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Eckoh PLC
14 June 2017
 

14 June 2017

 

 

Eckoh plc

("Eckoh", the "Group" or the "Company")

 

Exercise of Options and Directors' Shareholdings

 

Eckoh announces that it has issued 6,423,974 new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the "New Shares") following an exercise of share options by Nik Philpot; Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The options being exercised were granted under the 2012 Eckoh plc Long Term Incentive Plan (the "Plan") and the number of New Shares that ultimately vested was subject to the satisfaction of share price targets which were comfortably exceeded well ahead of the earliest date of exercise, being 1 January 2016. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the New Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, with dealings expected to commence on 20 June 2017 ("Admission").

 

In addition, the Company also announces the following dealings by certain Eckoh Directors.

 

·      Of the New Shares issued to Nik Philpot, 5,402,562 were sold on 13 June 2017 at a price of 44 pence, principally to cover the tax charge incurred immediately following the option exercise, and the balance of 1,021,412 were retained. As a result, Nik has increased his ordinary share holding in the Company by 17.4% to 6,876,285 ordinary shares, which will represent 2.74% of the Company's total voting rights, as enlarged following Admission.

 

·      Chris Batterham, Non-Executive Chairman, notified Eckoh that on 13 June 2017 he sold 800,000 existing ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the "Ordinary Shares") at a price of 44 pence per Ordinary Share. This represents the first ever disposal for Chris, having steadily increased his holding since his appointment in July 2009 and is done in anticipation of his already announced retirement from the Eckoh board at the forthcoming annual general meeting. Following this sale, Chris holds 200,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.08 per cent. of the Company's total voting rights, as enlarged following Admission.

 

·      Finally, Christopher Humphrey, Non-Executive Director and to be appointed Non-Executive Chairman following the Group's annual general meeting in September, notified Eckoh that on 13 June 2017 he purchased 200,000 Ordinary Shares at a price of 44 pence per Ordinary Share. Following this purchase, Christopher holds a total of 250,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.10 per cent. of the Company's total voting rights, as enlarged following Admission.

 

Following Admission, the Company will have a total of 250,723,520 Ordinary Shares in issue each carrying one voting right. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. Shareholders may use this figure of 250,723,520 Ordinary Shares as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

 

 

For further enquiries, please contact:

 

Eckoh plc


Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: 01442 458 300

Chrissie Herbert, Chief Financial Officer


 www.eckoh.com 




FTI Consulting LLP

Tel: 020 3727 1000

Ed Bridges / Chris Lane / Emma Appleton / Darius Alexander


[email protected] 




N+1 Singer (Nomad & Joint Broker)


Shaun Dobson, Lauren Kettle

Tel: 020 7496 3000

www.n1singer.com




Berenberg (Joint Broker)


Ben Wright, Chris Bowman, Amritha Murali

Tel: 020 3207 7800

www.berenberg.de/en


 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

Nik Philpott

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

Chief Executive Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

Eckoh plc

b)

 

LEI

 

213800Z885E2BBU1CR76

4

 

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

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 0.25p each

 

 

ISIN Code: GB0033359141

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

Exercise of options

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s):

 

Volume(s):

44.00 pence

6,423,974

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

 

- Price

 

N/A

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

13 June 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

Off-market transaction

 

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

Nik Philpott

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

Chief Executive Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

Eckoh plc

b)

 

LEI

 

213800Z885E2BBU1CR76

4

 

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

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 0.25p each

 

 

ISIN Code: GB0033359141

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

Sale of shares

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s):

 

Volume(s):

44.00 pence

5,402,562

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

 

- Price

 

N/A

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

13 June 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange

 

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

Chris Batterham

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

Non-Executive Chairman

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

Eckoh plc

b)

 

LEI

 

213800Z885E2BBU1CR76

4

 

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

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 0.25p each

 

 

ISIN Code: GB0033359141

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

Sale of shares

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s):

 

Volume(s):

44.00 pence

800,000

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

 

- Price

 

N/A

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

13 June 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange

 

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

Christopher Humphrey

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

Non-Executive Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

Eckoh plc

b)

 

LEI

 

213800Z885E2BBU1CR76

4

 

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

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 0.25p each

 

 

ISIN Code: GB0033359141

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

Purchase of shares

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s):

 

Volume(s):

44.00 pence

200,000

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

 

- Price

 

N/A

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

13 June 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange

 


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