Shepherd Neame is Britain’s Oldest Brewer, based in Kent since 1698. It is a family business with strong family involvement and a balance of Neame family members and non-family members on the Board of Directors.
The Company brews, markets and distributes its own beers to national and export customers under a range of highly successful brand names including traditional classics such as Spitfire and Bishops Finger as well as more recent brands, such as Whitstable Bay, Five Grain Premium Lager, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale and Orchard View Cider.
The Company also has partnerships with Singha, Thailand’s original beer and US craft beers Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Angry Orchard Hard Cider.
|Issuer Name:||Shepherd Neame Limited|
|Incorporated:||1914, in England under the registered number 138256
The Company is subject to the Companies Act 2006
|Registered Office:||17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AX|
|Main country of trading:||United Kingdom|
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Shepherd Neame Limited currently has in issue 14,857,500 ordinary shares, each with a nominal value of 50 pence.
Shepherd Neame ordinary shares are admitted to trading on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. Shares admitted to trading on the NEX Exchange Growth Market are qualifying investments for stocks and shares ISAs.
The Company's ordinary shares are admitted as a participating security on the CREST clearing system.
The Company operates three share-based payment schemes and satisfies the exercise of options by buying ordinary shares in the market. One is the Shepherd Neame Employee Share Incentive Plan (SIP), open to all employees with 18 months service at the award date. A free award of ordinary shares, based on length of service and salary and subject to a maximum of £3,600, was made to all eligible employees in all years from 2003 to 2019, with the exception of 2009. Participants are entitled to these free shares from three years after the date of the award if they remain in the Company’s employment. The number of ordinary shares in this scheme outstanding at 28 December 2019 was 143,337 and the number of ordinary shares distributable at this date was 81,953. As the exercise of these options is satisfied by buying ordinary shares in the market there will be no dilution for existing shareholders on exercise.
The other two schemes are the Shepherd Neame 2005 Restricted Share Scheme and Shepherd Neame 2015 Restricted Share Scheme. The latter replaced the 2005 scheme following its cessation in 2015. Both schemes are for Senior Managers and Directors, including the highest paid Director and three other Directors. The schemes provide for the grant of primary and secondary share options, which are exercisable three years after the date of the award. The secondary options are awarded if the Company achieves certain performance criteria in relation to growth in underlying earnings per share, net asset value per share, dividend growth and total shareholder return. The number of options over ordinary shares in the 2005 scheme outstanding at 28 December 2019 was 2,140; all of which are exercisable at this date. The number of options over ordinary shares in the 2015 scheme outstanding at 28 December 2019 was 186,361, of which 11,254 were exercisable at this date. As the exercise of all options is satisfied by buying ordinary shares in the market there will be no dilution for existing shareholders on exercise.
The percentage of ordinary shares in public hands at 28 December 2019 was 74% as defined in accordance within NEX Exchange Growth Market rules (being all ordinary shares not held by related parties (including directors and their family and connected persons), relevant employees and persons (or persons acting in concert) who have an interest in 5% or more of the relevant shares).
The interests of substantial shareholders in the issued share capital (over 3% of ordinary shares) of the Company, as notified to the Company at 28 December 2019, are:
|Name||Number of ordinary shares||% of issued share capital|
|Rulegale Nominees Limited||1,539,964||10.36|
|Luna Nominees Limited||1,018,745||6.86|
|Lion Nominees Limited||949,360||6.39|
|M T Bolan||468,662||3.15|
Articles of Association
The Company's Articles of Association are available on request from The Company Secretary, 17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AX or by email.
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Past performance is no guide to future performance and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.