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ATOME Energy PLC
14 July 2023
 


14 July 2023

 

ATOME ENERGY PLC

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

 

Transaction by Significant Shareholder

 

ATOME (AIM: ATOM), the only international green hydrogen, ammonia, and fertiliser project development company on the London Stock Exchange, with current large-scale projects in Latin America and Europe, as well as hydrogen mobility projects, announces a significant shareholder transaction.

 

ATOME has been notified that Molecular Energies PLC ("Molecular"), the former parent company of ATOME prior to the Company's spin-out and IPO, has sold 800,000 ordinary shares ("the Block"), representing approximately 2% of ATOME, in the Company at a price of £1.00 per share. The resulting holding of Molecular in ATOME is now 8,272,045 ordinary shares representing 20.5% of the entire issued share capital of ATOME.

 

The purchaser of the Block is CFT Ventures, a Guernsey registered company, being the Crandall Family Trust. Mark Crandall was the head of Glencore's oil trading business before co-founding in 1993 the international commodity trader, Trafigura, with five other founding partners.

 

Since leaving Trafigura, Mark founded and is currently Chairman and member of the Executive Board of PostScriptum Energy Pte Limited (www.postscriptum.com), a leading renewable energy developer active in grid-connected development in Europe and in the development of green hydrogen projects on three continents.

 

Peter Levine, Chairman, commented:

 

"I am pleased that Molecular Energies has facilitated this transaction which enlarges and diversifies our serious strategic investor base.

 

"Mark and I go back to the early Trafigura days. I am confident he will be an active and constructive shareholder going forward."

 

For more information, please visit https://www.atomeplc.com or contact:

 

ATOME Energy PLC
Nikita Levine, Investor Relations

+44 (0) 113 337 2210
info@atomeplc.com

Beaumont Cornish (Nominated Adviser)
Roland Cornish, Michael Cornish

+44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Liberum (Joint Broker)
Scott Mathieson, Kane Collings

+44 (0) 20 3100 2000

SP Angel (Joint Broker)
Richard Hail, Harry Davies-Ball

+44 (0) 20 3490 0470

finnCap (Joint Broker)
Christopher Raggett, George Dollemore

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Tavistock (Financial PR and IR)
Simon Hudson, Rebecca Hislaire, Charles Baister

+44 (0) 20 7920 3150
atome@tavistock.co.uk

 

The information communicated within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No 596/2014 which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain. The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Peter Levine, Chairman.

 

Notes to Editors

 

About ATOME

ATOME Energy PLC is an AIM listed company targeting green hydrogen, ammonia, and fertiliser production with over 500-megawatt of projects in Paraguay, Iceland, and Central America.

 

Since its admission to AIM in December 2021 ATOME has signed its first electrolyser purchase order for its hydrogen transport Mobility Division due to start generating revenue in 2023 and signed a 120MW power purchase agreement with ANDE, the state energy company in Paraguay for production of green ammonia to produce industrial scale premium value green fertiliser in 2025. It has procured 30 hectares of land in Villeta, Paraguay for that facility, mandated Natixis Corporate Investment Bank and the multilateral IDB Invest to lead the project funding and the FEED study is currently underway with the international companies Urbas and Casale.

 

In December 2022, ATOME entered into a joint venture with Cavendish, the renewable energy arm of the substantial and well-established Purdy Group based in Costa Rica and formed The National Ammonia Corporation S.A, which is owned equally by ATOME and Cavendish.

 

ATOME is in the process of operational planning, sourcing and negotiations with green electricity suppliers, equipment providers and offtake partners, including signed memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements in place with key parties, to use electricity generated from existing geothermal sources in Iceland and hydroelectric power in Paraguay and Costa Rica. All chosen sites are located close to the power and water sources and export facilities to serve significant domestic and then international demand.

 

The Company has a green-focused Board which is supported by major shareholders including Peter Levine, Trafigura, one of the world's leading commodity and logistics company, and Schroders, a leading fund manager, and from May 2023, Baker Hughes, a global energy technology company operating in the energy and industry sectors.

 

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