Games Workshop today announces that Sally Matthews, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company will resign from the Board with effect from the half year end of 28 November 2021. The Board would like to thank Sally for her valuable contribution to the Company and wish her well for the future.
A recruitment process for a new Non-Executive Director is now underway and in the interim Elaine O’Donnell will also assume the role of Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.
As at the date of this announcement the Company had 32,780,429 issued ordinary shares of 5 pence each admitted to trading. Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote in relation to all circumstances at general meetings of the Company. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in Treasury.
The above figure may be used by shareholders and others with notification obligations as their denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Games Workshop has released a director share dealing notification. This can be downloaded as a pdf here.
Games Workshop Group PLC announces today that trading for the three months to 29 August 2021 was in line with the Board’s expectations. Sales continue to grow but, as with other businesses, we have seen pressure on freight costs and currency exchange rates.
The Board has also today declared a dividend of 25 pence per share. This is in line with the Company’s policy to distribute truly surplus cash. This will be paid on 5 November 2021 for shareholders on the register at 1 October 2021, with an ex-dividend date of 30 September 2021. The last date for elections for the dividend re-investment plan is 15 October 2021.
Following today’s AGM, the following announcement in relation to the proxy voting was released. This can be downloaded as a pdf here.