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Vertu Motors PLC
01 November 2023

1 November 2023

Vertu Motors plc ("Vertu Motors" or "Company")

Companies House record amendments


Vertu Motors plc notes that its Companies House records have been falsely amended by a malicious actor, such that the public record maintained by Companies House currently states that 1) several of the Company's directors have resigned, and 2) two new directors have been appointed.

The Company confirms that none of the above changes have legally occurred, and that therefore the Company's board of directors remains unchanged and is as listed on Vertu's investor relations website and as referenced in previous announcements.

The Company is in the process of liaising with Companies House to have the public record corrected, is seeking a court injunction to prevent any further changes being made to its public records by the malicious actor and is working with Companies House to establish how the malicious actor was able to access Companies House systems to make these changes.

Vertu Motors plc


Tel: +44 (0) 191 491 2121

Robert Forrester, CEO

Karen Anderson, CFO

Phil Clark, Investor Relations


Zeus (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 203 829 5000

Jamie Peel

Andrew Jones

Dominic King



Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4983

Billy Clegg

Tom Huddart

Notes to Editors


Vertu Motors is the fourth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 193 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector.  It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group.  The Group's acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network.  The Group currently operates 188 franchised sales outlets and 5 non-franchised sales operations from 144 locations across the UK.

Vertu's Mission Statement is to "deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust".

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