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MediaZest Plc was admitted onto AIM on 22/02/05 and acquired TouchVision Ltd in September 2005, to become the design and engineering arm of the Group.

The principal activity of the business is to provide technical and creative digital media solutions to our clients. These solutions entail responding to specific briefs by location and recommending use of various technologies that enhance the venues and engage and attract consumers to our clients’ benefit.

The Group works across all aspects of the business; Content creation, System Design and Specification, Sales and Marketing, Management, Technical Support, Engineering, Design Documentation, Maintenance, Installation, Finance and Administration.

AIM Rule 26 Disclosure

The information on this page has been supplied to fulfil the requirements of AIM Rule 26 and was last updated on 12th February 2017

Description of business

MediaZest plc (MZ) was admitted onto AIM on 22/02/05 and acquired Touch Vision Ltd (TV) in September 2005, to become the design and engineering arm of the MZ Group.

The principal activity of the business is to provide technical and creative digital media solutions to our clients. These solutions entail responding to specific briefs by location and recommending use of various technologies that enhance the venues and engage and attract consumers to our clients’ benefit.

The MZ Group works across all aspects of the business; Content creation, System Design and Specification, Sales and Marketing, Management, Technical Support, Engineering, Design Documentation, Maintenance, Installation, Finance and Administration.

MZ Group Head Office is based in London, and TV, with its engineering design and warehousing facility, is located in Woking, Surrey. TV operates as a design, engineering display and media delivery business, commencing operations in 1976 and has, together with MZ, developed a worldwide client base across a wide range of business sectors, including Retail, Transport, Education, Corporate, Leisure and FMCG brands.

Our clients benefit from innovative solutions encompassing a wide range of varying screen media such as stand-alone networked displays, holographic displays, interactive displays, image projection, 3DTV networked displays, directional sound technology and audio systems.

Registered office address

The registered office address is Unit 9, Woking Business Park, Albert Drive, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5JY

Key personnel

Lance O’Neill – Non Executive Chairman 06/04/1956

Lance O’Neill is a London-based director of DFB (Australia) Pty. Ltd, a Sydney based investment adviser. He is also chairman of EP&F Capital Plc and Ragusa Capital Plc. He has worked in international securities and investment markets since 1981. During this time, he spent over ten years based in London and Sydney with periodic work in the United States and the Far East, principally with Prudential-Bache Securities Inc., Societe Generale (Australia) Securities and Rivkin Securities Limited, working in institutional equity and fixed income sales/trading as well as in corporate finance. He is a director of, and investor in, a number of private and public companies in the UK, USA and Australia. He holds a Bsc (Econ) Hons in Accountancy and Law from the University of Wales and is an affiliate member of the Securities Institute of Australia.

Geoff Robertson – Chief Executive Officer & Sales Director 04/09/1972

Geoff Robertson qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London with Ernst & Young, and left to join Sony Corporation of America in 1997. There he spent two years in the Operational Review department, working and leading Internal Audit reviews of the international offices of Sony Music and Columbia Tristar Pictures, predominantly in Europe, North America and the Far East. He then moved to a line role within Sony Music for the majority of the next five years, in various senior finance roles within a specialist department sourcing international music repertoire through funding or acquisition deals with independent record labels. Although most of this time was spent based in London, Geoff also worked for 3 months at Sony Music Australia during 2003.

Upon his return from Australia, Geoff moved to Lewis Communications Ltd, a privately owned international Public Relations agency as Group Finance Director. He left in October 2005 and joined MediaZest plc.

Corporate Governance

The Company’s ordinary shares are traded on AIM and the Group is therefore not formally required to comply with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code. However, the Board is committed to high standards of corporate governance and sets out below details of how it has applied those provisions of the Code appropriate to the Group’s circumstances.

Board Structure : At the end of the year the Board comprised of one full time executive director and one part time executive director and one non-executive director.

To enable the Board to function effectively, full and timely access is given to all information.

The Board is structured so that all directors have input to provide a balance to decision making.

The full time executive director is engaged under a service contract, the part time executive director is engaged under a consultancy agreement and the non-executive director under a letter of appointment. In accordance with the Company’s memorandum and articles of association each director shall retire from office at the third general meeting after that at which he was elected and may offer himself for reappointment.

The Board aims to meet once a month and has a schedule of matters reserved for it, including, but not limited to, operation and financial performance.

Any training that individual directors feel is necessary in fulfilling their duties is available and all directors have access to independent advice if necessary.

Audit Committee : Under the Chairmanship of Lance O’Neill, the duties of the Audit Committee currently cover a review of the Group’s financial reporting. The Committee’s role is to review, on behalf of the Board, the annual report and financial statements and the interim report. The Committee focusses of reviewing any changes in accounting policy, major areas of judgement and estimates and compliance with accounting principles and regulatory requirements. The present members of the Committee are:

  • Lance O’Neill (Chairman)
  • Geoffrey Robertson

Remuneration Committee : The Renumeration Committee determines the renumeration and contractual arrangements of individual executive and non-executive directors. The Remuneration Committee comprises the Non-executive Chairman and one Executive Director.

Country of incorporation and main country of operation

MediaZest plc was incorporated in the United Kingdom and has its principal place of business at: Unit 9 Woking Business Park, Albert Drive, Woking, Surrey GU21 5JY

Takeover code

The Company is subject to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Details of other exchanges or trading platforms on which the company has applied or agreed to have any of its securities admitted or traded

MediaZest plc ordinary shares are solely traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Securities Information

Last updated on the 15th August 2017

a. Number of AIM securities in issue

As of 15th August 2017, the issued share capital of the Company is 1,239,757,774 ordinary shares. 27.41 percent of the company’s ordinary share capital are not in public hands.

b. Details of any restrictions on the transfer of AIM securities

There are no restrictions on the transfer of the Ordinary Shares of MediaZest plc.

c. Shareholdings

Directors Shareholdings

Ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each

% of issued Share Capital

Lance O’Neill

24,643,177

1.99%

Geoff Robertson

3,060,000

0.25%

Other Significant Shareholdings

Ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each

% of issued Share Capital

City and Claremont Capital Assets Ltd

158,897,843

12.82%

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc

141,500,000

11.41%

Paul Greenhalgh

62,000,000

5.00%

Paul Crowther

38,590,909

3.11%

Darren Smith

43,045,050

3.47%

EP&F Capital Plc

26,448,571

2.13%

Regulatory announcements

For the latest MediaZest regulatory announcements, please click on the following link: Regulatory announcements

Documents

Most recent annual report and all half year, quarterly or similar reports published since last annual

Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2017.

Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2016.

Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2015.

Most recent admission document with any circulars or similar publications sent to shareholders within past 12 months

MediaZest Admission Document

Click here for our notice of 2017 GM and the proxy form.

Constitutional documents

Click here to view our current constitutional documents.

Other advisers

Details of nominated adviser and other key advisers

Nominated Advisor

NORTHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 60 Gresham Street, 4th Floor, London EC2V 7BB

Broker

Hybridan LLP 29 Throgmorton Street London EC2N 2AT 

Attention: Claire-Louise Noyce

Lawyers

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Cannon Place 78 Cannon Street London EC4N 6AF

Auditor

Nexia Smith & Williamson Statutory Auditor Chartered Accountants Cumberland House 15-17 Cumberland Place Southampton SO15 2BG

Registrars

Share Registrars Limited Craven House West Street Farnham Surrey GU9 7EN