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FFI Holdings Plc (ISE:FFI)

FFI Holdings Plc (ISE:FFI)


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FFI Holdings Plc RNS Release

Exercise of Options & Director/PDMR Dealing


RNS Number : 6267R
FFI Holdings PLC
15 June 2018
 

                                                                                                                                                                       

FFI Holdings PLC

 

("FFI" or "the Group")

 

Exercise of Options and Director/PDMR Dealing

 

 

London, 15 June 2018- FFI Holdings PLC (AIM: FFI), the leading provider of diversified services to the makers of film, TV, mini-series and online media, announces that the Company has been notified that Tim Trankina, Chief Financial Officer, Anthony Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer, and Kevin Hyman, CEO of subsidiary Pivotal Post, have exercised 765,247, 340,110 and 557,780 options respectively over ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 30 pence per Ordinary Share. These options were issued at the time of the IPO to replace pre-IPO arrangements and expire on 15 June 2018.  The Group has agreed to satisfy the exercise of options on a cashless basis and is thereby issuing 778,995 new Ordinary Shares.

 

Application has been made for the 778,995 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and dealings are expected to commence on 21 June 2018 ("Admission"). The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares of the Company. Following Admission, the Company's issued share capital will consist of 157,820,243 Ordinary Shares. Accordingly, the figure of 157,820,243 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company.

 

About FFI Holdings PLC

FFI Holdings PLC (FFI) is a leading provider of diversified services to the makers of film, TV, mini-series and online media content, providing support to producers, financiers and distributors across the whole production cycle.

Founded as Film Finances Inc. in London in the 1950s, FFI has since grown to become the world leader in entertainment production completion contracts, which offer assurance to financiers that productions will be completed on time and on budget. These guarantees serve to offload risks to production budgets and schedules for financiers, as well as for FFI through long-standing insurance relationships.

In just the past decade, FFI has issued completion contracts to all the leading financiers involved in the entertainment industry, unlocking funding for over 1,800 productions with gross production budgets estimated to be in excess of US$19bn. These include many of the film industry's best known-titles, ranging from the first Bond movie (Dr. No, 1962) to The Hunger Games (2012) and Oscar winning films such as 12 Years a Slave (2013) and La-La Land (2016).

Through its subsidiary, Reel Media LLC, the company is also one of the largest providers of entertainment insurance, offering innovative and competitive commercial insurance products for entertainment, film, television, sports, motorsports and leisure companies.

FFI is also a global provider of an array of non-creative ancillary services, driven by a series of acquisitions over the past two years, including that of equipment rental and software provider Pivotal Post, post-editing machine rental business EPS Cineworks, post-production services company Buff Dubbs.

FFI also invests in original entertainment content, most notably via the recent release of its latest project, Pandas, a documentary developed in partnership with IMAX. The Company is also one of the leading names in UK film distribution via its subsidiary, Signature Entertainment. 

From its UK roots and its dominant presence in the American independent entertainment industry, FFI continues to expand its business globally and is now present in China, where it provides a growing range of entertainment-related services and is the sole non-domestic provider of completion contracts to the domestic film making industry.

Over successive decades FFI has grown globally to become a trusted, iconic brand at the centre of the film and TV industry. Incorporated in the UK and headquartered in Hollywood, USA, FFI has 11 offices globally, including in Stockholm, Toronto, New York, Cape Town, Cologne and Shanghai. FFI Holdings PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2017 where its shares are traded under the stock exchange ticker 'FFI'.

 

 

ENQUIRIES:                                                                             

Hawthorn Advisors (Public Relations)                        FFI Holdings PLC

Andrew Orchard                                                             David Sasso, Head of Investor Relations

                       

+44 (0) 20 3745 4960                                                      +1 310 275 7323

 

Victoria Ainsworth

 

+44 (0) 20 3745 3815

 

Liberum (Nominated Adviser and Corporate Broker) 

 

Steve Pearce

 

Joshua Hughes

 

+44 (0) 3100 2000

 

 

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Antony Mitchell

 

Reason for the notification

a)

Position / status

Director and Chief Operating Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification

 

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

a)

Name

FFI Holdings PLC

b)

Legal entity identifier

213800JKF75R99KO9293

 

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

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each


Identification code

GB00BF04DT64

b)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of options

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)


Price(s)

Volume(s)



n/a

159,304


e)

Aggregated information

·     Aggregated volume

·     Aggregated price

·     Aggregated total

 

N/A (single transaction)

f)

Date of the transaction

13 June 2018

g)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Tim Trankina

 

Reason for the notification

a)

Position / status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification

 

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

a)

Name

FFI Holdings PLC

b)

Legal entity identifier

213800JKF75R99KO9293

 

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

Ordinary shares of £0.01 each


Identification code

GB00BF04DT64

b)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of options

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)


Price(s)

Volume(s)



n/a

358,433


e)

Aggregated information

·     Aggregated volume

·     Aggregated price

·     Aggregated total

 

N/A (single transaction)

f)

Date of the transaction

13 June 2018

g)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 


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