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Numis Securities Ltd - Numis Securities - Placing of AJ Bell plc shares

RNS Number : 1240K
Numis Securities Limited
30 December 2020
 

30 December 2020

Placing of 5,380,622 ordinary shares in AJ Bell plc ("AJ Bell" or the "Company")

Andy Bell and Fergus Lyons (together, the "Sellers"), PDMRs of the Company have sold, subject to completion, 3,624,994 and 1,755,628 ordinary shares of £0.000125 each in the Company (the "Placing Shares") respectively at a price of 460 pence per share (the "Placing"). The Placing Shares represent approximately 1.31% of the Company's issued share capital.  Following the Placing, Andy Bell and Fergus Lyons will have interests in 93,085,552 and 15,746,388 ordinary shares of the Company respectively. 

The proceeds of the Placing are payable in cash and will be settled on a T+2 basis (unless otherwise agreed), and settlement of the Placing is expected to occur on or about 4th January 2021.

The Company will not receive any proceeds from the Placing.

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The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation. Upon the publication of this announcement via a regulatory information service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Enquiries:

Numis Securities

James Taylor / Jamie Loughborough / Matthew Jones                          +44 (0) 20 7260 1000

 

DISCLAIMER

ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES ARE ONLY ADDRESSED TO AND DIRECTED AT (1) IN ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS ("QUALIFIED INVESTORS") WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF EU DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC (AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, INCLUDING DIRECTIVE 2010/73/EU) AND ANY RELEVANT IMPLEMENTING MEASURES (THE "PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE"); AND (2) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM , QUALIFIED INVESTORS WHO (I) HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (AS AMENDED) (THE "ORDER"); OR (II) FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) OF THE ORDER OR (III) ARE PERSONS TO WHOM AN OFFER OF THE PLACING SHARES MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE MADE (ALL SUCH PERSONS REFERRED TO IN (1) AND (2) TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS"). THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PLACING SET OUT IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS.

This announcement and the information contained herein is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire or dispose of securities in the United StatesCanadaAustraliaSouth Africa or Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful. Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, transmitted or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into or from the United States (including its territories and possessions), CanadaAustraliaSouth Africa or Japan. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession this document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The securities referred to herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), or under the applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States or of CanadaAustraliaSouth Africa or Japan or of any other jurisdiction. Such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the US Securities Act or offered in a transaction exempt from, or not otherwise subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and the securities laws of any relevant state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offering of such securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction.

The securities referred to herein have not been approved or disapproved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission or other regulatory authority in the United States, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Placing or the accuracy or adequacy of this announcement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.

No prospectus or offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placing. Any investment decision to buy securities in the Placing must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information. Such information is not the responsibility of and has not been independently verified by either of the Sellers, Numis Securities Limited ("Numis") or any of their respective affiliates.

The distribution of this announcement and the offering or sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken that would, or which is intended to, permit a public offer of the Placing Shares in any jurisdiction or possession or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to the Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required by the Sellers and Numis to inform themselves about and to observe any applicable restrictions.

Numis, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting only for the Sellers in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Sellers for providing the protections offered to its clients nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any matters referred to in this announcement.

 

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