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Directa Plus PLC
18 October 2019
 

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18 October 2019

 

Directa Plus plc

 

("Directa Plus" or the "Company")

 

Result of Open Offer, Result of General Meeting and Issue of Equity

 

Directa Plus (AIM: DCTA), a leading producer and supplier of graphene nanoplatelets based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, announces that it has received valid acceptances and excess applications from Qualifying Shareholders in respect of a total of 234,547 Open Offer Shares pursuant to the terms of the Open Offer. The Open Offer closed for acceptances at 11.00 a.m. on 17 October 2019.

 

As a consequence and conditional on, amongst other things, Shareholder approval of the Resolutions at the General Meeting to be held later today and Admission, the Company has raised gross proceeds of approximately £0.2 million through the Open Offer and approximately £7.4 million (before expenses) in aggregate through the Placing and Open Offer.

 

Applications have been made to the London Stock Exchange for 9,882,547 New Ordinary Shares in aggregate (comprising 9,648,000 Placing Shares and 234,547 Open Offer Shares) to be admitted to trading on AIM. It is expected that Admission will take place at 8.00 a.m. on 23 October 2019. The New Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares.

 

Director Participation

 

The Company confirms that the following Directors participated in the Open Offer, pari passu, with other applicants under the Open Offer.

 

Director

Existing holding of Ordinary Shares

Total Placing Shares

Total Open Offer Shares applied for under Basic Entitlement

Total Open Offer Shares applied for under Excess Application Facility

Holding of Ordinary Shares immediately following Admission

% of Enlarged Share Capital

Sir Peter Middleton

                                25,000

-

657

12,343

                                  38,000

0.06%

Giulio Cesareo

                          3,448,791

                              356,000

                                  -  

                     -  

                            3,804,791

6.24%

Marco Ferrari

                                25,666

-

                               675

              3,458

                                  29,799

0.05%

David Gann

                                83,379

-

2,194

15,738

                               101,311

0.17%

Neil Warner

                                22,000

-

                               578

              4,152

                                  26,730

0.04%

Richard Hickinbotham

                                69,000

-

                           1,816

           13,184

                                  84,000

0.14%

 

Defined terms used in this announcement have the same meanings as in the Company's announcement dated 30 September 2019.

 

Result of General Meeting

 

At the General Meeting held earlier today in connection with the Company's Placing and Open Offer at a price of 75 pence per New Ordinary Share, details of which were announced on 30 September 2019, all Resolutions were duly passed enabling the Company to proceed to completion of the Acquisition. Completion is subject to customary conditions and is expected to take place in November 2019.

 

A total of 19,052,971 votes were cast for Resolution 1, with 100% of the votes in favour; a total of 19,051,654 were cast for Resolution 2, with 100% of the votes in favour.

 

Total Voting Rights

 

Following Admission, the Company's issued share capital will consist of 60,998,983 Ordinary Shares. There are no Ordinary Shares held in treasury. Therefore, in accordance with the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rule 5.6.1, the Company confirms that as at 21 October 2019, the total number of voting rights in the Company will be 60,998,983. Following Admission, this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

For further information please visit http://www.directa-plus.com/ or contact:

 

Directa Plus plc

+39 02 36714458

Giulio Cesareo, CEO


Marco Ferrari, CFO




Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

+44 20 7894 7000

Rick Thompson, Philip Davies Will Goode (Corporate Finance)


Caspar Shand Kydd (Sales)




N+1 Singer (Joint Broker)

+44 20 7496 3069

Mark Taylor, Lauren Kettle, Mia Gardner




Tavistock (Financial PR and IR)

+44 20 7920 3150

Simon Hudson, Edward Lee, Barnaby Hayward


 

 

About Directa Plus

 

Our focus is principally on the two sectors in which we have strong commercial advantage through developed and launched products and a technological lead: environmental (based on our Grafysorber® product) and textiles (based on our G+ products). In addition, we will continue to pursue opportunities in elastomers and composites (including tyres and asphalt), also using our G+ products.  All our products are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and sustainably produced.

 

 


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