UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 20



April 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.15%.

* PETROPAVLOVSK: Gold miner Petropavlovsk POG.L said it had received notices from its banking partner Gazprombank GZPRI.MM for immediate repayment of about $201 million due under a term facility agreement.

* FIRSTGROUP: British transport company FGP.L named Graham Sutherland, former head of telecommunications company KCOM Group, as its new chief executive officer.

* QUILTER: Fund manager QLT.L posted a 4% decline in quarterly assets under management and administration (AUMA), noting that the invasion of Ukraine by Russia had dampened investor sentiment for most of March.

* WOOD PLC: Wood Plc WG.L said Chief Executive Officer Robin Watson plans to retire and the British oilfield services and engineering firm also reported a drop in full-year revenue.

* JUST EAT TAKEAWAY: Europe's largest meal delivery company, Just Eat Takeaway.com TKWY.AS , scaled back expectations for growth in 2022, as it reported a decline of 1% in first-quarter orders, and said it was exploring a possible sale of GrubHub.

* RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto RIO.AX RIO.L reported lower-than-expected iron ore shipments in the first quarter and warned of risks from sustained high inflation, a resurgence of COVID-19 lockdowns in China and a prolonged Russia-Ukraine war.

* DELIVEROO: Two former managers of Deliveroo ROO.L were given suspended one-year prison sentences and fined 30,000 euros ($32,380) by a French court for abusing the freelance status of cycle riders working for the British takeaway delivery platform.

* SSE: British renewable power generator and network operator SSE SSE.L has agreed to buy a portfolio of onshore wind development projects from Siemens Gamesa SGREN.MC , the company said confirming a Reuters report.

* NLMK-LSE: Russian steel producer NLMK NLMK.MM said that it would submit a request to continue trading of its depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange.

* FTSE 100: UK shares closed lower on Tuesday, weighed by concerns about a slowdown in global economic growth and a series of negative brokerage actions, while electrical engineering firm Spectris climbed after announcing a unit sale and share buyback.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru

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