Issued Share Capital
The current number of issued shares of 2.5 pence each is 73,956,253. The percentage of the Company’s issued share capital that is not in public hands is 28.04%. This comprises the shares held in the Next Fifteen Employee Trust and those held by directors of the company and its subsidiaries, together with one substantial shareholder (Liontrust Asset Management), in accordance with the AIM rules. The rights attaching to these ordinary shares are covered by the Articles of Association.