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RUA Life Sciences PLC
13 December 2022
 

13 December 2022

  

RUA Life Sciences Plc

("RUA Life Sciences", the "Company" or the "Group")

Grant of EMI Share Options

 

RUA Life Sciences, the holding company of a group of medical device businesses focused on the exploitation of the patented long-term implantable biostable polymer, Elast-EonTM, announces that it has granted, in aggregate, 240,000 share options over ordinary shares of £0.05 ("Ordinary Shares") (the "Options") to executive Directors of the Group, as detailed below.

 

120,000 Options have been awarded to each of Lachlan Smith, Chief Financial Officer, and Iain Anthony, Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs and a board director of the Company. The Options are issued under the Company's EMI Share Option Plan as summarised in Part IV of the Company's circular dated 22 May 2018 and approved by shareholders at the Company's general meeting on 8 June 2018 (the "Scheme").

 

The exercise price of the Options is 44.5 pence per share, representing the closing mid-market price per Ordinary Share on the day preceding the release of this announcement.

 

The key vesting terms are that the options may not be exercised before the third anniversary of grant. In addition, performance conditions apply such that 50% of the Options may only be exercised if the Company has received regulatory approval for at least one medical device and the company continues to exploit one such device. The performance condition for the balance of the Options is based on total shareholder return with full vesting achieved at 50% annualised return and a minimum of the median performance of the constituents of the FTSE AIM index.  If the Option holder ceases to be a director or employee of the Company as appropriate after the relevant vesting date, the Options lapse 90 days after cessation unless the Board resolves to allow exercise within that period.

  

Including the new 240,000 Options, the Company has outstanding awards over 2,280,603 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 10.3% of the Company's current issued share capital. 

 

 

For further information contact:

 

RUA Life Sciences

Bill Brown, Chairman                                                                  Tel: +44 (0)1294 317073  

Caroline Stretton, Group Managing Director                                Tel: +44 (0)1294 317073

 

Cenkos Securities plc  (Nominated Adviser and Broker)           Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 8900

Giles Balleny / Max Gould (Corporate Finance)

Michael Johnson (Sales)

 

About RUA Life Sciences

The RUA Life Sciences group was created in April 2020 when RUA Life Sciences Plc (formerly known as AorTech International Plc) acquired RUA Medical Devices Limited to create a fully formed medical device business. RUA Life Sciences is the holding company of the Group's four trading businesses, each exploiting the Group's patented polymer technology.

 

1.

Details of PDMR/person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Lachlan Smith

b)

Position/status

CFO / PDMR

c)

Initial notification/

amendment

Initial notification

2.

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

a)

Name

RUA Life Sciences plc

b)

LEI

213800BMVB22PVOJ9Z28

3.

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 transaction(s) has been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument

Ordinary shares of 5 pence each

ISIN: GB0033360586

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options over Ordinary Shares.

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)


Exercise Price(s)

Volume(s)



44.5p

120,000






d)

Aggregated information

 

 

N/A (single transaction)

Aggregated volume Price


e)

Date of the transaction

13 December 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

 

UK

 

 

1.

Details of PDMR/person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Ian Anthony

b)

Position/status

Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs / PDMR

c)

Initial notification/

amendment

Initial notification

2.

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

a)

Name

RUA Life Sciences plc

b)

LEI

213800BMVB22PVOJ9Z28

3.

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 transaction(s) has been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument

Ordinary shares of 5 pence each

ISIN: GB0033360586

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options over Ordinary Shares.

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)


Exercise Price(s)

Volume(s)



44.5p

120,000






d)

Aggregated information

 

 

N/A (single transaction)

Aggregated volume Price


e)

Date of the transaction

13 December 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

 

UK

 

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