- FirstGroup said that overall trading performance in the first quarter had been in line and there was no change to its expectations for the current financial year.

The update comes as the company reiterated its committed to its strategy announced at the end of May, with its focus set on the group’s core contracting businesses in North America, where it sees 'significant potential to generate long term, sustainable value.'

With Wolfhart Hauser set to step down as Chairman after the annual general meeting today, the company said that its formal and rigorous process to select a new Chairman was well underway, overseen by Senior Independent Director David Robbie who would become interim Chairman..

The group is scheduled to announce interim results for the six months to the end of September on Thursday 14 November 2019.

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