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Westminster Group PLC

17 June 2021

Westminster Group Plc

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

Notice of AGM Changes

In the Notice of AGM circulated on 28 May 2021, the Company announced it would hold its Annual General Meeting at the offices of PKF Littlejohn LLP ("PKF"), 15 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD on 24 June 2021 at 11.00 a.m. (BST) and with all shareholders invited to attend the meeting in person, should they wish to do so. The Company also notified shareholders in that Notice of AGM that the Board was closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and that it may become necessary to make alternative arrangements should restrictions still be in place at the time of the meeting.

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minster on 14 June 2021 that the COVID-19 restrictions will not now be lifted on 21 June 2021, as originally expected, but extended to 19 July 2021, certain changes to the arrangements for the AGM will now need to be made. In particular, PKF have advised the Company that the maximum permitted number of persons that will now be able to attend the AGM in person will be limited to no more than ten people.

The Board would like to confirm that the Company still intends to hold its AGM at the offices of PKF on the appointed date and time. However, given that attendees at the meeting will now be limited to ten persons, shareholders are therefore being encouraged not to attend the meeting in person anymore. In order to maximise the opportunity for a small number of shareholders who can and do wish to attend the meeting, the Board will limit its own attendance to three and with no advisors present. That will leave space for up to seven shareholders to attend. These spaces for additional shareholders will need to be pre-booked and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Shareholders may register their interest to attend the meeting by contacting the Company Secretary together with proof of their shareholding at cosec@wg-plc.com The Company Secretary will confirm to all candidates whether or not they have been successful.

The Board recognises the importance of shareholder engagement and is conscious that, in light of the COVID-19 restrictions, the Company's recent general meetings have had to be held with only the minimum number of shareholders in attendance to meet the minimum quorum requirements for those meetings. In view of this and the above and, in order to give all shareholders a chance to hear proceedings and ask any questions that they may have, the Company will provide access to the AGM through the Investor Meet Company platform. Shareholders who wish to do so should use the following link to register: https://bit.ly/35pkt9t

Questions can also be submitted pre-event to westminster@walbrookpr.com or in real time during the presentation via the "Ask a Question" function.

It is important to note that, whilst the platform allows shareholders to follow the AGM and ask questions of the Board, the platform does not allow shareholders to vote at the meeting. Accordingly, shareholders are strongly encouraged to return their duly completed form of proxy and to appoint the Chairman as their proxy at the meeting in accordance with the instructions set out in the notes to the Notice of AGM as soon as possible, if they have not done so already. In any event, proxies must be received by the Company's registrars, Link Group, by no later than 11.00 a.m. BST on 22 June 2021.

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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