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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 (http://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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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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