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Share PLC

02 July 2020

2 July 2020

Share plc

("the Company")

Director Share Option Exercises

On 17 February 2020 the Boards of Antler Holdco Limited ("ii") (the holding company of Interactive Investor and the ii Group) and Share plc announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Share plc by ii ("the Acquisition"). It was proposed that the Acquisition would be implemented by way of a court sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act ("the Scheme").

Share plc (AIM:SHRE.LN) announces that on 30 June Gavin Oldham (Chairman), Richard Stone (Chief Executive Officer) and Mike Birkett (Finance Director) each exercised all of their remaining share options capable of being exercised pursuant to the terms of the applicable share option scheme rules under which those options were granted and in accordance with the Rule 15 letter to share option holders issued on 29 May 2020 in consequence of the Scheme.

Gavin Oldham exercised options over a total of 259,894 Ordinary Shares all granted under the Company's Unapproved Share Option Schemes. Richard Stone exercised options over a total of 3,582,406 Ordinary Shares granted under the Company's Unapproved Share Option Schemes, the Long Term Equity Incentive Plan Scheme and the EMI Share Option Scheme. Mike Birkett exercised options over a total of 1,247,442 Ordinary Shares granted under the Company's Unapproved Share Option Schemes and the Long Term Equity Incentive Plan Scheme. Full details of the exercises by each director under each scheme grant with applicable exercise prices are set out in the table below:

Gavin Oldham (Chairman)

 
 Scheme       Number of Options   Exercise Price 
                      exercised 
 Unapproved             162,707         25 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              11,145       22.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              11,176         23 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,958       24.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,887         24 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,899         39 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,655         38 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,655         30 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,406       28.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,406       27.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 

Richard Stone (CEO)

 
 Scheme       Number of Options   Exercise Price 
                      exercised 
 Unapproved             103,074         25 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved               9,863       22.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved           1,063,750          1 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved           1,063,750          1 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              10,899         39 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              12,076         38 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              12,076         30 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              12,400       28.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved              12,400       27.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 EMI                      9,894       28.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 EMI                     40,931         25 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 EMI                      9,934         23 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 EMI                     10,714       24.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 EMI                     10,645         24 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 LTEIP                  600,000              Nil 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 LTEIP                  600,000              Nil 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 

Mike Birkett (Finance Director)

 
 Scheme       Number of Options   Exercise Price 
                      exercised 
 Unapproved               9,446         39 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved               9,511         38 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved               9,511         30 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved               9,487       28.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 Unapproved               9,487       27.5 pence 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 LTEIP                  600,000              Nil 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 LTEIP                  600,000              Nil 
             ------------------  --------------- 
 

Following these share option exercises, Gavin Oldham's aggregate shareholding has increased to 34,909,971 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 23.15% of the current issued Ordinary Shares. The total holding of the Gavin Oldham family concert party (which includes Mr Oldham) is now 99,196,957 Ordinary Shares, which represents approximately 65.78% of the current issued Ordinary Shares.

Richard Stone's aggregate shareholding has increased to 4,702,724 Ordinary Shares (representing 3.12% of the current issued Ordinary Shares). Mr Stone and persons closely associated with him now hold 4,779,643 Ordinary Shares (representing 3.17% of the current issued Ordinary Shares).

Mike Birkett's aggregate shareholding has increased to 1,361,030 Ordinary Shares (representing 0.9% of the current issued Ordinary Shares).

Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and their Closely Associated Persons

 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name 
                                      Gavin Oldham 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status               Chairman 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification          Initial Notification 
       /Amendment 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                          Share plc 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                           213800GEZ4DHXJKGPB78 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 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            ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.5 
       financial instrument,         PENCE EACH 
       type of instrument 
                                     ISIN: GB0001977866 
       Identification code 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction     Exercise of Unapproved Share Scheme 
                                     Share Options 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)          Price(s)    Volume(s) 
 
                                        GBP0.25     162,707 
                                        GBP0.22     11,145 
                                        GBP0.23     11,176 
                                        GBP0.24     10,958 
                                        GBP0.24     10,887 
                                        GBP0.39     10,899 
                                        GBP0.38     10,655 
                                        GBP0.30     10,655 
                                        GBP0.28     10,406 
                                        GBP0.28     10,406 
                                                  ---------- 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
 
       - Aggregated volume            259,894 
 
 
       - Price                        GBP0.263 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction       30/06/20 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction      XOFF 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name 
                                    Richard Stone 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status             CEO 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification        Initial Notification 
       /Amendment 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                        Share plc 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                         213800GEZ4DHXJKGPB78 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 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 
 
       Transaction 1 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the          ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.5 
       financial instrument,       PENCE EACH 
       type of instrument 
                                   ISIN: GB0001977866 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   Exercise of Unapproved Share Scheme 
                                   Share Options 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)        Price(s)    Volume(s) 
 
                                      GBP0.25     103,074 
                                      GBP0.22     9,863 
                                      GBP0.01     1,063,750 
                                      GBP0.01     1,063,750 
                                      GBP0.39     10,899 
                                      GBP0.38     12,076 
                                      GBP0.30     12,076 
                                      GBP0.28     12,400 
                                      GBP0.28     12,400 
                                      GBP0.28     10,406 
                                                ----------- 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
 
       - Aggregated volume          2,310,694 
 
 
       - Price                      GBP0.031 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction     30/06/20 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction    XOFF 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
      Transaction 2 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the          ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.5 
       financial instrument,       PENCE EACH 
       type of instrument 
                                   ISIN: GB0001977866 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   Exercise of Long Term Equity Incentive 
                                   Plan Share Options 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)        Price(s)    Volume(s) 
 
                                     GBP0.00     600,000 
                                      GBP0.00     600,000 
                                                ---------- 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
 
       - Aggregated volume          1,200,000 
 
 
       - Price                      nil 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction     30/06/20 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction    XOFF 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
      Transaction 3 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the          ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.5 
       financial instrument,       PENCE EACH 
       type of instrument 
                                   ISIN: GB0001977866 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   Exercise of Enterprise Management 
                                   Incentive Share Scheme Share Options 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)        Price(s)    Volume(s) 
 
                                     GBP0.28     9,894 
                                      GBP0.25     40,931 
                                      GBP0.23     9,934 
                                      GBP0.24     10,714 
                                      GBP0.24     10,645 
                                                ---------- 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
 
       - Aggregated volume          82,118 
 
 
       - Price                      GBP0.25 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction     30/06/20 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction    XOFF 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                        Mike Birkett 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status             Finance Director 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification        Initial Notification 
       /Amendment 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                        Share plc 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                         213800GEZ4DHXJKGPB78 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 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 
 
       Transaction 1 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the          ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.5 
       financial instrument,       PENCE EACH 
       type of instrument 
                                   ISIN: GB0001977866 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   Exercise of Unapproved Share Scheme 
                                   Share Options 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)        Price(s)    Volume(s) 
 
                                     GBP0.39     9,446 
                                      GBP0.38     9,511 
                                      GBP0.30     9,511 
                                      GBP0.28     9,487 
                                      GBP0.28     9,487 
                                                ---------- 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
 
       - Aggregated volume          47,442 
 
 
       - Price                      GBP0.326 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction     30/06/20 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction    XOFF 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
      Transaction 2 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the          ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.5 
       financial instrument,       PENCE EACH 
       type of instrument 
                                   ISIN: GB0001977866 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   Exercise of Long Term Equity Incentive 
                                   Plan Share Options 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)        Price(s)    Volume(s) 
 
                                     GBP0.00     600,000 
                                      GBP0.00     600,000 
                                                ---------- 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
 
       - Aggregated volume          1,200,000 
 
 
       - Price                      Nil 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction     30/06/20 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction    XOFF 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 

For more information, please contact:

 
 Share plc                                    01296 414141 
 Richard Stone, Chief Executive 
 Giles Pemberton, Company Secretary 
 
 Cenkos Securities plc, Nominated Adviser 
  and Broker                                 020 7397 8900 
 Katy Birkin/Mark Connelly 
 

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