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Saga PLC (SAGAG.L)

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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Saga Says Tour Ops Being Impacted By Current Political Uncertainties
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 

June 19 (Reuters) - Saga PLC ::SAGA PLC - AGM TRADING UPDATE.SAGA PLC - TOUR OPERATIONS IS BEING IMPACTED BY CURRENT POLITICAL UNCERTAINTIES.SAGA PLC - TRADING FOR PERIOD IS BROADLY IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS WITH GOOD EARLY PROGRESS IN LAUNCH OF NEW INSURANCE PRODUCTS.SAGA PLC - LAUNCH OF THREE-YEAR FIXED PRICE PRODUCTS IN MOTOR AND HOME INSURANCE IS PROGRESSING IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS.SAGA PLC - NEW PRODUCT IS STARTING TO HAVE AN IMPACT IN MOVING SAGA BACK TO A DIRECT DISTRIBUTION MODEL IN INSURANCE.SAGA PLC - IT IS VERY EARLY DAYS IN TURN-AROUND STRATEGY FOR RETAIL BROKING BUSINESS AND INSURANCE MARKET REMAINS CHALLENGING.SAGA PLC - CLAIMS TRENDS IN GROUP'S UNDERWRITING BUSINESS ARE RUNNING IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS.SAGA PLC - BOOKED REVENUES IN TOUR OPERATIONS FOR FULL YEAR DOWN 4% AS OF 15 JUNE WHEN COMPARED TO SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.SAGA PLC - TOUR OPERATIONS MARGINS FOR THIS YEAR WILL BE IMPACTED BY COMPETITIVE DISCOUNTING.SAGA PLC - GROUP EXPECTS TO BE IN LINE WITH TARGET BOOKING LEVELS FOR DEPARTURES THIS YEAR FOR CRUISE BOOKINGS.SAGA PLC - FORWARD BOOKINGS FOR 2020/21 YEAR FOR TWO NEW SHIPS ARE BROADLY ON TRACK.SAGA PLC - SIGNIFICANT STEP UP IN MARKETING ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR NEXT THREE MONTHS TO COINCIDE WITH LAUNCH OF SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY.SAGA PLC - SAGA EXPECTS TO REPORT AN OPERATING LOSS OF AROUND £3M FOR CRUISE BUSINESS FOR HALF YEAR.  Full Article

Saga PLC appoints Chief Financial Officer
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Saga PLC ::SAGA PLC, UK'S SPECIALIST IN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR LIFE AFTER 50, IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF JAMES QUIN AS GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JANUARY 2019..JAMES JOINS SAGA FROM ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP, WHERE HIS MOST RECENT ROLE HAS BEEN UK CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, SPANNING UK PROPERTY & CASUALTY AND LIFE INSURANCE OPERATIONS..  Full Article

Saga Says Profit Before Tax Falls To 178.7 Mln Pounds
Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 

April 12 (Reuters) - Saga PLC ::REDUCTION IN PROFIT BEFORE TAX TO £178.7M REFLECTS COSTS OF SUCCESSFUL REFINANCING, COST SAVINGS AND NET FAIR VALUE LOSSES ON DERIVATIVES.FY UNDERLYING PRETAX PROFIT 190.1 MILLION STG VERSUS 187.4 MILLION STG IN FY 2016."IN A CHALLENGING MARKET WE HAVE DELIVERED A SET OF FY RESULTS WHICH IS IN LINE WITH REBASED PROFIT EXPECTATIONS SET AT END OF 2017" - CEO.FULL YEAR DIVIDEND INCREASED TO LEVEL OF 9.0P.BEGINNING TO SEE BENEFITS OF OUR TARGETED INVESTMENT IN RETAIL BROKING AND TRAVEL.MEMBERSHIP SCHEME, POSSIBILITIES, NOW HAS OVER HALF A MILLION MEMBERS.TRADING CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO BE CHALLENGING WITHIN HOME INSURANCE MARKET BUT WE HAVE SEEN SOME SIGNS OF PREMIUM INFLATION.IN BOTH TOUR OPERATING AND CRUISING, WE HAVE ALREADY SECURED MAJORITY OF OUR FY 2019 SALES TARGETS.PROPOSE TO INCREASE FINAL DIVIDEND TO 6.0P, LEADING TO GROWTH IN FULL YEAR DIVIDEND OF 5.9% TO 9.0P PER SHARE.OVERALL PROFITABILITY FOR TRAVEL BUSINESS IS EXPECTED TO STEP FORWARD AGAIN YEAR ON YEAR N 2018.  Full Article

Saga Says CFO Jonathan Hill To Resign
Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 

March 28 (Reuters) - Paddy Power Betfair Plc ::SAGA PLC - ‍THAT JONATHAN HILL, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, HAS INFORMED BOARD OF HIS DECISION TO RESIGN FROM SAGA TO JOIN PADDY POWER BETFAIR PLC​.SAGA PLC - ‍JONATHAN WILL REMAIN WITH SAGA UNTIL SEPTEMBER​.SAGA PLC - ‍SEARCH PROCESS FOR A SUCCESSOR TO JONATHAN WILL START IMMEDIATELY AND SAGA WILL UPDATE MARKET AS SOON AS THIS HAS CONCLUDED​.  Full Article

Saga names Patrick O'Sullivan as new chairman
Monday, 19 Feb 2018 

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Saga Plc ::‍APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK O'SULLIVAN AS CHAIRMAN​.‍APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK O'SULLIVAN AS CHAIRMAN WITH EFFECT FROM 1 MAY 2018.​.‍PATRICK IS HUGELY EXPERIENCED IN GROWING BUSINESSES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSURANCE INDUSTRY. HE HAS BEEN CHAIRMAN OF OLD MUTUAL PLC, FTSE 100 DIVERSIFIED FINANCIAL SERVICES CONGLOMERATE, SINCE JANUARY 2010.​.APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK O'SULLIVAN AS CHAIRMAN.APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK O'SULLIVAN AS CHAIRMAN.  Full Article

Saga Says Ttrading Continues To Be In Line With Guidance
Monday, 12 Feb 2018 

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Saga Plc ::NEW 80% QUOTA SHARE AGREEMENT WITH NEWRE AND HANNOVER RE​.QUOTA SHARE ‍COVER 80% OF UNDERWRITING RISK OF MOTOR POLICIES OF GROUP'S IN-HOUSE UNDERWRITER, AICL, TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2019​.‍NEW QUOTA SHARE AGREEMENT ADDS HANNOVER RE TO OUR CURRENT REINSURANCE PARTNER NEWRE​.DEAL ‍REPLACES OUR EXISTING QUOTA SHARE ARRANGEMENT WHICH IS DUE TO EXPIRE ON 31 JANUARY 2019​.‍NEW AGREEMENT PROVIDES THREE YEARS OF COVER ON A ROLLING BASIS​.‍TRADING CONTINUES TO BE IN LINE WITH GUIDANCE GIVEN IN DECEMBER 2017​.DEAL ‍CONTINUES TO REDUCE SAGA'S EXPOSURE TO UNDERWRITING RISK WHICH ALLOWS GROUP TO MAINTAIN ITS EFFICIENT CAPITAL STRUCTURE​.  Full Article

Saga Plc Says Robin Shaw Appointed To New Role Of CEO Of Saga Travel
Thursday, 4 Jan 2018 

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Saga Plc ::GROUP EXECUTIVE CHANGES.ROBIN SHAW HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO NEW ROLE OF CEO OF SAGA TRAVEL.FOLLOWING A RESTRUCTURE OF OUR TRAVEL BUSINESS WE ARE COMBINING TOUR OPERATIONS AND CRUISE ROLES.JEANNETTE LINFOOT, MD OF OUR TOUR OPERATIONS, LEFT BUSINESS AT END OF DECEMBER.GARY DUGGAN HAS TAKEN OVER FROM ROGER RAMSDEN AS CEO OF SAGA SERVICES, OUR RETAIL BROKER.  Full Article

Saga Says Expects FY 2018 Underlying PBT Growth Between 1% And 2%
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Saga Plc ::GROUP'S GROWTH IN UNDERLYING PBT 1 IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 1% AND 2% FOR YEAR ENDED 31 JANUARY 2018."SEEN CHALLENGING TRADING IN INSURANCE BROKING DURING PERIOD AND MONARCH AIRLINES ADMINISTRATION, WHICH HAS AFFECTED OUR TOUR OPERATIONS".FY WRITTEN PROFIT OF OUR RETAIL BROKING BUSINESS IS EXPECTED TO BE AHEAD YEAR ON YEAR, WITH A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN MOTOR.WE NOW EXPECT RESERVE RELEASES TO BE AT A SIMILAR LEVEL TO PREVIOUS YEAR.TOUR OPERATIONS BUSINESS HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY COLLAPSE OF MONARCH AIRLINES WITH AN APPROXIMATE ONE-OFF COST OF £2 MILLION.WILL REALISE APPROXIMATELY £10 MILLION OF ANNUALISED SAVINGS NEXT YEAR.EXPECT TO INCUR A ONE-OFF COST OF CIRCA £4 MILLION RELATING TO THESE CHANGES, EXCLUDED FROM UNDERLYING PBT.  Full Article

Saga ‍Chairman announces intention to retire
Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Saga Plc ::‍SAGA CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO RETIRE AND BOARD LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR SUCCESSOR​.‍CHAIRMAN ANDREW GOODSELL HAS NOTIFIED BOARD OF SAGA PLC THAT HE INTENDS TO RETIRE FROM COMPANY DURING 2018​.‍SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, ORNA NICHIONNA, WILL INITIATE A PROCESS TO APPOINT HIS SUCCESSOR AS CHAIRMAN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT​.  Full Article

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Activist hedge fund Elliott trims stake in UK's Whitbread

Activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors has trimmed its stake in Premier Inn owner Whitbread to below 5%, a filing http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/htmlnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20190719:nRSS1308Ga on Friday showed.