CareTech Holdings

Block Listing

RNS Number : 6707H
CareTech Holdings PLC
04 December 2020


For immediate release 

4 December 2020




CareTech Holdings PLC

  ("CareTech" or "the Group") 



Block Listing Application,

Block Listing Cancellation


Block Listing Return


CareTech Holdings PLC (AIM: CTH), a pioneering provider of specialist social care and education services to adults and children in the UK, announces that application has been made for additional block admissions for 2,088,126 ordinary shares (the "CSOP Shares") of 0.5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") and for 515,146 Ordinary Shares (the "Sharesave Shares") (together the "Block Admissions").

The CSOP Shares will be reserved under a new Company Share Option Plan block listing and will be allotted from time to time in connection with the exercise of options granted in 2020 pursuant to the Company Share Option Plan. The Sharesave Shares will be added to the existing CareTech Employee save-as-you earn share option scheme block listing ("Existing Block Listing") and will be allotted from time to time in connection with the exercise of options granted in 2017 and 2020 pursuant to the C areTech Holdings Plc Sharesave Scheme1.   When issued, the shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares.

It is expected that the Block Admissions will become effective on or around 10 December 2020.

Block Listing Cancellation

The Company currently has 176,147 Ordinary Shares block listed under its CareTech Holdings 2005 Approved Executive Share Option Scheme (the "2005 Approved Scheme") and nil Ordinary Shares block listed under its CareTech Holdings 2005 Unapproved Executive Share Option Scheme (the "2005 Unapproved Scheme"). All options under the 2005 Approved Scheme and 2005 Unapproved Scheme have now either been exercised or lapsed and, as a result, the associated block listing has been cancelled.

Since the last block listing return was announced on 3 June 2020, the Company has allotted 519 Ordinary Shares under the 2005 Approved Scheme and no allotments have been made under the 2005 Unapproved Scheme.


Block Listing Return

CareTech also makes the following notification pursuant to AIM Rule 29 and Schedule Six of the AIM Rules for Companies, regarding its existing block listing (excluding the additional block listing applications above and those block listings that have now been cancelled):


a. Name of company

 CareTech Holdings PLC


b. Name of scheme(s)

CareTech Employee save-as-you earn share option scheme


c. Period of return:

 From 3 June 2020 to 2 December 2020


d. Number and class of securities not issued under scheme

220,213 Ordinary Shares - CareTech Employee save-as-you earn share option scheme


e. Number of shares issued under scheme during period

Nil Ordinary Shares - CareTech Employee save-as-you earn share option scheme


f. Balance under scheme not yet issued

220,213 Ordinary Shares - CareTech Employee save-as-you earn share option scheme


g. Number and class of share(s) (amount of stock / debt securities) originally listed and the date of admission

556,511 Ordinary Shares at 0.5p each fully paid - Admission 8 May 2019


Please confirm your total issued share capital as at the end of this period.

(If you hold any shares in Treasury state the figure separately);


113,173,992 Ordinary Shares

(Nil shares in treasury)


h. Contact name and telephone number for queries;



Christopher Dickinson






01707 601 800



4 December 2020



1 Block Admission of the Sharesave Shares relates to 480,678 Ordinary Shares in respect of the C areTech Holdings Plc  Sharesave Scheme 2020 and a shortfall in the Existing Block Listing of 34,468 Ordinary Shares in relation to the CareTech Holdings Plc Sharesave Scheme 2017.



For further information, please contact:

CareTech Holdings PLC                                            01707 601800

Farouq Sheikh, Executive Chairman

Christopher Dickinson, Group Finance Director


Consilium Strategic Communications                     020 3709 5700

Mary-Jane Elliott

Chris Welsh

Angela Gray


Panmure Gordon (Nomad and Joint Broker)          020 7886 2500

Emma Earl

Freddy Crossley

Charles Leigh-Pemberton


Numis (Joint Broker)                                                020 7260 1000

Jonathan Wilcox

James Black

Duncan Monteith


About CareTech

CareTech Holdings PLC is a leading provider of specialist social care services supporting around 5,000 adults and children with a wide range of complex needs in more than 550 day services the UK employing more than 10,000 staff; and an emerging presence in international markets.

Committed to the highest standards of care and care governance, CareTech's innovative Care Pathway covers Foster care, Children's Services, Adults Services and Technology Solutions.

CareTech, which was founded in 1993, began trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in October 2005 under the ticker symbol CTH.

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