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Westminster Group PLC

28 May 2021

Westminster Group Plc

('Westminster', the 'Group' or the 'Company')

Annual Report & Accounts, Notice of AGM & Board Changes

Westminster Group Plc (AIM: WSG), a leading supplier of managed services and technology-based security solutions worldwide, confirms that its Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020 and the Notice of AGM has been posted to registered shareholders.

Electronic versions of both documents are available on the Company's website - www.wsg-corporate.com.

As is explained in the AGM notice, the Company's AGM is expected to be held at the offices of PKF Littlejohn LLP, 15 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD on 24 June 2021 at 11.00 a.m. (BST). Votes may be submitted prior to the AGM by mail using the Form of Proxy or in the case of CREST members, by utilising the CREST electronic proxy appointment service.

The Board has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for the manner in which the Annual General Meeting will be held. It is the Board's intention to proceed with holding the Annual General Meeting on 24 June 2021 at 11.00 a.m. (BST) as an open meeting. Accordingly, Shareholders are invited to attend this year's AGM in person. In February, the Government published its "COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021" which set out the roadmap to the easing of restrictions across England. Whilst it provides a route back to a more normal way of life, it is unclear as to what restrictions may be in place on the day of the Annual General Meeting. Given the evolving nature of the situation, it may become necessary to make alternative arrangements for the Annual General Meeting and the manner in which it is held, should the restrictions that are in place at the time of the meeting restrict or prevent Shareholders from attending in person.

In such circumstances, the Company will notify Shareholders of this change by means of an announcement and, to cover this eventuality, Shareholders are encouraged to submit their proxy form and to use their right to appoint the Chair of the Annual General Meeting as their proxy. Shareholders can do this by using one of the methods detailed in the notes to the Notice of Annual General Meeting as soon as possible. It is important to note that the submission of a proxy form in this manner will not preclude Shareholders from attending the meeting in person, where this is still possible.

Proxies must be received by the Company's registrars, Link Group, by no later than 11.00 a.m. BST on 22 June 2021.

In addition, the Company also intends to hold an investor webinar shortly after the AGM to present to shareholders unable to attend in person an update on the Company's activities and trading. Details will be made available on the Company's website nearer the date of the AGM.

Board Changes

Mr Charles Cattaneo will be stepping down from the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from the end of the Annual General Meeting. The Company will update the market in due course on his replacement.

Separately, the Company is pleased to announce that Non-Executive Director, Mr Mawuli Ababio, has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Company.

Commenting, Westminster's Chairman, Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry, said:

"We are sorry that, due to pressures on his time, Charles has decided to step down from the Board. In the last two years he has been a valued board member and a positive force in the Group. We would like to sincerely thank him for his contribution.

"On a separate note, I am pleased to announce that our non-executive director, Mr Mawuli Ababio, has been appointed as Deputy Chairman. Mawuli has proved to be a real asset to the business and his understanding and knowledge of emerging markets has proven most helpful."

For further information please contact:

 
Westminster Group Plc                          Media enquiries via Walbrook 
                                                PR 
Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry - Chairman 
Peter Fowler - Chief Executive Officer 
Mark Hughes - Chief Financial Officer 
 
Strand Hanson Limited (Financial & Nominated 
 Adviser) 
James Harris                                   020 7409 3494 
Ritchie Balmer 
 
 Arden Partners plc (Broker) 
 Richard Johnson (Corporate) 
 Tim Dainton/Simon Johnson (Broking)             020 7614 5900 
 
Walbrook (Investor Relations) 
Tom Cooper                                     020 7933 8780 
Paul Vann 
Nick Rome                                      Westminster@walbrookpr.com 
 

Notes:

Westminster Group plc is a specialist security and services group operating worldwide via an extensive international network of agents and offices in over 50 countries.

Westminster's principal activity is the design, supply and ongoing support of advanced technology security solutions, encompassing a wide range of surveillance, detection (including Fever Detection), tracking and interception technologies and the provision of long-term managed services contracts such as the management and running of complete security services and solutions in airports, ports and other such facilities together with the provision of manpower, consultancy and training services. The majority of its customer base, by value, comprises governments and government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and blue-chip commercial organisations.

The Westminster Group Foundation is part of the Group's Corporate Social Responsibility activities. www.wg-foundation.org

The Foundation's goal is to support the communities in which the Group operates by working with local partners and other established charities to provide goods or services for the relief of poverty and the advancement of education and healthcare particularly in the developing world.

The Westminster Group Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, CIO, registered with the Charities Commission number 1158653.

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