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Watkin Jones plc

26 August 2021

For immediate release  26 August 2021 

Watkin Jones plc

('Watkin Jones' or the 'Group')

Notice of Capital Markets Day

Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent homes, announces that it will be hosting a virtual Capital Markets Day for investors and analysts between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday, 2 November 2021.

During the event, Richard Simpson, CEO, and members of the Group's executive team will present on the Watkin Jones' growth strategy, including the evolution of its development pipeline and its property management operations, as well as progress on the Group's affordable homes pilot and its ESG programme.

A trading update will be made on the morning of the Capital Markets Day and copies of presentation materials will subsequently be made available on the Group's website.

To register your interest in attending, please contact watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com.

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For further information:

Watkin Jones plc 
Richard Simpson, Chief Executive Officer                          Tel: +44 (0) 20 3617 4453 
Phil Byrom, Chief Financial Officer                                  www.watkinjonesplc.com 
  Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint Corporate Broker)      Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900 
Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp                                                     www.peelhunt.com 
  Jefferies Hoare Govett (Joint Corporate Broker)                 Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 8000 
Max Jones / Will Soutar                                                   www.jefferies.com 

Media enquiries:

Henry Harrison-Topham / Richard Oldworth 
 Jamie Hooper / Steph Watson                Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000 
watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com                       www.buchanan.uk.com 

Notes to Editors

Watkin Jones is the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the build to rent and student accommodation sectors. The Group has strong relationships with institutional investors, and a reputation for successful, on-time-delivery of high quality developments. Since 1999, Watkin Jones has delivered 43,000 student beds across 130 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose-built student accommodation market. In addition, Fresh, the Group's specialist accommodation management business, manages over 20,000 student beds and build to rent apartments on behalf of its institutional clients. Watkin Jones has also been responsible for over 80 residential developments, ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments. The Group is increasingly expanding its operations into the build to rent sector.

The Group's competitive advantage lies in its experienced management team and business model, which enables it to offer an end-to-end solution for investors, delivered entirely in-house with minimal reliance on third parties, across the entire life cycle of an asset.

Watkin Jones was admitted to trading on AIM in March 2016 with the ticker WJG.L. For additional information please visit www.watkinjonesplc.com

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