Morses Club proposes to transform into U Money Plc

Morses Club proposes to transform into U Money Plc

LONDON, UK: Morses Club Plc is proposing a reorganisation of its business and corporate structure which will involve the introduction of a new, AIM-quoted, holding company for the Group, U Money PLC.

Following the reorganisation, there will be two distinct business divisions, home collected credit (HCC) and digital, which will operate through separate operating subsidiaries of U Money; HCC through Morses Club and Digital through Shelby Finance Ltd under the brands Dot Dot Loans for online lending and U Account for online e-money current accounts.

The recent acceleration of the Group’s digital transformation, as a result of changes to market conditions and customer needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitates the realignment of the Group’s structure to allow it to better facilitate the ongoing development of the Group’s digital strategy.

The Board believes the reorganisation provides all stakeholders with material benefits, including, but not limited to:

· aligning the structure of the Group to provide both new and existing customers with a balanced offering of Digital and HCC products and services to support their financial needs;

· creating two clear, distinct business lines, Digital and HCC, to ensure there is no confusion with regards to the branding of the lines;

· aligning the presentation of the Group with the markets in which the Group operates, creating clarity as to branding and ensuring a broader span of appeal to a wider market of funders, investors, customers and key stakeholders; and

· continuing to evolve the business, by easing its entry into new markets and managing the Group’s resources as a Group operation.

The reorganisation will have no direct impact on the Group’s customers who will continue to be served by their existing business division.

The reorganisation will be implemented by means of a members’ scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the “Members Scheme”), and will be subject to shareholder approval, sanction by the High Court and FCA regulatory approval for U Money to become a controller of the Group. The application, submitted 6 July 2021, is with the FCA for consideration.

As part of the Members Scheme, Morses Club shareholders will receive the same number of U Money ordinary shares as their current number of Morses Club ordinary shares and continue to enjoy the same rights and economic exposure to the Morses Club Group.

To ensure continuity in trading in the Group’s shares, U Money’s ordinary shares will be admitted to trading on AIM and concurrently Morses Club’s ordinary shares will be delisted from trading on AIM.

U Money ordinary shares are expected to commence trading on AIM under the ticker UMY on 12 October 2021 at 8.00am.

A new company, U Money Services Limited has been incorporated as a subsidiary of U Money and will operate as a service company supporting the two operating subsidiaries, Morses Club and Shelby Finance.

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12 Aug, 4:35 pm GMT+1 ·Disclaimer

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