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Safestay PLC
19 April 2022
 

19 April 2022

Safestay plc

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

Grant and Cancellation of Options

Safestay (AIM: SSTY), the owner and operator of a brand of contemporary hostels, announces that, following a review of director rewards and incentives, the Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors ("Directors") has recommended that, given the reduction in the Company's share price, that the existing awards of share options are no longer a reasonable incentive for the Company's management team (the "Management Team") and Directors and should be replaced in order to re-align the option scheme with the current share price. The Board of Directors has approved this recommendation.

On 14 April 2022 the Company granted awards of options over a total of 4,020,121 ordinary shares of one (1) penny each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") under the Company's existing share option scheme (the "New Options"). The New Options are exercisable at the prices set out below on or after 1 January 2024.

A portion of the New Options, as set out below, have been awarded to replace all existing awards of options previously granted in the same number (the "Old Options") to the current Management Team and Directors, which were cancelled on 14 April 2022. The holders of all of the Old Options have agreed to their termination with immediate effect. Old Options that were previously priced significantly above the current share price have effectively been reissued at the current share price, with Old Options previously priced below the current share price effectively reissued at their previous exercise price.

In addition to the replacement of the Old Options, the New Options also include new share options granted to Paul Hingston, Chief Financial Officer, as part of his employment package following his appointment in February 2022.

Details of the New Options are as follows:

Date of Grant

Director/PDMR

Position

Number of New Options over Ordinary Shares granted (replacement)

Number of New Options over Ordinary Shares granted (new grant)

Total number of Ordinary Shares over which options held following notification

14 April 2022

Larry Lipman

Chairman

1,471,221 at 15 pence per share

0

1,583,621

23,900 at 14 pence per share

51,400 at 13 pence per share

37,100 at 9 pence per share

14 April 2022

Maria Moreno

Area Manager

100,000 at 15 pence per share

0

100,000

14 April 2022

Mario Di Candido

Head of Revenue

287,200 at 15 pence per share

0

365,900

16,700 at 14 pence per share

36,000 at 13 pence per share

26,000 at 9 pence per share

14 April 2022

Michael Hirst

Non-Executive Director

15,500 at 15 pence per share

0

29,500

3,000 at 14 pence per share

6,400 at 13 pence per share

4,600 at 9 pence per share

14 April 2022

Nuno Sacramento

Chief Operating Officer

1,229,500 at 15 pence per share

0

1,369,800

29,800 at 14 pence per share

64,200 at 13 pence per share

46,300 at 9 pence per share

14 April 2022

Paul Hingston

Chief Financial Officer

0

400,000 at 15 pence per share

400,000

14 April 2022

Stephen Moss

Non-Executive Director

37,500 at 15 pence per share

0

71,300

7,200 at 14 pence per share

15,400 at 13 pence per share

11,200 at 9 pence per share

14 April 2022

Yogesh Ram

Head of Marketing

100,000 at 15 pence per share

0

100,000

 

Following the grant of the New Options, the total number of options outstanding over unissued Ordinary Shares is 4,937,389 representing approximately 8% of the Company's issued share capital.

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

The information set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Larry Lipman

2

Reason for the notification


a)


Position/status

 

Chairman

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

1,583,621

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Maria Moreno

2

Reason for the notification


a)


Position/status

 


Area Manager

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

100,000

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Mario Di Candido

2

Reason for the notification


a)


Position/status

 

Head of Revenue

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

365,900

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Michael Hirst

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

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

29,500

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Nuno Sacramento

2

Reason for the notification


a)


Position/status

 

Chief Operating Officer

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

1,369,800

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Paul Hingston

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

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

400,000

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Stephen Moss

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

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

71,300

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Yogesh Ram

2

Reason for the notification


a)


Position/status

 


Head of Marketing

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Safestay plc

b)

LEI

213800H1MT2FZDI3HK90

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

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01p par value

GB00BKT0J702

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)



Price(s)

Volume(s)

n/a

100,000

d)

Aggregated information

-        Aggregated volume

-        Price

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

14 April 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 

Enquiries:

Safestay plc                                                                                         +44 (0) 20 8815 1600

Larry Lipman

Liberum Capital Limited

(Nominated Adviser and Broker)                                                         +44 (0) 20 3100 2000 Andrew Godber/Edward Thomas/Miquela Bezuidenhoudt

Novella 

Tim Robertson                                                                                                 +44 (0) 20 3151 7008

Fergus Young

For more information visit our: 

Website www.safestay.com 

Vox Markets page https://www.voxmarkets.co.uk/company/SSTY/news/ 

Instagram page www.instagram.com/safestayhostel

 

 

 

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