Aquis Exchange PLC - Director/PDMR Notification and Issue of Options
RNS Number : 9151J
Aquis Exchange PLC
29 April 2022
 

29 April 2022

Aquis Exchange PLC

("Aquis", or the "Company")

 

Director/PDMR Notification

and

Issue of Options

 

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the exchange services group, announces that on 29 April 2022 it issued 82,703 options ("Options") over the Company's ordinary shares of 10p each ("Ordinary Shares") to the executive directors of the Company under the Company's restricted share plan.

 

The options granted to the executive directors under the restricted share plan are exercisable at nominal value of 10p. 33,163 options were issued to Alasdair Haynes, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, 18,367 to Richard Fisher, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and 31,173 to Jonathan Clelland, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. These options will vest on the third anniversary of the date of issue with a further holding period of two years and expire ten years from the date of issue. Vesting will be subject to underpin tests assessed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee as detailed in the Company's 2021 Annual Report.

 

Enquiries:

 

Aquis Exchange PLC

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3597 6321

 

Alasdair Haynes, CEO

Jonathan Clelland, CFO and COO

Belinda Keheyan, Head of Marketing

 

 

Tel:+44 (0) 7768 078 110

 

 

VSA Capital Limited (AQSE Corporate Adviser)

Tel: +44(0)20 3005 5000

Andrew Raca

 

Pascal Wiese

 

 

 

Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 2000

Chris Clarke

 

Clayton Bush

 

Edward Thomas

 

Kane Collings

 

 

 

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Bobbie Hilliam

 

Patrick Dolaghan

 

 

 

Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0209

Susie Hudson

aquis@almapr.co.uk

Kieran Breheny

 

Matthew Young

 

       

 

 

 

Notes to Editors

About Aquis Exchange

Aquis Exchange PLC and its subsidiaries are an exchange services group, which operate a pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), a growth and regulated primary market (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develop/license exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).

Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France's Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK/Switzerland and in EU27 respectively. Aquis Exchange operates lit and dark order books, covering 16 European markets. For its lit books, Aquis Exchange uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower market impact and signalling risk on Aquis Exchange than other trading venues in Europe.

Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a stock market providing primary and secondary markets for equity and debt products. It is authorised as a Recognised Investment Exchange, which allows it to operate a regulated listings venue. The AQSE Growth Market is divided into two segments 'Access' and 'Apex', with different levels of admission criteria. The Access market focuses on earlier stage growth companies, while Apex is the intended market for larger, more established businesses.

Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis Exchange PLC. It creates and licenses cutting-edge, cost-effective matching engine and trade surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms and exchanges.

Aquis Exchange PLC is quoted on the Aquis Stock Exchange and on the Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) market. For more information, please go to www.aquis.eu.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them:

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Alasdair Haynes

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Chief Executive Officer

b)

Initial notification/ Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

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

 

a)

Name

 

Aquis Exchange plc

b)

LEI

 

213800IXJSF5E1SIW150

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 over ordinary shares of 10 pence each

 

ISIN: GB00BD5JNK30

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Grant of share options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

At nominal value of 10p

 

33,163

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

  

 

n/a - as above

e)

Date of the transaction

 

29/04/2022

f)

Place of the transaction 

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Richard Fisher

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification/ Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

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

 

a)

Name

 

Aquis Exchange plc

b)

LEI

 

213800IXJSF5E1SIW150

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 over ordinary shares of 10 pence each

 

ISIN: GB00BD5JNK30

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Grant of share options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

At nominal value of 10p

 

18,367

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

  

 

n/a - as above

e)

Date of the transaction

 

29/04/2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Jonathan Clelland

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Chief Operating Officer

b)

Initial notification/ Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

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

 

a)

Name

 

Aquis Exchange plc

b)

LEI

 

213800IXJSF5E1SIW150

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 over ordinary shares of 10 pence each

 

ISIN: GB00BD5JNK30

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Grant of share options

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

At nominal value of 10p

 

31,173

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

  

 

n/a - as above

e)

Date of the transaction

 

29/04/2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

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