Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 7513U
Aquis Exchange PLC
08 April 2021
 

8 April 2021

Aquis Exchange PLC

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

 

Director/PDMR Notification

 

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the exchange services group, has been notified that Alasdair Haynes, CEO of the Company, sold 160,000 ordinary shares of 10p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") on 7 April 2021 at a price of £6.50 per Ordinary Share. Part of the sale is a result of his divorce settlement agreed in July 2017. Following this, Alasdair Haynes now holds 1,331,551 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing 4.9% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

This announcement contains inside information under UK MAR.

 

Enquiries:

 

Aquis Exchange PLC

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3597 6321

Alasdair Haynes, CEO


Jonathan Clelland, CFO and COO


Belinda Keheyan, Head of Marketing

+44 (0) 7768 078 110



Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 2000

Clayton Bush


Chris Clarke


Edward Thomas


Kane Collings




Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Emma Gabriel (Corporate Broking)

Jeremy Grime (Specialist Sales)




Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0209

Susie Hudson

aquis@almapr.co.uk

Kieran Breheny

Faye Calow


 

Notes to editors:

Aquis Exchange PLC is an exchange services group, which operates pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), growth and regulated primary markets (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develops/licenses exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).

Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France's Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK and in EU27 respectively. Aquis operates a lit order book and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower toxicity and signalling risk on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement than on other lit markets. Aquis uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade.

Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a stock market providing primary and secondary markets for equity and debt products. It is authorised as a Recognised Investment Exchange, which allows it to operate a regulated listings venue. The AQSE Growth Market is divided into two segments 'Access' and 'Apex', with different levels of admission criteria. The Access market focuses on earlier stage growth companies, while Apex is the intended market for larger, more established businesses.

Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis Exchange PLC. It creates and licenses cutting-edge, cost-effective matching engine and trade surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms and exchanges.

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L) is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) market. For more information, please go to www.aquis.eu

 

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

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Alasdair Haynes

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

 

Aquis Exchange plc

b)

LEI

 

213800IXJSF5E1SIW150

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 10 pence each

 

ISIN: GB00BD5JNK30

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Sale of shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

£6.50

 

160,000

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

-Aggregated volume

-Price

 

  

 

n/a - as above

e)

Date of the transaction

 

07/04/2021

f)

Place of the transaction 

London Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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