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28 July 2017
(“QUIZ” or the “Company”)
Admission to Trading on AIM and First Day of Dealings
QUIZ, the omni-channel fast fashion womenswear company, is pleased to announce that Admission of its Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange, will take place at 8.00am today, 28 July 2017. Dealings in the ordinary shares will commence under the ticker “QUIZ” with ISIN JE00BZ00SF59.
Upon Admission, the Company will have a market capitalisation of £200.0 million, following a successful Placing with institutional and private investors of QUIZ Ordinary Shares. Overall the Placing raised £102.7m of gross proceeds at a Placing Price of 161 pence: £92.1 million of gross proceeds for the Selling Shareholders and £10.6 million of gross proceeds for the Company, which will be used to accelerate its continued growth.
The total number of Ordinary Shares with voting rights in the Company with effect from 28 July 2017 will be 124,230,905. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change of their interest in, the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
Panmure Gordon acted as Nominated Adviser and Sole Broker in relation the Admission and the Placing.
Tarak Ramzan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of QUIZ plc, commented:
“Today’s Admission marks a significant milestone in the growth of the QUIZ brand. With our unwavering focus on providing fantastic occasion wear and dressy casual wear at value for money prices, QUIZ has a very exciting position in the fast-growing fast fashion market. The Company has a number of clear and exciting growth opportunities in the UK and internationally across its omni-channel model and we look forward to creating shareholder value in this new phase of QUIZ’s development.”
To view the Company’s Admission Document, please visit www.quizgroup.co.uk
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Gerry Sweeney, Chief Financial Officer
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Except where the context otherwise requires, defined terms used in these notes to editors and this announcement have the meanings given to such terms in the Admission Document published by the Company dated 20 July 2017.
QUIZ is an omni-channel fast fashion womenswear brand, specialising in occasion wear and dressy casual wear. QUIZ delivers a distinct proposition that empowers fashion forward females to stand out from the crowd.
QUIZ’s buying and design teams constantly develop its own product lines, ensuring the latest glamorous looks at value prices. This fast, flexible supply chain, together with the winning formula of style, quality, value and speed-to-market has enabled QUIZ to grow rapidly into an international brand with more than 300 standalone stores, concessions, franchise stores, wholesale partners and international online partners in 19 countries.
QUIZ operates through an omni-channel, fast fashion business model, which encompasses online sales, standalone stores, concessions including, among others, Debenhams and House of Fraser, international franchises and wholesale.
In accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules and further to the information contained in the Admission Document published on 20 July 2017, the following information is required to be disclosed in relation to Charlotte O’Sullivan, Non-executive Director of QUIZ plc:
Additional current directorships or interests in partnerships
Charlotte O’Sullivan Super Fund Investments PTY LTD.
Charlotte O’Sullivan (Super) Properties PTY LTD.
Fair River PTY LTD.
Fair Wealth PTY LTD.
Panmure Gordon, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting for QUIZ and for no-one else in connection with the Placing and Admission and will not be responsible to anyone other than QUIZ for providing the protections afforded to clients of Panmure Gordon, or for providing advice in relation to the Placing and Admission or any matters referred to this announcement.