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Arcontech Group PLC - Grant of Options

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Arcontech Group PLC
27 September 2019
 

ARCONTECH GROUP PLC

 

("Arcontech" or the "Company")

Grant of Options

Arcontech (AIM: ARC), the provider of products and services for real-time financial market data processing and trading, announces that on 27 September 2019 it granted a total of 115,000 options ("Options") over ordinary shares of £0.125 in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") under the Company's EMI and non EMI schemes to various employees.

Options were granted to the following persons disclosing managerial responsibility ("PDMRs"): Matthew Jeffs (Chief Executive), Michael Levy (Finance Director), Darren Lewis (Head of Development) and Sarah Wisbey (Administrative Director).

The Options have been granted at a price of 196p pence per Ordinary Share, being the closing mid-market price of an Ordinary Share on 26 September 2019. They will be exercisable from 30 June 2022.

For Matthew Jeffs, Michael Levy and Darren Lewis, the Options will vest subject to the Company's compound annual rate of growth in fully diluted earnings* for the three financial years ending 30 June 2022, subject to performance criteria as follows:

-     compound annual earnings growth of 10% or more - fully vested (100%);

-     compound annual earnings growth between 5%-10% - partial vesting between 0% and 100% on a sliding scale; and

-     compound annual earnings growth of 5% and below - nil.

Dependent on the performance criteria above being achieved, the maximum number of Options that will vest and become exercisable is as follows:

Director/PDMR

Number of Options

Matthew Jeffs

50,000

Darren Lewis

20,000

Michael Levy

10,000

Sarah Wisbey has been granted 3,000 Options that are not subject to performance criteria. The 32,000 Options granted to non-PDMR employees are also not subject to performance criteria.

Any Ordinary Shares arising from the vesting of Options must be held for a period of two years.

Following this grant, there are a total of 625,397 options outstanding, representing approximately 4.7% of the current issued share capital of the Company.

Further detail is set out in the PDMR disclosure tables below.

* Fully diluted earnings will be based on: (a) the Company's pre-tax profit excluding exceptional items and the share option charge and (b) the current UK corporation tax rate of 19%, such that the fully diluted earnings calculation takes no account of R&D and deferred tax credits. For the purposes of the fully diluted earnings calculation, the applied rate of corporation tax will remain constant at 19% irrespective of any current or future changes to corporation tax.

Enquiries:

 


Arcontech Group plc


Richard Last, Chairman and Non-Executive Director

07713 214484

Matthew Jeffs, Chief Executive

020 7256 2300



finnCap Ltd (Nomad & Broker)


Carl Holmes/Simon Hicks

020 7220 0500



To access more information on the Group please visit: www.arcontech.com

 



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

Matthew Jeffs

2.           

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3.  

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

a)

Name

Arcontech Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800O7PM9V79TP7523

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

Options over Ordinary Shares of £0.125

Identification code

ARC GB00BDBBJZ03

b)

Nature of the transactions

Grant of Options over Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

196p

50,000

d)

Aggregated information:

·    Aggregated volumes

·    Prices

See 4(c) above

e)

Date of the transaction

27 September 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Off market transaction

 

1.           

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Darren Lewis

2.           

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Head of Development

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3.  

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

a)

Name

Arcontech Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800O7PM9V79TP7523

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

Options over Ordinary Shares of £0.125

Identification code

ARC GB00BDBBJZ03

b)

Nature of the transactions

Grant of Options over Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

196p

20,000

d)

Aggregated information:

·    Aggregated volumes

·    Prices

See 4(c) above

e)

Date of the transaction

27 September 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Off market transaction

 

1.           

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Michael Levy

2.           

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Finance Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3.  

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

a)

Name

Arcontech Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800O7PM9V79TP7523

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

Options over Ordinary Shares of £0.125

Identification code

ARC GB00BDBBJZ03

b)

Nature of the transactions

Grant of Options over Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

196p

10,000

d)

Aggregated information:

·    Aggregated volumes

·    Prices

See 4(c) above

e)

Date of the transaction

27 September 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Off market transaction

 

1.           

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Sarah Wisbey

2.           

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Administrative Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3.  

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

a)

Name

Arcontech Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800O7PM9V79TP7523

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

Options over Ordinary Shares of £0.125

Identification code

ARC GB00BDBBJZ03

b)

Nature of the transactions

Grant of Options over Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

196p

3,000

d)

Aggregated information:

·    Aggregated volumes

·    Prices

See 4(c) above

e)

Date of the transaction

27 September 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Off market transaction

 


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