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CEPS PLC
20 May 2021
 

 

20 May 2021

CEPS PLC

 ("CEPS" or the "Company")

 

Third party loan and related party transaction  

 

The Board of CEPS announces that on 20 May 2021 it entered into a loan agreement ("Loan Agreement") with a third party for £2,000,000 ("Loan"). On drawdown, which is anticipated to be on or around 28 June 2021, the Loan will be used to repay an existing £2,000,000 loan ("Existing Loan") from another third party which falls due for repayment on 30 June 2021. The Existing Loan was originally due for repayment on 31 October 2020, as announced to the market on 7 October 2019, but this date was later extended to 30 June 2021.

 

The Loan carries interest at an annual rate of 7 per cent accruing daily and payable in arrears on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.  The Loan is repayable on or before 30 June 2022.

 

CEPS' obligations in respect of the Loan have been guaranteed by Mr David Horner, a director of the Company. Given that David Horner is a director of the Company, the provision of the guarantee is considered to be a related party transaction pursuant to AIM Rule 13.  The directors of the Company who are considered independent for the purposes of the Loan Agreement, having consulted with the Company's nominated adviser, Cairn Financial Advisers LLP, consider the guarantee of the Loan by David Horner to be fair and reasonable insofar as the Company's shareholders are concerned. 

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 (which forms part of domestic UK law pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

 

The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the content of this announcement.

 

Enquiries:

 

CEPS PLC

Vivien Langford, Group Finance Director

 

+44 1225 483030

 

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP

James Caithie / Sandy Jamieson /

Ludovico Lazzaretti

 

+44 20 7213 0880

 

 

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