UBS MTF – Transfer of business activities to Aquis Exchange

March 16, 2022

Aquis Exchange PLC

(“Aquis” or the “Group”)

Aquis Exchange (AQXE), the pan-European large and mid-cap equities trading arm of Aquis Exchange PLC, announces that it will assume the business activities of UBS MTF, the non-displayed matching pool of UBS MTF Limited (a subsidiary of UBS AG), subject to regulatory approval and completion.

From a Member perspective, the shift in ownership is planned to be seamless with no disruption to the service as there will be no immediate regulatory or technical changes necessary. Clients, including UBS, will continue to benefit from an efficient, cost-effective marketplace with significant liquidity.

Once the transfer is complete, the venue will be known as Aquis Matching Pool (AMP).

This transfer forms part of the planned 2022 financial targets for AQXE and is anticipated to have a relatively small positive impact on AQXE results during 2022.

Enquiries:

Aquis Exchange PLC via

Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser):

Susie Hudson

Kieran Breheny

Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0209

aquis@almapr.co.uk

VSA Capital Limited (AQSE Corporate Adviser)

Andrew Raca

Pascal Wiese

Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Chris Clarke

Clayton Bush

Edward Thomas

Kane Collings

Tel: +44(0)20 3005 5000

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 2000

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)

Bobbie Hilliam

Patrick Dolaghan

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000

   

Notes to Editors

About Aquis Exchange PLC

Aquis Exchange PLC is an exchange services group, which operates pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), growth and regulated primary markets (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develops/licenses 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 operates lit order books and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower market impact and signalling risk on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement than on other lit markets. 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 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 (AQX.L) is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange plc. For more information, please go to www.aquis.eu.