16:35 18 July 2019

-10.00p  -2.87%


Total Dividend for 2018


9 Nov 2018


5 July 2019


16:35 18 July 2019

2018 Numbers

255.37 +1.5%
Net revenue 2018 £m

32.20 +16.79%

2018 Numbers
  UK Europe Middle East & Africa Asia & Australasia Americas Group
Net revenue £m 95.83 34.17 15.79 65.38 44.21 255.37
Net revenue compared to 2017 1.9% 2.0% 7.8% 1.0% (0.9)% 1.5%
Headline Profit Before Tax £m 13.66 5.38 1.25 6.60 5.41 32.20
Average Employees 837 364 289 834 273 2,597


  • Abu Dhabi MC Saatchi
  • Bangkok World Services
  • Beirut MC Saatchi
  • Berlin MC Saatchi,Sport and Entertainment
  • Cape Town Africa,Black White,Connect,Creative Spark,Dalmation,MC Saatchi,Mobile,Sport and Entertainment
  • Chicago
  • Dayton Clear Ideas
  • Dubai MC Saatchi
  • Frankfurt Clear Ideas
  • Geneva MC Saatchi
  • Hong Kong MC Saatchi,RE
  • Islamabad World Services
  • Istanbul MC Saatchi
  • Jakarta MC Saatchi
  • Johannesburg Africa,MC Saatchi
  • Kuala Lumpur MC Saatchi
  • London Accelerator,Arts,Black White,Human Digital,Clear Ideas,Export,Lida,MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR,Merlin,Mobile,RE,Send Me A Sample,Shop,Sport and Entertainment,Talk PR,The Source,World Services
  • Los Angeles MC Saatchi,Majority,Mobile,Sport and Entertainment
  • Madrid MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR
  • Melbourne MC Saatchi
  • Mexico City MC Saatchi
  • Milan MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR
  • New Delhi MC Saatchi,Mobile
  • New York Clear Ideas,Lida,MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR,MCD,Mobile,Sport and Entertainment,That,SSK
  • Paris FCINQ,Little Stories,MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR
  • San Francisco Mobile
  • Sao Paulo FQ Brasil,MC Saatchi
  • Shanghai Clear Ideas,MC Saatchi
  • Singapore Clear Ideas,MC Saatchi,Mobile
  • Stockholm Go,MC Saatchi
  • Sydney Bohemia,Lida,MC Saatchi,Mobile,RE,Sport and Entertainment,This,Tricky Jigsaw
  • Tel Aviv MC Saatchi
  • Tokyo MC Saatchi


  • Accelerator London
  • Africa Cape Town,Johannesburg
  • Arts London
  • Black & White London,Cape Town
  • Bohemia Sydney
  • Human Digital London
  • Clear London,New York,Singapore,Frankfurt,Shanghai,Dayton
  • Connect Cape Town
  • Creative Spark Cape Town
  • Dalmation Cape Town
  • Export London
  • FCINQ Paris
  • F&Q Brasil Sao Paulo
  • Go Stockholm
  • Lida London,Sydney,New York
  • Little Stories PR Paris
  • Majority Los Angeles
  • M&C Saatchi Abu Dhabi,Beirut,Berlin,Cape Town,Geneva,Hong Kong,Jakarta,Johannesburg,Kuala Lumpur,London,Los Angeles,Madrid,Melbourne,Milan,New Delhi,New York,Paris,Sao Paulo,Shanghai,Singapore,Stockholm,Sydney,Tokyo,Istanbul,Tel Aviv,Dubai,Mexico City
  • MCD Partners New York
  • Send Me A Sample London
  • M&C Saatchi PR London,New York,Madrid,Milan,Paris
  • Merlin London
  • Performance London,New York,Singapore,Sydney,Los Angeles,Cape Town,San Francisco,New Delhi
  • RE Sydney,Hong Kong,London
  • Shop London
  • Sport & Entertainment London,New York,Sydney,Berlin,Cape Town,Los Angeles
  • SS+K New York
  • Talk Global London
  • That New York
  • This Sydney
  • Tricky Jigsaw Sydney
  • The Source London
  • World Services London,Bangkok,Islamabad

Reports & Results


  • Jeremy Sinclair


    Jeremy Sinclair is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. He was one of the founders of Saatchi & Saatchi in 1970, became chairman of the UK agency in 1982 and was appointed chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi International in 1986. He later became executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Worldwide and Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi plc.

  • David Kershaw

    Chief Executive

    David Kershaw is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1982 after obtaining an MBA at London Business School. He became managing director in 1990 and was made chairman and chief executive of the UK agency in 1994.

  • Bill Muirhead

    Executive Director

    Bill Muirhead is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. In 1971 he was one of the first account handlers at Saatchi & Saatchi. He became Group account director and was subsequently appointed chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Europe with additional responsibility for the London agency. In February 1994 he moved to New York as chief executive and president of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Worldwide.

  • Maurice Saatchi

    Executive Director

    Maurice Saatchi is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. He founded Saatchi & Saatchi in 1970 and became its chairman in 1980. He received a life peerage in 1996.

  • Mickey Kalifa

    Finance Director

    Mickey Kalifa joined the Board on 31 March 2019, he was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Sportech PLC, where he worked from 2008 to 2017 and is currently non-executive director of Zoo Digital Group PLC. He is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC and has a strong background in the media, technology and sports industry. Mickey has also held executive roles across a number of leading organisations in the UK and USA, including Liberty Global, Sky and Disney.

  • Lorna Tilbian

    Non-Executive Director

    Lorna Tilbian is an independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. She was an executive director and Head of the Media Sector in Corporate Broking & Advisory at Numis Corporation PLC until September 2017. She has a distinguished career as a top media analyst and more recently as an investment adviser to the media sector. Lorna is a Non-Executive Director of Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust plc, Proven VCT plc, Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Rightmove plc and Chairman designate of Dowgate Capital Limited.

  • Michael Dobbs

    Non-Executive Director

    Lord Dobbs is Britain's best-known political novelist and the author of the House of Cards. He is an active member of the House of Lords. He was Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher and following a period at Saatchi & Saatchi, returned to the Conservative Party as her Chief-of-Staff and then became Deputy Chairman under John Major. He has also been a current affairs presenter for the BBC, and a columnist for both the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express. He has a doctorate in nuclear defence studies.

  • Michael Peat

    Non-Executive Director

    Sir Michael Peat is an independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. He was a partner at KPMG from 1985 to 1993 before joining the Royal Household. Positions held in the Household included Director of Finance and Property Services, Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to The Queen, Receiver General of The Duchy of Lancaster, Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and chairman of The Prince's Charities Foundation. He retired from the Royal Household in 2011. Sir Michael Peat is a director of CQS and an independent non-executive on the Boards of Deloitte LLP and Evraz Plc.



M&C Saatchi was formed in January 1995 by Jeremy Sinclair (Chairman), Bill Muirhead, David Kershaw (Chief Executive) and the brothers Maurice and Charles Saatchi.

What we do

We are a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.

The strategy is carried out by our 2,597 staff, employed in over eighty business units run by local entrepreneurs who are regularly in touch with their local stakeholders and head office.

Corporate governance

The M&C Saatchi plc Board comprises five Executive and four Non-Executive Directors. The Board manages the Group's affairs according to the schedule of matters reserved for its approval, including the financial statements, acquisitions and disposals, authority levels for expenditure, and reviews of monthly and other management reports.

The Chief Executive and Finance Director regularly meet shareholders and their representatives. The whole board is available to shareholders at the AGM.

M&C Saatchi plc follows the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code corporate governance code. The Board regularly reviews the Groups Governance structure and disclosures, making changes and improvements where necessary (last review 18 September 2018).

M&C Saatchi plc is registered and operates in England and Wales, registration number 05114893.

Audit Committee

Since the 14 July 2004 float, the Group has operated with an Audit Committee, whose terms of reference cover the points recommended by the Code. The Committee comprises the three Non-Executive Directors, Michael Dobbs, Lorna Tilbian and Michael Peat (Committee Chairman); and is attended by Finance Director Mickey Kalifa and the auditors as appropriate. Details of committee’s remit and work it has performed in year can be found in latest Annual Report.

In view of the size of the Group, the Nominations Committee is only formed when needed, otherwise the role is fulfilled by the board.

Remuneration Committee

The Group has a Remuneration Committee, composed of the three Non-Executive Directors Michael Dobbs, Lorna Tilbian and Michael Peat. Details of committee’s remit and work it has performed in year can be found in latest Annual Report.



Major Shareholders

Major Shareholders
Shareholders Number of shares % of issued equity
Octopus Investments Nominees Limited 12,439,447

Invesco Perpetual 10,117,503 11.24%
Paradice Investment Management 9,465,200

Aviva plc and subsidiaries

4,605,384 5.12%

David Kershaw 4,127,060 4.58%
Bill Muirhead 4,127,060

Maurice Saatchi 4,127,060

Jeremy Sinclair 4,127,060 4.58%
Michael Dobbs 4,850 0.01%
Shares held by Directors of M&C Saatchi plc 16,513,090 18.33%
Shares held by Subsidiary Directors 868,101

Shares held by >5% Shareholders 36,627,534

Total — Shares not in public hands 54,008,725 59.98%

Capital history

Capital history
Date Share increase / (decrease) Issued Shares Less Treasury Stock Outstanding Shares Event
01/01/2018   81,332,802 -700,000 80,632,802  
01/02/2018 72,590

80,705,392 Acquisition of equity in a Swedish subsidiary
1,309,092 82,714,484
-700,000  82,014,484
Acquisition of equity in an UK subsidiary

Dividend information

Dividend information
Announcement date Payment date Per share Year related to Total dividend for year
20 March 2014 4 July 2014 4.24p 2013 5.45p
11 September 2014  14 November 2014  1.40p  2014  
26 March 2015  10 July 2015 4.87p  2014 6.27p
10 September 2015  13 November 2015  1.61p  2015   
18 March 2016  8 July 2016  5.60p  2015  7.21p
22 September 2016

11 November 2017



16 March 2017

7 July 2017

6.44p 2016 8.29p
25 September 2017

10 November 2017

2.13p 2017

22 March 2018  6 July 2018  7.40p
2017  9.53p
20 September 2018
9 November 2018 2.45p



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