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Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Equals Group PLC

Directors Shareholdings

RNS Number : 0102F
Equals Group PLC
11 November 2020
 


11 November 2020

 

Equals Group plc

('Equals' or the 'Company')

 

Directors Shareholdings

 

Equals (AIM:EQLS) , the technology-led international payments group, announces that it was today notified that the following directors have purchased shares in the Company.

 

Alan Hughes, Chairman, bought 34,000 ordinary shares in the Company on 11 November 2020 at a price of 29.0 pence per share. Subsequent to this purchase of shares, Alan Hughes, now holds 34,000 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 0.02% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

Ian Strafford-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, bought 50,000 ordinary shares in the Company on 11 November 2020 at a price of 29.75 pence per share. Subsequent to this purchase of shares, Ian Strafford-Taylor, now holds 2,177,750 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 1.22% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

Richard Cooper, Chief Financial Officer, bought 35,000 ordinary shares in the Company on 11 November 2020 at a price of 30.0 pence per share. Subsequent to this purchase of shares, Richard Cooper, now holds 89,000 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 0.05% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

The following disclosures are made in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Alan Hughes

 

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chairman

 

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

 

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

a)

Name

Equals Group plc

 

b)

LEI

213800CPI5S2GYB3RI27

 

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 £0.01 each

 

 

ISIN: GB00BLS0XX25

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 34,000 ordinary shares at 1.0p per share

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

No. of shares

29.0p

34,000

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated  volume

- Price

 

 

Volume: 34,000

P rice: 29.0p

 

e)

Date of the transaction

11 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Ian Strafford-Taylor

 

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

Equals Group plc

 

b)

LEI

213800CPI5S2GYB3RI27

 

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 £0.01 each

 

 

ISIN: GB00BLS0XX25

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 50,000 ordinary shares at 1.0p per share

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

No. of shares

29.75p

50,000

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated  volume

- Price

 

 

Volume: 50,000

P rice: 29.75p

 

e)

Date of the transaction

11 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Richard Cooper

 

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief 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

Equals Group plc

 

b)

LEI

213800CPI5S2GYB3RI27

 

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 £0.01 each

 

 

ISIN: GB00BLS0XX25

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 35,000 ordinary shares at 1.0p per share

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

No. of shares

30.0p

35,000

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated  volume

- Price

 

 

Volume: 35,000

P rice: 30.0p

 

e)

Date of the transaction

11 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

 

- Ends -

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Equals Group plc


Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO

Richard Cooper, CFO

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308

www.equalsplc.com

 

Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Advisor / Joint Broker)


Max Hartley / Callum Davidson

Nick Searle (Sales)

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900

Canaccord Genuity (Joint Broker)


Bobbie Hilliam / David Tyrell

Alex Aylen (Sales)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150

 

 

Buchanan (Financial Communications)


Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Watson / Toto Berger

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

www.buchanan.uk.com

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SMEs whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014 and currently employs around 250 staff across sites in London and Chester.  For more information, please visit www.equalsplc.com .

 

 

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