Published: 2018-11-30 15:40:00 CET
The Marketing Group plc
Announcement from First North
THE MARKETING GROUP PLC: Trading Update and Group Reorganisation
Trading Update and Group Reorganisation
LONDON: 30 November 2018 – The
Marketing Group plc (the “Company” or the
“Group”), which trades as RYVL, today
provides an update on current trading and
certain actions being taken to
reorganise the Group.

Since the Board changes announced in October 2018 and in
light of the poor
trading performance of certain Group companies in recent
times, the Board has
been reviewing the Group’s strategy. The Board concluded
that a fundamental
change was required, including a significant portfolio
realignment, to ensure
that the Group is focused on its core service offering
of advertising, PR and
data and has a sustainable future.

The decision was
therefore taken that the following Group companies be either
disposed of or

  · The Brand Theatre Pte Ltd
  · Rainmakers MSA Limited
One9Ninety Pte Ltd
  · One9Social Pte Ltd, trading as Narratrs
  · Channel Zero
Pty Ltd
  · Marker Limited
  · Clickverta Limited

All the above companies,
except Marker Limited, have been sold back to their
management for sums that
are not material in the context of the Group. The
completion of these disposals
occurred today. It is the Company’s intention to
discontinue the operations of
Marker Limited in early 2019.

This leaves the Group to immediately focus on a
reduced number of core
companies, all trading under the RYVL banner, of:

RYVL Ranieri Public Relations (which includes the agencies formerly trading
Wildcard Communications and Reflexion Publique)
  · RYVL Slingshot Sponsorship

 · RYVL Truth Media
  · RYVL Addiction Advertising

These continuing operations, provide a highly integrated offering,
will have
offices in London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Singapore and San

Given this fundamental reorganisation of the Group and the recent
performance of the non-continuing operations the Board
anticipates that the
financial results for the year ending 31 December 2018
will be below the Board’s
previous expectations and the Company is likely to
report an operating EBITDA
loss for the full year.

This information is
information that The Marketing Group plc is obliged to make
public pursuant to
the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted
for publication,
through the agency of the contact person set out below, at
15:30 CET on 30
November 2018.

About RYVL

RYVL is the operating name of The Marketing Group
Plc. (

RYVL is a global network of complementary marketing
businesses. It is building a
lean and technology centric approach to providing
a global marketing solution,
fit for the needs of modern brands.

The Marketing
Group Plc (Ticker: TMG.ST) is listed on Nasdaq First North,

Mangold Fondkommission AB, +46 8-5030 15 50, is the Company’s
Certified Adviser
and liquidity provider.

Investor Relations


Miles Nolan

Phone: +44 (0) 203 934