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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT: Approval of Financial Statements and Recommendation of Final Dividend 24/04/2013

The following is a Company Announcement by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc pursuant to the Malta Financial Services Authority Listing Rules Chapter 5.

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The Board of Directors of Simonds Farsons Cisk plc (the “Company”) has on Wednesday 24th April 2013 met and approved for publication the financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31st January 2013, and resolved to propose the same for the approval of the shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held on 20th June, 2013.

A Preliminary Statement of Annual Results for the year ended 31st January 2013 is attached herewith and is available to the public on website www.farsons.com.

The Board of Directors of Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has resolved to recommend for the approval of the Annual General Meeting the distribution, out of tax exempt profits, of a final net dividend of €2,100,000, that is €0.07 per ordinary share of €0.30, to be paid by not later than 21st June 2013.

An interim net dividend of €400,000 that is €0.0133 per ordinary share was approved at the Board Meeting held on 26th September 2012 and distributed on 19th October 2012. Therefore the total net dividend to the ordinary shareholders relating to the financial year ended 31st January 2013 amounts to €2,500,000, that is €0.0833 per ordinary share.

The Board of Directors has established 21st May 2013 as the Effective Date on which all shareholders, then on the register of members, shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend the Annual General Meeting, be paid dividends declared by the General Meeting and appoint directors or vote at the election of Directors. 

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Antoinette Caruana
Company Secretary

24th April 2013