Arbuthnot Banking - Pre Close Trading Update London Stock Exchange
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Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC
21 February 2017

21 February 2017

Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC

Pre Close Trading Update

Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC ("Arbuthnot" or "the Group") today issues a pre close trading update ahead of its Preliminary results announcement for the year ended 31 December 2016, which is scheduled for 23 March 2017.

The Group continued its development as anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2016 and therefore expects to report pre-tax profits in line with market expectations.

As previously announced in December 2016, the Group completed the purchase of the Duncan Lawrie loan portfolio. This has now been successfully transferred to Arbuthnot Latham.

In December the Group also announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Renaissance Asset Finance ("RAF"), which was subject to approval of the change of control application by the Regulatory Authorities. One of these approvals has now been received but the completion still remains conditional on the final receipt. However, it is expected that the transaction will be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2017.



Arbuthnot Banking Group

Sir Henry Angest, Chairman and Chief Executive

Andrew Salmon, Group Chief Operating Officer

James Cobb, Group Finance Director

Ian Henderson, Group Director and Chief Executive Arbuthnot Latham


0207 012 2400

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Robin Mann

Gareth Hunt

Stewart Wallace


0207 710 7600

Numis Securities Ltd (Joint Broker)

Chris Wilkinson

Andrew Holloway


0207 260 1000

Bell Pottinger (Financial PR)

Ben Woodford

Sam Cartwright


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