For immediate release
7 December 2009
STATPRO GROUP PLC
(“StatPro” or the “Group”)
Issue of Shares
StatPro Group plc (AIM: SOG), the AIM listed provider of portfolio analytics and data solutions for the global asset management industry, today announces the issue of 100,000 shares following the exercise of share options at 60p under the Company’s share option scheme by Carl Bacon, Chairman.
In addition, following the receipt by the Company of an application from Carl Bacon relating to the exercise of options over 25,000 shares at 60p, the Company has opted to net settle by cash settlement in order to reduce the impact of dilution. The net settlement value was determined by the Board as 102 pence per ordinary share.
Following this exercise, Carl Bacon is interested in 700,000 ordinary shares representing approximately 1.16% of the Company’s issued ordinary share capital and options over 200,000 ordinary shares.
In 2009 to date, applications relating to the exercise of options over 1,061,270 shares have been settled on a net basis. As a result, 70,876 shares have been issued and cash amounting to a total of approximately £270,000 including option tax liability has been paid.
Application will be made to issue a total of 100,000 ordinary shares of 1p each. It is expected that dealings will commence on 11 December 2009. These shares will rank pari passu with the Group’s existing issued ordinary shares.
Following Admission, the Company’s enlarged issued share capital will comprise 60,568,067 ordinary shares with voting rights. The Company does not currently hold any shares in treasury. This figure of 60,568,067 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FSA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
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For further information, please contact:
StatPro Group plc
|Justin Wheatley, Chief Executive||020 8410 9876|
|Andrew Fabian, Finance Director|
|Jon Fitzpatrick/Ken Fleming||0131 220 6939|
|Julian Morse||020 7397 1931|
|Caroline Evans-Jones/ Tom Moriarty||020 7651 8688|
StatPro is a leading provider of portfolio analytics and data solutions for the global asset management industry. The Company sells a SaaS-based Analytics and Data platform on a rental basis to investment management companies allowing them to analyse portfolio performance, attribution, risk and GIPS® compliance. StatPro also provides market data and valuation feeds including a Complex Asset Pricing service.
StatPro has grown its recurring revenue from less than GBP 1 million in 1999 to GBP 28.3 million and a renewal rate of approximately 95% at end June 2009. StatPro floated on the London Stock Exchange in May 2000 and transferred its listing in June 2003 to AIM. The Company has operations in Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia, with approximately 80% of recurring revenues being generated outside the UK.
StatPro floated on the London Stock Exchange in May 2000 and transferred its listing in June 2003 to AIM. The Company has operations in Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia, with 80% of revenues being generated outside the UK.