Firstgroup PLC (FGP.L)
|Market Cap (Mil.):||£1,727.64|
|Shares Outstanding (Mil.):||1,204.77|
LONDON, Feb 18 - British transport company FirstGroup said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with the government to continue to run London's First Capital Connect rail franchise for an additional six months ahead of a new bid round for the link.
LONDON, Jan 23 - British transport operator FirstGroup, which is facing pressure from an activist investor to sell off its U.S. division, defended its business on Thursday, saying that it was making progress in improving its returns and growth prospects.
LONDON, Jan 17 - British transport company FirstGroup has ordered a fleet of hybrid fuel-efficient buses that will help the company cut costs and recover from a difficult year where it had to raise cash and scrap its final dividend.
LONDON, Jan 12 - British newspapers reported the following business stories on Sunday:
LONDON - U.S. activist investor Sandell Asset Management demanded British transport operator FirstGroup split off its U.S. business, which owns the yellow school buses that operate across the country, in order to invest in its domestic arm.
LONDON, Dec 11 - U.S. activist investor Sandell Asset Management demanded British transport operator FirstGroup split off its U.S. business, which owns the yellow school buses that operate across the country, in order to invest in its domestic arm.
Dec 11 - Firstgroup PLC : * Sandell asset management - sandell urges Firstgroup to refocus its attention
LONDON, Dec 11 - British bus and rail operator FirstGroup has rejected a proposal from hedge fund shareholder Sandell Asset Management to split the firm and sell off assets.
Dec 11 - British bus and rail operator FirstGroup Plc has received a letter from one of its biggest shareholders, urging the company to sell its U.S. businesses in order to pay down debt, the Financial Times reported.
Dec 5 - British bus and rail operator FirstGroup is expected to appoint Aviva's John McFarlane as its next chairman, replacing company founder Martin Gilbert, Sky News reported.