New Employee Share Option Plan and Grant of Options
Pelatro Plc (AIM: PTRO), the global Multichannel Marketing Hub software specialist, announces that on 14 January 2019 it established a share option plan for senior employees, (the "Plan"). The number of options that may be awarded under the Plan is limited such that the total of new ordinary shares of 2.5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") under option will be less than 10 per cent. of the issued share capital.
The Plan has been established in order to align the longer-term interests of such employees with those of shareholders and incentivise the creation of shareholder value. The Board has approved the terms of the Scheme and authorised an initial award of options to employees and a Director on 14 January 2019 over a total of 1,640,000 Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of 73p per share, being the closing price of Pelatro shares on 14 January 2019 (the "Options"). The Options represent approximately 5 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital. The Options have a contract start date of 15 January 2019 and are exercisable, subject to the grantee remaining in employment with a member of the Pelatro Group, over 4 years and their exercise on vesting is not dependent upon any performance criteria.
Following initiation of the Plan, the Company has granted options over a total of 1,714,000 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 5.3 per cent. of the issued share capital.
Within the award of options referred to above, the following Director has been granted options over a total of 50,000 Ordinary Shares:
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The Pelatro Group was founded in March 2013 by Subash Menon and Sudeesh Yezhuvath with the objective of offering specialised, enterprise class software solutions for customer engagement principally to telcos who face a series of challenges including market maturity, saturation and customer churn.
Pelatro provides its "mViva" platform for use by customers in B2C applications and is well positioned in the Multichannel Marketing Hub space (MMH) - this is technology that orchestrates a customer's communications and offers to customer segments across multiple channels to include websites, social media, apps, SMS, USSD and others.
Pelatro is expanding by a mix of organic and acquisition led growth. In August 2018 the Company completed the acquisition of certain assets of Danateq Pte Ltd (Danateq). This acquisition doubled the subscriber base to 325 million and bought immediate entry into Central Europe as well as a large recurring revenue base. For more information about Pelatro, visit www.pelatro.com
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14 January 2019
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