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Burford Capital urges shareholders to verify votes cast for AGM

Burford Capital Limited (“Burford Capital” or “Burford” or “the Company”), the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today released the following statement concerning AGM voting.

Since our RNS yesterday we have communicated with many shareholders and found widespread support both for the amendments to the Articles and for the reappointment of our existing directors pursuant to the previously outlined transition plan.

Without the amended Articles being adopted, the Company will not be able to proceed with its plans for its US listing.

 We would urge shareholders to verify that their actual intentions have been properly reflected and voted by their back offices, nominees and other intermediaries.

Please vote:


FOR the amended Articles of Association (resolution 14) to enable the Company to continue towards a US listing


FOR the reappointment of Sir Peter Middleton and Charles Parkinson (resolutions 2 and 3), consistent with the Company’s transition plan


FOR the amendments to the LTIP (resolution 11), which also contains items needed for a US listing and as to which the Company has withdrawn the only amended section that was the subject of ISS and Glass Lewis objection

The deadline for proxy voting is by no later than 4.00pm British Summer Time on Monday 11 May 2020 so we would urge shareholders to act today to ensure their voting intentions have been accurately reflected.

Burford’s Board of Directors commented:

“The Company has been hard at work on the US listing, which was expressed as a clear priority of many shareholders.  We will not be able to continue that work if the appropriate resolutions are not passed at next week’s AGM.”

For further information, please contact: 

Burford Capital Limited


Jim Kilman, Chief Financial Officer

+1 917 985 9840

Robert Bailhache, Head of Investor Relations - email 

+44 (0)20 3530 2023

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - NOMAD and Joint Broker

Jonny Allison
Alex Reynolds

+44 (0)20 3037 2000

Jefferies International Limited - Joint Broker

Graham Davidson
Tony White

+44 (0)20 7029 8000

Numis Securities Limited - Joint Broker

Charlie Farquhar
Jonathan Abbott

+44 (0)20 7260 1000

About Burford Capital

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.

For more information about Burford: www.burfordcapital.com

This release does not constitute an offer of any Burford fund. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC ("BCIM"), which acts as the fund manager of all Burford funds, is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities (including, without limitation, interests or shares in the funds). Any such offer or solicitation may be made only by means of a final confidential Private Placement Memorandum and other offering documents.