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Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT.L)

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Johnson Matthey sees FY in line with expectations at constant rates
Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 02:00am EDT 

Johnson Matthey Plc : Trading statement . Strong sales growth in emission control technologies and further progress in new businesses . Precious metal products' sales increased by 6 pct to £91 million (up 1 pct at constant rates) . Precious metal products division's underlying operating profit was down, principally due to lower average pgm prices . (platinum averaged $1,010/oz, down 11 pct on same period last year, and palladium average $573/oz, down 25 [ct) . Underlying performance of group for 2016/17 at constant rates remains in line with our previous expectations . Board currently believes that eu vote will not have a long term material impact on johnson matthey . Solid start to year, group sales for continuing businesses 1 up 6 pct (up 2 pct at constant rates 2) . Underlying 3 profit before tax on a continuing basis 1 broadly in line with last year at constant rates 2 . Full year outlook at constant rates remains in line with our previous expectations . Continue to expect group's performance in 2016/17 to be ahead of 2015/16, albeit weighted towards second half .If exchange rates remain at current levels for remainder year, translational impact to FY underlying operating profit would increase by around a further £25 million.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey names Anna Manz as finance director
Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 05:10am EDT 

Johnson Matthey Plc : Anna Manz appointed as group finance director of Johnson Matthey . Anna Manz will join company's board on October 17 2016 .Den Jones will resign from board at annual general meeting on July 20 2016.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey says FY underlying pretax profit down 5 pct
Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 02:00am EDT 

Johnson Matthey Plc : Total dividend 71.5 penceper share . 2016/17 performance expected to be ahead of 2015/16, in line with current market expectations . Anticipate that capital expenditure will be at a similar level next year. . Capital expenditure to depreciation is expected to be in range of 1.6 to 1.8 times. . FY underlying revenue 10,714 mln stg +7 pct . FY underlying profit before tax (pbt) 418.2 mln stg down 5 percent . FY pretax profit fell 22 percent to 386.3 million stg . Impairment and restructuring charges of 141 mln stg; charges mainly relate to previously announced restructuring .Final dividend 52 penceper share.  Full Article

Nemaska Lithium signs deal with Johnson Matthey Battery Materials
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:30am EDT 

Nemaska Lithium : Nemaska Lithium and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials sign Definitive Agreement For The $12m Up . Says second agreement provides for a long term supply relationship for lithium salts between Nemaska Lithium and JMBM .Front payment for the phase 1 plant and signs commercial offtake agreement for lithium salts.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey PLC completes sale of Research Chemicals (Alfa Aesar) business to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 02:00am EDT 

Johnson Matthey PLC:Says that on Sept. 30, it completed sale of its Alfa Aesar Research Chemicals business to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for 256 million pounds in cash.Says this completes transaction which was first announced on June 25.  Full Article

University of Tulsa cleaning up small radiation spill by Johnson Matthey PLC's Tracerco at research campus - Reuters
Monday, 31 Aug 2015 08:00pm EDT 

Johnson Matthey PLC:The University of Tulsa is working to clean up what it is calling a minor spill of a radioactive chemical on its research campus and is having 21 people who may have been exposed to the cesium-137 undergo medical evaluations, school officials said - Reuters.The spill by Tracerco, a subsidiary of British chemical company Johnson Matthey that was contracted by the university, is believed to have occurred last fall but Tracerco did not notify the school about it until Aug. 25, the university said - Reuters.Tracerco spilled a small quantity of cesium-137, a radioactive isotope often used in research, in a restricted building on a campus that houses research equipment, according to Steadman Upham, the university's president - Reuters.The school said the university found that 21 people were at risk for exposure and it is having those people evaluated by medical experts - Reuters.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey PLC gives FY 2015/16 guidance
Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 02:00am EDT 

Johnson Matthey PLC:Expected group's overall performance in FY 2015/16 to be slightly ahead of FY 2014/15.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey to sell research chemicals unit to Thermo Fisher
Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 09:30am EDT 

Johnson Matthey:Agrees sale of research chemicals business (Alfa Aesar) for 256 mln pounds.In FY ended March 31 2015 research chemicals business had sales excluding value of precious metals (sales) of 77 million pounds.Transaction is expected to be completed by end of 2015 calendar year.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey PLC recommends dividend
Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 02:00am EDT 

Johnson Matthey PLC:Is recommending a 9 pct increase in the total dividend for the year, reflecting its confidence in the group's long term performance.This comprises a final dividend of 49.5 pence which, together with the interim dividend of 18.5 pence, gives a total ordinary dividend for the year of 68.0 pence (2013/14 62.5 pence).The final dividend will be paid on Aug. 4 to ordinary shareholders on the register as at June 12, with an ex dividend date of June 11.  Full Article

Johnson Matthey PLC announces sale of Gold and Silver Refining business to Asahi Holdings, Inc
Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 07:29am EST 

Johnson Matthey PLC:Completes sale of it's Gold and Silver Refining business to Asahi Holdings, Inc.  Full Article


Platinum market may see first surplus in six years in 2017: JM

LONDON The platinum market could return to surplus for the first time in six years in 2017 as lower autocatalyst loadings and weakness in Chinese jewelry buying pull demand lower, refiner Johnson Matthey said in a report on Monday.