Press releases 2012
John Menzies celebrates 50 years on London Stock Exchange
- Paul Dollman, Group Finance Director opens the market
- Pre-eminent Scottish company with market capitalisation of over £380m
John Menzies plc, one of the UK’s oldest and most widely known business brands, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its listing on London Stock Exchange this morning by opening the UK markets. Paul Dollman, Group Finance Director at John Menzies, joined Alastair Walmsley, Director of Equity Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange Group to celebrate the anniversary.
Alastair Walmsley, Director of Equity Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange Group, said:
"John Menzies is a great British success story. It demonstrates that with a great brand, strong management, clear vision and access to the UK’s deep capital markets that good businesses can have a long and successful period as a UK-listed company."
Founded as a bookshop in Edinburgh in 1833, the company listed in London on 3 October 1962. It has since grown into a business with distribution and aviation operations in Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Since listing the company’s market value has grown to over £380 million.
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The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access to an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,900 people.
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