- Gateley's business continues to trade and grow in line with expectations with the group continuing to make good progress with its strategy of combining organic and acquisitive growth, a statement issued ahead of today's annual general meeting says.

The group says the new Reading office continues to develop and the recruitment of new partners to the business is progressing well. The group's strategy of acquiring complementary earnings enhancing businesses continues with the completion of Gateley Capitus Limited in April 2016 and the more recent acquisition of Gateley Hamer Limited.

At the AGM shareholders are being asked to approve, among other things, a final dividend of 3.764 pence per ordinary share, which, if approved, will be paid on 28 September 2016 to those shareholders on the register at the close of business on 2 September.

This dividend will result in a total dividend for the twelve month period ended 30 April 2016 of 5.659 pence per ordinary share.

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