STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - API Group plc (AIM: API), the leading manufacturer of specialist foils and packaging materials, is holding its Annual General Meeting today at 2.00 p.m. at the offices of Eversheds LLP, One Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS.

At the Annual General Meeting, Richard Wright, Chairman of API Group plc, will provide the following trading update:

"The Board's expectations for the current financial year remain consistent with what was indicated when full year results were announced on June 4th 2014.

Laminates and Foils Europe are trading well and Holographics is on track to at least hold the breakeven performance established in the final quarter of last year. Foils Americas has continued to experience reduced demand from the metallic pigment sector, exacerbated by destocking of the supply chain. Volumes are expected to start to recover in the second half and action has already been taken to re-align operating costs.

Overall, the Board continues to expect progression in results compared to last financial year.

Contact Information:

For further information:
API Group plc
Andrew Turner
Group Chief Executive
Chris Smith
Group Finance Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 650 334

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated Adviser)
Tony Rawlinson / Avi Robinson
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7148 7900

Numis Securities (Broker)
James Serjeant
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Media enquiries:
Henry Harrison-Topham / Quincy Allan
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7710