Proposed name change and notice of General Meeting

Date: 03/01/18
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Molins plc announces that a circular convening a General Meeting of Molins plc (the "Company") will be sent to shareholders today and made available to view on the Company's website at www.molins.com. The meeting will be held on 22 January 2018 at 11.00 a.m. at the offices of Panmure Gordon, One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF (the "General Meeting"). The purpose of this meeting is to consider and, if deemed appropriate, to approve a resolution to change the name of the Company to "Mpac Group plc".

 

As previously announced on 8 June 2017 (the "Announcement"), as part of the sale by the Company of the Instrumentation & Tobacco Machinery business (as defined in the Announcement) to G.D S.p.A, the Company agreed to transfer the name "Molins" to MPRD Limited which means that the Company is required to change its name and remove all associated "Molins" branding.

 

As a result, the Company initiated a process to identify a new corporate name aligned to its new strategic direction. Mpac Group plc was chosen as it is a name grounded in our business’s rich heritage and which looks forward to our future as a world leading end-to-end packaging machinery provider.

 

Directors’ recommendation

Your directors consider that the resolution to be proposed will promote the success of the Company for the benefit of its shareholders as a whole. Accordingly, your directors unanimously recommend that shareholders vote in favour of the resolution, as they intend to do in respect of their own beneficial holdings.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Molins PLC
Tony Steels, Chief Executive
Jim Haughey, Group Finance Director
Tel: +44 (0)2476 421100

 

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (NOMAD)

Andrew Potts / Peter Steel – Corporate Finance
James Stearns – Corporate Broking
Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 2500


Hudson Sandler
Nick Lyon
Tel: +44(0)20 7796 4133