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Company Overview of The European Investment Trust plc

Company Overview

The European Investment Trust plc is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Edinburgh Partners AIFM Limited. The fund is co-managed by Edinburgh Partners Limited. It invests in public equity markets of Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in value stocks of companies. The fund employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock selection approach, focusing on companies which seek to benefit from restructuring, cost cutting, and other profitability improvements to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE All World Europe ex...

27-31 Melville Street

Edinburgh,  EH3 7JF

United Kingdom

Founded in 1972

Phone:

44 13 1270 3800

Fax:

44 13 1270 3801

Key Executives for The European Investment Trust plc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Head of Retail
Head of Investment Trust Business-F&C and Isis Business
Age: 58
Deputy Head of Investment Trusts - Edinburgh
Age: 52
Company Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The European Investment Trust plc Key Developments

The European Investment Trust plc Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended March 31, 2014

The European Investment Trust plc announced unaudited earnings results for the half year ended March 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported income of £2,779,000 compared to £2,450,000 a year ago. Net return on ordinary activities before taxation was £44,922,000 compared to £37,849,000 a year ago. Net return after taxation was £44,634,000 compared to £37,691,000 a year ago. Return per ordinary share was 106.10 pence compared to 89.60 pence a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £1,587,000 compared to £1,591,000 a year ago.

the European Investment Trust plc Recommends Final Dividend and Special Dividend for Year Ended September 30, 2013 ,Payable on January 31, 2014; Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended September 30, 2013

The European Investment Trust plc recommend a final dividend of 14.0 pence per share and a special dividend of 4.0 pence per share, a total of 18.0 pence per share, with the dividends fully covered by earnings generated in the year ended September 30, 2013. The proposed total dividend of 18.0 pence compares with the prior year total dividend of 16.0 pence and represents an increase of 12.5%. Subject to the approval of shareholders at the forthcoming annual general meeting, these dividends will be paid on January 31, 2014 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 10 January 2014. The ex-dividend date will be January 8, 2014. The company reported earnings results for the year ended September 30, 2013. For the year, the company reported Gains on investments at fair value of £65,516,000 against £21,758,000 a year ago. Net return before finance costs and taxation was £74,257,000 against £28,773,000 a year ago. Net return before taxation was £74,130,000 against £28,649,000 a year ago. Net return attributable to shareholders was £73,229,000 against £27,835,000 a year ago. Return per ordinary share was 174.07 pence against 66.00 pence a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £8,667,000 against £7,391,000 a year ago. Purchases of investments were £130,066,000 against £93,093,000 a year ago. In the year to 30 September 2013, the net asset value per share of your Company increased by 25.9% from 610.24 pence to 768.31 pence.

The European Investment Trust plc, Annual General Meeting, Jan 14, 2014

The European Investment Trust plc, Annual General Meeting, Jan 14, 2014., at 11:00 GMT Standard Time. Location: Brewers' Hall, Aldermanbury Square. Agenda: To consider the the company's powers to make purchases of up to 14.99% of its shares in issue be renewed; and to consider the dividend.

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