Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 1441X
Aquis Exchange PLC
30 April 2021
 

30 April 2021

Aquis Exchange PLC

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

 

Director/PDMR Notification

and

Issue of Options

 

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the exchange services group, announces that on 30 April 2021 it issued 46,021 options ("Options") over the Company's ordinary shares of 10p each ("Ordinary Shares") to the executive directors of the Company under the Company's restricted share plan.

 

The 46,021 options granted to the executive directors under the restricted share plan are exercisable at nominal value of 10p. 23,722 options were issued to Alasdair Haynes, CEO of the Company, and 22,299 to Jonathan Clelland, CFO and COO of the Company. These options will vest on the third anniversary of the date of issue with a further holding period of 2 years and expire 10 years from the date of issue. Vesting will be subject to underpin tests assessed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee as detailed in the Company's 2020 Annual Report.

 

Enquiries:

 

Aquis Exchange PLC

Tel: +44 (0)20 3597 6321

Alasdair Haynes, CEO


Jonathan Clelland, CFO and COO

Belinda Keheyan, Head of Marketing

 

Tel: +44 (0)776 807 8110



Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3100 2000

Clayton Bush


Chris Clarke


Edward Thomas


Kane Collings


 

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)

Emma Gabriel (Corporate Broking)

Jeremy Grime (Specialist Sales)

 

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 8000

 

Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0205

Susie Hudson

Caroline Forde

Kieran Breheny

Faye Calow

aquis@almapr.co.uk



 

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

 

 

Options over ordinary shares of 10 pence each

 

ISIN: GB00BD5JNK30

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Grant of share options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

At nominal value of 10p

 

23,722

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

  

 

n/a - as above

e)

Date of the transaction

 

30/04/2021

f)

Place of the transaction 

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Jonathan Clelland

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Chief Financial 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

 

 

Options over ordinary shares of 10 pence each

 

ISIN: GB00BD5JNK30

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Grant of share options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

At nominal value of 10p

 

22,299

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

  

 

n/a - as above

e)

Date of the transaction

 

30/04/2021

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

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