Trinity Mirror name-change gets approval

Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has officially changed its name to Reach plc after shareholders approved the move at the annual general meeting of the company.

The UK’s biggest regional publisher originally announced the name change proposal in March, saying its present name “no longer reflects” the business.” Now shareholders have approved the change with 99.87pc voting in favour.

A company statement said: “Trading in the company’s shares will commence under the new TIDM code RCH with effect from 8 May 2018.”

The change has already been filed with Companies House, which now lists Reach plc as the company’s name.

In a statement issued in March, the company said: “Trinity Mirror has evolved significantly since it was formed in September 1999 following the merger of Trinity plc and Mirror Group plc, particularly since the acquisition of publishing assets from Northern & Shell and Local World.

“As such, the name no longer accurately reflects the Company.”

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Chief executive Simon Fox, pictured, said at the time: “Through our content we reach millions of people every day.  Our reach extends across multiple platforms in both print and digital and across the cities and communities that we serve. We think this is a name which better reflects what we do and what our ambitions are.”