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United Carpets Group plc  -  UCG   

Special Dividend

Released 07:00 11-May-2017

RNS Number : 7822E
United Carpets Group plc
11 May 2017
 

 

 

 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF REGULATION (EU) 596/2014 (MAR). ON PUBLICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, THIS INSIDE INFORMATION IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

 

 

 

UNITED CARPETS GROUP plc

 

Declaration of Special Dividend

 

 

United Carpets Group plc ("the Group" or "the Company" or "United Carpets"), the third largest chain of specialist retail carpet and floor covering stores in the UK, is pleased to announce a special dividend of 1.0 pence per share.  This dividend will be paid on 25 May 2017 to all shareholders on the register at the close of business on 19 May 2017.  The ex-dividend date will be on 18 May 2017

 

In order for the Company to be in a position to pay the special dividend, it must have distributable reserves. Therefore, in order to satisfy this requirement, the Company has delivered to Companies House its Company unaudited interim results for the six month period ended 30 September 2016 which formed part of the consolidated Group interim results for the six month period ended 30 September 2016 which were previously announced on 16 December 2016. 

 

 

Paul Eyre, Chief Executive, said:

 

"We are delighted to be able to declare a special dividend today. This demonstrates the continuing, strong cash generation of the Company, reflecting the improvements made in the business over the last few years and rewards our shareholders for their continued support and loyalty. Dividend distributions will remain an important part of the Board's strategy going forwards and when deciding on future, regular dividend payments, we will consider modest reductions in dividend cover subject to any overriding requirements of the business to fund future growth."

 

 

 

Enquiries:

 

United Carpets Group plc

Paul Eyre, Chief Executive

Ian Bowness, Finance Director

 

01709 732 666

 

Novella Communications Ltd

Tim Robertson

Toby Andrews

 

020 3151 7008

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Mark Milmo, Catherine Leftley (Corporate Finance)

David Banks (Sales)

 

 

020 7894 7000

 

 


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