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General Information

The Company’s share register is managed by Equiniti. Their address for correspondence is:

Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing
West Sussex
BN99 6DA

You can also contact Equiniti by calling the Shareholder Helpline on 0371 384 2030.

Those shareholders who have registered with Equiniti for electronic communications can access details of their shareholding by logging on to www.shareview.co.uk

If you would like to access details of your shareholding online and elect to receive communications via email, please log on to www.shareview.co.uk to set up your portfolio.

Board changes and conclusion of Formal Sale Process

The Board of Leicester Tigers confirms that the formal sale process initiated on June 25, 2019 under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, has now ended and the Company is no longer in an offer period as defined under the Code.

Despite a high level of interest from potential new investors, the Board has concluded that it is unlikely an offer for the Company will materialise from an investor who shares the Club's vision of the future and at a value attractive to shareholders.

Covid-19

All organisations and individuals have a duty to support efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The Board’s priority is the safety and wellbeing of the Club’s staff, players and fans. The Club has implemented policies in line with official guidance and is working closely with Premiership Rugby to evolve its approach to the pandemic as new information and guidance becomes available.

Board appointments

The Board has made a number of appointments to ensure it has the necessary mix of skills and experience in order to implement its strategy for the Club. Today, it is delighted to announce the appointments of Fintan Kennedy and Duncan Green as Non-Executive Directors.

Mr Kennedy brings a wide range of finance experience and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He currently serves as Finance Director of Sealyham Investments and holds Non-Executive Directorships with Super League Triathlon and the Financial Services Opportunities Investment Fund. He will Chair the Audit Committee.

Mr Green is Managing Partner of Pick Everard, which he joined in 1983. A Chartered Civil Engineer, he is also a Trustee and Director of the Leicester Grammar School Trust, local charity Hope Against Cancer and a member of the Leicester Cathedral Development Board.

Outlook

Taken together, the impact on an uncertain market of Brexit and now Covid-19 have created significant challenges for all Clubs this season.

It nonetheless remains the case that attractive growth opportunities are within English rugby’s grasp and will benefit Clubs, players and fans alike. Given its status as the country's premier rugby club in terms of supporter base and track record, the Board is optimistic that its strategy for the Club will return it to the top of the English and European game as rugby attracts new audiences and explores exciting new opportunities.

Peter Tom, CBE, Executive Chairman said:

"While we were pleased with the level of interest in the Club, none of the prospective new investors were judged to fulfil our criteria.

“Now our immediate focus is on managing the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and doing all we can to safeguard the wellbeing of Tigers staff, players and fans.

“We have devoted considerable energy to improvements on and off the field and remain confident that we have the right long-term strategy for the Club.”

Annual General Meeting

The 2019 annual general meeting of the company will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 17 October in the Premiership Suite, the Holland & Barrett Stand, Aylestone Road, Leicester.

  • To download a copy of the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts, please click here.
  • To download a copy of the letter from the Chairman, please click here.
  • To download a copy of the notice of the meeting, please click here.

To register your proxy vote electronically, please log on to Equiniti’s web site at www.sharevote.co.uk.

Data Protection

The new General Data Protection Regulations came into force on 25 May 2018. You can access the Company’s privacy notice here. This explains the steps the Company takes to protect your personal data. Equiniti, on behalf of the Company, holds certain data relating to your shareholding and acts as data processor. As the data controller, the Company has taken steps to satisfy itself that Equiniti has in place the appropriate policies and procedures to comply with GDPR.

It is a legal requirement that your name, address and the number of shares you hold appear on the Register of Members. Equiniti holds your data to enable it to maintain the Register of Members, undertake activities relating to shareholdings, for example, advising you of annual general meetings and communicating with you in the way you prefer.

Equiniti safeguards your personal data across all its computer systems, networks, websites and offices through appropriate procedures and technical security measures (including strict encryption, anonymisation and archiving techniques). Equiniti’s Information Security policies are aligned to ISO27001, the internationally recognised security standard.

In order to provide an efficient service, Equiniti undertakes some of its data processing outside the EEA or EU – this includes India and the USA. For data transfers outside the EEA and the EU, Equiniti uses Model Clauses recognised by the European Commission. Wherever data processing takes place, Equiniti will always have in place appropriate controls to ensure your data stays protected.

Any personal data that Equiniti holds for you will only be collected when your name is entered on the Register of Members and from any subsequent contact you have with Equiniti.

To comply with legislation, Equiniti will retain your personal data for the duration of your entry on the Register of Members and for a period of up to 12 years following your last entry on the Register. Equiniti can keep your data for longer than 12 years if it is unable to delete it for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.

The information you provide to Equiniti or that Equiniti collects through your use of its services, may contain another person’s personal data, for example, if you purchase shares jointly with someone else or are acting as an agent on behalf of a shareholder. If you provide Equiniti with information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, they consent to your providing their personal data to Equiniti and any processing of that data and that you have informed them of the purpose for which their personal data will be used.

It is important that the information Equiniti holds about you remains accurate and up to date. Please help Equiniti by reviewing the information held about you regularly and advising Equiniti as soon as anything needs updating or correcting.

If you have any questions or complaints about the way your personal data is processed by Equiniti, you should contact Leicester Football Club Plc in the first instance by emailing [email protected] or writing to Leicester Football Club Plc, Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR.