Notice of Trading Update

The Company wishes to inform the market that it intends to publish its Q1 trading statement (covering the first three months of the year) on Wednesday 27 May 2020. The statement will provide shareholders and analysts with an update as to how the Group is adapting its lending and collections activities for the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place.

Results of Annual General Meeting

The Company announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to its annual general meeting (AGM) today, Thursday 7 May 2020.

A poll was held on each of the resolutions set out in the notice of AGM (with the exception of resolution 3) and the results of the poll are set out below. All of the resolutions voted on at the AGM were duly passed.

As announced by the Company on 27 March 2020 and in light of the evolving coronavirus outbreak, the Board withdrew its recommendation for resolution 3 relating to the 2019 final dividend of 16.0p per share and the resolution was not proposed at the AGM.

You can view the full results of the voting here.