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Serabi Gold plc (SRB)


Thursday 28 May, 2020

Serabi Gold plc

Award of Share Options

Award of Share Options

For immediate release

            28 May 2020

Serabi Gold plc
(“Serabi” or the “Company”)
Award of Share Options

The Company announces that on 27 May 2020 the board of directors of Serabi agreed to award in aggregate 2,050,000 new options over ordinary shares to employees, directors and officers of the Company. The option grant is part of the Company's annual compensation review and the issuance is made under the Serabi 2011 Share Option Plan (the “2011 Plan”) which the Company adopted on 28 January 2011 and was re-affirmed by shareholders at the Company’s AGM held on 15 June 2017.  The 2011 Plan allows the Company to issue a number of options up to an aggregate of 10% of its issued and outstanding common shares.

The options granted will vest in three equal tranches, with one-third vesting and being exercisable immediately on award, one-third vesting on the first anniversary of the award and the remainder vesting on the second anniversary of the award and the options will lapse three years after the date of the award.

The options have an exercise price of 85 pence per share. The pricing of the options represents a three per cent premium to the London closing price as at 27 May 2020 of 82.5 pence and  a two per cent premium to the London 10 day weighted average price also as of 27 May 2020.  The award represents 3.48% of the current issued share capital of 58,959,551 ordinary shares.

 Options granted to directors of the Company are as follows:

Director Number of new options over Ordinary Shares
Mike Hodgson 500,000
Clive Line 350,000
Melvyn Williams 150,000
Aquiles Alegria 100,000
Luis Azevedo 100,000
Nicolas Banados 100,000
T Sean Harvey 100,000
Eduardo Rosselot 100,000
Mark Sawyer 100,000

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


Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated



1. Mike Hodgson

2. Clive Line

3. Melvyn Williams

4. Aquiles Alegria

5. Luis Azevedo

6. Nicolas Banados

7. T. Sean Harvey

8. Eduardo Rosselot

9. Mark Sawyer


Reason for the notification



1. Chief Executive Officer

2. Finance Director

3. Non-Executive Director

4. Non-Executive Director

5. Non-Executive Director

6. Non-Executive Director

7. Non-Executive Director

8. Non-Executive Director

9. Non-Executive Director


Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification


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



Serabi Gold 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
Options over Ordinary Shares of 10p each (“Ordinary Shares”)

Identification code



Nature of the transaction

Issue of Options over Ordinary Shares


Price(s) and volume(s)

Director Price payable on exercise of option Volume(s)

Mike Hodgson £0.850 500,000
Clive Line £0.850 350,000
Melvyn Williams £0.850 150,000
Aquiles Alegria £0.850 100,000
Luis Azevedo £0.850 100,000
Nicolas Banados £0.850 100,000
T Sean Harvey £0.850 100,000
Eduardo Rosselot £0.850 100,000
Mark Sawyer £0.850 100,000


Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume
1,600,000 options over Ordinary Shares

- Price
Price payable on exercise of option – UK£0.8500
1/3 exercisable immediately on award;
1/3 vesting on the first anniversary of the award; and 1/3 vesting on the second anniversary of the award


Date of the transaction

27 May 2020


Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Clive Line, Director.


Serabi Gold plc  
Michael Hodgson Tel: +44 (0)20 7246 6830
Chief Executive Mobile: +44 (0)7799 473621
Clive Line Tel: +44 (0)20 7246 6830
Finance Director Mobile: +44 (0)7710 151692
Email: [email protected]  
Beaumont Cornish Limited
Nominated Adviser and
Financial Adviser
Roland Cornish Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 3396
Michael Cornish Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 3396
Peel Hunt LLP
UK Broker
Ross Allister Tel: +44 (0)20 7418 9000

Copies of this announcement are available from the Company's website at

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange, nor any other securities regulatory authority, has approved or disapproved of the contents of this announcement.

Qualified Persons Statement
The scientific and technical information contained within this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Michael Hodgson, a Director of the Company. Mr Hodgson is an Economic Geologist by training with over 26 years' experience in the mining industry. He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology, University of London, a MSc Mining Geology, University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK, recognising him as both a Qualified Person for the purposes of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and by the AIM Guidance Note on Mining and Oil & Gas Companies dated June 2009.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this announcement are, or may be deemed to be, forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’, ‘‘could’’, “should” ‘‘envisage’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘may’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those, variations or comparable expressions, including references to assumptions. These forward looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth, results of operations, performance, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), competitive advantages, business prospects and opportunities. Such forward looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions, competition, environmental and other regulatory changes, actions by governmental authorities, the availability of capital markets, reliance on key personnel, uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward looking statements.



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