RNS Number : 4220L

Watkin Jones plc

06 September 2019

 For immediate release   6 September 2019 

Watkin Jones plc

('Watkin Jones' or the 'Group')

Notice of Capital Markets Day and FY Pre-Close Trading Statement

Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), a leading UK developer and constructor of multi-occupancy residential property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and Build to Rent sectors, will hold a Capital Markets Day for investors and analysts on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at Duncan House in Stratford, one of the Group's recently completed London based purpose built student accommodation developments.

The event will include a site visit and a number of presentations from the Watkin Jones senior management team including Richard Simpson, the Group's Chief Executive Officer, who will outline his strategy for future growth. This will be followed by a tour of Duncan House.

On the morning of the Capital Markets Day, the Group will issue its FY Pre-Close Trading Statement for the year ended 30 September 2019. No new material information will be delivered during the event and presentations will subsequently be made available on the Group's website.

This event is by invitation only. For further details please contact watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com.

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For further information:

Watkin Jones plc 
Richard Simpson, Chief Executive                  Tel: +44 (0) 1248 362 516 
Phil Byrom, Chief Financial Officer                  www.watkinjonesplc.com 
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint Corporate     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 
 Broker)                                                               8900 
Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp                                     www.peelhunt.com 
Jefferies Hoare Govett (Joint Corporate Broker)        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 
Max Jones / Will Soutar                                   www.jefferies.com 

Media enquiries:

Henry Harrison-Topham / Richard Oldworth   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000 
 Jamie Hooper / Steph Watson 
watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com                      www.buchanan.uk.com 

Notes to Editors

Watkin Jones is a leading UK developer and constructor of multi occupancy property assets, with a focus on the student accommodation and Build to Rent sectors. The Group has strong relationships with institutional investors, and a reputation for successful, on-time-delivery of high quality developments. Since 1999, Watkin Jones has delivered 38,000 student beds across 117 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose built student accommodation market. In addition, the Fresh Property Group, the Group's specialist accommodation management company, manages over 15,000 student beds and Build to Rent apartments on behalf of its institutional clients. Watkin Jones has also been responsible for over 80 residential developments, ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments. The Group is now expanding its operations into the Build to Rent sector.

The Group's competitive advantage lies in its experienced management team and business model, which enables it to offer an end-to-end solution for investors, delivered entirely in-house with minimal reliance on third parties, across the entire life cycle of an asset.

Watkin Jones was admitted to trading on AIM in March 2016 with the ticker WJG.L. For additional information please visit: www.watkinjonesplc.com

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