The Board is responsible for strategic and major operational issues affecting the Group. It reviews financial performance and regulatory compliance, monitors key performance indicators, and considers any matters of significance to the Group.
Sumo Group plc is incorporated in England (Registration no 11071913), its main country of operation.
Sumo Group plc
32 Jessops Riverside
The Board has chosen to adopt The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance Code (the Code) published in April 2018. The document below sets out how we comply with the Code by reference to each of the ten principles it contains.
The Takeover Code is issued and administered by the Panel and governs, amongst other things, transactions involving companies to which the Takeover Code applies. The Takeover Code applies to the Company and therefore its Shareholders are entitled to the protection afforded by the Takeover Code.
Under rule 9 of the Takeover Code, if an acquisition of interests in shares were to increase the aggregate holding of the acquirer and its concert parties to interests in shares carrying 30 per cent or more of the voting rights in the Company, the acquirer and, depending on circumstances, its concert parties would be required (except with the consent of the Panel) to make a cash offer for the outstanding shares in the Company at a price not less than the highest price paid for interests in shares by the acquirer or its concert parties during the previous 12 months.
This requirement would also be triggered by any acquisition of interests in shares by a person holding (together with its concert parties) shares carrying between 30 per cent. and 50 per cent. of the voting rights in the Company if the effect of such acquisition were to increase that person’s percentage interest in the Company’s shares.