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River and Mercantile Group PLC

13 January 2022

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE "CODE") AND THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT ANY FIRM OFFER WILL BE MADE

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION

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For immediate release

13 January 2022

River and Mercantile Group PLC ("River and Mercantile" or "RMG")

Statement Regarding Premier Miton Group Plc Announcement

River and Mercantile notes the announcement by Premier Miton Group Plc. Discussions remain ongoing with AssetCo PLC but, as previously stated, there can be no certainty that a firm offer will be made nor as to the terms of any such offer.

As set out in the circular regarding the sale of RMG's Solutions business to Schroders, the Board's focus is on completing the sale of Solutions to Schroders, implementing the planned return of GBP180m to shareholders and developing RMG into a specialist asset manager. The Board has committed to providing shareholders with a broad update on its post-sale strategic plan in the Spring.

Enquiries:

River and Mercentile Group PLC +44 (0) 20 3327 5100

Montfort Communications

Gay Collins +44 (0) 7798 626282

Nick Bastin +44 (0) 7931 500066

Lazard +44 (0) 20 7187 2000

Nick Millar

Fenchurch +44 (0) 20 7382 2222

Vincent Bounie

Important information

This announcement is not intended to, and does not, constitute or form part of any offer, invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of, any securities whether pursuant to this announcement or otherwise.

The distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe, such restrictions. Any failure to comply with the restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities law of any such jurisdictions.

Communications adviser

Montfort Communications ("Montfort") is acting as financial public relations adviser to River and Mercantile and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement. Montfort does not owe or accept any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

Financial advisers

Lazard & Co., Limited ("Lazard"), which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting as joint financial adviser to River and Mercantile and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than River and Mercantile for providing the protections afforded to clients of Lazard nor for providing advice in relation to the matters set out in this announcement. Neither Lazard nor any of its affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Lazard in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

Fenchurch Advisory Partners LLP ("Fenchurch"), which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting as joint financial advisers to River and Mercantile and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than River and Mercantile for providing the protections afforded to clients of Fenchurch nor for providing advice in relation to the matters set out in this announcement. Neither Fenchurch nor any of its affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Fenchurch in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

Website

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available (subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in restricted jurisdictions) on River and Mercantile's website at www.riverandmercantile.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the business day following the date of this announcement. The content of this website is not incorporated into, and does not form part of, this announcement.

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