|Quilter plc (?Quilter?) notes the announcement by The Financial Conduct Authority (?FCA?) on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 that its remaining investigations into firms, following its thematic review into the fair treatment of longstanding customers in the life insurance sector, have each been closed.|
The FCA has stated that the conduct of Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance Ltd. (?OMWLA?), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quilter, did not warrant enforcement action. The FCA has also stated that, as with other firms that were subject to the investigation, some issues have been identified during the investigations, and these are being addressed with the FCA as part of the ongoing supervision of OMWLA. OMWLA?s voluntary remediation programme announced in March 2018 continues and is unaffected by the announcement on Wednesday, 19 September 2018.
|As announced in the company?s interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 published earlier today, the board of Quilter plc have declared a special interim dividend of 12.0 pence per share returning the surplus proceeds from the sale of the Single Strategy business. The special interim dividend will be paid on 21 September 2018 to shareholders on the UK and South African share registers on 24 August 2018. |
Dividend Declaration in pounds sterling with South Africa ZAR Equivalent - Wednesday 8 August 2018
Last day to trade cum dividend in South Africa - Tuesday 21 August 2018
Shares trade ex-dividend in South Africa - Wednesday 22 August 2018
Shares trade ex-dividend in the UK - Thursday 23 August 2018
Record Date in UK and South Africa - Friday 24 August 2018
Payment date - Friday 21 September 2018.
From the opening of trading on Wednesday 8 August 2018 until the close of business on Friday 24 August 2018, no transfers between the London and Johannesburg registers will be permitted. Share certificates for shareholders on the South African register may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between 22 and 24 August 2018, both dates inclusive.
|Quilter plc (the ?company?) announces that Paul Matthews and Dr Suresh Kana have been appointed as independent non- executive directors of the company, effective from 8 August 2018. Paul has also been appointed as a non-executive director of Intrinsic Financial Services Ltd. (?Intrinsic?), a subsidiary of the company, with effect from the same date. Intrinsic, which forms part of the Advice and Wealth Management segment and will become Quilter Financial Planning, focuses on advice-led distribution in the UK.|
|The following results are the company's maiden interim results and are therefore incomparable. Total revenue for the period was GBP857 million whilst profit for the period attributable to equity holders was GBP342 million. In addition, headline earnings per share were GBP2.8 pence per share.|
Special interim dividend
In line with statements given at the time of the company's listing, there is no routine interim dividend in relation to the first half of 2018. However, the board has declared a special interim dividend of GBP12.0 pence per share from the surplus proceeds from the sale of the Single Strategy business. The special interim dividend will be paid on 21 September 2018 to shareholders on the UK and South African share registers on 24 August 2018.
As highlighted at our Capital Markets Showcase event earlier this year, our near-term agenda is focussed on three key priorities:
First, we need to successfully implement our new platform and execute a smooth migration for existing customers.
Second, we will continue to invest in growth by recruiting and building our Adviser and Investment Manager base.
Third, we need to ensure that we optimise our business so that we deliver increased operating leverage, and I look forward to updating the market on our plans with our full year results in March 2019.
These are all on track and we remain confident in our strategic path and the growth prospects that we set out in our prospectus ahead of listing. We are very much where we expected to be at this stage on the Quilter journey. While short-term market fluctuations and Brexit induced uncertainty may exacerbate market volatility or temper momentum in near-term flows, we operate in a large and fragmented market that has plenty of growth potential. We are a young company with a 250 year heritage and we're just getting started.
|The board of Quilter announced the appointment of J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Goldman Sachs International as joint corporate brokers to the Company. In addition, J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has been appointed as the JSE sponsor to the Company.|
Quilter looks forward to updating the market on its interim results on 8 August 2018.
|Quilter announced that it has completed the disposal of the ?Single Strategy? asset management business (?the OMGI Transaction?) to the Single-Strategy management team and funds managed by TA Associates, the global growth private equity firm (together the ?Acquirer?). The transaction was announced on 19 December 2017. The economic ownership of the Single Strategy business passed to the Acquirer effective from 1 January 2018.|
The total consideration, following agreement with the Acquirer in relation to the quantum of all pre-completion price adjustments, is now confirmed as GBP583 million, comprising upfront cash consideration of GBP576 million and an additional GBP7 million of deferred consideration. The deferred consideration will be fully received by 2021 at the latest as surplus capital associated with the separation from Quilter is released in the business. This deferred consideration is not subject to performance conditions.
Quilter is making good progress on separating its retained Multi-asset business from the Single Strategy business sold as part of the OMGI Transaction and continues to expect to incur aggregate costs of approximately GBP20 million in respect of the establishment of the standalone Multi-asset business. As expected when the transaction was announced in December 2017, Quilter and the Single Strategy business will continue, for a period of up to three years, to provide commercial services to each other under formal transitional service agreements.
As previously stated, the Board of Quilter will consider a special distribution by the Company to shareholders from the surplus sale proceeds from the OMGI Transaction, having taken into account, inter alia, the repayment in full of the GBP300 million senior unsecured term loan (which repayment will be made as soon as practical), the costs associated with undertaking and completing the OMGI Transaction and the costs associated with the establishment of the Multi-asset business.
|Following the announcements made earlier on Monday, 25 June 2018, Quilter plc (the ?Company? or ?Quilter?) announces that its entire ordinary share capital, consisting of 1 902 251 098 ordinary shares, has been admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc?s main market for listed securities under the ticker symbol ?QLT? and to the main board of the JSE Ltd. under the abbreviated name ?Quilter?, Alpha code ?QLT?. |
As at the date of this announcement, the total number of voting rights in Quilter is 1 902 251 098, which may be used by shareholders (and others with notification obligations) as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Quilter under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.
|This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and investors should not purchase or subscribe for the ordinary shares of GBP0.07 each in the capital of Quilter plc referred to in this announcement (the ?Ordinary Shares?) except on the basis of information in the prospectus dated 20 April 2018 (the ?Prospectus?), the supplementary prospectus dated 30 April 2018 (the ?Q1 Results Supplement?), the supplementary prospectus dated 11 June 2018 (the ?Price Range Supplement?) and the pricing statement dated 25 June 2018 (the ?Pricing Statement?) published by Quilter plc in connection with the proposed offer and admission of its Ordinary Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc?s main market for listed securities and the main board of the JSE Limited (?Admission?). Copies of the Prospectus, the Q1 Results Supplement, the Price Range Supplement and the Pricing Statement are available on the Company?s website at www.quilter.com/investor- relations/, and from the Company?s registered office: Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London EC4V 4AJ.|
|The Group is one of the UK?s leading advice-led, investment and wealth management groups. The Group operates in large and growing markets, including financial advice, life assurance, discretionary wealth, investment solutions, retail asset management and investment administration. As such the Group operates in a highly regulated environment in the UK, as well as in other jurisdictions, through Quilter International and a number of international arrangements within its UK-based businesses. This section of the prospectus is intended to give an overview of the regulatory framework that currently applies to the Group.|