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Robert Walters chief financial officer, company secretary and executive director Alan R. Bannatyne sells 15 June 2018

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Robert Walters (L:RWA) Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Executive Director Alan R. Bannatyne sold 116,529 shares worth GBP792,397 ($US1,049,839) on June 14. The selling price was GBP6.80.

SECTION 1 ALAN R. BANNATYNE REPORTED SELLING IN 2018

+ In 2018 a total of 200,371 shares worth GBX133.7 million were sold. The highest number of shares 116,529 worth GBX79.2 million were sold in the month of June.

MonthNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
June 15, 2018116,529680.079,239,720
March 20, 201883,842650.054,497,300
Total200,371667.45133,737,020

SECTION 2 ALAN R. BANNATYNE PREVIOUS 6 YEARS REPORTED BUYING

+ In the 6-year period 2012 to 2017 a total of 61,166 shares worth GBX16.6 million were bought.

YearNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
2017NANANA
2016NANANA
2015NANANA
201426,666315.08,399,790
2013NANANA
201234,500237.58,193,750
Total61,166271.2916,593,540

SECTION 3 ALAN R. BANNATYNE PREVIOUS 6 YEARS REPORTED SELLING

+ In the 6-year period 2012 to 2017 a total of 160,649 shares worth GBX42.4 million were sold.

YearNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
201711,859400.04,743,600
2016NANANA
201519,008358.56,814,368
2014NANANA
2013NANANA
2012129,782237.530,823,225
Total160,649263.8142,381,193

Source: London Stock Exchange

SECTION 4 BIOGRAPHY ALAN R. BANNATYNE, CFO, COMPANY SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, Alan was Commercial Manager of Primecom and then Financial Director of Foresight, both subsidiaries of Primedia, a listed South African Media Group. Alan joined Robert Walters as Group Financial Controller in September 2002 and was appointed to the Board of Robert Walters plc as Chief Financial Officer in March 2007. In February 2017 he was appointed as a Non-executive Director of Xafinity plc.

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SECTION 5 ROBERT WALTERS PLC PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:RWA):

5.1 Robert Walters PLC is placed 99/1,428 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of the United Kingdom stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 93.

5.2 The Past Two Years

Robert Walters rises for a second consecutive year, a two-year rise of 116%

Robert Walters PLC (L:RWA), extended its gains in the past year, rising an additional GBX277.36 (69.6%) to close at GBX676.0 today. In the previous year the shares rose GBX86.0 (27.5%). The shares have lifted GBX363.36 (116.2%) over the past two years, compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 1,842.3 points (31.1%) in the two years for a relative price increase of 85.1%.

5.3 MCap History:

In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has increased by GBP344.5 million from GBP165.7 million to GBP510.2 million. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there have been declines in MCap in 2 out of 5 years.

PriceMCap (GBP M)MCap (US$ M)
LastGBX676.0510.2683.1
1 Year agoGBX398.64302.5-
2 Years agoGBX307.83275.8393.2
3 Years agoGBX388.51355.2550.6
4 Years agoGBX285.79236.5399.6
5 Years agoGBX196.70165.7260.2

5.4 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 4 of the last 5 years. An investment in RWA a year ago would have produced a return of 70.1%

RWACloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jun 15GBX676.0GBX12.0567.1370.1
1 Year agoGBX404.53GBX8.5029.42.732.1
2 Years agoGBX312.64GBX7.08(19.5)1.8-17.7
3 Years agoGBX388.51GBX6.035.92.138
4 Years agoGBX285.79GBX5.4038.32.640.9

Close 5 years ago GBX206.72.

5.5 Present Value of GBP1000 invested in the past

The present value of GBX1000 invested a year ago is GBX1,727

PV10001-week1-month1-year
RWA.L1,0069581,727
FTSE 100 Index1,0089971,039

5.6 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 67.1% for Robert Walters outperformed the change of 2.8% in the FTSE 100 Index for a relative price change of 64.4%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
RWA-4.05.367.1
Support services sector-46.3-46.6-45.2
FTSE 100 Index-0.67.62.8

SECTION 6 ROBERT WALTERS PLC FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:RWA):

6.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Return on Equity has improved from 14.5% in 2014 to 24.1% in 2017, Revenue Growth has improved from 13.8% in 2014 to 16.7% in 2017 and Operating Margin has improved from 2.7% in 2014 to 3.6% in 2017.

RWARevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
201716.754.93.624.1
201622.948.12.919.5
201519.534.52.816.7
201413.873.82.714.5

6.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 10-year average is 1.8% and Return on Equity 10-year average is 13.9%.

DescriptionAnnual10-year Avg
EBITDA Margin3.63.3
Operating Profit Margin3.62.8
Net Profit Margin2.51.8
Return on Equity24.113.9
Return on Assets9.15.4
Return on Capital Employed33.721.4

6.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In United Kingdom Market
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %33.7In Top 4%
Relative Price Change % (1 Year)66.0In Top 8%
Price to Sales0.4In Top Quartile
Turnover in QuarterGBP26.5 million (US$35.5 million)In Top Quartile
Interest Cover42.4In Top Quartile

SECTION 7 ROBERT WALTERS PLC GLOBAL RANK (United Kingdom:RWA):

7.1 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,796 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)683.1M10,682Top
Total Assets (US$)454.2M14,176Second
Revenue (US$)1.6B5,041Top
Net Profit (US$)41.2M8,578Top
Return on Equity %24.12,984Top
Net Profit Margin %2.522,976Second
Price to Book5.729,291Third
Price Earnings26.813,170Second
Yield %1.315,542Second
US$* Change (1Year) %78.63,625Top
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)2834,592Third

Jun 14, 2018: GBP 1 equals USD 1.3389

SECTION 8 OTHER DIRECTORS OF ROBERT WALTERS PLC

Robert Walters, Chief Executive Officer

Alan R. Bannatyne, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director & Company Secretary

Carol Hui, Non-Executive Director

Brian McArthur-Muscroft, Non-Executive Director

Tanith Dodge, Non-Executive Director

Giles Daubeney, Chief Operating Officer

SECTION 9 ROBERT WALTERS PLC ACTIVITIES

Robert Walters plc provides professional recruitment services on a permanent, contract and interim basis primarily in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and South Africa. It offers its recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, banking, engineering, operations, legal, information technology, sales and marketing, supply chain, procurement and logistics, human resources, secretarial, and support and administration. The company also provides recruitment process outsourcing services, consultancy, and payroll services. It serves the clients in the financial, commercial, and industrial sectors. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

SECTION 10 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

10.1 CHANGES IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT

31 January 2018

Robert Walters chairman Leslie Van de Walle - to step down

Leslie Van de Walle of Robert Walters will step down as Non-Executive Chairman. The effective date is Mar 01, 2018.

10.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

30 May 2018

Brian McArthur-Muscroft starts sixth year as Robert Walters Non-Executive Director

Brian McArthur-Muscroft was appointed Non-Executive Director of Robert Walters (L:RWA) five years ago in May 2013. In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 27.9%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now GBP3,417, a gain of GBP2,101 and dividend reinvested of GBP316.

01 March 2018

Alan R. Bannatyne brings three-bagger value to Robert Walters

Alan R. Bannatyne was appointed CFO of Robert Walters (L:RWA) eleven years ago on March 01, 2007. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is GBP3,884, for a capital gain of GBP2,508 and dividend reinvested of GBP376.

01 February 2018

Tanith Dodge starts second year as Robert Walters Non-Executive Director

Tanith Dodge was appointed Non-Executive Director of Robert Walters (L:RWA) one year ago on February 01, 2017. The shares were up from GBX362.8 to GBX658.0 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 84.9%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth GBP1,849, a gain of GBP814 and dividend reinvested of GBP36.

01 January 2018

Carol Hui brings three-bagger value to Robert Walters

Carol Hui was appointed Non-Executive Director of Robert Walters (L:RWA) six years ago on January 01, 2012. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is GBP3,629, for a capital gain of GBP2,278 and dividend reinvested of GBP351.

10.3 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

16 June 2018

Robert Walters chief executive officer Robert Walters sells

Robert Walters (L:RWA) Chief Executive Officer Robert Walters sold 191,207 shares worth GBP1,300,208 ($US1,722,632) on June 14. The selling price was GBP6.80.

16 June 2018

Robert Walters chief operating officer Giles Daubeney sells

Robert Walters (L:RWA) Chief Operating Officer Giles Daubeney sold 160,153 shares worth GBP1,089,040 ($US1,442,859) on June 14. The selling price was GBP6.80.

21 March 2018

Robert Walters chief operating officer Giles Daubeney sells

Robert Walters (L:RWA) Chief Operating Officer Giles Daubeney sold 114,489 shares worth GBP744,178 ($US1,044,544) on March 20. The selling price was GBP6.50.

21 March 2018

Robert Walters chief executive officer Robert Walters sells

Robert Walters (L:RWA) Chief Executive Officer Robert Walters sold 137,320 shares worth GBP892,580 ($US1,252,843) on March 20. The selling price was GBP6.50.

21 March 2018

Robert Walters chief financial officer, company secretary and executive director Alan R. Bannatyne sells

Robert Walters (L:RWA) Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Executive Director Alan R. Bannatyne sold 83,842 shares worth GBP544,973 ($US764,935) on March 20. The selling price was GBP6.50.

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