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Appointment of NED & Chair of the Audit Committee

17h londonstockexchange
Connect Group is pleased to announce that Mark Whiteling will join the Board as a non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2017. Mark will immediately take on the role of Chairman of the Audit Committee and will be a member of each of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees. As a result of Mark's appointment and as highlighted in the announcement dated 22 March 2017, Gary Kennedy (Chairman of Connect Group) will step down as Interim Chairman of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 September 2017.

Director Declaration

17h londonstockexchange
Hogg Robinson Group plc confirms that the Company's Senior Independent Director, Mark Whiteling has accepted an invitation to join the board of Connect Group PLC as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 September 2017. 

Change in Director's Role & Responsibilities

2017-07-31 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC is pleased to announce that Jonathan Bunting, previously Managing Director of the Group's News & Media division, will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for operations across the Smiths News and Tuffnells businesses. This announcement follows the Group's recent confirmation of its strategy to bring together its News & Media and Parcel Freight divisions, together with supporting Group functions, into one integrated structure.

Trading Update

2017-07-24 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC is today issuing its Trading Update covering the 45 week period to 15 July 2017.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-07-07 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

Completion of Acquisition

2017-06-30 londonstockexchange
The Company is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of the Education & Care business of Connect Group PLC, details of which were announced on 7 February 2017.

Update on the sale of Education & Care division

2017-06-30 londonstockexchange
Further to the previous announcements of 7 February 2017 and 1 June 2017, the Company is pleased to announce that the sale of its Education & Care division to RM plc has completed today.

Appointment of Joint Broker

2017-06-30 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC, a leading specialist distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Berenberg as Joint Corporate Broker to work alongside J.P. Morgan Cazenove with immediate effect.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-06-30 londonstockexchange
The Company has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary shares of 5p undertaken by a PDMR. On 29 June 2017, Mr. David Bauernfeind (Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer) was granted options to buy 17,857 shares at an option price of £1.008 per share under the terms of the Connect Group PLC Save As You Earn Plan. The savings term is three years and the options are exercisable between 1 September 2020 and 28 February 2021.

Update on Disposal of Education & Care division

2017-06-01 londonstockexchange
On 7 February 2017, Connect Group PLC announced that it had signed an agreement with RM plc ("RM") to dispose of its Education & Care division (the "Transaction"), conditional on approval from each of RM's shareholders and by the Competition & Markets Authority.

Proposed Acquisition: CMA Clearance

2017-06-01 londonstockexchange
On 7 February 2017, RM announced the proposed acquisition of the Education & Care business of Connect Group PLC (the "Acquisition").

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-04-28 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-04-27 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-04-26 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

Unaudited Interim Results 6 mths ended 28 Feb 2017

2017-04-25 londonstockexchange
Connect Group, a leading specialist distributor operating in four divisions; News & Media, Parcel Freight, Books and Education & Care, announces its interim results for the six months ended 28 February 2017.

Interim Results

2017-04-12 londonstockexchange
"In Travel, we continue to see strong sales growth, with like-for-likes up 5%, driven by continued investment in our UK and international businesses and growth in passenger numbers.  As a result, profit in Travel was up 11% in the half.

Change in Director's Role & Responsibilities

2017-03-22 londonstockexchange
Connect Group, a leading specialist distributor operating in four divisions: News & Media, Books, Education & Care and Parcel Freight, confirms that Gary Kennedy, Chairman of the Board, has been temporarily appointed, with effect from 21 March 2017, as interim Chair of the Audit Committee following the resignation of Colin Child as non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr Kennedy possesses relevant and recent financial and business planning experience, was independent on his appointment to the Board as Chairman, and continues to display the required diligence, independence of judgement and challenge necessary to fulfil the responsibilities as interim Chair of the Audit Committee following Colin Child's decision to step down.

Result of Meeting - Proposed Acquisition

2017-03-22 londonstockexchange
On 24 February 2017, RM published its shareholder circular (containing the notice of General Meeting) (the "Circular") in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Education & Care business of Connect Group PLC (the "Acquisition").

AGM Statement

2017-03-22 londonstockexchange
At the AGM of RM plc ("RM"), the educational resources, IT services and software group, to be held today at 11.30am, John Poulter, Chairman, will make the following statement:

Board Change

2017-03-03 londonstockexchange
Connect Group, a leading specialist distributor operating in four divisions; News & Media, Books, Education & Care and Parcel Freight, announces that Colin Child has indicated to the Board that he will be resigning as a non-executive director with effect from 21 March 2017. As a result, the Company has started a process to identify and appoint a non-executive director as successor to Colin who will also become Chairman of the Audit Committee and a further announcement will be made when appropriate.

Publication of Circular re Proposed Acquisition

2017-02-24 londonstockexchange
On 7 February 2017, RM announced the proposed acquisition of the Education & Care business of Connect Group PLC for a consideration of £56.5 million on a cash and debt free basis, subject to customary adjustments (the "Acquisition").

Director declaration

2017-02-22 londonstockexchange
Connect Group, a leading specialist distributor operating in four divisions; News & Media, Books, Education & Care and Parcel Freight, today announces, in accordance with paragraph 9.6.14 (2) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority, that David Bauernfeind, Chief Financial Officer and Board member, has been appointed to the Board of Gooch & Housego PLC ("G&H"), an AIM listed specialist manufacturer of optical components and systems, as a Non - Executive Director, with effect from 1 May 2017.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-02-20 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-02-10 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

Director/PDMR Shareholding

2017-02-08 londonstockexchange
Connect Group PLC (the "Company") announces that it has been notified of the following transactions in the Company's ordinary 5p shares undertaken by directors / persons discharging managerial responsibility:

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