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Touchstone Explrtn. (TXP)


Wednesday 09 June, 2021

Touchstone Explrtn.


RNS Number : 2524B
Touchstone Exploration Inc.
09 June 2021



CALGARY, ALBERTA (June 9, 2021) - Touchstone Exploration Inc. ("Touchstone" or the "Company") announces that on June 3, 2021 and June 4, 2021, non-executive directors exercised share options representing a total of 207,500 common shares of no par value in the Company ( " Common Shares " ).


On June 3, 2021, Non-executive director John D. Wright exercised share options representing 112,500 Common Shares at a price of C$0.23 per Common Share (approximately 13.5 pence per Common Share). On June 4, 2021, Non-executive director Peter Nicol exercised share options representing 95,000 Common Shares at a price of C$0.15 per Common Share (approximately 8.8 pence per Common Share).


Application has been made for the 207,500 new Common Shares, which will rank pari passu with the Company's existing issued share capital, to be admitted to trading on AIM. 112,500 new Common Shares are expected to be admitted to trading on AIM on June 10, 2021 ("First Admission") and 95,000 new Common Shares are expected to be admitted to trading on AIM on June 11, 2021 ("Second Admission"). Immediately following First Admission, the Company's issued share capital will consist of 209,915,927 Common Shares. Immediately following Second Admission, the Company's issued share capital will consist of 210,010,927 Common Shares. The Company does not hold any Common Shares in treasury. These figures may be used by shareholders to determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company following First Admission and Second Admission, respectively.


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulations.



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated



1.  John D. Wright

2.  Peter Nicol


Reason for the notification



1.  Non-Executive Director

2.  Non-Executive Director


Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification


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



Touchstone Exploration Inc.





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


Identification code

Common Shares of Touchstone Exploration Inc.





Nature of the transaction

1.  Exercise of 112,500 common share options

2.  Exercise of 95,000 common share options




Prices and volumes

Effective Prices



C$0.23 (13.5p)



C$0.15 (8.8p)



Aggregated information

-  Aggregated volume

-  Price

1.  Aggregated volume: exercise of 112,500 share options

Aggregated price: C$0.23 (13.5p) each

Aggregated total: C$25,875 (£15,187.50)


2.  Aggregated volume: exercise of 95,000 share options

Aggregated price: C$0.15 (8.8p) each

Aggregated total: C$14,250 (£8,360)


Date of the transaction

1.  3 June 2021

2.  4 June 2021


Place of the transaction

1.  Off market transaction

2.  Off market transaction


Touchstone Exploration Inc.


Touchstone Exploration Inc. is a Calgary, Alberta based company engaged in the business of acquiring interests in petroleum and natural gas rights and the exploration, development, production and sale of petroleum and natural gas. Touchstone is currently active in onshore properties located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Company's common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol " TXP " . For further information about Touchstone, please visit our website at or contact:


Touchstone Exploration Inc.

Mr. Paul Baay, President and Chief Executive Officer  Tel: +1 (403) 750-4487

Mr. Scott Budau, Chief Financial Officer


Shore Capital (Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker)

Nominated Advisor: Edward Mansfield / Daniel Bush / Michael McGloin  Tel: +44 (0) 207 408 4090

Corporate Broking: Jerry Keen


Canaccord Genuity (Joint Broker) 

Adam James / Henry Fitzgerald O'Connor / Thomas Diehl   Tel: +44 (0) 207 523 8000


Camarco (Financial PR)

Nick Hennis / Billy Clegg    Tel: +44 (0) 203 781 8330




For reference purposes in this announcement, one British pound has been translated from Canadian dollars at a rate of 1.71 to 1.00.

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