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Notification of Interim Results

Released 07:00 18-Mar-2013

RNS Number : 2055A
Smiths News PLC
18 March 2013

For Immediate Release

18 March 2013



Smiths News PLC


Notification of Interim Results



Smiths News PLC, the largest UK newspaper and magazine wholesaler, a leading UK book supplier and a leading distributor of consumable products to the education market, will be announcing its interim results for the six months ended 28 February 2013 on Wednesday 17 April 2013.


A meeting for analysts will be held at 9.30am at the offices of Buchanan, 107 Cheapside, London EC2V 6DN on Wednesday 17 April 2013, with an audio webcast of the results presentation available thereafter.


To access the facility please visit the following link:





Smiths News PLC

Gillian Bonthron, Investor Relations


Tel: 01793 563754


Jeremy Garcia / Gabriella Clinkard

Tel: 020 7466 5000



About Smiths News PLC:


Smiths News PLC comprises Smiths News, the UK's leading wholesaler of newspapers and magazines, Bertram Books, a leading UK book supplier and The Consortium, a leading distributor of consumable products to the education and care markets.


Smiths News distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of all the major national publishers as well as a large number of regional publishers. The business serves approximately 30,000 customers across England and Wales, supplying large general retailers as well as smaller independent newsagents. Smiths News has an approximate 55% share of the newspaper and magazine wholesaling market in the UK. In addition to its distribution activities, Smiths News collects and processes returns, supplies sales information to publishers and provides a range of services for its retail customers.


Bertram Books supplies books to a mix of independent booksellers, on-line and multiple retailers, and libraries. Bertrams is a leading supplier of consumer and academic books in the UK and a growing player in international, digital and direct to consumer markets.


In April 2012 the company acquired The Consortium. The Consortium is a leading distributor of educational and care consumable products servicing 30,000 customers. The business has an approximate 6% market share in large and growing markets.


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