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Thursday 27 September, 2018

Altitude Group PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 0830C
Altitude Group PLC
27 September 2018


 (the "Company" or "Altitude")


Director Shareholding



Altitude Group plc (AIM: ALT), the operator of a leading marketplace for personalised products, announces that the Company has been notified that Martin Varley, Non-Executive Director, sold 500,000 ordinary shares of 0.4 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") in the Company at an average price of 70.89 pence per Ordinary Share ("Share Sale").


Mr. Varley has been a longtime supporter of the Company and his support for and belief in the opportunity that is now crystalizing, and the ability of the Executive management team to deliver on it, remains undiminished. The Share Sale represents a small part of his significant holding in Altitude and is a necessity due to the requirement for him to settle an existing obligation.


Following the Share Sale Mr. Varley will remain interested in 12,132,559 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 22.22 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company.


Commenting on the Share Sale Mr. Varley said:


"I do not feel that in relation to my overall holding such a modest share sale needs any apology or detailed explanation, but with the inevitable negative comments from posters on bulletin boards that I believe have no place in a professional and regulated investment community, I thought it best to make a small comment.


As such, I want to remind shareholders that 95% of my resources are invested in the Group that I founded and there are inevitable times in life when some personal liquidity is needed or wanted to satisfy existing obligations.


This statement does give me a chance though to thank the Executive Directors of Altitude for the incredible business that they have created from the entrepreneurial base that I handed over when I stepped down to a Non-Executive role. The team, culture, technology, innovation and momentum that Nikki and her leadership team have created exceeds my wishes and dreams for the business.


I am entirely confident and very excited about the exponential growth opportunity as evidenced by the KPI data reported by the Company in the interim results statement on 25 September 2018 that clearly demonstrates the traction that is being achieved on our disruptive ChannlPro offering in the US.


It goes without saying that I remain a long-term significant shareholder in the Company and look forward to the future with excitement and great confidence."           




Altitude Group plc

Nikki Stella, Chief Executive Officer

Graeme Couturier, Chief Financial Officer

Peter Hallett, Non-Executive Chairman


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Jonny Franklin-Adams/Scott Mathieson (Corporate Finance)

Richard Chambers (ECM)


The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated



Martin Varley


Reason for the Notification



Non-Executive Director


Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification


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



Altitude Group plc





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


Description of the Financial instrument, type of instrument


Ordinary shares of 0.4p

Identification code



Nature of the transaction

Selling of Ordinary Shares


Price(s) and volume(s)



70.78 pence



Aggregated information:

·      Aggregated volume

·      Price


As above


Date of the transaction

25 September 2018


Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM Market (XLON)




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