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System1 Group PLC (SYS1)


Wednesday 02 December, 2020

System1 Group PLC

Grant of Options

RNS Number : 3347H
System1 Group PLC
02 December 2020




02 December 2020



System1 Group PLC (AIM: SYS1)

  ("System1", or "the Company", or "the Group")


Grant of Options


Following approval by shareholders at the 2019 annual general meeting to amend certain of the terms of the System1 Group PLC Long Term Incentive Plan (the "LTIP"), the Company announces that it has granted awards under the LTIP. Full details of the amendments to the LTIP can be found in the 2019 Notice of AGM.


The share options are nil cost and will vest subject to achieving stretching performance conditions, as follows:

a)  Maximum vesting requires gross profit in any financial year ending 31 March prior to 12 August 2024 of at least £77.1m, and minimum vesting requires gross profit of at least £39.5m; and

b)  In addition, there are profit after tax and share price underpins


The awards comprise nil cost options and conditional shares over 132,267 shares were granted to Christopher Willford.


The maximum potential dilution arising from options awarded under the LTIP remains below the upper limit under the rules of the plan (8.5% of the Company's issued share capital as at 1 January 2017 - 13,226,775 shares).


The Company can be found at .



For further information, please contact:

System1 Group PLC

Tel: +44 (0)20 7043 1000


John Kearon, Chief Executive Officer



Chris Willford, Chief Financial Officer



Canaccord Genuity Limited

Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 8000

Simon Bridges / Andrew Potts



This announcement, including the notification below, is made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.


Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014



Details of the Person discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMR") / person closely associated with them ("PCA")



Christopher Willford


Reason for the notification


Position / status

Chief Financial Officer


Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification


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



System1 Group PLC


Legal Entity Identifier



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

Options over ordinary shares


Nature of the transaction

Granting of LTIP Awards


Price(s) and volume(s)



Nil cost





Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Aggregated price

Aggregated total


Not applicable


Date of the transaction

27th November 2020


Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue


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