Calgary, Alberta - April 8, 2019 -Touchstone Exploration Inc. ("Touchstone" or the "Company") (TSX / LSE: TXP) announces the grant of 2,550,000 share options on April 5, 2019 to its executive officers, non-executive directors and key employees in accordance with the Company's shareholder approved stock option plan. The grant was awarded to the following recipients:
Number of share options granted
Paul R. Baay, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Scott Budau, Chief Financial Officer
James Shipka, Chief Operating Officer
Kenneth R. McKinnon, Non-Executive Director
Peter Nicol, Non-Executive Director
Stanley T. Smith, Non-Executive Director
Thomas E. Valentine, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Harrie Vredenburg, Non-Executive Director
John D. Wright, Non-Executive Director
The share options were issued with an exercise price of C$0.23 per common share, which was measured by reference to the five-day weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange to the close of trading on April 4, 2019. The share options have a five-year term and vest one third on each of the next three anniversaries of the grant date.
Following this grant, the Company has a total of 11,099,640 share options and incentive share options outstanding, representing approximately 6.9% of the Company's outstanding common shares.
The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provides further detail on the above transactions.
For Further Information:
Touchstone Exploration Inc.
Mr. Paul Baay, President and Chief Executive Officer Tel: +1 (403) 750-4487
Mr. James Shipka, Chief Operating Officer
Shore Capital (Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker)
Nominated Advisor: Edward Mansfield / Mark Percy / Daniel Bush Tel: +44 (0) 207 408 4090
Nick Hennis / Jane Glover / Billy Clegg Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4980
Touchstone Exploration Inc. is a Calgary based company engaged in the business of acquiring interests in petroleum and natural gas rights and the exploration, development, production and sale of petroleum and natural gas. Touchstone is currently active in onshore properties located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Company's common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "TXP".
Notification of transactions of persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
1. Paul R. Baay
2. Scott Budau
3. James Shipka
4. Kenneth R. McKinnon
5. Peter Nicol
6. Stanley T. Smith
7. Thomas E. Valentine
8. Dr. Harrie Vredenburg
9. John D. Wright
Reason for the notification
1. Chief Executive Officer
2. Chief Financial Officer
3. Chief Operating Officer
4. Non-Executive Director
5. Non-Executive Director
6. Non-Executive Director
7. Non-Executive Director
8. Non-Executive Director
9. Non-Executive Director
Initial notification /Amendment
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
Touchstone Exploration Inc.
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
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
Options over common shares of no par value in the capital of Touchstone Exploration Inc., each with an exercise price of C$0.23 and an expiry date of 4 April 2024.
Nature of the transactions
Grant of share options to executive directors/officers
Price(s) and volume(s)
- Aggregated volume
Date of the transaction
5 April 2019
Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue
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