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Aquis Exchange PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding

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Aquis Exchange PLC · AQX

18/10/2023 07:00

Aquis Exchange PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding
RNS Number : 4456Q
Aquis Exchange PLC
18 October 2023

18 October 2023

Aquis Exchange PLC

("Aquis" or the "Company")

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the creator and facilitator of next-generation financial markets, has been notified that Alasdair Haynes, CEO of the Company, has purchased 10,000 ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") on 17 October 2023 at a price of £3.25 per Ordinary Share.

Prior to this trade Alasdair Haynes held 1,341,551 Ordinary shares in the Company, which was previously incorrectly stated as 1,501,551 in the announcement released on 03 April 2023, and following today's purchase, Alasdair Haynes now holds 1,351,551 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing 4.91% of the Company's issued share capital.

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Aquis Exchange PLC

Tel: +44 (0)20 3597 6321

Alasdair Haynes, CEO

Richard Fisher, CFO

Adele Gilbert, Head of Marketing


Tel: +44 (0)20 3597 6329

Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7597 4000

David Anderson

Bruce Garrow

Lydia Zychowska

St John Hunter


Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)

Emma Gabriel

George Grainger


VSA Capital Limited (AQSE Corporate Adviser)

Andrew Raca






Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000




Tel: +44(0)20 3005 5000



Alma (Financial PR Adviser)

Josh Royston

Rebecca Sanders-Hewett

Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0209

Kieran Breheny



Notes to editors:


About Aquis Exchange PLC

Aquis Exchange PLC ("Aquis") is a creator and facilitator of next-generation financial markets, through the provision of accessible, simple and efficient stock exchanges, trading venues and technology.

Aquis consists of four divisions:

Aquis Markets operates lit and dark order books, covering 16 European markets. For its lit books, Aquis 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.

Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis. It focuses on building better markets via the creation and licensing of cutting-edge, cost-effective exchange infrastructure technology and services, including matching engine and trade surveillance solutions.

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'; the Access market focuses on earlier stage growth companies, while Apex is the intended market for larger, more established businesses.

Aquis Data generates revenue from the sale of data derived from Aquis Markets and Aquis Stock Exchange to non-Member market participants.

Aquis is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France's Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution and L'Autorité des marchés financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK & Switzerland markets and in EU27 markets respectively. Aquis Exchange PLC is quoted on the Aquis Stock Exchange and on the AIM Market (AIM) of the LSE. For more information, please go to




Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated





Alasdair Haynes


Reason for the notification





Chief Executive Officer


Initial notification/ Amendment


Initial Notification


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





Aquis Exchange plc






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

Identification code



Ordinary shares of 10 pence each




Nature of the transaction


Purchase of shares


Price(s) and volume(s)












Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price




n/a - as above


Date of the transaction


17 October 2023


Place of the transaction 

On market


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