Forbes Ventures Plc - Director/PDMR Shareholding PR Newswire

2 March 2020

FORBES VENTURES

("Forbes" or the "Company")

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Holding in Company

Forbes Ventures announces that it has been notified by Quanta Capital Limited ("Quanta") that Quanta has transferred its holding of 273,000,000 ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the  Company ("Ordinary Shares") to MEGH UK Limited ("MEGHUK"), at a price of 0.0915p per Ordinary Share.  MEGHUK is jointly owned by Rob Cooper, the Chief Executive of Forbes, and Craig Cornick, both of whom were also directors of and shareholders in Quanta.

The Ordinary Shares held by MEGHUK represent 59.84% of the Company's issued share capital. The Company has received a TR-1 which is reproduced without amendment below. Following this transaction, Quanta no longer has a notifiable interest in the Company.

The Directors of Forbes accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:


Forbes Ventures
Peter Moss, Chairman                01625 568 767
Rob Cooper, Chief Executive Officer 020 3687 0498

NEX Exchange Corporate Adviser
Peterhouse Capital Limited          020 7469 0930
Mark Anwyl and Allie Feuerlein



TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings


NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the
FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)

1a. Identity of the issuer or the                   Forbes Ventures
underlying issuer of existing shares to
which voting rights are attached:

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X”
if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with
an “X”)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                   X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name                                    MEGH UK Limited

City and country of registered office   Manchester, United Kingdom
(if applicable)

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)

Name

City and country of registered office
(if applicable)

5. Date on which the threshold was      28/02/2020
crossed or reached:

6. Date on which issuer notified        28/02/2020
(DD/MM/YYYY):

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

                    % of voting rights % of voting rights Total of both in % Tot
                    attached to shares through financial     (8.A + 8.B)     al
                     (total of 8. A)      instruments                        num
                                       (total of 8.B 1 +                     ber
                                             8.B 2)                          of
                                                                             vot
                                                                             ing
                                                                             rig
                                                                             hts
                                                                             of
                                                                             iss
                                                                             uer

Resulting situation       59.84                                 59.84        456
on the date on                                                               ,25
which threshold was                                                          1,8
crossed or reached                                                           30

Position of
previous
notification (if
applicable)



   


8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the
threshold was crossed or reached

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type  Number of voting rights                  % of voting rights
of
shares             Direct           Indirect        Direct         Indirect
ISIN code    (Art 9 of Directive   (Art 10 of      (Art 9 of      (Art 10 of
(if         2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)  Directive       Directive      Directive
possible)                         2004/109/EC)   2004/109/EC)    2004/109/EC)
                                   (DTR5.2.1)      (DTR5.1)       (DTR5.2.1)

Ord GBP          273,000,000                         59.84
0.001

KYG361891016

SUBTOTAL 8.            273,000,000                         59.84
A

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive
2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of     Expiration Exercise/    Number of voting rights that % of voting
financial   date       Conversion   may be acquired if the       rights
instrument             Period       instrument is
                                    exercised/converted.

                       SUBTOTAL 8.
                       B 1

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13
(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of    Expiration  Exercise/   Physical or  Number of voting % of voting
financial  date        Conversion  cash         rights           rights
instrument             Period      settlement

                                   SUBTOTAL
                                   8.B.2



   


9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
(please mark the
applicable box with an “X”)

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural X
person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding
directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate
controlling natural person or legal entity(please add additional rows as
necessary)

Name % of voting rights if it equals or % of voting rights through financial  Tot
       is higher than the notifiable    instruments if it equals or is higher al
                 threshold                  than the notifiable threshold     of
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10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

The number and % of voting rights held

The date until which the voting rights
will be held

11. Additional information



   


Place of completion Manchester, United Kingdom

Date of completion  28 February 2020



Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.