Cash Placing and Director Appointments

DP Poland plc (“DP Poland” or the “Company”)

Announcements

Cash placing to raise GBP 10.5 million and director appointments


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR JAPAN OR ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IS PROHIBITED

DP Poland, which through its wholly-owned subsidiary DP Polska S.A. (“DP Polska“) has the exclusive right to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, is pleased to announce a conditional cash placing of 70,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each (“Ordinary Shares“) (the “Placing Shares“) with a range of existing and new investors to raise GPB 10.5 million (before expenses) (the “Placing”).

The Placing Shares, which will represent 73.4 per cent. of DP Poland’s issued share capital following completion of the Placing, have been conditionally placed by Peel Hunt LLP (“Peel Hunt“) at a price of 15 pence per share (the “Placing Price”). The Placing Price represents a 33.3 per cent. discount to the closing middle market price of an Ordinary Share of 22.5 pence on 7 November 2012, being the last trading day immediately preceding the date of this Announcement.

The Company will use the proceeds to implement its plans to open a further 10 DP Poland-owned stores in both 2013 and 2014, to increase the marketing spend across all existing and new DP Poland-owned stores and to provide funding for its business through to anticipated EBITDA break even.

The following Directors will be participating in the Placing and subscribing for the following number of Placing Shares:

Name Role No. Placing Shares Holding post placing
Nicholas Donaldson Non-executive Chairman 66,666 230,333
Peter Shaw CEO 33,333 1,309,879
Robert Morrish Non-executive Director 66,666 236,666
Maciej Jania Finance Director 13,333 13,333

The Placing is conditional upon, amongst other things, approval by the shareholders of the Company (“Shareholders”) in a General Meeting. A circular will be posted to Shareholders today (the “Circular”), providing further details of the Placing and incorporating a notice convening a General Meeting at which certain resolutions (the “Resolutions”) will be proposed to authorise the allotment and issue of the Placing Shares. The Directors believe that the Placing is in the best interests of the Company and Shareholders as a whole, and recommend that Shareholders vote in favour of the Resolutions at the General Meeting which is being convened for 26 November 2012, as they themselves intend to do in respect of their own beneficial shareholdings amounting in aggregate to 1,610,213 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 6.3 per cent of the current issued share capital of the Company.

While the Board believes that alternative sources of funding are potentially available to the Group, it is of the view that the terms associated with such funding would be significantly more onerous than those of the proposed Placing. The significant level of discount required to effect the Placing was principally driven by the length of time the business will take to reach group break even and the fact that it requires significantly more capital in the short term. Without such funding, the Board would need to seek alternative sources of funding or seek alternative methods of realising shareholder value, neither of which is expected to be favourable for Shareholders given the current stage of the Company’s development. Following successful conclusion of the Placing, however, the Group will be well funded to continue its roll out and to grow the Domino’s Pizza brand across Poland. It is therefore of the utmost importance that Shareholders vote in favour of the Resolutions.

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM (“Admission”). Admission is expected to become effective on 30 November 2012. When issued, the Placing Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares. Following completion of the Placing, DP Poland will have 95,437,986 Ordinary Shares in issue. Further details of the Placing are set out in the appendix to this Announcement.

The Board also announces today that Chris Moore and Gerry Ford have agreed to join the Board of the Company as non-executive Directors with effect from Admission.

Chris Moore (53) was previously Chief Executive of Domino’s Pizza Group plc and will acquire 333,333 Placing Shares at the Placing Price as part of the Placing. Details of Chris’s current and previous directorships are set out in the appendix to this announcement. This information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies and no further information needs to be disclosed under these rules.

Gerry Ford (54) is currently Chairman and Chief Executive of Caffè Nero Group Limited and will acquire 500,000 Placing Shares at the Placing Price as part of the Placing. Details of Gerry’s current and previous directorships are set out in the appendix to this announcement. This information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies and no further information needs to be disclosed under these rules.

Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of DP Poland, commented:

“I am delighted with the support that we have received for the continued expansion of the Domino’s Pizza business in Poland. The proceeds of this fundraising will allow us to continue to roll-out new stores, build brand awareness and drive sales.

“I am also very pleased that Chris and Gerry have agreed to join the Board on the completion of our fundraising. I believe that their extensive operational experience will prove invaluable and we are all very much looking forward to working with them.”

No further disclosures are required to be made in relation to Maciej Jania under Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

8 November 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood/Jamie Ramsey
  • Peel Hunt LLP020 7418 8900
  • Dan Webster/Matthew Armitt/Richard Brown

This announcement (this “Announcement”) is for information purposes only and does not constitute nor does it form party of any offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for any securities in any jurisdiction including any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is prohibited and is not for distribution in or into or from, without limitation, the United States, Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa or Japan (the “Excluded Territories”), or to US persons (within the meaning of Regulation S of the United States Securities Act 1933 (as amended)) (the “Securities Act”).

The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or under the applicable securities laws of any state in the United States or any Excluded Territory and, unless an exemption under such act or laws is available may not be offered for sale or subscription or sold or subscribed directly or indirectly within the Excluded Territories or for the account or benefit of any national, resident or citizen of the Excluded Territories. No public offering of securities will be made in the United States. The distribution of this Announcement in other jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons into whose possession this Announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdictions.

Peel Hunt, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively for DP Poland and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than DP Poland for providing the protections afforded to clients of Peel Hunt nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any other matters referred to in this Announcement.

The contents of this Announcement are not to be construed as legal, financial or tax advice. If necessary, each recipient of this Announcement should consult his, her or its own legal adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, financial or tax advice. This Announcement contains (or may contain) certain statements that are or may be “forward-looking statements” with respect to the Company, and certain of its goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition and/or performance which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements typically contain words such as “aim”, “anticipate”, “target”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “believe”, “may”, “should” or other words having a similar meaning. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances including, but not limited to economic and business conditions, changes in foreign exchange rates, changes in legislation, changes in consumer habits and other factors outside the control of the Company, any or all of which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements, expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as at the date they are made. Neither DP Poland, nor Peel Hunt nor any other person undertakes any obligation (other than, in the case of DP Poland, pursuant to the AIM Rules for Companies) to update publicly any of the information contained in this Announcement, including any forward-looking statements, in the light of new information, change in circumstances or future events.

Appendix

The Placing

The Placing is conditional, amongst other things, on: (i) Shareholders passing the Resolutions at the General Meeting; (ii) the placing agreement between the Company and Peel Hunt (the “Placing Agreement”) becoming unconditional and not having been terminated prior to Admission; and (iii) Admission having become effective by no later than 8.00 am on 30 November 2012 (or such later date as the Company and Peel Hunt may agree, not being later than 14 December 2012).

Pursuant to the Placing Agreement, Peel Hunt has conditionally agreed to use its reasonable endeavours, as agent for the Company, to place the Placing Shares at the Placing Price. The Placing is not being underwritten. The Company has agreed to pay Peel Hunt a placing commission together with certain costs and expenses incurred in connection with the Placing.

The Placing Agreement also contains warranties by the Company in favour of Peel Hunt as to certain matters relating to the Company and its business. In addition, the Company has given certain undertakings to Peel Hunt and has agreed to indemnify Peel Hunt in relation to certain liabilities it may incur in respect of the Placing. Peel Hunt has the right to terminate the Placing Agreement prior to Admission in certain circumstances.

EIS and VCT Schemes

The Company has applied for and obtained advanced assurance from HMRC that the Placing Shares placed with VCT Schemes are expected to constitute a qualifying holding for such VCT Schemes. HMRC has also confirmed that the Placing Shares should satisfy the requirements for tax relief under EIS.

Although the Company currently expects to satisfy the relevant conditions for VCT investment and to remain a qualifying company for EIS purposes, no guarantee or assurance can be given in that regard.

Reasons for the Placing and use of proceeds

The Placing is being undertaken in order to provide DP Poland with access to the additional capital resources required to implement DP Poland’s plans to open further Domino’s Pizza branded stores in Poland, to increase the marketing spend across all existing and new DP Poland-owned stores and to provide funding for its business through to anticipated EBITDA break even.

In deciding to structure the equity fundraising as a Placing, and in determining the price at which the Placing would be undertaken, the Directors considered a number of factors, including the current financial and trading position of the Company and a desire to achieve certainty within the shortest possible timeframe. The Directors also took into consideration that the majority of the Company’s institutional Shareholders were given the opportunity to participate in the Placing.

Related party transactions

JM Finn & Co Ltd (“JM Finn”) has agreed to subscribe for a total of 3,102,332 Placing Shares. As a result of their participation in the Placing, JM Finn is deemed to be a “related party” for the purposes of Rule 13 of the AIM Rules.

Accordingly, for the purposes of the AIM Rules, Peel Hunt, in its capacity as the Company’s nominated adviser, considers that the terms on which JM Finn will participate in the Placing are fair and reasonable insofar as Shareholders are concerned.

AIM Rule 17 disclosures

The following directorships and previous directorships are notifiable for Chris Moore and Gerry Ford respectively:

Chris Moore

  • D.P. NEWCASTLE LIMITED
  • DOMINO’S PIZZA UK & IRELAND LIMITED*
  • DOMINO’S PIZZA GROUP PLC*
  • DP REALTY LIMITED*
  • AMERICAN PIZZA COMPANY LIMITED(THE)*
  • DP CAPITAL LIMITED*
  • DP GROUP DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED*
  • LIVE BAIT LIMITED*
  • DPG HOLDINGS LIMITED*
  • DOMINO’S LEASING LIMITED*

*No longer a director

Gerry Ford

  • PALADIN ASSOCIATES LIMITED
  • PALADIN PAUL HOLDINGS SARL
  • NERO HOLDINGS LIMITED
  • CAFFE NERO GROUP LIMITED
  • CAFFE NERO GIDA URUNLERI AS
  • AROMA LIMITED
  • ROME BIDCO LIMITED
  • ROME HOLDCO SARL
  • ROME INTERMEDIATE CO LIMITED
  • ROME INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS SARL
  • ROME PIK HOLDCO LIMITED
  • ROME PIKCO LIMITED
  • ROME TOPCO UNLIMITED
  • CAFFE NERO INVESTMENTS LIMITED
  • CAFFE NERO VENTURES LIMITED
  • NERO COFFEE ROASTING LIMITED
  • GREEN COFFEE SP. z.o.o.

Shareholder approval and recommendation

The Placing is conditional upon, amongst other things, the approval of Shareholders at the General Meeting. The Circular will be posted to Shareholders today, providing further details of the Placing and incorporating a notice convening the General Meeting at which the Resolutions will be proposed. The Board believes that the Placing is in the best interests of the Company and its Shareholders, and recommends that Shareholders vote in favour of the Resolutions at the General Meeting, as the Directors intend to do in respect of their own beneficial holdings of 1,610,213 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 6.3 per cent of the existing Ordinary Shares.

The General Meeting will be held at 11.00 am on 26 November 2012.

The Company will also make copies of the Circular (including the notice of General Meeting) available on its website at www.dppoland.com.

Action to be taken

A Form of Proxy for use at the General Meeting will accompany the Circular. The Form of Proxy should be completed in accordance with the instructions thereon and returned to the Company’s Registrars, Capita Registrars, PXS, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4TU. The completion and return of a Form of Proxy will not preclude Shareholders from attending the General Meeting and voting in person should they wish to do so.

Result of General Meeting

DP Poland plc (“DP Poland” or the “Company”)

Result of General Meeting

Following the announcement by the Company on 8 November 2012 in connection with a proposed cash placing of £10.5 million.


The Company is pleased to announce that all resolutions proposed at the General Meeting held today were duly passed.

Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for 70,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) to be admitted to trading on AIM (the “Placing Shares”). It is anticipated that dealings in the Placing Shares will commence at 8.00 am on 30 November 2012.

Following admission the Company will have 95,437,986 Ordinary Shares in issue (there are currently no shares held in treasury). The Placing Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares. The number of voting rights in the Company will therefore be 95,437,986.

Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of DP Poland commented:

I am delighted that we now have the resources to accelerate store roll-out in Warsaw, extend to new cities and to invest significantly in brand marketing and sales promotion. Our sales and gross margin continue to build significantly as Warsaw consumers recognise the superior quality of our offer and the speed and reliability of our service.

26 November 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood/Jamie Ramsay
  • Peel Hunt LLP020 7418 8900
  • Dan Webster/Matthew Armitt/Richard Brown

Interim Results 2012

DP Poland PLC (“DP Poland or the “Company”)

Interim Results

for the half year to 30 June 2012


Core estate established – Focus now on brand awareness and sales growth – Further fundraising planned to support growth programme and to capitalise on opportunity.

DP Poland has the exclusive right to develop, operate and to sub-franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland. It currently has 13 stores operating in Warsaw.

Highlights:

  • Start-up concept commenced Autumn 2010
  • Core estate of 13 sites open and progressing well in Warsaw
    – Fastest roll-out of a Domino’s Pizza franchise
  • Key metrics advancing
    – 53% sales growth from January to June for first 12 stores
    – 64% increase in gross margin from January to June for first 12 stores
    – June like for like sales up 33% for first store
    – Growing proportion of sales coming from online
  • Increased marketing campaigns delivering solid returns
  • On track to open two further sites in 2012; in-line with stated strategy
  • Appointment of Maciej Jania as Finance Director
  • In discussion with certain shareholders about provision of significant extra capital to support the growth programme and capitalise on the brand roll-out opportunity in Poland

Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of DP Poland, said:

“DP Poland now has a meaningful and established core estate in Poland. Our concentration of sites in Warsaw has given us the critical mass to cost effectively increase our marketing activity. We are already seeing encouraging results with increased new customers.”

All financial reports are available to download from here

28 September 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • Peter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020 College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood
  • Jamie Ramsay
  • 020 7418 8900 Peel Hunt
  • Dan Webster
    Matthew Armitt
    Richard Brown

Appointment of Finance Director

DP Poland PLC

Announcement

Appointment of Finance Director Maciej Jania


DP Poland plc (“Company”), which has the exclusive right to develop and operate and to sub-franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maciej Jania as Finance Director with immediate effect. Maciej will also continue in his role as Managing Director of Operations in Warsaw.

Maciej Jania (39 years old) was appointed as Managing Director of DP Polska SA (“DPSA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, in November 2010. Maciej was previously the Financial and Commercial Director of DPSA and has a strong commercial management background in large multi-site businesses. He joined DPSA from Samsung Electronics (Poland) where, since September 2007, he held a senior financial position. Prior to this, Maciej was a key member of the highly successful founding team at coffeeheaven international plc.

Nick Donaldson, Non-Executive Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Maciej on to the Board as Finance Director. Maciej has played a pivotal role in the team that has successfully established a significant Domino’s Pizza operation in Warsaw. His continued role as Managing Director of our operations in Warsaw will bring an invaluable day-to-day perspective to the plc board.”

Maciej Jania’s directorships in the last five years are as follows:

  • PreviousCurrent
  • Samsung Electronics Polska sp. z o.o.DP Polska S.A.
  • CHI Polska S.A.

  • CHI Czech s.r.o

No further disclosures are required to be made in relation to Maciej Jania under Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

25 July 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020College Hill
  • Dan Webster/Matthew Armitt/Richard Brown
  • Peel Hunt LLP020 7418 8900
  • Dan Webster/Matthew Armitt/Richard Brown

Appointment of Broker

DP Poland PLC

Announcement

Appointment of broker


DP Poland plc is pleased to announce the appointment, with immediate effect, of Peel Hunt LLP as nominated adviser and sole broker and financial adviser to the Company.

25 July 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7418 8900 Peel Hunt LLP
  • Dan Webster/Matthew Armitt/Richard Brown
  • 020 7457 2020 College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood/Justine Warren

Notes to editors

DP Poland is the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, through its wholly owned subsidiary DP Polska SA. The Company currently operates 13 stores in Warsaw.

Progress Update

DP Poland PLC

Building Brand Awareness and Sales

DP Poland, the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland with 13 stores currently operating in Warsaw, today provides the following progress update.


During 2012 we have been focused on driving towards profitable store sales through a range of marketing activities, identifying the optimal means of building the brand and promoting trial and repeat initiatives. The key objective is to build a loyal customer base for each store, allowing us to actively engage and encourage repeat purchase.

With a critical mass of stores in Warsaw, we have been able to commit central advertising funds to support our monthly promotions and directly support the day to day marketing activity at individual store level. This central advertising support commenced with an outdoor poster campaign in February supporting our ‘Full Tuesday’ promotion of any large pizza for the price of a small. Tuesday sales saw a significant uplift during and after that campaign and ‘Full Tuesday’ has now become a regular part of the promotional mix.

In March we celebrated our 1st birthday in Warsaw with a campaign of outdoor posters, posters and digital screens in trams and underground, commuter press and radio and online advertising. As well as accelerating sales growth we believe that this campaign boosted our general brand salience in Warsaw.

In April we launched two special edition pizzas under the campaign line ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which was supported by a strong radio campaign and online advertising. Both pizzas were well received and one has now become a regular on our pizza menu.

In May we introduced our any time Domino’s Duo (2x medium) and Domino’s Super Duo (2x large) offers on radio and online. These two offers have now become established as two of our most popular promotional offers and drive a bigger average check at a good margin.

June, which included the UEFA Euro 2012 competition co-hosted in Poland, was our biggest trading month and included our two highest trading days to date. Our campaign in June focused on speed of service, communicating the message that customers would receive their pizza within 30 minutes of ordering. This was of particular relevance as many roads in Warsaw were closed to give fans pedestrian access to the football stadium and as a result traffic was predicted to be heavier than usual. We also launched two special edition pizzas in June, Tropical Hot and Piquante, both of which have been good sellers.

As well as monthly promotions we have also conducted a significant number of one off promotions, including a Valentine’s Day promotion of Lava Cakes and numerous store specific events. These short term promotions have proved very effective in driving traffic, particularly when supported by text and email communications to existing customers.

To mark the opening of our thirteenth store we introduced the concept of a daily pizza at a promotional price, attracting customers and encouraging them to try a particular pizza on promotion, or to select from the full range on our menu. As a result this store is already in the top five stores on a monthly sales basis.

The proportion of online sales to total sales continues to grow and the proactive management of our Facebook page has seen significant increases in fans of Domino’s Pizza Polska and a high level of interaction from those fans on our page, a critical indicator of engagement. We believe that online will become an increasingly important sales channel and an increasingly important part of the marketing mix. We intend to launch a state of the art mobile app in the second half of the year.

At the heart of the Domino’s Pizza brand is high quality pizza, courteous service and speed, our average delivery time from placing an order to the customer receiving it is less than 22 minutes. Our customer research confirms the quality of our offer. Our franchisor Domino’s Pizza International confirms that the standard of our operations, the image of our stores, the quality of our product and the speed of our service are of the highest standards. Key to our success is to powerfully market that proposition.

Peter Shaw, Chief Executive, commented:

“We have made significant progress in the effectiveness of our sales and marketing effort and everything we are doing is confirming our belief that there is huge potential for the Domino’s Pizza brand in Poland. As we grow we are gaining the benefits of being a larger and more established business and this is creating more opportunities across the board. We are now in a good position and have the core marketing infrastructure and knowledge base in place to take the business onto the next stage of its development.”

26 July 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020 College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood / Jamie Ramsay
  • 020 7107 8000 Seymour Pierce Ltd
  • Guy Peters

Notes to editors

DP Poland is the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, through its wholly owned subsidiary DP Polska SA. The Company currently operates 13 stores in Warsaw.

Operations Update – store #13 opens

DP Poland PLC (“DP Poland”)

New Stores Update

Our 13th store opened on Grójecka Street a little over three weeks ago.


Grójecka Street lies south west of the city centre on a main street in the Ochota district. This is an area containing many new build apartment buildings and large white collar businesses.

You can view more images of this and our other stores in our gallery.

dominos 13th storedominos 13th storedominos 13th store

16 May 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • Peter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020 College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood
  • Jamie Ramsay
  • 020 7107 8000 Seymour Pierce
  • Guy Peters / Catherine Leftley – Nominated Advisor
  • David Banks / Jacqui Briscoe – Corporate Broking

Notes to editors

DP Poland is the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, through its wholly owned subsidiary DP Polska SA.

Operational Update

DP Poland PLC (“DP Poland” or the “Company”)

Amendment to Master Franchise Agreement (“MFA”)

As described in our 2011 results statement, the Company’s store opening strategy has been revised.


Having successfully established a good presence in Warsaw, opening 12 stores in 2011 and our 13th store in April this year, we anticipate opening a minimum of 2 further Company operated stores this year.

This opening schedule is expected to be complemented by the commencement of sub-franchising in 2013.

Our franchisor is in full agreement with our evolving strategy and has agreed an amendment to our MFA to reflect this revised strategy. The threshold number of company operated stores required before we sub-franchise stores has been reduced from 20 to 12. While the minimum required store openings are lower this year than originally planned, the agreed minimum store opening schedule to 2019 is higher at 127 stores in total.

We are focusing our efforts in 2012 on building brand awareness and sales, which are continuing to grow across the estate.

14 May 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020
  • College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood
  • Justine Warren
  • 020 7107 8000 Seymour Pierce Ltd
  • Guy Peters/Catherine Leftley – Nominated Adviser
  • David Banks/Jacqui Briscoe – Corporate Broking

Notes to editors

DP Poland is the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, through its wholly owned subsidiary DP Polska SA. The Company currently operates 13 stores in Warsaw.

Directors’ dealings

DP Poland PLC (“DP Poland” or the “Company”)

Directors’ Dealings

The Company was informed on 3 May 2012 that on 3 May 2012:


Mr. Nicholas Donaldson, Non-Executive Chairman of DP Poland, and Mr. Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of DP Poland, each acquired 22,000 ordinary shares respectively at a price of 45.5p each.

Following the share purchases, Nicholas Donaldson has an interest in 113,667 ordinary shares representing 0.45% of the issued share capital of the Company and Peter Shaw has an interest in 1,276,546 ordinary shares representing 5.02% of the issued share capital of the Company.

Nick Donaldson also holds an interest in an additional 50,000 ordinary shares pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Share Incentive Plan and Peter Shaw also controls the voting rights of 283,936 ordinary shares pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Joint Ownership Share Scheme.

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • www.dppoland.comPeter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020
  • College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood
  • Justine Warren
  • 020 7107 8000 Seymour Pierce Ltd
  • Guy Peters/Catherine Leftley – Nominated Adviser
  • David Banks/Jacqui Briscoe – Corporate Broking

Notes to editors

DP Poland is the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland, through its wholly owned subsidiary DP Polska SA. The Company currently operates 13 stores in Warsaw.

Announcing final results 2011

DP Poland PLC (“DP Poland” or the “Company”)

Final results for the year to 31 December 2011

Moving from start-up to a sales focus

DP Poland is the owner of the exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland.


It currently has 12 stores operating in Warsaw.

  • Target of opening 12 stores by the end of 2011 achieved
    ­ – Unparalleled rate of opening in a first year in a new Domino’s market
  • Original premise for market opening verified as customers more highly motivated by quality and speed of service rather than price
  • Commissary operation set up and running well
  • With stores only open on average for three months, the Group made an anticipated loss per share of 11.5p
  • Net cash of £873k at the year end and a further £3.2m raised early in 2012 to fund further development of the company
  • Three further stores in Warsaw to open in 2012 followed by a move to a sub-franchise model, reducing the Company’s future capital expenditure requirement

Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of DP Poland, said:

“We are pleased with the development of the Company in its start-up phase, over the last year having achieved our target number of openings. Operationally we are running well and delivering high quality product to our customers quickly. We are approaching critical mass in Warsaw with growing awareness among our target consumers.

“We are well funded for further development in 2012 and are targeting 2013 for the opening of the first sub-franchised Domino’s Pizza stores in Poland.”

Download the full announcement below

26 March 2012

Enquiries:

  • c/o College Hill: 020 7457 2020DP Poland PLC
  • Peter Shaw, Chief Executive
  • 020 7457 2020 College Hill
  • Matthew Smallwood
  • Justine Warren
  • 020 7107 8000 Seymour Pierce
  • Jeremy Porter / Catherine Leftley – Corporate Finance
  • David Banks / Jacqui Briscoe – Corporate Broking

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