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Vertu Motors PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Announcement: Mon 24th June, 2019 8:00am
RNS Number : 1561D
Vertu Motors PLC
24 June 2019

24 June 2019

Vertu Motors plc


("Vertu Motors" or the "Company")


Transaction in Own Shares



Vertu Motors plc (AIM: VTU) announces that on 24 June 2019, it purchased 178,005 ordinary shares of 10p each in the Company on the London Stock Exchange (the "Repurchased Shares"), pursuant to the share buyback programme (the "Buyback Programme") that was announced on 10 October 2018 as follows:


Date of purchase

21 June 2019

Number of ordinary shares purchased


Highest price paid per ordinary share

39.50 pence

Lowest price paid per ordinary share

39.50 pence

Volume weighted average price paid per ordinary share

39.5000 pence


Application will be made for the Repurchased Shares to be cancelled. Following the cancellation of the Repurchased Shares, the total number of ordinary shares with voting rights will be 374,300,093 which may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Vertu Motors under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. The Company holds no shares in treasury.


The Company will make further announcements in due course following the completion of any further purchases pursuant to the Buyback Programme.


In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 details of the purchase of its own ordinary shares by Vertu Motors, which were all executed through the Company's broker, Zeus Capital Limited, are set out below:


Schedule of Purchases: 

Shares purchased:        

Vertu Motors plc (ISIN: GB00B1GK4645)

Date of purchases:        

21 June 2019


Aggregate information:



Aggregated volume


average price (pence)




London Stock Exchange


Individual transactions:



39.50 pence

 16:35 UK


39.50 pence

 16:35 UK

For further information please contact:


Vertu Motors plc
Robert Forrester, CEO
Karen Anderson, CFO

Tel: 0191 491 2111
Tel: 0191 491 2112


Zeus Capital Limited
Jamie Peel

Andrew Jones

Dominic King

Tel: 020 3829 5000



Billy Clegg

Tom Huddart

Tel: 020 3757 4983



Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors is the sixth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 123 sales outlets across the UK.  Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu, Farnell and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector.  It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group.  The Group's acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 120 franchised sales outlets and 3 non-franchised sales operations from 104 locations across the UK.

Vertu's Mission Statement is to "deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust". 

Vertu Motors Group websites - www.vertumotors.com / www.vertucareers.com

Vertu brand websites - www.bristolstreet.co.uk / www.vertuhonda.com / www.vertutoyota.com / www.macklinmotors.co.uk / www.farnelllandrover.com / www.farnelljaguar.com / www.vertuvolkswagen.com / www.vertumercedes-benz.com


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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