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RNS Number : 4232E Aquis Exchange PLC 11 March 2022
11 March 2022
Aquis Exchange PLC
("Aquis" or the "Group")
Intention to dual list on the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market
Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the exchange services group, is pleased to
announce its intention to apply for admission of the Group to trading on the
Apex Segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market ("AQSE Growth Market").
Aquis' shares will continue to trade on the AIM market of the London Stock
Exchange plc to satisfy certain regulatory requirements. The Group is
targeting admission to the AQSE Growth Market on 29 March 2022 ("Admission").
Aquis continues to build momentum across all areas of its activities and the
dual listing on the AQSE Growth Market is a logical step in the Group's
progression and a tangible demonstration of confidence in that market. As the
AQSE Growth Market is a recognised stock exchange and recognised growth market
(like AIM), Aquis' securities on the AQSE Growth Market will continue to be
qualifying investments for ISAs, exempt from SDRT and are eligible for relief
from inheritance tax.
Aquis is also pleased to announce that it has partnered with VSA Capital
Limited who have created an index of stocks listed on the AQSE Growth Market
("the Index"). The Index will incorporate all of the equities within the Apex
segment of the AQSE Growth Market and will be weighted by market
capitalization. It will be known as the VSA Capital AQSE Apex Index. This will
be launched shortly and will help to raise the profile of the exchange and
that of the constituent companies, improving transparency and becoming a
reliable barometer of performance over time. Indices are a major part of the
investment landscape and the launch will mark another milestone in the
development of the AQSE.
Alasdair Haynes, CEO of Aquis Exchange PLC said:
"The Aquis Stock Exchange has been transformed over the past two years to make
its rules more appropriate for growth stocks, to boost liquidity and to
encourage more retail investors into the market. In addition, following the
recent changes in the minimum entry criteria to the London Stock Exchange Main
Market, the Aquis Growth Market is now even more of a serious alternative for
emerging companies seeking to raise capital and is positioned as the home of
growth companies. It is logical therefore for Aquis to be on our home market".
Aquis Exchange PLC via
Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser): Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0209
Susie Hudson firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 2000
Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000
VSA Capital Limited (AQSE Corporate Adviser) Tel: +44(0)20 3005 5000
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
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
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.
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