This AIM Rule 26 information was last updated on 31st January 2017.
Feedback plc is admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Dr Alastair Riddell – Non-executive Chairman
Dr Riddell has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, life science and biotech industries, with 18 years as a main board director. After 10 years directing phases 1-4 clinical trials of antibiotics, oncology and intensive care products for companies including Lederle (now Pfizer) and Centocor (now J&J), he spent five years managing sales and marketing for oncology and imaging products for Amersham International (now GE Healthcare). This led to 12 years as CEO for three UK biotech companies, Pharmagene, Paradigm Therapeutics and Stem Cell Sciences; in these roles he was the principal involved in an IPO on UK’s main list, trade sales to international companies in Japan and the USA and significant fund raising rounds. He has been Chairman of Silence Therapeutics (AIM listed) and Chairman of Definigen Ltd, a private Cambridge University spinout. He is currently on the Board of three biotechnology companies; AzurRx Biotherapeutics, a New York based drug development company listed on NASDAQ; Cristal Therapeutics, a Netherlands based company specialising in nanoparticle medicines; and Skyline Vet Pharma, a US based private company repurposing human drugs for use in companion animals. He is also Chairman of the SWAHSN (South West Academic Health Science Network), which seeks to improve and sustain the healthcare provision in the south-west of England by linking innovation from industry, academia and the NHS. Dr Riddell is on the Remuneration committee.
Tom Charlton – Non-executive Deputy Chairman
Tom previously served as a director of Feedback plc between January 2003 and November 2004 and has been a significant shareholder in the company since December 1997. He acted as chairman of Pinnacle Staffing Group plc from September 2008 until April 2011. Earlier in his career he was a managing director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and a director of Mercury Asset Management Limited. Tom is on both the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Trevor Brown – Non-executive Director
Trevor has been a strategic investor in real estate and equities for more than 30 years. He is the chief executive officer of Braveheart Investment Group plc and Flying Brands Ltd, and has been a director of Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited. Trevor is on the Audit Committee.
Dr Balaji Ganeshan, Executive Director
Balaji is a Senior Imaging Scientist at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London and an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex. He was instrumental in the original development of the TexRAD texture analysis technology which resulted from his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities for TexRAD and the Feedback Group.
Mike Hayball, Executive Director
Mike started his career as a medical physicist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he took his MSc in Radiation Physics. From there he worked on cardiac imaging at Papworth Hospital before forming Cambridge Computed Imaging Limited in 2001 where he is CEO. Mike is Technical Director for the Feedback Group.
Dr Alex Menys, Non-Executive Director
Alex obtained his PhD at University College London focusing on imaging of the gastrointestinal tract with MRI. He is the founder and chief executive of Motilent Ltd, a developer of advanced medical imaging software aimed at maximising the effectiveness of radiology in the evaluation of gastrointestinal function. Alex is on both the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
The Board recognises the importance of sound corporate governance and with that aim, the Company has adopted policies and procedures, which reflect the principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code, as published by the Financial Reporting Council’s Committee on Corporate Governance (commonly known as the “UK Corporate Governance Code”) and appropriate to the Company’s size. The Company does not fully comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The Board meets monthly to review key operational issues and the strategic development of the Group. The financial performance of the Group is reported and monitored. All matters of a significant nature are discussed in the forum of a board meeting. The Board is responsible for internal controls to minimise the risk of financial or operational loss or material misstatement. The controls established are designed to meet the particular needs of the Company having regard to the nature of its business.
The Directors believe that the Board has sufficient experience in accounting systems and controls which will provide a reasonable basis for them to make proper judgements as to the financial position and prospects of the Group.
The Company also has established an Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee with formally delegated duties and responsibilities. The Audit Committee consists of Tom Charlton, Trevor Brown and Alex Menys and the Remuneration Committee consists of Dr Riddell, Tom Charlton and Alex Menys.
Tom Charlton is chairman of this committee which also comprises Dr Alastair Riddell and Alex Menys and is responsible for the scale and structure of the remuneration of the Executive Directors. The recommendations of the committee must be approved by the Board of Directors before they can be approved. No director or manager shall be involved in decisions relating to his / her own remuneration.
Tom Charlton is chairman of this committee which also comprises Trevor Brown and Alex Menys and is required to monitor the integrity of the financial statements of the company, including the interim and annual reports. The committee also reviews financial returns to regulators and any financial information contained in announcements of a price sensitive nature. The committee shall also consider and make recommendations to the Board, to be put to shareholders for approval at the AGM, as to the appointment or re-appointment of the company’s external auditor and together with the external auditors, determines the scope of the audit.
The Audit Committee has unrestricted access to the Company’s auditors.
The Group will try to ensure, in accordance with Rule 21 of the AIM Rules, that the Board and applicable employees do not deal in any Ordinary Shares during a close period (as defined in the AIM Rules) and has adopted a code on dealings in the Company’s securities.
UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
Company registration number: 598696 Incorporated in England and Wales
Unit 5 Grange Park
Main country of operation is England.
KEY COMPANY ADVISORS
Nominated Advisor (NOMAD):
Allenby Capital Limited
3 St Helen’s place
Allenby Capital Limited
3 St Helen’s place
Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited
New London House
15 Eldon Street
Share Registrars Ltd
17 West Street
26 Red Lion Square
The Company’s shares are traded solely on AIM.
As at 30th November 2016, the company had in issue 218,793,857 Ordinary Shares of 0.25 pence each. The Company did not hold any shares in Treasury.
Shareholders who have notified the company of shareholdings in excess of 3% are:
|Shareholder||No. of Shares||%|
|T E Brown||55,089,111||25.18|
|T W G Charlton||59,637,408||27.26|
|W R Ruffler||12,597,893||5.76|
|University of Sussex||9,400,000||4.30|
Percentage of AIM securities not in public hands
The percentage of AIM securities not in public hands as of 30th November 2016 as defined by the AIM rules and insofar as the Company is aware is 60.76%.
Restrictions on the transfer of securities
There are no restrictions on the transfer of Feedback plc securities.
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