16:35 22 May 2015

-5.25p  -1.58%


Total Dividend for 2014


14 Nov 2014


10 July 2015


16:35 22 May 2015


169.37 +4.53%
Revenue 2014 £m

17.14 +17.38%

  UK Europe Middle East & Africa Asia & Australasia Americas Group
Revenue £m 79.15 21.09 8.00 44.17 16.96 169.37
Revenue compared to 2013 8.9% 8.5% (0.6)% (11.6)% 42.4% 4.5%
Headline Profit Before Tax £m 7.97 2.75 1.02 5.01 0.39 17.14
Average Employees 773 208 185 532 187 1,885


  • Abu Dhabi MC Saatchi
  • Bangkok World Services
  • Beirut MC Saatchi
  • Berlin MC Saatchi,Sport and Entertainment
  • Cape Town MC Saatchi,Mobile
  • Geneva MC Saatchi
  • Hong Kong MC Saatchi
  • Islamabad World Services
  • Johannesburg MC Saatchi
  • Kuala Lumpur MC Saatchi
  • London Clear Ideas,Human Digital,Lida,MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR,Merlin,Mobile,Native,Sport and Entertainment,Talk PR,The Source,Walker Media,World Services
  • Los Angeles MC Saatchi,Mobile
  • Madrid MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR
  • Melbourne MC Saatchi
  • Milan MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR
  • Moscow MC Saatchi
  • New Delhi MC Saatchi
  • New York Clear Ideas,MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi PR,Mobile,Sport and Entertainment
  • Paris Direct One,FCINQ,MC Saatchi,MC Saatchi Corporate
  • San Francisco Mobile
  • Sao Paulo MC Saatchi
  • Shanghai MC Saatchi
  • Singapore Clear Ideas,MC Saatchi,Mobile
  • Stockholm Lida,MC Saatchi
  • Sydney Lida,MC Saatchi,Mobile,RE,Sport and Entertainment
  • Tokyo MC Saatchi


  • Clear London,New York,Singapore
  • Direct One Paris
  • FCINQ Paris
  • Human Digital London
  • Lida London,Stockholm,Sydney
  • M&C Saatchi Abu Dhabi,Beirut,Berlin,Cape Town,Geneva,Hong Kong,Johannesburg,Kuala Lumpur,London,Los Angeles,Madrid,Melbourne,Milan,Moscow,New Delhi,New York,Paris,Sao Paulo,Shanghai,Singapore,Stockholm,Sydney,Tokyo
  • M&C Saatchi Corporate Paris
  • M&C Saatchi PR London,New York,Madrid,Milan
  • Merlin London
  • Mobile London,New York,Singapore,Sydney,Los Angeles,Cape Town,San Francisco
  • Native London
  • RE Sydney
  • Sport & Entertainment London,New York,Sydney,Berlin
  • Talk PR London
  • The Source London
  • Walker Media 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.

  • Jamie Hewitt

    Finance Director

    Jamie Hewitt joined M&C Saatchi as UK Group Finance Director just as they floated in June 2004. He was promoted to M&C Saatchi plc Group Finance Director in March 2010. He qualified with KPMG and has extensive experience of working with large advertising marketing groups which include Havas, Dentsu and Interpublic’s McCann Erickson.

  • Lloyd Dorfman

    Non-Executive Director

    Lloyd Dorfman is the senior independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. He is founder and chairman of Travelex.

  • Adrian Martin

    Non-Executive Director

    Adrian Martin is an independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. He is Non-executive Chairman of Morgan Sindall plc, and has 15 years' experience as a non-executive director, predominantly at listed companies. Until 2000 he was managing partner of BDO Stoy Hayward and he was also chairman of BDO’s International Policy board: He was Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP from 2001 to 2007.

  • Jonathan Goldstein

    Non-Executive Director

    Jonathan Goldstein is an independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. Jonathan heads up European Real Estate and Direct Investment at Guggenheim Partners as Senior Managing Director. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Executive at Heron International. Until 2007 he spent nine years as Chief Executive of Olswang.


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, Lloyd Dorfman, Jonathan Goldstein and Adrian Martin (Committee Chairman); and is attended by Finance Director Jamie Hewitt and the auditors as appropriate.

Corporate governance

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

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.

Remuneration Committee

The Group has a Remuneration Committee, composed of the three Non-Executive Directors Lloyd Dorfman (Committee Chairman), Jonathan Goldstein and Adrian Martin. Its report can be found in the latest Annual Report. In view of the size of the Group, there is no Nominations Committee.



Major Shareholders

Major Shareholders
Shareholders Number of shares % of issued equity
Paradice Investment Management 7,845,868
Aviva plc and subsidiaries 5,444,532 7.59%
Herald Investment Trust plc
4,139,900 5.77%
Octopus Investments Nominees Limited 3,821,890 5.33%
David Kershaw 4,127,060 5.76%
Bill Muirhead 4,127,060
Maurice Saatchi 4,127,060
Jeremy Sinclair 4,127,060
Jamie Hewitt 166,848 0.23%
Lloyd Dorfman 102,042 0.14%
Shares held by Directors of M&C Saatchi plc 16,777,130 23.41%
Shares held by Subsidiary Directors 2,585,270 3.61%
Shares held by >5% Shareholders 21,252,190 30.07%
Total — Shares not in public hands 40,614,590 56.65%

Capital history

Capital history
Date Share increase / (decrease) Issued Shares Less Treasury Stock Outstanding Shares Event
01/01/2014   69,038,993 -700,000 68,338,993  
23/01/2014 (6,336,800) 62,701,193 -700,000 62,001,193 Tender offer at 335p per share
15/04/2014 128,495 62,829,688 -700,000 62,129,688 Options fulfilled
01/05/2014 2,030,131 64,859,819 -700,000 64,159,819 20% of M&C Saatchi Mobile Ltd acquired
27/05/2014 55,380 64,915,199 -700,000 64,215,199 Options fulfilled
15/07/2014 2,398,932 67,314,131 -700,000 66,614,131 20% of M&C Saatchi (Pty) Ltd acquired
5/09/2014     641,492 67,955,623  -700,000 67,255,623  M&C Saatchi (UK) Ltd shares purchased 
02/10/2014 423,006  68,378,629  -700,000 67,678,629 Remaining shares in M&C Saatchi GAD SAS acquired
01/01/2015 68,378,629 -700,000 67,678,629  
23/01/2015 3,001,633 71,380,262 -700,000 70,680,262 Options fulfilled
07/05/2015  1,019,267  72,399,529  -700,000  71,699,529  10% M&C Saatchi Mobile Ltd acquired 

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



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