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S4 Capital PLC
26 January 2024
 

26 January 2024

S4 Capital plc

("S4Capital" or the "Company")

Share Buyback Programme

The Company today announces the commencement of a Share Buyback Programme. The Company has allocated an initial £2.7 million from its available cash reserves to the Share Buyback Programme.

The Company has engaged Dowgate Capital Limited as buy-back agent in relation to the Share Buyback Programme. The maximum price payable per ordinary shares of 25 pence each in the capital of the Company (the "Ordinary Share") (exclusive of expenses) will not exceed the higher of: (i) 105% of the average middle market quotations for an Ordinary Share, as derived from the London Stock Exchange Daily Official List, for the five business days immediately preceding the day on which the Ordinary Share is contracted to be purchased; and (ii) an amount equal to the higher of the price of the last independent trade of an Ordinary Share and the highest current independent bid for an Ordinary Share, as derived from the London Stock Exchange Trading System.

The Share Buyback Programme will be conducted in accordance with the general authority to repurchase shares granted by the Company's shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 9 June 2023 and within pre-set guidelines which are within the parameters of the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU and the Commission Delegated Regulation 2016/1052/EU (in each case, as it forms part of UK law pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) and Chapter 12 of the Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Rules. The Company will hold as treasury shares any Ordinary Shares repurchased in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006.

The Company will announce any market repurchase of Ordinary Shares on the business day following the calendar day on which the repurchase occurred. The Company intends that the repurchased Ordinary Shares will be held as treasury shares in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006.

The Company is satisfied that it is not currently in a closed period, nor is it party to any inside information which has not previously been disclosed via Regulatory Information Service.

Enquiries:

 

S4Capital

Tel: +44 (0)20 3793 0003

Sir Martin Sorrell (Executive Chairman)


Powerscourt (PR Adviser to S4Capital)

Tel: +44 (0) 7970 246 725

Elly Williamson


Pete Lambie


About S4 Capital

 

S4 Capital plc (SFOR.L) is the tech-led, new age/new era digital advertising, marketing and technology services company, established by Sir Martin Sorrell in May 2018.

 

Our strategy is to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business for global, multinational, regional, and local clients, and millennial-driven influencer brands. This will be achieved by integrating leading businesses in three practices: Content, Data&Digital Media and Technology Services, along with an emphasis on 'faster, better, cheaper, more' execution in an always-on consumer-led environment, with a unitary structure. Victor Knaap, Wesley ter Haar, Christopher S. Martin, Scott Spirit and Mary Basterfield all joined the S4 Capital Board as Executive Directors. The S4 Capital Board also includes Rupert Faure Walker, Paul Roy, Daniel Pinto, Sue Prevezer, Elizabeth Buchanan, Naoko Okumoto, Margaret Ma Connolly, Miles Young and Colin Day.

 

The Company now has approximately 7,700 people in 32 countries with approximately 80% of net revenue across the Americas, 15% across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 5% across Asia-Pacific. The longer-term objective is a geographic split of 60%:20%:20%. Content currently accounts for approximately 60% of net revenue, Data&Digital Media 25% and Technology Services 15%. The long-term objective for the practices is a split of 50%:25%:25%.

 

Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million 'shell' company in 1985 into the world's largest advertising and marketing services company, with a market capitalisation of over £16 billion on the day he left. Prior to that Sir Martin was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Company Plc for nine years.

 

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