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Colefax Group PLC
23 March 2020


23 March 2020





("Colefax" or "the Group")


COVID-19 impact and cancellation of interim dividend


Trading up until mid-March was in line with management expectations reflecting customer activity predating the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Until there is greater clarity about the full impact of the pandemic, it is very difficult to give accurate guidance on the future sales impact but it is likely to be significant. The Group has a strong balance sheet and the Board's priority is to conserve cash and manage the Group through the crisis as prudently as possible.


As a result of the uncertainty surrounding the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic the Board of Colefax Group Plc has taken the decision to cancel payment of the interim dividend of 2.60p per share, which was due to be paid to shareholders on 9 April 2020. The Board will review the Group's dividend policy when there is greater clarity about the future impact of the pandemic.



Colefax Group plc

David Green, Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7318 6000

Rob Barker, Finance Director

KTZ Communications

Katie Tzouliadis  

Dan Mahoney

Tel: 020 3178 6378

Peel Hunt LLP

(Nominated Advisor

And Broker)

Adrian Trimmings

Andrew Clark

Tel: 020 7418 8900



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