Exercise of Broker Option DGAP

OTAQ Plc (OTAQ)
Exercise of Broker Option

17-Oct-2022 / 11:00 GMT/BST
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17 October 2022

 

OTAQ plc

("OTAQ", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Exercise of Broker Option

 

OTAQ, a highly innovative technology company targeting the aquaculture, geotracking and offshore markets, is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement of the proposed Fundraising released at 7.00 a.m. on 12 October 2022, the Broker Option has been exercised in respect of 10,000,000 Broker Option Shares, raising gross proceeds of £400,000 for the Company.

 

The Broker Option Shares will be issued at the Issue Price of 4 pence per share and on the same terms and conditions as the issue of the firm Placing Shares and Open Offer Shares pursuant to the Fundraising.

 

Admission of the Broker Option Shares is subject to the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting and is conditional on AQSE Admission. It is expected that admission of the Existing Ordinary Shares will become effective and that dealings in the New Ordinary Shares will commence on the AQSE Growth Market at 8.00 a.m. on 9 November 2022 and would occur simultaneously with the Delisting becoming effective.

 

Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in the text of this announcement are defined in the Circular which is available for inspection on the Company’s website, www.otaq.com.

 

Enquiries

 

OTAQ plc

Via Walbrook

Alex Hambro, Non-Executive Chairman

 

Phil Newby, Chief Executive Officer

 

Matt Enright, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Dowgate Capital Limited – Financial Adviser, AQSE Corporate Adviser & Broker

+44 (0)20 3903 7715

David Poutney / James Serjeant

 

Russell Cook / Nicholas Chambers

 

 

 

Walbrook PR Limited - PR

+44 (0)20 7933 8780 or

OTAQ@walbrookpr.com

Tom Cooper / Nick Rome

 07971221972 or 07748325236

     

 

 

Notes to Editors:

OTAQ is a highly innovative technology company targeting the aquaculture, geotracking and offshore markets. It already has a number of established products in its portfolio and is focused on further developing its presence, customer base and cross selling opportunities within core markets both organically and via acquisition.

 

Its aquaculture products, which include a sonar device (developed for Minnowtech) to scan shrimp in ponds and water quality monitoring, are focused on maximising welfare and production yields. Additionally, the Company is developing a potentially game changing live plankton analysis product for finfish and shellfish farmers. It also continues to target opportunities in the acoustic deterrent devices market via Sealfence, which is used by salmon farmers, with global opportunities in Chile, Australia, Canada and Norway.

 

The Company is also developing high accuracy location trackers for specialist applications. Having already added clients within safety and multiple participant sport/racing applications, the Company is investigating wider market potential - including opportunities in the seafood industry.

 

OTAQ’s offshore product range includes OceanSense subsea leak detection, Eagle IP camera systems, Lander seabed survey devices and Subsea electrical connectors and penetrators. It is targeting a number of growth opportunities in new territories and has a strong client base including Expro, Amphenol and National Oilwell Varco. The Company is also focused on the development of new products through this division, with the aim of increased cross-deployment of skills and technologies into the aquaculture arena.

 



ISIN: GB00BK6JQ137
Category Code: MSCM
TIDM: OTAQ
LEI Code: 213800CZGMYB5XTUXJ52
Sequence No.: 194955
EQS News ID: 1465081

 
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