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Aim Rule 26

The following information is provided as part of our regulatory requirements including compliance with the Companies Act 2006 and Rule 26 of the AIM Rules


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We’ve been making life taste better since 1908. Bringing joy and iconic soft drinks to shelves, theatres and theme parks all over the world

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Description of the business

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Please click for details about our Directors.

Board and Board Committees

The Matters Reserved for the Nichols plc Board can be viewed here.

The Remuneration Committee consists of the three Non-Executive Directors: Helen Keays (Committee Chair), John Nichols and John Gittins. The terms of reference of the Committee include benchmarking and setting remuneration packages for the Executive Directors and senior managers.

The Audit Committee consists of John Gittins (Committee Chair), Helen Keays and John Nichols. The terms of reference of the Committee include keeping under review the scope and results of the external audit, The Committee ensures the independence and objectivity of the external auditors, including the nature and extent of non-audit services supplied.

The Nomination Committee comprises John Nichols (Committee Chair), John Gittins and Helen Keays. The terms of reference of the Committee include regularly reviewing the structure, size and composition of the board, consideration of succession planning for directors and other senior executives and responsibility for identifying and nominating candidates to fill board vacancies.

Country of incorporation and main country of operation

Nichols plc was incorporated in England (registration number 238303) and its main country of operation is the United Kingdom.

Details of any other exchanges or trading platforms

The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

Number of securities in issue

Number of securities in issue 36,968,772 – 10p ordinary shares (nominal value is £3,696,877).

Percentage of securities not in public hands is 9.06%.

Of the securities not in public hands, 493,150 are held in treasury by the company.
Last Updated: 28th July 2022.

Significant shareholders

Octopus Investments 7.92%
S J Harper 7.24%
P J Nichols 5.41%
K Irvine 5.38%
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Mgt 4.50%
James Sharp & Co 3.37%
Ms Sarah C Nichols 3.25%
Last Updated: 28th July 2022.

Restrictions on transfer of shares

There are no restrictions on the transfer of shares.

Financial information

Please click to access copies of the Company’s annual and interim reports.

Company announcements

Please click to access copies of notifications made by the Company in the past twelve months.

Takeovers and Mergers

Nichols plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Corporate governance

The Group’s Corporate Governance Statement can be found here.

Last updated 1 March 2022

Admission documents and circulars

No AIM Admission Document was required to be published at the time of the Company’s transfer to AIM from the Official List in June 2004. A copy of the Schedule 1 issued to support the Company’s application to AIM is viewable here.

Last updated 11th February 2021

Nominated adviser and other key advisers

The Company’s nominated adviser is Singer Capital Markets Advisory LLP, 1 Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2N 2AX United Kingdom

The Company’s auditors are BDO, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AT

The Company’s solicitors are DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 3DE United Kingdom



3 Hardman Street
M3 3AT


1 St. Peter’s Square
M2 3DE


The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
1 Spinningfields Square
M3 3AP

Registered Office

Laurel House
Woodlands Park
Ashton Road
Newton Le Willows
WA12 0HH


Link Group
10th Floor
Central Square
29 Wellington Street

Stockbrokers and nominated advisor

Singer Capital Markets Advisory LLP
One Bartholomew Lane

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