Notice of AGM and Planned Board Change
28 August 2020
IG Design Group plc
("Design Group", the "Company" or the "Group")
Notice of AGM
Planned Board Change
IG Design Group plc, one of the world's leading designers, innovators and manufacturers of celebrations, craft, gifting, stationery and creative play products, announces that its Notice of Annual General Meeting has been published and posted to shareholders, and is available to be viewed on, or downloaded from, the Company's corporate website at www.thedesigngroup.com/investors/reports-presentations/.
In light of the UK Government's Stay Alert measures to contain COVID-19, this year's AGM will be a closed meeting and shareholders will not be able to attend. The AGM will be held on Monday 21 September commencing at 10.00 a.m. Shareholders are asked to cast their votes by proxy and provide voting instructions in advance of the AGM.
The Group is committed to constructive engagement with all of its shareholders and they are invited to submit questions in advance of the AGM by emailing them to [email protected]. Responses to questions of common interest will be made available on our website at www.thedesigngroup.com as soon as practical following the meeting.
Notification of planned Board change
Whilst seeking re-election at the upcoming AGM, having held the position of Chairman for nine years, John Charlton has indicated that he will be stepping down from the role and retiring at the 2021 Annual General Meeting, in line with corporate governance best practice. Over the next year the Group will undertake an orderly process to select a new Chairman, ensuring there is adequate time for a sufficient handover between John and his successor.
For further information, please contact:
IG Design Group plc
Tel: 0152 588 7310
Paul Fineman, Chief Executive Officer
Giles Willits, Chief Financial Officer
Canaccord Genuity Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Tel: 0207 523 8000
Bobbie Hilliam, NOMAD
Alex Aylen, Sales
Tel: 0203 405 0205
About IG Design Group plc
IG Design Group plc, the largest consumer gift packaging business in the world, is a designer, innovator and manufacturer of products that help people celebrate life's special occasions. Design Group works with more than 11,000 customers in over 80 countries throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.
Its products are found in over 210,000 retail outlets, including several of the world's biggest retailers, for example Walmart, Target, Amazon, Costco, Lidl and Aldi. Its brand, Tom Smith, also holds the Royal Warrant for the supply of Christmas crackers and Christmas wrapping paper to the Royal family. Design Group is a diverse business operating across multiple regions, categories, seasons and brands.
Its five major product categories are: Celebrations, Craft, Stationery and Creative Play, Gifting, and Not-for-resale consumables. It offers customers a full end-to-end service from design through to distribution, offering both branded and bespoke products from the value-focused through to the higher-margin ends of the market.
The Company was admitted to the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in 1995 under the name 'International Greetings plc' and rebranded to IG Design Group plc in 2016. For further information please visit www.thedesigngroup.com.