Vianet Group was established 22 years ago and has been an AIM listed business since 2006. With over 300 customers including a number of global blue chip companies and more than 250,000 devices connected to our platform, our experience and knowledge combine to form a powerful technology and insight capability that few can match.
Vianet Group PLC are a UK AIM listed company with the head office based in Stockton on Tees. Having operated in the IOT enterprise level market since 1994, the company has a successful track record of converting data from customer assets to Insight.
With over 250,000 connected systems today, the company is one the largest solution providers in Europe, with a growing base established in the U.S. Vianet’s growth strategy leverages this core capability in existing markets whilst identifying opportunities in new verticals.
The shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market, are not traded on any other stock market, and there are no restrictions on the transfer and dealing of the shares. So far as the company is aware, the percentage of shares not in Public hands, (not in public hands defined as relating to Directors and related parties, Senior Management and Vianet Employee Trust) is 35.5%. Vianet have ongoing coverage from their house broker Cenkos Securities plc.
So far as the company is aware, the identity and percentage holding of significant shareholders as of today’s date is;
James Dickson 17.45%
Gresham House 13.11%
AXA Investment Managers UK 6.07%
Cannaccord Genuity Group Inc 5.52%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Mgt 5.29%
City Asset Management 5.03%
Downing LLP 3.60%
Interactive Investor Trading 3.22%
Liontrust Asset Management 2.94%
Alliance Trust 2.82%
Artemis Fund Managers Ltd 2.60%
Teviot Partners 2.30%
Unicorn Asset Management 2.21%
Lazard Asset Management Ltd 2.17%
Vianet Group plc
One Surtees Way
Surtees Business Park
6,7,8 Tokenhouse Yard
Yellow Jersey PR Ltd
70-71 Wells Street
Grant Thornton UK LLP
No. 1 Whitehall
Lloyds Corporate Markets
Black Horse House
91 Sandyford Road
Link Asset Services
34 Beckenham Road
This consists of;
Chris Williams (Chair)
In attendance: Stewart Darling, Mark H. Foster
It meets at least twice in any year, and is attended as a minimum by the Chief Executive and Finance Director, as well as the Group’s External Auditors.
The Audit Committee has terms of reference (which are available for inspection) to report on matters such as the Group’s annual accounts, interim reports, major accounting issues and developments, the appointment of external auditors and their fee, the objectivity of the auditors, the Group’s statement on internal control systems and the scope and findings of external audit.
This consists of;
The Remuneration Committee has terms of reference (which are available for inspection) and meets at least twice per year, reviewing and advising upon the remuneration and benefit packages of the Executive Directors and other senior management. The remuneration of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors is decided upon by the full Board.
The Remuneration policy is to attract, retain and motivate high quality executives capable of achieving the Group’s objectives and thereby enhancing shareholder value.
The remuneration of the Executive Directors consists of a basic salary and benefits, performance related bonuses and share options.
This consists of;
James Dickson (Chair)
The Committee met once during the year to consider membership of the Board and succession. The Committee has terms of reference which are available for inspection. The information contained within the Vianet Group plc website is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules (February 2007).
The Company is subject to the City Code on Mergers and Takeovers within UK legislation.
The Group is committed to high standards of corporate governance in all its activities.
Whilst the company is not required and does not seek to comply with the 2010 UK Corporate Governance Code, the Board recognises the value of the Code and has regard to its principles as far as practicable and appropriate for a public company of its size and nature.