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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT: Approval of financial statement and declaration of final dividend 04/05/2017

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 Thursday 4th May 2017 met and approved for publication the financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31st January 2017, 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 27th June 2017.

A Preliminary Statement of Annual Results for the year ended 31st January 2017 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 €2,400,000 that is € 0.08 per ordinary share of €0.30, to be paid on 28th June 2017.

An interim net dividend of €1,000,000 that is €0.0333 per ordinary share was approved at the Board Meeting held on 28th September 2016 and distributed to shareholders on 19th October 2016. Therefore, the total net dividend to the ordinary shareholders relating to the financial year ended 31st January 2017 amounts to €3,400,000 that is € 0.1133 per ordinary share.

The Board of Directors has established 28th May 2017 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