Aptitude Software

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

RNS Number : 8292X
Aptitude Software Group PLC
06 May 2021
 

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

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

Aptitude Software Group plc announces that on 4 May 2021, a total of 50,939 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"), which had been subject to performance conditions. The issue of the new Ordinary Shares resulting from the Options exercise will be satisfied via 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 56,607,356 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:

Jeremy Suddards (Chief Executive Officer) exercised options over 20,989 Ordinary Shares under the Company's Performance Share Plan 2016 and sold 11,650 of the resulting shares to fund the associated exercise costs and tax liabilities. As a result of this transaction, Jeremy Suddards now holds 9,339 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing 0.02% of the total voting rights (having not previously held any Ordinary Shares in the Company).

Options were also exercised by Alex Curran, (EVP North America) and Tristan Atkins (Chief Technology Officer) being Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities. The notifications below, made pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on Market Abuse, provide further information about these transactions made by Jeremy Suddards, Alex Curran and Tristan Atkins:

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Jeremy Suddards

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Director (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

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

1.  Exercise of options under Performance Share Plan 2016

2.  Partial sale of shares following the exercise of options

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

1.  Exercise of options:

Exercise price per share

Number of Ordinary Shares over which Options Exercised

£0.0643

20,989

2.  Partial sale of shares following exercise of options:

Price per share

Number of Ordinary Shares sold

£6.74

11,650

e)

Aggregated information

Aggregate volume

Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

4 May 2021

g)

Place of the transaction

1.  Outside a trading venue

2.  London Stock Exchange (XLON)

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

Alex Curran

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

PDMR (Executive Vice President, North America)

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

1.  Exercise of options under Performance Share Plan 2016

2.  Partial sale of shares arising from the exercise of options  

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

1.  Exercise of options:

Exercise price per share

Number of Ordinary Shares over which Options Exercised

£0.0643

6,084

2.  Partial sale of shares following exercise of options:

Price per share

Number of Ordinary Shares sold

£6.74

4,660

e)

Aggregated information

Aggregate volume

Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

4 May 2021

g)

Place of the transaction

1.  Outside a trading venue

2.  London Stock Exchange (XLON)

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

Tristan Atkins

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

PDMR (Chief Technology 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

1.  Exercise of options under Performance Share Plan 2016

2.  Sale of shares arising from the exercise of options 

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

1.  Exercise of options:

Exercise price per share

Number of Ordinary Shares over which Options Exercised

£0.0643

4,259

2.  Sale of shares following exercise of options:

Price per share

Number of Ordinary Shares sold

£6.74

4,259

e)

Aggregated information

Aggregate volume

Price

 

n/a

f)

Date of the transaction

4 May 2021

g)

Place of the transaction

1.  Outside a trading venue

2.  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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