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ALPHA RETURNS GROUP PLC ORD 0.0 (ARGP.L)

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Investing Policy

With its Asia-centric focus, Alpha Returns Group Plc will actively seek to acquire and consolidate holdings in companies operating in high-growth Asian economies, with the intention to create and sustain long-term value. The Company may invest in any business sector within its targeted geographic focus.

The Directors see Asia-Pacific as having considerable growth potential for the foreseeable future and many of the prospects they have identified are in this region. The Directors will focus on early stage investments and the opportunities would generally have some or all of the following characteristics, namely:

  • a majority of their revenue derived from the Asia-Pacific, and strongly positioned to benefit from the region’s growth;
  • a trading history which reflects past profitability or potential for significant capital growth going forward; and
  • where all or part of the consideration could be satisfied by the issuance of new Ordinary Shares or other securities in the Company. The Company does not currently intend to fund any investments with debt or other borrowings but may do so if appropriate.

It is anticipated that the main driver of success for the Company will be its focus, during the investment screening process, on the management involved in the potential investee companies and the potential value creation that the team of people is capable of realising. The Company will identify and assess potential investment targets and where it believes further investigation is required, intends to appoint appropriately qualified advisers to assist in the due diligence process.

The Company intends to be an active investor, and the Directors will seek representation on the board of the investee company where they feel that an investee company would benefit from their skills and expertise.

Investments may be made in all types of assets falling within the remit of the Investing Policy and there will be no sector-driven investment restrictions. Investments may be made in either quoted or unquoted companies and structured as a direct acquisition, joint venture or as a direct interest in a project.

New investments will be held for the medium to longer term, although shorter term disposal of any investments cannot be ruled out. There will be no limit on the number of projects into which the Company may invest and the Company’s financial resources may be invested in a number of propositions or in just one investment, which may be deemed to be a reverse takeover pursuant to Rule 14 of the AIM Rules. Where the Company builds a portfolio of related assets it is possible that there may be cross-holdings between such assets.

The Company intends to deliver Shareholder returns principally through capital growth rather than capital distribution via dividends.

Following on from adopting an Investing Policy, The Company will be required to make an acquisition or acquisitions which constitute a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules or otherwise implement its Investing Policy within 12 months of the General Meeting becoming an investing company under AIM Rule 15, failing which the Ordinary Shares would then be suspended from trading on AIM. If the Investing Policy has not been implemented within 18 months of the General Meeting a further six months the admission to trading on AIM of the Ordinary Shares would be cancelled and the Directors will convene a general meeting of the Shareholders to consider whether to continue seeking investment opportunities or to wind up the Company and distribute any surplus cash back to Shareholders.

The Directors believe that their broad collective business and investing experience in the areas of investment and trading natural resources will assist them in the identification and evaluation of suitable opportunities and will enable the Company to achieve its investing objectives.