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Thursday 10 September, 2020

Alpha FX Group PLC

Result of secondary placing of Ordinary Shares

RNS Number : 6528Y
Alpha FX Group PLC
10 September 2020
 

Not for publication, distribution or release, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful.

 

10 September 2020

 

 

Alpha FX Group plc

("Alpha FX" or the "Company")

Result of secondary placing of Ordinary Shares in Alpha FX

 

Alpha FX Group plc (AIM: AFX) announces that it has been notified by certain Directors and Senior Management of the Company (the "Selling Shareholders") that, further to the announcement earlier today, they have successfully sold a total of 3,846,153 ordinary shares of £0.002 in the Company ("Placing Shares") at a price of 910 pence per Placing Share (the "Placing"). The Placing Shares in aggregate represent approximately 9.6 % of the Company's issued share capital.

 

On completion of the Placing, the Selling Shareholders shall have the following resultant shareholdings: 

Selling Shareholder

Position in the Company

New Shareholding

% of Issued Share Capital(1)

Morgan Tillbrook

Chief Executive Officer

6,823,644

17.0%

Jonathan Currie

Co-Founder

2,289,538

5.7%

Tim Kidd

Chief Financial Officer

67,781

0.2%

Clive Kahn

Non-Executive Chairman

347,067

0.9%

Lisa Gordon

Non-Executive Director

15,285

0.04%

(1)  Takes into account the new ordinary shares issued pursuant to the Option Exercise.

The Placing was conducted through an accelerated bookbuild by Liberum Capital Limited ("Liberum") acting as Sole Bookrunner. The proceeds of the Placing are payable in cash on usual settlement terms, the Trade date ("T") for the Placing is 10 September 2020 and the Placing is expected to settle on a T+ 5 basis .

Following the expiry of their original three year share lock-in agreement on 7 April 2020, co-founders Morgan Tillbrook and Jonathan Currie have again agreed not to sell or otherwise dispose of any of their holding of Ordinary Shares for a further three years (until 10 September 2023), except with the prior written consent of Liberum and the Company.

The Company is not a party to the Placing and will not receive any proceeds from the Placing.

 

Capitalised terms not defined in this announcement have the same meaning as set out in the announcement of the Company made earlier today.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Alpha FX Group plc

 

via Alma PR

 

 

Morgan Tillbrook, CEO

Tim Kidd, CFO 


 

 



 

 

Liberum (Nominated Adviser and Sole Bookrunner)

+44 (0)20 3100 2000

 

 

Neil Patel

Richard Bootle

Kane Collings


 

 

 

Alma PR (Financial Public Relations)

Josh Royston

Helena Bogle

 

 

 

+44 (0)7780 901979

 

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Lisa Gordon

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

 

Alpha FX Group PLC

b)

LEI

 

213800RESM1FPUXY6K31

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 £0.002 in Alpha FX Group PLC

 

 

 

ISIN: GB00BF1TM596

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Exercise of options over shares in Alpha FX Group PLC

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

  Price(s)

Volume(s)

n.a.

n.a.

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 Aggregated volume

 Price

N/A - single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

 

10 September 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

1.  Morgan Tillbrook

2.  Jonathan Currie

3.  Tim Kidd

4.  Clive Kahn

5.  Lisa Gordon

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

1.  Chief Executive Officer

2.  Co-Founder

3.  Chief Financial Officer

4.  Non-Executive Chairman

5.  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

 

Alpha FX Group PLC

b)

LEI

 

213800RESM1FPUXY6K31

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 £0.002 in Alpha FX Group PLC

 

 

 

 

ISIN: GB00BF1TM596

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Sale of Ordinary Shares in Alpha FX Group PLC

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

1.  910p

2.  910p

3.  910p

4.  910p

5.  910p

 

1.  2,714,281

2.  904,760

3.  120,000

4.  65,000

5.  42,112

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 Aggregated volume

 Price

N/A - single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

 

10 September 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange

 

Market Abuse Regulation

This announcement is released by Alpha FX Group plc and contains inside information for the purposes of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 ("MAR") and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR. The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of Alpha FX Group plc was Tim Kidd, Chief Financial Officer.

Important Notices

MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES ARE ONLY ADDRESSED TO AND DIRECTED AT (1) IN ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF EU DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC AND ANY RELEVANT IMPLEMENTING MEASURES (THE "PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE"); (2) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, PERSONS WHO (I) HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (AS AMENDED) (THE "ORDER") OR (FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) OF THE ORDER AND (II) ARE "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" AS DEFINED IN SECTION 86 OF FSMA; (3) PERSONS TO WHOM AN OFFER OF THE PLACING SHARES MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE MADE; AND (4) IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY US PERSONS (AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN REGULATION S ("REGULATION S") UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT")), TO QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYERS AS DEFINED IN RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT (ALL SUCH PERSONS REFERRED TO IN (1), (2), (3) AND (4) TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS"). THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PLACING SET OUT IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS.

This announcement and the information contained herein is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer or an invitation to acquire or dispose of securities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or invitation is unlawful ("Restricted Jurisdictions"). Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, transmitted or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of securities laws in the relevant Restricted Jurisdiction.

The Placing Shares are not being made available to the public and none of the Placing Shares are being offered or sold in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so. The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the relevant laws of any of the Restricted Jurisdictions or any state, province or territory thereof and may not be offered, sold, resold, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction or to, or for the account or benefit of, any person with a registered address in, or who is a resident of or ordinarily resident in, or a citizen of, any Restricted Jurisdiction except pursuant to an applicable exemption.

The Placing Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and, absent registration, may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the securities laws of any relevant state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offering of the Placing Shares in the United States or elsewhere.  Any offers and sales of the Placing Shares to US persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) will be made only to persons who are "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

The Placing Shares have not been approved or disapproved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission or other regulatory authority in the United States, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Placing or the accuracy or adequacy of this announcement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.

No prospectus or offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placing. Any investment decision to buy securities in the Placing must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information. Such information is not the responsibility of and has not been independently verified by the Company, the Selling Shareholders or Liberum or any of their respective affiliates.

The distribution of this announcement and the offering or sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken by the Company, the Selling Shareholders or Liberum or any of their respective affiliates that would, or which is intended to, permit a public offer of the Placing Shares in any jurisdiction or possession or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to the Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required by the Company, the Selling Shareholders or Liberum to inform themselves about and to observe any applicable restrictions.

Liberum which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting only for the Selling Shareholders in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Selling Shareholders for providing the protections offered to the clients of Liberum, nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any matters referred to in this announcement.

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