1PM PLC

New Share Option Scheme

RNS Number : 5472D
1PM PLC
29 October 2020
 

29 October 2020

 

 

1pm plc

("1pm", the "Group" or the "Company")

New Share Option Scheme

 

1pm plc (AIM: OPM), the AIM quoted independent specialist provider of finance facilities to UK SMEs, announces the establishment of an Unapproved Share Option Scheme (the "Scheme") replacing the Long Term Incentive Plan (the "LTIP") approved by shareholders on 7 June 2017, which expired on 6 June 2020. The Group also announces awards of share options under the new Scheme as set out below.

 

New share option scheme

The Company has established the Scheme as an unapproved (i.e. non tax-advantaged) share option scheme under which up to 4,756,537 nil-cost options over ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the capital of the Company ("ShareOptions") may be awarded in respect of shares representing up to 5.0 per cent. of the current fully diluted share capital of the Company.

 

The vesting of Share Options is subject to service-based and market-based conditions, as follows:

· 30 per cent. of Share Options awarded to each recipient vest in three equal annual tranches on 1 October 2021, 1 October 2022 and 1 October 2023 subject to the recipients' continued employment with the Group on those respective dates.

· 70 per cent. of Share Options awarded to each recipient vest at a quoted share price of 31 pence per share, which represents a market capitalisation equal to the unaudited consolidated Tangible Net Asset Value of the Group as at 31 August 2020.

 

Vested Share Options may be exercised from the date of vesting up to expiry, being 36 months from the date of the award, provided the recipient is an employee in the Group at the date the Share Options are exercised.

 

The sale of shares issued pursuant to exercise is not permitted for a period of 12 months, save for sales of shares to meet the income tax and both the employee and employer National Insurance liabilities arising on exercise, subject to orderly market and closed period restrictions. The sale of shares in the ensuing period of 12 months will be permitted subject to orderly market and closed period restrictions.

 

Expiry of the LTIP

Under the LTIP, as announced on 5 July 2017, 7,900,000 conditional share options were awarded, representing 7.9 per cent. of the current fully diluted share capital of the Company. The conditions set out in the rules of the LTIP in order for the awards to vest were not subsequently met and so the awards lapsed upon expiry of the LTIP on 6 June 2020.

 

In addition, vested options over 143,852 shares, representing 0.1 per cent. of the current fully diluted share capital of the Company, awarded under the Company's previous Employee Share Option Plan (the "ESOP"), itself replaced by the LTIP, have not been exercised within the required exercise period set out in the rules of the ESOP and have accordingly also lapsed.

 

Awards

The awards under the new Scheme are as follows:

 

 


Position

Number of Share Options

Ian Smith

CEO

1,235,000

James Roberts

CFO

1,235,000

Jennifer Bodey

PDMR

310,000

Lorraine Neyland

PDMR

310,000

Holly Mapstone

PDMR

240,000

Alun Winter

PDMR

240,000

Phil Chesham

PDMR

240,000

Tansy Cunningham

PDMR

240,000

David Jones

PDMR

240,000

Total


4,290,000

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:




1pm plc


Ian Smith, Chief Executive Officer

07768 394162

James Roberts, Chief Financial Officer

01225 474230



Cenkos plc (NOMAD)


Max Hartley / Ben Jeynes (Nomad)

Julian Morse (Sales)

0207 397 8900



Walbrook PR

0207 933 8780

Paul Vann

07768 807631


[email protected]

 

About 1pm:

1pm's strategy is to focus on providing or arranging the finance UK SMEs require to fund their businesses and arranging vehicle and property-backed finance for consumers. The multi-product range for SMEs includes asset, vehicle, loan and invoice finance facilities. The Group operates a "hybrid" lending and broking model enabling it to optimize business levels through market and economic cycles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

 

Name

 

1.  Ian Smith

2.  James Roberts

3.  Jennifer Bodey

4.  Lorraine Neyland

5.  Holly Mapstone

6.  Alun Winter

7.  Phil Chesham

8.  Tansy Cunningham

9.  David Jones

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

1.  Chief Executive Officer

2.  Chief Financial Officer

3.  PDMR

4.  PDMR

5.  PDMR

6.  PDMR

7.  PDMR

8.  PDMR

9.  PDMR

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

 

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

 

Name

 

1pm plc

b)

 

LEI

 

213800VG3QJGBP2MKR86

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

 

Identification code

Share Options over Ordinary Shares of 10p each

 

 

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

Grant of conditional share options

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

 

Volume(s)

1.  Nil pence

2.  Nil pence

3.  Nil pence

4.  Nil pence

5.  Nil pence

6.  Nil pence

7.  Nil pence

8.  Nil pence

9.  Nil pence

 

1.  1,235,000

2.  1,235,000

3.  310,000

4.  310,000

5.  240,000

6.  240,000

7.  240,000

8.  240,000

9.  240,000

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

 

- Price

 

 

n/a - see table above

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

28 October 2020

f)

 

Place of the transaction

Outside of a trading venue

 

 

 

 

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