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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Experian Says Non-Executive Director Paul Walker To Retire
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018 04:41am EDT 

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Experian Plc ::PAUL WALKER, A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMPANY, HAS NOTIFIED COMPANY OF HIS INTENTION TO RETIRE.  Full Article

Experian Says FY Revenue $4.662 Billion
Thursday, 17 May 2018 02:01am EDT 

May 17 (Reuters) - Experian PLC ::FY REVENUE 4.662 BILLION USD VERSUS 4.335 BILLION USD YEAR AGO.TOTAL DIVIDEND UP 8 PERCENT TO 0.4475 USDPER SHARE.FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX $994 MILLION VERSUS $1,071 MILLION YEAR AGO.FY BENCHMARK EBIT MARGIN OF 27.7%.NEW NET SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAMME OF UP TO US$400M.EXPECT ANOTHER YEAR OF STRONG PERFORMANCE IN 2018.SEES EBIT GROWTH AT OR ABOVE REVENUE GROWTH AND FURTHER STRONG PROGRESS IN BENCHMARK EARNINGS PER SHARE IN 2018.  Full Article

Facebook to end ad-targeting partnerships with data brokers
Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 06:52pm EDT 

March 28 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said in a statement on Wednesday it was shutting down Partner Categories, a tool that allowed advertisers to use data from brokers such as Acxiom Corp to target ads on Facebook. :FACEBOOK TO END PARTNERSHIPS WITH DATA BROKERS SUCH AS ACXIOM CORP <<>> THAT HELPED AD TARGETING -STATEMENT.FACEBOOK'S DATA BROKER PARTNERS ALSO INCLUDED EXPERIAN <<>>, TRANSUNION <<>> AND WPP <<>>.  Full Article

Experian Says To Acquire Clearscore For 275 Mln Pounds
Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 05:30am EDT 

March 15 (Reuters) - Experian Plc ::EXPERIAN AGREES TO ACQUIRE CLEARSCORE.‍PURCHASE PRICE IS GBP£275M​.‍TRANSACTION IS SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVAL BY COMPETITION & MARKETS AUTHORITY AND FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY​.DEAL ‍IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE LATER IN 2018 AND TO BE ACCRETIVE TO BENCHMARK EARNINGS IN FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR OF OWNERSHIP​.‍EXPECT TO RECORD ONE-OFF INTEGRATION EXPENSES OF US$20M TO INTEGRATE BUSINESS AND REALISE PLANNED SYNERGIES​.DEAL ‍WILL BE FUNDED FROM EXPERIAN'S EXISTING COMMITTED BANK FACILITIES.​.‍EBIT CONTRIBUTION FROM DEAL TO EXPERIAN IS EXPECTED TO BE NEUTRAL IN CALENDAR 2018, RISING TO A C.US$20M CONTRIBUTION IN CALENDAR 2019​.‍EBIT PROGRESSION FROM DEAL EXPECTED TO BE UNDERPINNED BY COST SYNERGIES ON INTEGRATION WITH EXPERIAN BUSINESS, AMOUNTING TO ABOUT $25M PER ANNUM​.  Full Article

Experian posts H1 pretax profit $467 mln
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 02:00am EST 

Nov 15 (Reuters) - EXPERIAN PLC :INTERIM DIVIDEND UP 4 PERCENT TO 0.135 USDPER SHARE.‍WE HAVE STARTED YEAR WELL- CEO​.‍ANNOUNCING A FIRST INTERIM DIVIDEND OF 13.5 US CENTS PER SHARE, UP 4% ON PRIOR YEAR​.H1 REVENUE $2.19​ BILLION VERSUS $2.09 BILLION YEAR AGO.H1 PRETAX PROFIT $ ‍467​ MILLION VERSUS $500 MILLION YEAR AGO.H1 NORTH AMERICA REVENUE $ ‍1.26​ BILLION VERSUS $1.18 BILLION YEAR AGO.H1 UK AND IRELAND REVENUE $ ‍378​ MILLION VERSUS $ 410 MILLION YEAR AGO.  Full Article

Experian reports 6 pct growth in Q1 total revenue constant currency
Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 02:00am EDT 

July 18 (Reuters) - Experian Plc :In three months ended 30 June 2017, total revenue growth from ongoing activities was 6 percent at constant exchange rates and organic revenue growth was 4 percent.At actual exchange rates, Q1 total revenue growth from ongoing activities was 5 percent.Have started year in line with expectations.In North America, delivered organic revenue growth of 4 percent and total revenue growth of 8 percent in Q1.In Brazil, saw further strength in credit services, driven by new client wins, continued strength in countercyclical products.In Q1, total and organic revenue at constant exchange rates in UK and Ireland declined by 3 percent.For Q1, in EMEA/Asia Pacific, total and organic revenue growth was 7 percent at constant exchange rates.Continue to expect growth for year to be within our target mid single-digit organic revenue range, with stable margins.  Full Article

Experian names Mike Rogers as chairman designate of remuneration committee
Thursday, 1 Jun 2017 05:00am EDT 

June 1 (Reuters) - Experian Plc ::Mike Rogers has been appointed as a new independent non-executive director with effect from 1 July 2017, and as chairman-designate of remuneration committee .Roger Davis has notified company of his intention to step down as a director of experian plc.  Full Article

Experian posts FY profit before tax $1.07 billion
Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:00am EDT 

May 18 (Reuters) - Experian Plc :Total dividend up 4 percent to 0.415 usdper share.FY revenue 4.335 billion USD versus 4.237 billion USD year ago.FY profit before tax $1.07 billion versus $966 million year ago.FY benchmark EBIT $1.20 billion versus $1.15 billion year ago.Share repurchase programme of US$600m to be executed during FY18.Expect to sustain good momentum in financial performance.Anticipate another year of good growth, within target mid single-digit organic revenue growth range.  Full Article

Experian agrees to sell controlling interest in email/ccm business
Monday, 3 Apr 2017 04:00am EDT 

Experian Plc : Experian agrees to sell email/ccm business . Signs agreement to sell controlling interest in email/cross-channel marketing in a further step to sharpen strategic focus . Has agreed to divest a 75 pct interest in CCM to Vector Capital, with Experian retaining balance . Enterprise value of CCM at completion is c. $400 mln on a cash and debt free basis . Net proceeds on closing to Experian will be 75 pct of enterprise value, and will be after transaction costs and taxes . Experian will retain a 25 pct equity interest in CCM and a seller note for $75 mln . On a pro forma basis net debt to EBITDA is expected to be c.1.9-2.0x at March 31, 2017, compared to group's target range of 2-2.5x .Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to complete during first half of financial year ending March 31, 2018.  Full Article

Experian to divest email marketing business
Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016 02:00am EST 

Experian Plc : 5 pct organic revenue growth; in line with our target range . Benchmark EBIT from ongoing activities was $574 mln, up 5 pct at constant exchange rates, benchmark EBIT margin from ongoing activities was 25.7 pct (2015: 25.8 pct) . First interim dividend per share of 13.0 us cents, up 4 pct . Following a review of strategic options, we are today announcing commencement of a divestment process for email/cross-channel marketing business . Expect organic revenue growth in mid-single digit range and to deliver stable margins as we invest for growth . Also continue to expect further progress in benchmark earnings per share. .Interim dividend up 4 pct to $0.13 per share.  Full Article

UK competition regulator to further investigate Experian-ClearScore deal

Britain's competition watchdog will open a more in-depth probe into Experian Plc's acquisition of ClearScore after the world's biggest credit data company chose not to offer proposals to address concerns from the regulator.