percentage shareholding below.

Substantial Shareholder and Notified Major Holdings Information*ꝉ:

Shareholder Name (*Director) 

 

Amount

 

% Holding

         

Henry Spain Investment Services

 

3,235,741

 

16.76%*ꝉ

K P Shah (Director)*1

 

1,914,534

 

9.92%

Close Brothers Asset Management

 

1,507,676

 

7.81%*ꝉ

J J Diver (Director)*2

 

1,256,355

 

6.51%

Ruffer LLP

 

1,064,176

 

5.52%*ꝉ

Sweet Briar Investment Ltd

 

913,948

 

4,74%

 

 

 

 

 

Other Significant Shareholdings - Directors:

Shareholder Name                                           

 

Amount         

 

% Holding        

 

J J P Kissane

 

456,324

 

2.36%

R King

 

295,814

 

1.53%

M S Hyde

 

236,528

 

1.23%

J Healy *4

 

64,216

 

0.34%

D Harris *3

 

59,978

 

0.29%

C Crouch

 

13,511

 

0.07%

 

 

 

 

 

1. Included in the interests of K P Shah are his interests in Ordinary Shares held by Sarissa Holdings Limited, being 1,759,294 Ordinary Shares.

2. Included in the interests of J Diver are 485,449 Ordinary Shares held by Mr Diver’s Personal Pension Scheme.

3. Included in the interests of D Harris are 45,217 Ordinary Shares held by Mr Harris's Personal Pension Scheme.

4. Included in the interests of J Healy are 4,399 Ordinary Shares held by Mr Healy's Personal Pension Scheme, and 45,742 Ordinary Shares held by his spouse Mrs K Healy.

. The reported numbers and related calculations are based on the notifications received by the Company from significant and major Shareholders in accordance with their obligations, including under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.