Regulatory News

Result of General Meeting

03 October 2023

Equals Group plc (AIM:EQLS), the fintech payments group focused on the Enterprise and SME marketplaces, is pleased to announce that at the General Meeting held earlier today in London, the special resolution put to shareholders regarding the proposed reduction of the Company's Share Premium Account in the amount of £25,000,000.00 (the 'Capital Reduction'), was duly passed. The results of the proxy voting position received in advance of the meeting and received at the meeting are reported below.



Votes for


Votes against


Votes withheld

Special Resolution

That the share premium account of the Company be reduced by £25,000,000







The Capital Reduction will create additional distributable reserves to the value of around £25,000,000, which (subject to any arrangements required for the protection of the Company's creditors and any directions given by the High Court of Justice in England and Wales (the 'Court'), in confirming the Capital Reduction) may be used by the Company to deliver returns to shareholders in the future, whether in the form of dividends, distributions or purchases of the Company's own shares. The expected date for the Court hearing to confirm the Capital Reduction is 24 October 2023 and the expected date for completion of the Capital Reduction is 31 October 2023.

The Board intends conditional, inter alia, upon the completion of the Capital Reduction, to pay a maiden dividend of 1.5 pence per share in respect of the financial year 2023.  A further announcement will be made in due course following the conclusion of the Capital Reduction.


For more information, please contact:


Equals Group plc

Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO

Richard Cooper, CFO

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308


Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

Max Hartley / Harry Rees


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150


Peel Hunt LLP (Joint Broker)

Paul Shackleton / John Welch

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Buchanan (Financial Communications)

Henry Harrison-Topham / Stephanie Whitmore / Toto Berger

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


Notes to Editors:

Equals Group plc is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SME's whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014. For more information, please visit