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Substantial Shareholdings

As of 31st March 2019, the Company had been notified of the material interests shown in the chart below, representing 3% or more of its current issue share capital.

ShareholderNumber of Shares% of issued share capital
Hargreave Hale Limited 41,764,645 16.37
Kestrel Partners LLP 34,297,644 13.45
BlackRock Investment Management 17,658,823 6.92
Herald Investment Trust Limited 17,314,890 6.79
Cavendish Asset Management 10,034,061 3.93
Close Brothers Group 9,744,037 3.82
Chelverton Asset Management 9,250,000 3.63
River + Mercantile Asset Management 8,366,154 3.28
AXA Investment Managers UK 8,316,256 3.26
Hargreaves Lansdowne Asset Management 7,704,304 3.02

Director's Interests

Director31 July 201931 March 201931 October 2018
N B Philpot 6,976,285 6,926,285 6,926,285
C J Humphrey 500,000 400,000 400,000
C G Herbert 20,000 20,000 20,000

Securities Information

The authorised share capital of the Company and the Group is 1,000,000,000 Ordinary Shares of 0.25 pence each ("Ordinary Shares"). As of 31 July 2019 the number of Ordinary Shares in issue is 255,351,256. 1,341,274 Ordinary Shares are currently held as treasury shares and there are currently no restrictions on the transfer of Ordinary Shares.

All of the Company's Ordinary Shares are in public hands, except for those held by the Directors, their related parties and shareholders with a holding exceeding 10%, which amount to a total of 83,558,574 or 32.7% of current issued share capital. This information is disclosed for the purpose of AIM Rule 26.

ECKOH PLC Meetings

Eckoh plc regularly holds meetings with its major institutional investors where general presentations are given covering the interim and preliminary results. All Directors have access to the Company's nominated advisers who give feedback from shareholders and receive copies of broker update documents.

In addition to regular financial reporting, significant matters relating to the trading or development of the business are disseminated to the market by way of Stock Exchange announcements. Eckoh plc is listed on the Alternative Investment Market ("AIM") under the ticker symbol "ECK". Eckoh is not listed on any other exchange or trading platforms. The RNS announcements released by the Company to the Stock Exchange are provided.

Eckoh is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. As an AIM quoted company, Eckoh is required to adapt a recognised corporate governance code and explain how the company complies with that code, and where it departs from that code, an explanation of the reasons for doing so.