Are you a shareholder in Blancco Technology Group plc (BLTG), listed on the AIM market? Or did you cease to be a shareholder in the company during 2017? If so, we would like to hear from you.
Sharesoc is launching a campaign to have Blancco investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). We have highlighted issues concerning the restatement of 2016 accounts that increased the previously reported loss by £1.5 million and the reversal of two contracts worth £2.9 million booked in June 2017. These financial irregularities have contributed to a significant reduction in shareholder value. We are also asking the two regulators to look at awards to the then CEO, the conduct of executives, the Board, auditors and the Audit Committee and the absence of action by the Board to seek redress for shareholders.
If you would like to join our campaign, we will be pleased to forward you copies of our submission to FCA and FRC. We will also welcome your observations about the Company and your experiences as a shareholder. You can contact us with your experiences here: contact us
Bruce Noble – Blancco Campaign Co-ordinator
Update 1 – progress as at 22/2/2018 – responses from the FRC and FCA and next actions can be downloaded here: Blancco Update 1 – website
Shareholders will have received the June 2018 Report and Accounts and the invitation to the AGM on December 12. My personal feeling is that it appears that the Chairman has done a good job in recruiting a new CEO and a new CFO, both of whom seem to have relevant experience. Early indications are positive, but time will tell. I am amazed that Frank Blin is standing for re-election to the board. He is the non-executive director who chaired the audit committee at the time of the flawed accounts until now and did not recuse himself from the committee’s decision to appoint PwC as the new auditors, despite having spent his career with them. I intend to speak and vote against this proposal at the AGM, even though his re-election will have been buttoned up by institutional votes.
Update 3 – 17/11/2019 – Update following publication of results: https://www.sharesoc.org/blog/blancco-campaign-update-3/
Update 4 – 02/08/2020 – KPMG fined: https://www.sharesoc.org/blog/company-news/blancco-campaign-update-4/
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