10 April 2018
(“Forbes” or the “Company”)
Investee Company Update
Forbes Ventures has been notified by its investee company, Civilised Bank Limited (the “Bank”), that the Bank has decided to release the banking licence granted to it by the Bank of England in 2017 and to reapply for a new licence to launch as soon as practicable. This decision was taken because delays in the Bank’s IT build mean that it will not meet its mobilisation deadline of 23 May 2018. The Bank’s Board of Directors decided that to release the Bank’s banking licence and to reapply while finalising the IT build is in the best interest of its shareholders.
Forbes holds 4,545 ordinary shares in Civilised Bank Limited.
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