This page was last revised on 15 March 2017.
What is Rule 26?
Rule 26 is the requirement that companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) have a website detailing specific company financial and governance information. The following section answers specific questions relating to AIM Rule 26.
Audioboom Group plc (“Audioboom” or the “Group”) was incorporated as The Off-Plan Fund Limited, with limited liability in Jersey under the Companies (Jersey) Law with registered number 85292 on 22 April 2003.
The Company changed its name to Cholet Investments plc in 2011 and then to One Delta plc in 2012. It became Audioboom Group plc on 20 May 2014.
The Group’s main country of operation is the United Kingdom and its registered office is:
PO Box 264
Audioboom Limited (UK)
Audioboom Inc (USA, Maryland)
Audioboom Pty Limited (Australia)
Audioboom India Private Limited (India)
As the Group is not incorporated in the UK, the rights of shareholders may be different from the rights of shareholders in a UK incorporated company.
A description of the company’s business:
Audioboom is the leading spoken‐word audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetising content. Audioboom works with more than 3,000 active broadcasters, content creators and podcasters around the world ‐ including Cumulus, the BBC, Associated Press, NBC Sports Radio, Undisclosed and Global ‐ hosting over 10,000 content channels. Audioboom’s hosting and distribution platform allows partners to embed, share via social channels and re‐syndicate their content. Audioboom content currently receives approximately 50m unique file requests per month, and growing. Additionally, Audioboom works with its partners to monetise their audio via live host read, the dynamic insertion of pre and post roll audio adverts, and video ads.
Names, and biographies for each director of the company:
Malcolm Wall: Chairman
Malcolm has worked across the media spectrum in the UK and overseas. He has been CEO, Content at Virgin Media, CEO of Abu Dhabi Media, COO of UBM plc and held a number of senior roles within ITV companies. Malcolm is the Chairman of Disciple Media Ltd, Imaginarium Ltd and Dock 10 (the Media City production facility). He is a non-executive director of the international film fund, Image Nation, and of Eagle Eye Solutions Group plc, a leading digital consumer engagement provider.
Robert Proctor: Chief Executive
Prior to joining Audioboom in September 2012, Rob was COO of US social media platform Reality Digital, Inc. for four years, with clients such as Sony Pictures, YouTube, MTV and ITV. He was also Senior Vice President International for Adify Corporation, a US provider of online advertising to networks and advertising agencies. From 1996 to 2001, he was founder and CEO at Simply Internet Limited which he grew to be one of the world’s largest public internet access companies employing over 700 people.
David McDonagh: CFO
David joined Audioboom as Chief Financial Officer in May 2015. He previously worked at WideOrbit, a leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processor of premium advertising in the world. Previously he was with Apple for six years, with roles including Head of EMEA Finance iTunes and EMEIA Controller for iPhone
Roger Maddock: Non-Executive Director
Roger has worked in the finance industry in Jersey since 1981, specialising in fund administration. He was a partner in a local chartered accountancy practice and a director of Worthy Trust Company Limited until it was sold to Allied Irish Banks (CI) Limited in 1999 where he was a director of that bank’s trust and fund administration companies until 2001. He was the Managing Director of Equitilink International Management Limited and a director of several of the underlying funds of the group. Roger holds a number of directorships of fund management and investment companies.
Steven Smith: Non-Executive Director
Steven joined the Board in August 2016. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BDO and subsequently as a Chartered Tax Adviser whilst at KPMG. He has held a number of senior financial positions at large public and private businesses. Steven has been a close adviser to the Candy Brothers for 15 years and currently runs one of their private investment funds.
– Audit Committee
The Group’s audit committee comprises Roger Maddock (Chairman) and Malcolm Wall.
– Remuneration Committee
The Group’s remuneration committee comprises Malcolm Wall (Chairman) and Roger Maddock.
The Group’s constitutional documents can be found by clicking the links below:
One Delta Memorandum & Articles as of 31st March 2011 (PDF)
Name Change of One Delta to Audioboom PLC, 19th May 2014
Details of other exchanges or trading platforms
The Group’s securities are admitted to trading on AIM. The Group’s securities are not admitted to or traded on any other exchange or trading platform.
The known percentage of AIM securities that are not in public hands and the identity and holdings of significant shareholders (such information to be updated at least every 6 months): The Group has in issue 695,937,991 ordinary shares of no par value, of which 22.5% are not in public hands for the purposes of the AIM Rules. There are no treasury shares in issue.
Significant shareholders* (last revision: 8 March 2017)
|Dragon Holdings International Limited||4.1%|
|CGWL Nominees Limited GC1 Acct||3.3%|
|UBS Private Banking Nominees Limited Mainpool Acct||3.2%|
* Holdings of under 3% are not listed.
Country of incorporation and main country of operation:
Audioboom Group Plc was incorporated in Jersey and operates internationally; its subsidiary Audioboom Ltd is based in the UK, with a US operating company Audioboom Inc registered in Maryland, USA.
Information regarding other exchanges / trading platforms that the AIM company has applied / agreed to have its securities (stock or bonds) admitted / traded:
Audioboom Group Plc shares are admitted to trading on AIM, the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Group’s securities are not admitted to or trading on any other exchange or trading platform.
Corporate Governance Code
The Directors are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and, in so far as is practicable and appropriate given the Company’s size and nature, ensuring that the Company is in compliance with the Quoted Companies Alliance (“QCA”) Corporate Governance Code for Small and Mid-Size Quoted Companies (the “Corporate Governance Code”).
The Company has adopted the Share Dealing Code for the Directors, Proposed Directors, future directors and key employees and will take steps to ensure compliance by the Board and any relevant employees with the terms of the Share Dealing Code.
The Directors have implemented such corporate governance procedures and established such committees of the Board, including audit and remuneration committees, as they believe are required for the Board to comply with the terms of the Corporate Governance Code, in so far as is appropriate for a company of its size.
The Directors have established financial controls and reporting procedures which are considered appropriate given the size and structure of the Company. These controls will be reviewed as the business develops.
There are no restrictions on the transfer of the Group’s securities
Report and Accounts
The Group’s most recent report and accounts can be found by clicking the links below:
Interim Results 2016
2015 Audioboom Group plc Annual Report and Financial Statements
2014 Audioboom Group plc Annual Report and Financial Statements
All notifications can be found via
Admission document and other shareholder circulars
The Group’s most recent admission document and any shareholder circulars from the past 12 months can be found by clicking the links below:
May 2014 Admission Document
August 2016 Circular
March 2017 Circular
Details of the NOMAD (Nominated Advisors) and key company advisors (brokers, accountants, lawyers and PR/IR firms):
Nomad and Broker
Allenby Capital Limited,
3 St. Helen’s Place,
Solicitors to the Company as to English Law
16 Great Queen Street
Solicitors to the Company as to Jersey Law
Carey Olsen 47 Esplanade St Helier
26 Red Lion Square
Royal Bank of Scotland International plc
Royal Bank House
PO Box 64
71 Bath Street
Bank Account Services
SG Hambros Bank Limited of Norfolk House,
31 St James’s Square,
London, SW1Y 4JR
Capita Registrars (Jersey) Limited
12 Castle Street
29 Cloth Fair,
This website is owned and updated directly by Audioboom Group plc.
Full details of AIM Rule 26 are available at the following website under Part 1 AIM Rules, index number 26:
The Company is subject to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.