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Having carried out research into websites of publicly listed companies, we believe you may be interested in the following changes:
RBS plc - Open Offer to all shareholders in company the chance to buy shares at a cost of 65.5p each. Offer now closed, Government has 58% stake in RBS.
Woolworths Group plc -
26 Nov: Request a suspension of the trading of its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Babcock International Group plc - HQ Relocation 1 December 2008, to 33 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1QX Tel: 020 7355 5300 Fax: 020 7355 5360.
Centrica plc - At a general meeting on 21 November 2008 shareholders of Centrica approved a 3 for 8 Rights Issue at an issue price of 160 pence per share.
Barclays plc - Confirmation that £500m of Reserve Capital Instruments, made available by Qatar Holding LLC and entities representing the beneficial interests of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have been placed with Barclays institutional investors in full. The Investors have each offered to make available up to £250m of Reserve Capital Instruments for clawback by existing Barclays institutional investors at par.
BHP Billiton plc - Statement made by the UK Takeover Panel Executive agreeing that pre-condition (A) to BHP Billiton's offer for Rio Tinto plc cannot now be satisfied and that, as a result, the UK offer period with respect to Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton ceased with immediate effect.
Land Securities Group Plc - Alison Carnwath appointed Chairman.
Hargreaves Lansdown plc - Results of Annual General Meeting (AGM) 21 November 2008.
Lancashire Holdings Limited - Giles Hussey appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company's Middle East marketing operations.
Salamander Energy plc - Withdrawal of proposed takeover offer for Serica.
Northern Foods plc - Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Ethnic Cuisine Limited ('Ethnic Cuisine') on 21 November 2008.
Rathbone Brothers plc - Completed the sale of its offshore trust operations in Jersey 15 October 2008.
Rank Group plc - Commencement of search for a successor to Martin Belsham as MD of Blue Square. Rank's chief executive, Ian Burke, will assume direct operational management in the interim.
Rambler Metals and Mining plc - Appointment of Director - John S Thomson.
Charter International plc - Under proposals implemented on 22 October 2008, holders of Charter plc ordinary shares became holders of Charter International plc ordinary shares. Charter plc became a wholly owned subsidiary of Charter International plc and has been re-registered as Charter Limited.
Corporate Communications Awards 2008. Awards for Excellence in Corporate Communications 26 Nov -
Among the awards:
J Sainsbury plc won 'Best online annual report' and 'Grand Prix' award of quoted and unquoted companies.
Take Over Bid
Awards for Business
The Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards:
Information from IR Society
Best Business Review Winner: Anglo American plc
Best Communications of CSR Winner: RSA Insurance Group plc
Most Improved Communication - Annual Report Winner: Tullow Oil
Most Improved Communication - Web Winner: VT Group plc
Best Practice Corporate Website 2008 - FTSE 100 Winner: Imperial Tobacco Group plc
Best Practice Corporate Website 2008 - FTSE 250 Winner: Cookson Group plc
Best Practice Corporate Website 2008 - Small Cap & Aim Winner: GlobeOp Financial Services
Best Practice Corporate Website 2008 - International Winner: Nyrstar
Best Practice Communication Through The Annual Report 2008 (Printed and Online) - FTSE 100 Winner: Legal & General Group plc
Best Practice Communication Through The Annual Report 2008 (Printed and Online) - FTS 250 Winner: Premier Farnell
Best Practice Communication Through The Annual Report 2008 (Printed and Online) - Small Cap & Aim Winner: Robert Wiseman
Best Practice Communication Through The Annual Report 2008 (Printed and Online) - International Winner: BASF SE
Thomson Reuters Extel Awards
Information from IR Society
Best IR Website For Investors - FTSE 100 Winner: BT Group
Best IR Website For Investors - FTSE 250 Winner: Aveva
Best Annual Report For Investors - FTSE 100 Winner: BG Group
Best Annual Report For Investors - FTSE 250 Winner: Provident Financial
Best CFO at IR - FTSE 100 Winner: David Keens, Next
Best CFO at IR - FTSE250 Winner: Peter Williams, Daily Mail and General Trust
Best Overall IR for a UK Company - FTSE 100 Winner: Tesco
Best Overall IR for a UK Company - FTSE 250 Winner: Home Retail Group
Corporate Communications Awards 2008:
Information from Corp Comms Magazine
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