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Angling Direct PLC
10 November 2021
 

10 November 2021

 

Angling Direct PLC

("Angling Direct" or the "Company")

 

Cyber security incident update

 

Further to the announcement on 8 November 2021 regarding Angling Direct's cyber security incident, the Company is confident it has now eradicated any threat from its systems. It has also regained control of its websites and social media channels. As roll out continues, our homepage may take longer to update in some browsers and jurisdictions than others. Investigations are continuing by our independent cyber security specialists to determine whether this incident has had an impact on any personal data and the Company will inform any individuals impacted in line with our regulatory obligations should there be a need to do so. Importantly, the Company does not hold any customer financial data as our website transactions are handled by third parties.

 

While work continues round the clock to bring our websites back online and resume online trading, our 39 retail stores across the UK remain open and continue to trade.

 

As matters currently stand, the Board remains of the view that this incident will not have a detrimental impact on underlying trading and the Company will continue to assess any cost exposure that this incident may create. The Company continues to monitor its online environment very closely and it has implemented additional reinforcements to its suite of security measures. The Board will provide a further update as and when appropriate and further apologises for any disruption that has been caused to customers by this incident.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Angling Direct PLC

via FTI Consulting

Andy Torrance, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Crowe, Chief Financial Officer

 


Singer Capital Markets - NOMAD and Broker

+44 (0) 20 7496 3000

Peter Steel (Corporate Finance)

Alex Bond (Corporate Finance)

Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking)

 


FTI Consulting - Financial PR

+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Alex Beagley

Alice Newlyn

Sam Macpherson

anglingdirect@fticonsulting.com

 

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