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Smiths News PLC
10 August 2023

10 August 2023



Smiths News plc

("the Company")


Director Notification


In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.14R(1), the Company acknowledges that it has today been notified by Deborah Rabey (independent Non-Executive Director) that a company in which she is a director (Wilko Limited) has entered administration with effect from 10 August 2023. 


The Company confirms that there is no further information about Deborah Rabey requiring disclosure under paragraphs 9.6.13R (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.





Smiths News plc

Jonathan Bunting, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Baker, Chief Financial Officer


Via Buchanan



Richard Oldworth / Jamie Hooper / Toto Berger


020 7466 5000


About Smiths News PLC


Smiths News PLC and its core business, Smiths News, is the UK's largest newspaper and magazine wholesaler, with an approximate 55 per cent. market share. It distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of the major national and regional publishers, delivering to approximately 24,000 customers across England and Wales on a daily basis. The speed of turnaround and the density of Smiths News' coverage is critical to one of the world's fastest physical supply chains.


Ancillary businesses include: Dawson Media Direct (DMD) which supplies airlines and travel points in the UK; and Instore, which offers field marketing services to retailers and suppliers across the UK.



Person responsible for arranging release of this announcement:

Stuart Marriner, General Counsel & Company Secretary

Smiths News plc

Rowan House

Cherry Orchard North

Kembrey Park




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