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Judges ScientificPLC - Block listing Interim Review

RNS Number : 0457N
Judges Scientific PLC
15 May 2020

Judges Scientific plc (the "Group" or "Judges")

Blocklisting Return


Judges Scientific, a group involved in the buy and build of scientific instrument businesses, gives below the information required by Schedule 6 of the AIM Rules for Companies in connection with the Judges Scientific plc Share Option Schemes.


Name of applicant:

Judges Scientific plc

Name of scheme:

Judges' Approved and Unapproved Share Option Schemes

Period of return:


15 November 2019


15 May 2020

Balance under scheme from previous return:

27,458 Ordinary Shares

The amount by which the block scheme has been increased, if the scheme has been increased since the date of the last return:

A further 100,000 Ordinary Shares were admitted on 7 February 2020

Number of securities issued/allotted under scheme during period:

28,749 Ordinary Shares


Balance under scheme not yet issued/allotted at end of period

98,709 Ordinary Shares

Number and class of securities originally listed and the date of admission

100,000 Ordinary Shares on 13 May 2015, a further 100,000 Ordinary Shares on 24 January 2018 and a further 100,000 Ordinary Shares on 7 February 2020

Total number of securities in issue at the end of the period

6,250,641 Ordinary Shares

Name of contact:

Brad Ormsby

Telephone number of contact:

Tel:  020 3829 6970



For further information please contact:

Judges Scientific



David Cicurel, CEO

Brad Ormsby, Group FD

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3829 6970



Shore Capital (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)


Stephane Auton

Edward Mansfield

Sarah Mather


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 4090

Liberum (Joint Broker)

Bidhi Bhoma

Euan Brown


Tel:  +44 (0) 20 3100 2222


Media enquiries:

Alma PR (Financial Public Relations)


Rebecca Sanders-Hewett

Sam Modlin


Tel: +44 (0) 20 3865 4219

[email protected]


Notes to editors:

Judges Scientific plc (AIM: JDG), is a group involved in the buy and build of scientific instrument businesses.  The Group currently consists of 17 businesses acquired since it was re-admitted to AIM in 2005. 


The acquired companies are primarily UK-based with products sold worldwide to a diverse range of markets including: higher education institutions, the scientific communities, manufacturers and regulatory authorities.  The UK is a recognised centre of excellence for scientific instruments. The Group has received five Queens' awards for innovation and export.


Judges Scientific maintains a policy to selectively acquire businesses that generate sustainable profits and cash. Shareholder returns are created through the reduction of debt, payment of increasing dividends and through organic growth which the Group encourages by creating an environment for businesses to thrive in, with support and advice for entity management teams.


The Group's companies predominantly operate in global niche markets, with long term growth fundamentals and resilient margins.


For further information, please visit www.judges.uk.com   



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