|Quilter confirmed it is undertaking a strategic review in relation to Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance Ltd., the Heritage life assurance business, including the possibility of a disposal of this business.|
No decision has been taken by the Board of Quilter plc on any particular option, including whether to effect a disposal of Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance Ltd. Accordingly, there can be no certainty that any transaction will be concluded, or if so, its timing or terms.
A further announcement will be made if and when appropriate.
|Paul Feeney (Chief Executive Officer) and Mark Satchel (Chief Financial Officer) together with members of the Quilter plc (the "Group") Executive Committee are today hosting a reverse shareholder roadshow, organised by UBS. No material new information will be discussed.|
A copy of the slide presentation used through the day will be published on Quilter's website www.quilter.com/investor-relations/results-reports-and-events/results-and-presentations/.
Additionally, the Group wishes to confirm the publication of its Group Solvency and Financial Condition Report ("SFCR") for the 12 month period ended 31 December 2018.
In accordance with the requirements of the Solvency II Regulations, a copy of the SFCR is available for download from the Group's website at www.quilter.com/investor-relations/results-reports-and-events/
|Quilter plc (the "Company") announces that at its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held earlier on Thursday, 16 May 2019 all the resolutions put to shareholders were passed by the requisite majorities with the exception of resolution 19 ("To authorise the Directors to allot shares") which was largely opposed by South African shareholders. Resolutions 1 to 18 and resolution 23 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 20, 21, 22 and 24 were passed as special resolutions.|
The authority sought by the Company pursuant to resolution 19 is considered routine for UK listed companies and is in accordance with the UK Investment Association's share capital management guidelines and prevailing voting guidelines of leading corporate governance agencies applicable to UK listed companies. Given this, the resolution received overwhelming support from our UK investors. However, certain overseas institutional investors, mainly in South Africa, have not supported this resolution and thus the resolution has been narrowly rejected.
The Company notes that more than 20% of the votes cast on resolution 18 ("To authorise political donations by the Company and its subsidiaries") were against that resolution.
Following the outcome of today's vote, the Company will continue to engage with shareholders to better understand their concerns on both of these issues and, if possible, allay any such concerns for the future. The Company notes that it had specifically not sought a resolution to disapply pre-emption rights to address known concerns regarding potentially dilutive share offers. In accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Company will provide an update on those discussions in due course.
|Mark Satchel (Chief Financial Officer, Quilter plc) and Andy Thompson (Chief Executive Officer, Quilter Financial Planning) are hosting a sell-side analyst roundtable this morning. No material new information will be discussed. |
A copy of the slide presentation used at the roundtable will be published on Quilter's website (https://www.quilter.com/investor-relations/announcements-and-news/lighthouse-group-offer/).
|Quilter plc (the "Company") announces that copies of the following documents have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM:|
1. Annual Report and Accounts 2018 (the "2018 Annual Report");
2. Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019 (the "Notice of AGM"); and
3. Forms of Proxy for the Annual General Meeting 2019.
These documents will be posted to shareholders on Thursday, 11 April 2019. The 2018 Annual Report and the Notice of AGM are also available to view online at quilter.com/annualreport.
The Company's Annual General Meeting 2019 (the "2019 AGM") will be held on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 11:00am (UK time) in the Presentation Suite, Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London EC4V 4AJ. The table below shows the key dates for shareholders in respect of the 2019 AGM.
|Quilter plc (the "company") announced its intention to conduct an audit tender with a view to the selected firm auditing the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2020 (the "Tender"). |
The Tender process will be conducted in compliance with the Financial Reporting Council's "Audit Tenders Notes on Best Practice" and will be overseen by the Board Audit Committee, reporting to the Board.
KPMG has audited the financial statements of Quilter plc since 2008. The company, as a newly standalone, listed company, has not previously put its audit to tender (although Old Mutual plc last put its audit to tender in 2014 when KPMG were re-appointed). Due to the length of KPMG's tenure as auditors of Quilter plc (which includes the years during which the company was audited by KPMG as part of the Old Mutual group), the Quilter plc Board and Board Audit Committee have concluded that KPMG should not be part of the Tender process.
The Request for Proposal for the Tender is expected to be issued in late March 2019, with the Tender process being conducted during April and May 2019. The final decision is expected to be announced as soon as possible after it has been agreed, and by no later than the date of release of Quilter plc's 2019 Interim Results, expected to be on 7 August 2019.
|The Company is pleased to announce that the programme has now begun its soft launch phase in line with the expected timetable. This important phase allows for the verification of the new platform technology in a live environment. Soft launch is for selected staff and will allow the Company to further validate system functionality, processes and controls. Activity has begun on a limited basis and will expand further over the next few months ahead of a controlled, phased migration of the existing book. The Platform Transformation Programme continues to make good progress. A further update will be provided with the Company's full year results. |
|Paul Feeney (CEO), Tim Tookey, (CFO) and Mark Satchel (CFO Designate), are hosting a sell- side analyst roundtable this morning. No material new information will be disclosed.|
An updated summary of analyst consensus estimates has been published to the Company?s website (https://www.quilter.com/investor-relations/analysts/).
The Company also confirms that it has brought forward the date of its full year results announcement to the 12 March (from 13 March) 2019.
|Tim Tookey, Chief Financial Officer of Quilter, is speaking on 7 December 2018 at the SBG Securities General Financials Conference in Cape Town. His comments will contain no material new information. A copy of the presentation will be made available on the Company?s website: www.quilter.com/investor-relations|
|Quilter plc (?Quilter?) announces that Mark Satchel, currently Quilter?s Corporate Finance Director, is appointed Chief Financial Officer with effect from 13 March 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Tim Tookey, currently Chief Financial Officer will be stepping down from the Board on 13 March 2019. Having made a significant contribution to the creation of Quilter plc as a standalone company and its subsequent listing in June 2018, Tim Tookey approached the Board to discuss his wish to return to a non-executive career, in order to enable a better work-life balance. Tim and the Board have agreed that Tim will leave the business at the end of April 2019, having fully transitioned the role to his successor; he will step down from the Board on 13 March 2019.|
The Board is pleased to appoint Mark Satchel, currently Corporate Finance Director, to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective on 13 March 2019, at which point he will join the Board, subject to regulatory approval. Mark has a long history at Quilter having been a pivotal member of the Old Mutual Wealth Executive Committee for many years. Mark has also worked closely with Tim over the last two years on the preparation for the listing and driving the optimisation initiatives which remain on track for a March shareholder update.
-Third quarter Net Client Cash Flow (NCCF) of ?1.1 billion, excluding Quilter Life Assurance, was marginally ahead of the second quarter but below the high level achieved in Q3 2017, when market activity was significantly more buoyant.
-Year to date NCCF of ?4.1 billion, represents 5% of opening Assets under Management and Administration (AuMA) on an annualised basis.
-Steady growth in AuMA to ?118.1 billion despite mixed global market performance (up 3% year to date and up 1.4% from 30 June 2018 despite a decline of 1.7% in the FTSE 100 Index during the third quarter).
-?0.9 billion of integrated flows delivered during the quarter (of which ?0.8 billion was from Quilter Financial Planning and Private Client Advisers). Total integrated flows of ?3.0 billion year to date (+7%) further demonstrating the strength of our advice based business model.
|Andy Thompson, CEO of Quilter Financial Planning, is speaking today at the UBS South Africa Financial Services conference in Cape Town. His comments will contain no material new information. A copy of the presentation will be made available on the Company?s website: www.quilter.com/investor-relations|
|Paul Feeney, Quilter Chief Executive Officer, is speaking on 27 September 2018 at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financials conference in London. Tim Tookey, Quilter Chief Financial Officer, will be speaking to the same presentation at the Alliance Bernstein Strategic Decisions conference, also today in London. Their comments will contain no material new information. A copy of their presentation will be made available on the Company?s website: www.quilter.com/investor-relations|
|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.|
|Quilter is a leading UK and cross-border full service wealth manager, providing advice-led investment solutions and investment platforms to over 900 000 customers. Quilter is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Quilter is a modern, multi-channel wealth management company. The Group believes in transparency and customer choice. It services customers either through restricted financial planners or third-party independent financial advisers by providing investment solutions and platform services.|
Quilter operates in one of the largest wealth markets in the world ? and one that is growing.