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Wednesday 04 December, 2019

Blackbird PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

RNS Number : 7154V
Blackbird PLC
04 December 2019
 

4 December 2019

 

Blackbird plc

("Blackbird" or the "Company")

 

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

 

Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), developer and seller of the patented market-leading cloud video editing platform Blackbird, announces an update on the Director/PDMR shareholdings in the Company pursuant to the Company's placing announced on 29 November 2019 (the "Placing"). Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement shall have the meanings given to such terms in the announcement issued by the Company dated 29 November 2019 unless otherwise defined herein.

 

The table below sets out the Directors' shareholdings in the Company subsequent to the First Admission (which occurred this morning) and to the Second Admission (which is expected to occur on 18 December 2019 and is subject to shareholder approval).

 

 

Prior to the Placing

First Admission

Second Admission

Director

Number of Ordinary Shares

Percentage of Ordinary Shares

Number of Ordinary Shares

Percentage of Ordinary Shares

Expected

Number of Ordinary Shares

Expected Percentage of Ordinary Shares

Stephen Streater

64,485,714

21.81%

64,485,714

19.86%

64,485,714

19.24%

Ian McDonough*

20,082,796

6.79%

20,082,796

6.19%

22,752,804

6.79%

Stephen White

-

-

-

-

214,286

0.06%

Andrew Bentley

30,000

0.01%

30,000

0.01%

101,429

0.03%

David Main*

1,035,714

0.35%

1,035,714

0.32%

1,107,143

0.33%

Dawn Airey

-

-

-

-

71,429

0.02%

*and family interests

 

 

Total Voting Rights

 

Following First Admission which occurred on 4 December 2019, the Company's enlarged issued share capital comprises 324,623,725 Ordinary Shares, with voting rights. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company with voting rights is 324,623,725.

 

Following Second Admission, the Company's enlarged issued share capital will comprise 335,239,092 Ordinary Shares, with voting rights. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company with voting rights will be 335,239,092.

 

These figures may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

 

Contacts

 

Blackbird plc

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Ian McDonough, Chief Executive Officer


Adrian Lambert, Marketing Director




Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 5656

Nick Naylor


Nicholas Chambers


 

About Blackbird plc

 

Blackbird operates in the fast-growing SaaS and cloud video market and has created the world's most advanced suite of cloud-native computing applications for video, all underpinned by its lightning-fast codec. Blackbird's patented technology allows for frame accurate navigation, playback, viewing and editing in the cloud. Blackbird underpins multiple applications, which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, esports, live events and content owners, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels and corporations.

 

Since it is cloud-native, Blackbird removes the need for costly, high end workstations and can be used from almost anywhere on almost any device. It also allows full visibility on multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution, and ultimately results in much more effective monetisation.

 

Blackbird® is a registered trademark of Blackbird plc.

 

Websites

www.blackbird.video

 

Social media

www.linkedin.com/company/blackbird-cloud

www.twitter.com/blackbirdcloud

www.facebook.com/blackbirdplc

 

 

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

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Ian McDonough

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

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

Blackbird plc

b)

LEI

2138006DWRVTIAVW3415

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

Ordinary shares of 0.8p each in Blackbird plc

 

Identification code (ISIN) for Blackbird plc ordinary shares: GB0004740477

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

14p

717,136

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

18 December 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue - placing of new ordinary shares

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Andrew Bentley

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Chairman

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

 

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

a)

Name

Blackbird plc

b)

LEI

2138006DWRVTIAVW3415

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

Ordinary shares of 0.8p each in Blackbird plc

 

Identification code (ISIN) for Blackbird plc ordinary shares: GB0004740477

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

14p

71,429

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

18 December 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue - placing of new ordinary shares

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

David Main

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

 

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

a)

Name

Blackbird plc

b)

LEI

2138006DWRVTIAVW3415

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

Ordinary shares of 0.8p each in Blackbird plc

 

Identification code (ISIN) for Blackbird plc ordinary shares: GB0004740477

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

14p

71,429

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

18 December 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue - placing of new ordinary shares




1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Stephen White

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

 

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

a)

Name

Blackbird plc

b)

LEI

2138006DWRVTIAVW3415

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

Ordinary shares of 0.8p each in Blackbird plc

 

Identification code (ISIN) for Blackbird plc ordinary shares: GB0004740477

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

14p

214,286

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

18 December 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue - placing of new ordinary shares

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Dawn Airey

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

 

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

a)

Name

Blackbird plc

b)

LEI

2138006DWRVTIAVW3415

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

Ordinary shares of 0.8p each in Blackbird plc

 

Identification code (ISIN) for Blackbird plc ordinary shares: GB0004740477

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

14p

71,429

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

18 December 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue - placing of new ordinary shares

 


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