SOCO International plc  ("SOCO" or the "Company")

 

Annual Report & Accounts and Notice of Meeting

 

The Company announces that it has published the following documents which are available to view and download from the Company's website, www.socointernational.com:

 

  1. The Annual Report and Accounts 2014
  2. A Shareholder Circular, which includes a Notice of Annual General Meeting

 

Paper copies of the above two documents are available on request from the Company Secretary at the Company's registered office at 48 Dover Street, London W1S 4FF, United Kingdom. Mailing of paper copies, including a Form of Proxy, has commenced to shareholders.

 

In accordance with LR 9.6.1, copies of the above two documents, together with a Form of Proxy, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection on the National Storage Mechanism's website, http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

 

The Company's Annual General Meeting will be held at The Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 10.00 a.m.

 

Dividend

As announced on 12 March 2015, the Board has recommended a final dividend of 10 pence per ordinary share which amounts to approximately $50 million, and which if approved by shareholders at the AGM, will be paid on 19 June 2015 to shareholders on the register on 29 May 2015.

 

The timetable for this dividend is as follows:

  • Ex-dividend date: Thursday 28 May 2015
  • Record date: Friday 29 May 2015
  • Payment date: Friday 19 June 2015

 

This dissemination announcement is based upon the Company's announcement of Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2014 made on 12 March 2015 with the addition of information required by DTR 6.3.5 set out below in the Appendix. 

 

 

Appendix 1

 

Following the release of the Company's Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2014 made on 12 March 2015 additional information is set out below in accordance with DTR 6.3.

 

1. Directors' Responsibility Statement 

Directors' Responsibility Statement pursuant to DTR 4 is prepared in connection with the full annual accounts and Annual Report of the Directors.

 

Directors’ Responsibility Statement

 

The Directors confirm that, to the best of each person’s knowledge:

 

(a) the financial statements set out on pages 73 to 97, which have been prepared in accordance with applicable United Kingdom law and International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of the Company and of the Group taken as a whole;

 

(b) this Directors’ Report along with the Strategic Report, including each of the management reports forming part of these reports, includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the Company and the Group taken as a whole, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that they face; and

 

(c) the annual report and the financial statements, taken as a whole, are fair, balanced and understandable and provide the information necessary for the shareholders to assess the Group’s performance, business model and strategy.

 

 By order of the Board

11 March 2015

Cynthia Cagle

Company Secretary

 

 2. Related Party Transactions

See Note 32 to the financial statement on page 97 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2014 at www.socointernational.com

 

3. Risks and Uncertainties

See the Risk Management Report on pages 29 to 33 and Note 4 to the financial statements on page 84 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2014 at www.socointernational.com

 

 

 
 

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