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Restore PLC
25 July 2017


25 July 2017

Restore plc


Half Year Trading Update


Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Group"), the UK office services provider, today issues a trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2017.


Trading in the first six months of 2017 was in line with expectations, with the Group continuing to benefit from last year's acquisition of PHS Data Solutions ("PHS DS").


Within the Document Management division, Restore's core records management business traded robustly. As expected, net box growth during the period was below our usual rate of increase, reflecting major customer exits from previously-acquired businesses that were anticipated at the time of acquisition. However, cost savings, including those from the records management operation of PHS DS, exceeded expectations. Restore Datashred traded strongly and benefited from improved demand for recycled paper. Restore Scan also traded well, and its major seasonal contract was executed successfully.


Within the Relocation division, Harrow Green performed well, with good year-on-year growth.  Relocom traded satisfactorily. Our IT recycling activities, which comprise IT Efficient and The ITAD Works, acquired in February 2017, traded particularly strongly. ITP Group, our toner cartridge recycling business, showed improvement and traded profitably during the period.


The Group's Half Year results will be released on 11 September 2017.



For further information please contact:


Restore plc

Charles Skinner, Chief Executive

07966 234 075

Adam Councell, Group Finance Director

07860 402 434

Cenkos Securities

020 7397 8900

Nicholas Wells

Elizabeth Bowman

FTI Consulting

020 3727 1340

Nick Hasell

Alex Le May



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