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Block Energy PLC - Issue of Equity and PDMR Dealing

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Block Energy PLC
05 January 2021
 

5 January 2021

Block Energy Plc

("Block Energy" or the "Company")

Issue of Equity and PDMR Dealing

Block Energy Plc, the development and production company focused on Georgia, announces that, on 4 January 2021, it issued nil-cost options over a total of 1,013,884 ordinary shares of 0.25p each ("Options") to directors/PDMRs and employees. The Options were issued in lieu of payment of cash for 40% of salaries and up to 50% of directors' fees for the month of December 2020, in accordance with the cash conservation measures announced on 7 April 2020. Of the total number of Options issued, 456,154 options were issued to directors/PDMRs, as shown in the table below.

The number of shares were calculated by dividing the amount of monthly salary or fee to be paid in Options by the volume weighted average price of the ordinary shares during the month of December 2020.

PDMR

Position

Number of Options granted

Resulting total options held over ordinary shares

Paul Haywood

Chief Executive Officer

187,445

14,344,546

William McAvock

Chief Financial Officer

133,889

4,687,941

Philip Dimmock

Non-Executive Chairman

58,911

628,116

Chris Brown

Non-Executive Director

37,489

397,904

Charles Valceschini

Non-Executive Director

22,703

22,703

David Sandroshvili

Non-Executive Director

15,717

15,717

 

Additionally, on 4 January 2021, the Company allotted 617,571 ordinary shares of 0.25p each to seven service providers in lieu of cash settlement for services provided to the Company with a total value of £20,984.

Application will be made for the admission to trading on AIM ("Admission") for the 617,571 ordinary shares. The ordinary shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares of the Company. Admission is expected at 8.00 a.m. on or around 8 January 2021.

Total Voting Rights

Following Admission, the Company's issued share capital will comprise 615,159,664 ordinary shares with one voting right each. As the Company does not hold any shares in Treasury, the total number of voting rights in the Company is also 615,159,664 and this figure of ordinary shares may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

**ENDS**

The notification below, made in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation, provides further details in relation to these PDMR dealings.

 

For further information please visit http://www.blockenergy.co.uk/ or contact:

Paul Haywood

(Chief Executive Officer)

Block Energy Plc

Tel: +44 (0)20 3468 9891

Neil Baldwin

(Nominated Adviser)

Spark Advisory Partners Limited

Tel: +44 (0)20 3368 3554

Peter Krens

(Corporate Broker)

Mirabaud Securities Limited

Tel: +44 (0)20 3167 7221

Billy Clegg / Owen Roberts / Violet Wilson

(Financial PR)

Camarco

Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4980

 

Notes to editors

Block Energy plc is an AIM-listed independent oil and gas company focused on production and development in Georgia, applying innovative technology to realise the full potential of previously discovered fields.

Block has a 100% working interest in Georgian onshore licence blocks IX and XIB. Licence block XIB is Georgia's most productive block, with 2P oil and gas reserves of 64 million boe and historic production of over 180 MMbbls of oil from the Middle Eocene, peaking in the mid-1980s at 67,000 bopd.

The Company has a 100% working interest in the highly prospective West Rustavi onshore oil and gas field with multiple wells that have tested oil and gas from a range of geological horizons. The field has so far produced 50 Mbbls of light sweet crude and has 0.9 MMbbls of gross 2P oil reserves in the Middle Eocene. It also has 38 MMbbls of gross unrisked 2C contingent resources of oil and 608 BCF of gross unrisked 2C contingent resources of gas in the Middle, Upper and Lower Eocene formations (Source: CPR Gustavson Associates: 1 January 2018).

Block also holds 100% and 90% working interests respectively in the onshore oil producing Norio and Satskhenisi fields.

The Company offers a clear entry point for investors to gain exposure to Georgia's growing economy and the strong regional demand for oil and gas.

Glossary

1.   bbls: barrels. A barrel is 35 imperial gallons.

2.   boe: barrels of oil equivalent.

3.   bopd: barrels of oil per day.

4.   Mbbls: thousand barrels.

5.   MMbbls: million barrels.

6.   MMCF/d: million cubic feet per day.

7.   BCF: billion cubic feet.

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") and persons closely associated ("PCA") with them.

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

Paul Haywood

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

CEO

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

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

a)

Name

Block Energy plc

b)

LEI

213800E2J8QA1J6KN415

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

Identification code

Options to acquire ordinary shares in Block Energy plc

ISIN GB00BF3TBT48

b)

Nature of the transaction

Issue of options in lieu of cash payment for salary

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

3.11202p

187,445

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

4 January 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") and persons closely associated ("PCA") with them.

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

Philip Dimmock

 

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Non-Executive Chairman

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

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

a)

Name

Block Energy plc

b)

LEI

213800E2J8QA1J6KN415

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

Identification code

Options to acquire ordinary shares in Block Energy plc

ISIN GB00BF3TBT48

b)

Nature of the transactions

Issue of options in lieu of cash payment for fees

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

3.11202p

58,911

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transactions

4 January 2021

f)

Place of the transactions

Outside a trading venue

           

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") and persons closely associated ("PCA") with them.

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

William McAvock

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

CFO

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

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

a)

Name

Block Energy plc

b)

LEI

213800E2J8QA1J6KN415

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

Identification code

Options to acquire ordinary shares in Block Energy plc

ISIN GB00BF3TBT48

b)

Nature of the transaction

Issue of options in lieu of cash payment for salary

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

3.11202p

133,889

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

4 January 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") and persons closely associated ("PCA") with them.

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

Chris Brown

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

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

a)

Name

Block Energy plc

b)

LEI

213800E2J8QA1J6KN415

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

Identification code

Options to acquire ordinary shares in Block Energy plc

ISIN GB00BF3TBT48

b)

Nature of the transactions

Issue of options in lieu of cash payment for fees

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

3.11202p

37,489

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transactions

4 January 2021

f)

Place of the transactions

Outside a trading venue

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

       

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") and persons closely associated ("PCA") with them.

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

Charles Valceschini

 

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

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

a)

Name

Block Energy plc

b)

LEI

213800E2J8QA1J6KN415

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

Identification code

Options to acquire ordinary shares in Block Energy plc

ISIN GB00BF3TBT48

b)

Nature of the transactions

Issue of options in lieu of cash payment for fees

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

3.11202p

22,703

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transactions

4 January 2021

f)

Place of the transactions

Outside a trading venue

           

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs") and persons closely associated ("PCA") with them.

 

1

Details  of  the  person  discharging  managerial  responsibilities  /  person  closely associated

a)

Name

David Sandroshvili

 

2

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3

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

a)

Name

Block Energy plc

b)

LEI

213800E2J8QA1J6KN415

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

Identification code

Options to acquire ordinary shares in Block Energy plc

ISIN GB00BF3TBT48

b)

Nature of the transactions

Issue of options in lieu of cash payment for fees

c)

Price(s) and volumes(s)

 

Price(s)

Volumes(s)

3.11202p

15,717

 

d)

Aggregated information

n/a

e)

Date of the transactions

4 January 2021

f)

Place of the transactions

Outside a trading venue

           

 

 

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