Eckoh has received notification that on 3 July 2017 Christopher Humphrey, Non-Executive Director and to be appointed Non-Executive Chairman following the Company’s annual general meeting in September, purchased 100,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company at a price of 46.5p per ordinary share.
As a result of this purchase, Christopher is holding a total of 350,000 Eckoh ordinary shares, representing 0.14 per cent. of the issued share capital of the Company, as enlarged by the issue of the New Shares (as described below).
Exercise of options and PDMR dealing
Eckoh announces that it has issued 560,000 new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the 'New Shares') following an exercise of share options by Ed Johnson; Chief Operating Officer of Eckoh UK and a PDMR of the Company. The options being exercised were granted under the 2012 Eckoh plc Long Term Incentive Plan ('the plan') and the number of New Shares that ultimately vested was subject to the satisfaction of share price targets which were comfortably exceeded well ahead of the earliest date of exercise, being 1 January 2016. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the New Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, with dealings expected to commence on 17 July 2017 ('Admission').
Following Admission, the Company will have a total of 251,283,520 Ordinary Shares in issue each carrying one voting right. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Shareholders may use this figure of 251,283,520 Ordinary Shares as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
Subsequent to their issue, Eckoh was notified by Ed Johnson that the New Shares were sold on 3 July 2017 at a price of 46.5p per share (the 'Sale'). As a result of the Sale, Ed Johnson is not holding any ordinary shares in the capital of the Company.
Purchase of shares by Eckoh EBT
The Company also announces that on 3 July 2017 Eckoh's employee benefit trust ('EBT'), purchased 234,656 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the 'Shares') at a price of 47.5p per Share, to be held on trust for the purpose of satisfying future awards to beneficiaries of the Company's share incentive plan ('SIP'). As Nik Philpot (CEO) and Adam Winterflood (Commercial Director) are trustees and administrators of the EBT, they are therefore treated as having an interest in the Shares. In addition, certain PDMRs of the Company, being David Holliday (IT Director) and Ed Johnson (Chief Operating Officer of Eckoh UK), are potential beneficiaries of the SIP and therefore also treated as having an interest in the Shares.
Following settlement of the above purchase of Shares, the EBT will hold a total of 555,871 ordinary shares, equivalent to 0.22 per cent. of the ordinary share capital of Eckoh, as enlarged by the issue of the New Shares.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Chrissie Herbert, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 01442 458 300
4th July 2017