Aptitude Software

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 2750J
Aptitude Software Group PLC
08 April 2020
 

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

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

Aptitude Software Group plc announces that on 7 April 2020, a total of 129,234 share options over the Company's Ordinary Shares (the "Options") were exercised by certain employees, under the Group's 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 56,349,318 ordinary shares of 7 1/3 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 Clare Groom, being a PDMR of the Company:

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

Clare Groom

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

PDMR (Chief People 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 7 1/3 pence each

b)

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BJV2F804

c)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of options under Performance Share Plan 2016

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Exercise price

Number of Ordinary Shares over which Options Exercised

£0.0643

 

6,666

 

e)

Aggregated information

Aggregate volume

Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

7 April 2020

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

Clare Groom

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

PDMR (Chief People 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 7 1/3 pence each

b)

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BJV2F804

c)

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares follow option exercise

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Volume

Price

3,723

365p per share

e)

Aggregated information

Aggregate volume

Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

7 April 2020

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification:

Georgina Sharley, Company Secretary, Aptitude Software Group plc

 

Contacts

Georgina Sharley Company Secretary  07912 894439


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