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Company Aptitude Software
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Headline Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights
Released 12:56 06-Aug-2019
Number 1179I12

RNS Number : 1179I
Aptitude Software Group PLC
06 August 2019
 

APTITUDE SOFTWARE GROUP plc (the "Company" or the "Group")

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

Aptitude Software Group plc announces that on 6 August 2019, a total of 1,421,498 share options over the Company's Ordinary Shares (the "Options") were exercised by certain employees, including certain Directors, under the Group's Performance Share Plan 2006 ("PSP 2006") and Performance Share Plan 2016 ("PSP 2016"). The Options were issued under the Company's existing block listing arrangements.  

Total Voting Rights:

In accordance with DTR 5.6.1, following the transactions referred to above, as at today's date, the Company's issued share capital comprises 63,175,371 ordinary shares of 6 3/7 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") with one voting right each. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Accordingly, Shareholders may use this figure as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Ordinary Shares in the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Director/PDMR Shareholding:

The Company also announces the following information in relation to the exercise of options by Tom Crawford and Philip Wood, being Directors/PDMRs of the Company:

 Director

Performance Share Plan 2006   Invitation 10

Performance Share Plan 2006 Invitation 11

Performance Share Plan 2006 Invitation 12

Total options exercised

Philip Wood

172,419

150,000

191,710

514,129

Tom Crawford

172,419

150,000

217,617

540,036

Exercise price per share

5.00p

6.43p

6.43p


 

In view of his recently announced decision not to seek re-election at the 2020 Annual General Meeting, Tom Crawford has taken the decision not to increase his existing holding in the Company's Ordinary Shares and to sell all of the Ordinary Shares arising from the exercise of his options as set out above. Tom Crawford's holding of 380,000 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing approximately 0.6% of the Company's issued share capital) therefore remains unchanged. 

Philip Wood has retained 25,000 of the Ordinary Shares arising from the exercise of his options as set out above, thereby increasing his holding in the Company to 225,000 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 0.4% of the Company's issued share capital.

The notification below, made pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on Market Abuse, provides further information about these transactions.

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

1.   Tom Crawford

2.   Philip Wood

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

1.   Director/PDMR (Chief Executive Officer)

2.   Director/PDMR (Deputy Chief Executive Officer and 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

Aptitude Software Group plc

b)

LEI

2138009VHA1WI2VKMA28

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

 

Ordinary Shares of 6 3/7 pence each

b)

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BVVHWX30

c)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of options under Performance Share Plan 2006

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Exercise price

Number of Ordinary Shares over which Options Exercised

1. (a) £0.0500

   (b) £0.0643

 

2. (a) £0.0500

   (b) £0.0643

1. (a) 172,419

   (b) 367,617

 

2. (a) 172,419

    (b) 341,710

e)

Aggregated information

-     Aggregate volume

-     Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

6 August 2019

g)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification:

Georgina Sharley, Company Secretary, Aptitude Software Group plc

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

1)   Tom Crawford

2)   Philip Wood

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

1)   Director/PDMR (Chief Executive Officer)

2)   Director/PDMR (Deputy Chief Executive Officer and 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

Aptitude Software Group plc

b)

LEI

2138009VHA1WI2VKMA28

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

 

Ordinary Shares of 6 3/7 pence each

b)

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BVVHWX30

c)

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares follow option exercise

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Volume

Price

1)   540,036

2)   489,129

1)   £5.60

2)   £5.60

e)

Aggregated information

-     Aggregate volume

-     Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

6 August 2019

g)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification:

Georgina Sharley, Company Secretary, Aptitude Software Group plc

 

Contacts

Georgina Sharley Company Secretary                                     0203 880 7100


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