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Restaurant Group PLC (RTN.L)

RTN.L on London Stock Exchange

132.70GBp
18 Apr 2019
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

UK's Restaurant Group CEO Andy McCue To Leave
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 02:01am EST 

Feb 14 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::ANDY MCCUE, CEO, HAS INFORMED BOARD OF HIS DECISION TO LEAVE COMPANY DUE TO EXTENUATING PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.CURRENT TRADING REMAINS IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS.ANTICIPATE THAT ANDY WILL REMAIN IN POSITION WHILE HIS SUCCESSOR IS BEING RECRUITED.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Says Adjusted PBT Outcome For FY 2018 In Line With Current Market Expectations
Thursday, 24 Jan 2019 02:00am EST 

Jan 24 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON TRADING FOR 52 WEEKS ENDED 30 DECEMBER 2018.LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES FOR PERIOD WERE DOWN 2.0%, WITH TOTAL SALES INCREASING BY 1.0% FOR 52 WEEKS.RESTAURANT GROUP - LEISURE BUSINESS EXHIBITED IMPROVED LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES MOMENTUM THROUGH 2018, BUT IMPACTED BY WEAKER CINEMA ADMISSIONS IN DECEMBER.EXPECT TO DELIVER AN ADJUSTED PBT OUTCOME FOR 2018 FULL YEAR IN LINE WITH CURRENT MARKET EXPECTATIONS.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Announces Result Of Rump Placing
Friday, 14 Dec 2018 07:18am EST 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::RESULT OF RUMP PLACING.BLOCK TRADE: RESTAURANT GROUP-J.P. MORGAN CAZENOVE PROCURED SUBSCRIBERS FOR ALL 23.2 MILLION ORDINARY SHARES FOR WHICH VALID ACCEPTANCES NOT RECEIVED.BLOCKTRADE: RESTAURANT GROUP - AFTER ALLOTMENT OF NEW SHARES, CO ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL CONSISTS OF 491.5 MILLION SHARES OF 28.125 PENCE EACH.BLOCK TRADE: RESTAURANT GROUP- PROCURED SUBSCRIBERS REPRESENT ABOUT 7.98 PERCENT OF TOTAL NUMBER OF ORDINARY SHARES, AT 125 PENCE PER NEW ORDINARY SHARE.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Received Acceptances For 267.3 Million New Shares
Friday, 14 Dec 2018 02:01am EST 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::RESTAURANT GROUP PLC - RESULTS OF RIGHTS ISSUE.RESTAURANT GROUP - RECEIVED VALID ACCEPTANCES FOR 267.3 MILLION NEW SHARES REPRESENTING ABOUT 92.02 PERCENT OF TOTAL OFFERED TO QUALIFYING SHAREHOLDERS.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Says 60.43 Pct Votes Cast By Shareholders At Meeting For Approving Wagamama Acquisition
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 06:28am EST 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::60.43 PERCENT VOTES CAST BY SHAREHOLDERS AT MEETING FOR APPROVING ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA (ADDS DROPPED WORD).60.06 PERCENT VOTES CAST BY SHAREHOLDERS AT MEETING IN FAVOUR OF ALLOTMENT OF SHARES IN THE COMPANY PURSUANT TO RIGHTS ISSUE.  Full Article

PIRC Recommends Shareholders Vote Against Re-Election Of Ferguson Chairman
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 10:00am EST 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::PIRC- RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA BY RESTAURANT GROUP.PIRC- RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST REMUNERATION REPORT AND POLICY OF FERGUSON PLC.PIRC - RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST RESTAURANT GROUP PLC'S PLANS TO ISSUE SHARES IN CONNECTION WITH A RIGHTS ISSUE.PIRC- RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST RE-ELECTION OF FERGUSON CHAIRMAN GARETH DAVIS.PIRC - RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST APPROVAL OF FIRSTRAND'S REMUNERATION POLICY AND REMUNERATION REPORT AT MEETING.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Shareholders Grizzlyrock & Vivaldi Oppose Wagamama Deal
Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018 07:57am EST 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Grizzlyrock Capital ::THE RESTAURANT GROUP PLC SHAREHOLDERS GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL AND VIVALDI ASSET MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA.GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL - RESTAURANT GROUP'S SHAREHOLDERS GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL, VIVALDI ASSET MANAGEMENT OPPOSE TO PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA.GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL - URGE RESTAURANT GROUP'S MANAGEMENT TO CANCEL PROPOSED TRANSACTION.GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL-CO, VIVALDI URGE MANAGEMENT TO PAY NOMINAL, £6 MILLION, DEAL BREAK FEE, CONTINUE OPERATING CURRENT BUSINESS ON BEHALF OF SHAREHOLDERS.GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL SAYS RESTAURANT GROUP'S RIGHTS OFFERING SIZE AT 70% OF MARKET CAPITALIZATION IS "FAR TOO LARGE".GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL SAYS MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN "SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTING" TURNAROUND PLAN FOR RESTAURANT GROUP'S STRUGGLING LEISURE ASSETS.GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL - BELIEVE RESTAURANT GROUP'S CURRENT BUSINESSES ARE WORTH OVER £4.50 PER SHARE.GRIZZLYROCK CAPITAL SAYS CO AND VIVALDI ASSET MANAGEMENT MANAGE INVESTMENT FUNDS THAT JOINTLY OWN 3.9 MILLION SHARES, OR 1.9 PERCENT, OF RESTAURANT GROUP.  Full Article

Restaurant Group seeks to raise 315 mln stg in rights issue
Monday, 12 Nov 2018 02:05am EST 

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::SAYS FULLY UNDERWRITTEN RIGHTS ISSUE RAISING GROSS PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY £315 MILLION TO PART FUND ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA.SAYS RIGHTS ISSUE IS BEING FULLY UNDERWRITTEN BY J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES PLC.SAYS RIGHTS ISSUE WILL RESULT IN ISSUE OF UP TO 290,430,689 NEW ORDINARY SHARES OF COMPANY.SAYS RIGHTS ISSUE WILL BE ON FOLLOWING BASIS: 13 FOR 9 RIGHTS ISSUE AT 108.5 PENCE PER NEW ORDINARY SHARE.SAYS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, WHO COLLECTIVELY HOLD 0.07 PER CENT. OF TRG'S TOTAL ISSUED ORDINARY SHARE CAPITAL AS AT 9 NOVEMBER 2018 WILL TAKE THEIR FULL PRO RATA ENTITLEMENT.SAYS EACH OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS WHO HOLD ORDINARY SHARES INTENDS TO TAKE UP IN FULL HIS OR HER RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE.SAYS TRG: AFTER 42 WEEKS' TRADING IN 52-WEEK PERIOD ENDED 30 DECEMBER 2018, TOTAL SALES ARE DOWN 0.5 PER CENT.SAYS SINCE ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRG'S RESULTS FOR 26-WEEK PERIOD ENDED 1 JULY 2018 ON 31 AUGUST 2018, TRG HAS CONTINUED TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS, AND LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES ARE UP 1.4 PER CENT. IN 14-WEEK PERIOD SINCE END OF FIFA WORLD CUP..SAYS FOR 11-WEEK PERIOD FROM 20 AUGUST 2018 TO 4 NOVEMBER 2018, WAGAMAMA'S LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES INCREASED BY 12.2 PER CENT.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Buys Asian-Food Chain Wagamama
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 03:00am EDT 

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA AND RIGHTS ISSUE.PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WAGAMAMA AND FULLY UNDERWRITTEN £315 MILLION RIGHTS ISSUE.PROPOSED DEAL FOR ENTERPRISE VALUE OF £559 MILLION..ACQUISITION IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ESTIMATED COST SYNERGIES AND SITE CONVERSIONS SYNERGIES OF APPROXIMATELY £22 MILLION.DEAL EXPECTED TO BE EPS ENHANCING IN FIRST FULL YEAR FOLLOWING COMPLETION AND STRONGLY ACCRETIVE THEREAFTER.ACQUISITION'S RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL IS EXPECTED TO EXCEED WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL IN THIRD YEAR FOLLOWING DEAL COMPLETION.WAGAMAMA WILL BE RUN AS AN AUTONOMOUS DIVISION OF ENLARGED GROUP.EMMA WOODS, CURRENTLY WAGAMAMA CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER, WILL BECOME WAGAMAMA CEO.ALLAN LEIGHTON, CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF WAGAMAMA, WILL JOIN TRG BOARD AT COMPLETION AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.ACQUISITION WILL BE FUNDED THROUGH A COMBINATION OF CASH, NEW DEBT AND A RIGHTS ISSUE.ACQUISITION WILL BE FINANCED THROUGH DRAWING ON A £220 MILLION REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN UNDERWRITTEN FOR TRG.TRG WILL ASSUME NET DEBT OF £202 MILLION IN WAGAMAMA, WHICH INCLUDES £225 MILLION WAGAMAMA SENIOR SECURED NOTES.CONDITIONALLY AGREED TO PURCHASE ENTIRE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF MABEL TOPCO, THE HOLDING CO OF GROUP THAT OWNS WAGAMAMA.FOLLOWING DEAL CLOSE, ENLARGED GROUP INTENDS TO ADOPT POLICY OF PAYING A DIVIDEND COVERED TWO TIMES BY EARNINGS BEFORE EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS.AFTER 42 WEEKS' TRADE IN 2018, TOTAL SALES WERE 0.5% DOWN ON COMPARABLE PERIOD IN 2017.  Full Article

Restaurant Group Selected Ernst & Young As New Auditor
Friday, 28 Sep 2018 02:26am EDT 

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Restaurant Group PLC ::RESTAURANT GROUP PLC - SELECTED ERNST & YOUNG LLP AS ITS NEW AUDITOR..  Full Article

UPDATE 1-Frankie & Benny's owner Restaurant Group CEO steps down, shares sink

Feb 14 Frankie & Benny's owner Restaurant Group Plc said on Thursday its Chief Executive Officer Andrew McCue was leaving the company, citing "extenuating personal circumstances," sending its shares tumbling as much as 13 percent.