The following is a company announcement issued by AST Group P.L.C., a company
registered under the laws of Malta with company registration number C 66811 (the
“Company”), pursuant to the rules of Prospects, a market regulated as a multi-lateral
trading facility and operated by the Malta Stock Exchange.
The Company wishes to update its stakeholders and the public generally with respect to the
difficulties it is currently facing to comply with its obligation to issue the audited annual
consolidated financial statements, no later than four months following its financial year end, in
terms of Prospects MTF Rule 4.11.12.
The Company has several branches all throughout Europe (Spain, France, Cyprus, Greece and
Malta), which are subject to Covid-19 mitigation restrictions and/or national lockdowns and
therefore, the Group is finding significant difficulty in performing and finalising its audit of its
consolidated annual financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2021 within the
stipulated four month deadline.
Whilst the Company has put significant efforts into meeting its obligations in terms of the
aforementioned rules, regrettably, the Company is hereby announcing that due to circumstances
which are beyond its control, it will be delayed in publishing its audited annual consolidated
financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2021 and shall be seeing to fulfilling its
obligations and publishing the audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year
ending 31 December 2021 by the 17th June 2022.
Dr Katia Cachia
29th April 2022