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The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules.

 

Description of the Business

Synectics plc is a leader in the design, delivery and management of integrated security and surveillance systems for the world's most demanding security environments.

Our systems are based on core proprietary technology, in particular system integration and command and control software.  This technology is adapted for the specific needs of our target customer sectors, and provides fundamental differentiation from mainstream suppliers in the wider electronic security market.

We look to develop long-term strategic partnership with customers that have security and surveillance needs of sufficient complexity and scale that they value the sophistication of Synectics' capabilities and expertise.

 

The Names of the Directors and Biographical Details

This link provides the names of the directors, brief biographical details of each and a description (by title) of the Directors' responsibilities 

Board of Directors

 

Responsibilities of Directors on the Board and Details of Committees

The roles of the Chairman and the Group Chief Executive are undertaken by separate individuals. The Chairman, David Coghlan, is responsible for leadership of the Board and ensuring that there is effective communication with shareholders. The day-to-day leadership and management of the business are undertaken by the Group Chief Executive, Paul Webb, assisted by senior management. Peter Rae is the Senior Independent Director. The four independent Non-Executive Directors provide depth of experience and facilitate challenge on the Board.

The Company has two committees; the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. The link below provides further details on each Committee.

Board Committees

 

Country of Incorporation and Main Country of Operation

Synectics plc is incorporated in England (Registration Number 1740011) which is also its main country of operation.

 

Current Constitutional Documents

The links below direct you to the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Download the Company's Articles of Association

Download Shareholders Circular on the Acquisition of Protec plc

 

Details of any Other Exchanges or Trading Platforms

The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

 

Number of Securities in Issue

The link below provides details of the number of securities in issue, the number of securities held as treasury shares and, insofar as the Company is aware, the percentage of securities that are held by Directors rather than in public hands together with the identity and percentage holdings of significant shareholders.

Major Shareholders

 

Details of any Restrictions on the Transfer of Securities

There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.

 

Financial Information

The link below provides access to the Company's annual and interim reports.

Annual & Interim Reports

 

Company Announcements

Access to all the notifications made by the Company in the past 12 months can be obtained via the following links: 

News Centre

 

Admission Document and Circulars

The Company was fully listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1987, and subsequently transferred to AIM in March 2002. There are no relevant or current admission documents.

For the most recent Shareholders Circular on the acquisition of Protec plc (dated 9th November 2005) please click below:

Download Shareholders Circular on the Acquisition of Protec plc

 

Corporate Governance Code that Applies

The Board continues to support wholeheartedly the letter and spirit of the Financial Reporting Council's UK Corporate Governance Code, and intends to follow Code provisions wherever it sensibly can.

 

UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

 

Advisers

The link below provides details of the Company's Nominated Adviser and other key Advisers.

Advisers