Change of Auditors
("Distil" or "Company")
Change of Auditors
Distil plc (AIM:DIS), owner of premium drinks brands RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, TRØVE Botanical Vodka, Blavod Black Vodka, Jago's Cream Liqueur and Diva Vodka, announces that, following a tender process, it has appointed PKF Littlejohn LLP ("PKF") as the Group's new external auditor with effect from today.
Distil undertook the audit tender process over several months in order to find an audit firm more commensurate with the size of the Company. PKF will conduct the audit of the Group's financial statements for the financial year to 31 March 2022. Any proposal to re-appoint PKF in respect of the financial year beginning 1 April 2022 will be subject to shareholder approval at the 2022 AGM.
As a consequence of the Company's decision, BDO has resigned by notice to the Group under section 516 of the Companies Act 2006 and has confirmed that there are no matters connected with it ceasing to hold office that need to be brought to the attention of members or creditors of the Group for the purposes of section 519 of the Companies Act 2006.
The Board would like to thank BDO for its past contribution and service as auditor to the Group.
For further information:
Don Goulding, Executive Chairman
Shaun Claydon, Finance Director
Tel: +44 207 352 2096
SPARK Advisory Partners Limited
Tel: +44 203 368 3550
Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd
Tel: +44 203 657 0050
Distil Plc is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. It owns drinks brands in a number of sectors of the alcoholic drinks market. These include premium spiced rum, vodka, gin, vodka vanilla cream liqueur and are called RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Vintage Gin, Blackwoods Vodka, TRØVE Botanical Vodka, Blavod Original Black Vodka, Diva Vodka and Jago's Vanilla Cream Liqueur.