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EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC
12 September 2016

12 September 2016


EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

("EKF" or the "Company")


Grant of Options


EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF) announces that, on 12 September 2016, the Company granted options ("Options") over a total of 6,600,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") pursuant to the Company's Unapproved Share Option Plan. Of these Options, 5,800,000 were granted to Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMRs") on behalf of the Company, with 800,000 granted to one other employee.


All Options will vest on 12 September 2019 subject to achievement by the individual recipient of specific performance-related criteria and continuous employment, except that they will vest automatically upon the sale of the Company. The Options are exercisable at 15 pence per Ordinary Share, with an expiry date for exercise of 12 September 2026.


The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provides further detail.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated 




Steven Wray - Head of Sales EMEA

Gilbert Mejia - Head of Sales Americas

Martyn Lewis - Head of Marketing

Peter Coyne - Head of Operations

Ed Hitchler - General Manager, EKF USA

Steffan Borlich - General Manager, EKF Germany

Salim Hamir - Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs

Colin Anderson - Deputy Finance Director




Reason for the notification





See 1(a) above for positions - all classified as PDMRs of EKF



Initial notification /Amendment


Initial Notification



Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 





EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc






Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted



Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument


In each case, the grant of Options on 12 September 2016 over Ordinary Shares


Identification code 





Nature of the transaction 


Grant of Options over Ordinary Shares pursuant to the Company's Unapproved Share Option plan




Price(s) and volume(s)

Price - n/a


Steven Wray - 800,000 Options

Gilbert Mejia - 800,000 Options

Martyn Lewis - 800,000 Options

Peter Coyne - 800,000 Options

Ed Hitchler - 800,000 Options

Steffan Borlich - 800,000 Options

Salim Hamir -500,000 Options

Colin Anderson - 500,000 Options




Aggregated information 

- Aggregated volume

- Price





Date of the transaction 

12 September 2016



Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue


Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification.

Salim Hamir

Company Secretary to EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

For further information:

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc   

Tel: 029 2071 0570

Julian Baines, CEO 

Richard Evans, FD & COO

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

Tel: 020 7886 2500

Peter Steel

Freddy Crossley

Walbrook PR Limited

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or [email protected]

Paul McManus

Mob: 07980 541 893

Lianne Cawthorne

Mob: 07584 391 303



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