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Booker Group PLC (BOK.L)

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Tesco shareholder Artisan Partners says opposes company's offer for Booker
Monday, 27 Mar 2017 01:26pm EDT 

Tesco : Tesco shareholder Artisan Partners says opposes company's offer for Booker , says deal a distraction . Schroders also opposes deal [nL5N1H458J] Further company coverage: (London Newsroom) ((UK.online@Reuters.com; +44 (0)20 7542 7717;)).  Full Article

Booker Group says H1 pretax profit up 9 percent
Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 02:00am EDT 

Booker Group Plc : Interim results . H1 pretax profit rose 9 percent to 81 mln stg . H1 sales rose 13 percent to 2.5 bln stg . Interim dividend 0.63 pence per share . H1 total sales 2.5 bln stg, up 13 pct . H1 profit after tax 67.8 mln stg , up 12 pct . Net cash of 105.7 mln stg . As previously indicated, we intend to make a special return to shareholders in July 2017 . H1 booker internet sales up 10 pct to 506 mln stg (excluding Budgens and Londis) . Group's trading in first four weeks of current half year is ahead of same period last year . Integration of Londis and Budgens is going well . India is performing as expected . Anticipate that challenging consumer and market environment will persist through coming year . Booker group remains on course to meet its expectations for year ending March 24 2017 .Booker like-for-like non tobacco sales up 0.1 pct and tobacco sales down 5.6 pct due to "display ban".  Full Article

Booker Group says on track to meet full-year expectations
Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016 02:00am EDT 

Booker Group Plc : "Overall Booker Group had another solid quarter. Group sales, including Budgens and Londis, rose by 10.0 pct on same period last year" . Booker wholesale with Makro, our cash and carry business, had a good quarter for customer satisfaction and cash profit . Booker group remains on course to meet expectations for year ending 24 March 2017. . We are today seeking shareholder approval to implement a capital return to shareholders of 3.20 pence per ordinary share at a cost of approximately 57 mln stg. . Booker Direct, Chef Direct, Ritter and Booker India performed as we expected . Non tobacco sales reduced by 0.7 pct on a like-for-like basis. . Tobacco sales continued to be adversely impacted by ban on small stores displaying tobacco products, down 7.7 pct like-for-like .Premier continues to grow and we made good progress with integration of Budgens And Londis..  Full Article

Booker Group to return £57 million to shareholders
Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 11:52am EDT 

Booker Group Plc : Board is proposing to implement further capital return to shareholders of about £57 million to be achieved by issue of new class of b shares . Each shareholder will receive one b share for every one ordinary share held at b share record time . Shareholders to receive 3.2 pence per ordinary share .Currently anticipates returning a similar amount to shareholders in July 2017, will update on this in 2017 final results announcement in May 2017.  Full Article

Booker says FY sales up 5 pct
Thursday, 19 May 2016 02:01am EDT 

Booker Group Plc : Like-For-Like total sales -1.9%. Non tobacco sales -0.3% and tobacco sales -5.2% . FY profit after tax (post exceptionals) £127.8m, +9% . Trading in first seven weeks of current financial year is ahead of last year . Proposed return of capital of 3.20 pence per share (2015: 3.50 pence per share) . Anticipate that challenging consumer and market environment will persist through coming year and UK's food market remains very competitive. . Anticipate that challenging consumer and market environment will persist through coming year and UK's food market remains very competitive . FY sales rose 5 percent to 5.0 billion stg . Final dividend 4.03 penceper share .Fy pretax profit 150.8 million stg versus 138.8 million stg year ago.  Full Article

Booker Group Plc declares interim dividend
Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 02:00am EDT 

Booker Group Plc:Declares interim dividend of 0.57 pence per share (2014: 0.52 pence).Says the dividend is to be paid on Nov. 27 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on Oct. 30.Says the ex-dividend date will be Oct. 29.  Full Article

Booker Group PLC announces appointment of Chairman
Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 03:49am EDT 

Booker Group PLC:Says appointment of Stewart Gilliland as non-executive Chairman.Stewart will succeed Richard Rose who, as previously said, is stepping down at conclusion of AGM to be held on July 8.  Full Article

Booker Group PLC announces proposed acquisition of Londis and Budgens
Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:05am EDT 

Booker Group PLC:Announces that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement for Booker to acquire the entire issued share capital of Musgrave Retail Partners GB Limited, which comprises the Londis and Budgens businesses in Great Britain for 40 million pounds to be satisfied in cash at completion.Says completion of the acquisition is conditional on the approval of the competition & markets authority.  Full Article

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Tesco boss defends Booker deal, says many investors on board

LONDON Tesco , Britain's biggest retailer, remains committed to its agreed 3.7 billion pound ($4.7 billion) takeover of wholesaler Booker despite opposition from some big shareholders, its boss said on Tuesday.