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Redefine International Plc

Redefine International P.L.C. (formerly Wichford P.L.C.) was established and admitted to AIM in 2004 and to the Main Market in December 2007. Redefine is a diversified income focused total return UK-REIT registered in the Isle of Man with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is included within the FTSE 250 and EPRA indices. The Group invests in commercial real estate and real estate securities with exposure to a broad range of properties, listed property securities and geographical areas. The portfolio, independently valued at £1.5bn, is diversified across targeted sectors and geographically focused in Europe’s two strongest economies, namely the United Kingdom and Germany.

IQE

Redefine International P.L.C. is an Isle of Man public company. IQE has been involved since its inception and provided the Company Secretary and the Assistant Company Secretary for 7 years and continues to provide administration services which have included:

  • Preparation of professional board packs and modern board room facilities with wireless access.
  • Corporate Governance audit and monitoring.
  • Attendance and preparation of minutes at board and committee meetings.
  • Maintenance of Insider Lists and related correspondence.
  • Hosting AGMs, preparation of AGM notice, proxy and the Chairman's script and monitor voting.
  • Hosting EGMs, preparation of EGM notice, proxy and the Chairman's script and monitor voting.
  • Liaison with directors, Nominated Adviser, AIM, the London Stock Exchange and other advisers.
  • Notifications of close periods and prohibited periods.
  • Advising the directors of suitable training, conferences, reference material and updates on changes to legislation, regulations, guidance and best practice.

Brief history Wichford / Redefine involving IQE secretariat

  • 2004 - Wichford P.L.C. floated on AIM with IPO £30 million of new equity.
  • 2005 - raised a further £100 million of new equity by means of Placing.
  • 2007 - raised £75 million via Placing in order to assist expansion into Continental Europe.
  • December 2007 - shares admitted to Main Market of the London Stock Exchange Plc.
  • 2009 - fully underwritten 7 for 1 Rights Issue (6 pence per share) to raise c. £52 million.
  • 2009 - split Ordinary Shares into one Ordinary Share of 1 pence and one Deferred Share of 9 pence.
  • April 2010 - all 132,761,948 Deferred Shares cancelled.  Additional 2,389,000,000 Ordinary Shares created on 19 April 2010, but not issued at that time.
  • 23 March 2011 - announced potential merger with Redefine International P.L.C.
  • 23 August 2011 - merger completed and created the enlarged property company listed on the Main Market.
  • 23 August 2013 - Redefine raised £16.8 million through Placing of 40,000,000 new Ordinary Shares of 8 pence each (representing circa 4.1% of the current issued share capital of the company) at a price of 42 pence per share.
  • 3 September 2013 - admission of 40,000,000 new Ordinary Shares effective.
  • 19 September 2013 - Redefine announced proposed inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
  • 3 December 2013 - Redefine completed internalisation of management and conversion to UK REIT status.

We have the expertise to assist with multi-jurisdictional fiduciary services for international structures

Having recently been involved in a matter in relation to which IQE were providing director services I was extremely impressed at the pragmatic and helpful attitude of both Amanda Steele and David Karran. The way they handled the matter was genuinely exemplary. All involved in the transaction were seriously impressed with the service IQE provided to its client. Gillian Christian, Keystone Law

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