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Monday 07 August, 2017

Bezant Resources PLC

Directors' Dealings and Issue of Equity

RNS Number : 2196N
Bezant Resources PLC
07 August 2017
 

 7 August 2017

Bezant Resources Plc

("Bezant" or the "Company")

 

Directors' Dealings and Issue of Equity

 

Bezant (AIM: BZT), the AIM quoted gold and platinum development company, announces the issue, yesterday, of, in aggregate, 12,359,642 new ordinary shares of 0.2 pence each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") in satisfaction of certain accrued directors' fees and salaries which have been unpaid since 1 October 2016 as well as certain unpaid senior management and consultancy fees and salaries within the same period.

 

In order to conserve cash reserves within the Company as Bezant progresses its preparations for commencement of commercial production at its wholly owned Choco Project in Colombia in mid-August 2017, the Company's directors and certain members of senior management have agreed to receive new Ordinary Shares in lieu of their remuneration accrued for the period from 1 October 2016 to 31 July 2017. The conversion price has been determined as being the volume weighted average price of the Company's shares over the period from 1 October 2016 to 31 July 2017, being 1.2976 pence (the "Conversion Price"). The directors will therefore receive, in aggregate, 8,532,552 Ordinary Shares, as detailed in the table below (the "Director Fee Shares"). The Conversion Price represents a discount of approximately 1.7 per cent. to the Company's closing mid-market share price of 1.32 pence on 4 August 2017 (being the latest practicable business day prior to the date of this announcement).

 

Director

Position

Current holding

of Ordinary Shares

Shares issued in settlement of accrued fees and salaries

Resultant holding of Ordinary Shares

Percentage of the Company's enlarged issued share capital following Admission

Edward Nealon

Non-Executive Chairman

6,670,000

3,044,081

9,714,081

2.36%

Dr Bernard Olivier

CEO

1,057,800

3,044,081

4,101,881

1.00%

Laurence Read

Executive Director

138,600

922,349

1,060,949

0.26%

Dr Evan Kirby

Non-Executive Director

350,000

1,522,041

1,872,041

0.46%

 

In addition, certain unpaid fees amounting to approximately £49,660 due to senior management and consultants over the period are also being satisfied by the issue of, in aggregate, 3,827,090 Ordinary Shares at the same Conversion Price (the "Management and Consultant Fee Shares").

 

Application to trading on AIM

Application will be made for the, in aggregate, 12,359,642 Director Fee Shares and Management and Consultant Fee Shares to be admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ("Admission").  It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealings in the Director Fee Shares and Management and Consultant Fee Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. on or around 14 August 2017.  Following Admission, the Company's total issued share capital will consist of 411,136,678 Ordinary Shares with voting rights. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury and accordingly there are no voting rights in respect of any treasury shares. The Director Fee Shares and Management  ans Consultant Fee Shares will be fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the Company's existing ordinary shares.

 

On Admission, the above figure of 411,136,678 Ordinary Shares 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 to their interest in, Bezant under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

 

Related Party Transaction

The issue of the abovementionned new Ordinary Shares in lieu of accrued fees and salaries to certain of the directors of the Company is considered to be a related party transaction for the purposes of Rule 13 of the AIM Rules for Companies. Accordingly, the independent director, being Ronnie Siapno, a Non-Executive Director of the Company, considers, having consulted with Strand Hanson Limited (the Company's Nominated Adviser), that the terms of the issue of the Director Fee Shares are fair and reasonable insofar as the Company's shareholders are concerned.

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Bezant Resources Plc

Bernard Olivier

Chief Executive Officer

 

Laurence Read

Executive Director / Communications Officer

 

 

Tel: +61 40 894 8182

 

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 3289 9923

Strand Hanson Limited (Nomad)

James Harris / Matthew Chandler / James Dance

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 3494

Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Broker)                   

Lucy Williams/ Duncan Vasey/ Heena Karani

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7469 0930



Beaufort Securities Limited (Broker)

Elliot Hance

Tel: +44 (0)20 7382 8300

 

or visit http://www.bezantresources.com

 

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. 

 

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Edward Nealon

2.

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Director of the Company

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3.

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

a)

Name

Bezant Resources plc

b)

LEI

2138008K9GRXDUVYVK15

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 0.2p each in the share capital of the Bezant Resources plc

Identification code

GB00B1CKQD97

b)

Nature of the Transaction

Receipt of Ordinary Shares in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

1.2976 pence

3,044,081

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

N/A (Single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

6 August 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM Market (XLON)

 

 

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Bernard Olivier

2.

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Director of the Company

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3.

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

a)

Name

Bezant Resources plc

b)

LEI

2138008K9GRXDUVYVK15

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 0.2p each in the share capital of the Bezant Resources plc

Identification code

GB00B1CKQD97

b)

Nature of the Transaction

Receipt of Ordinary Shares in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

1.2976 pence

3,044,081

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

N/A (Single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

6 August 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM Market (XLON)

 

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Laurence Read

2.

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Director of the Company

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3.

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

a)

Name

Bezant Resources plc

b)

LEI

2138008K9GRXDUVYVK15

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 0.2p each in the share capital of the Bezant Resources plc

Identification code

GB00B1CKQD97

b)

Nature of the Transaction

Receipt of Ordinary Shares in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

1.2976 pence

922,349

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

N/A (Single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

6 August 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM Market (XLON)

 

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Evan Kirby

2.

Reason for the Notification

a)

Position/status

Director of the Company

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3.

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

a)

Name

Bezant Resources plc

b)

LEI

2138008K9GRXDUVYVK15

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 0.2p each in the share capital of the Bezant Resources plc

Identification code

GB00B1CKQD97

b)

Nature of the Transaction

Receipt of Ordinary Shares in lieu of director fees

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

1.2976 pence

1,522,041

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

N/A (Single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

6 August 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM Market (XLON)

 

 

 


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