For immediate release
18 September 2009
STATPRO GROUP PLC
(“StatPro” or the “Group”)
Issue of Shares
StatPro Group plc, the AIM listed provider of portfolio analytics solutions for the global asset management industry, today announces the issue of 272,500 shares following the exercise of share options at 60p under the Company’s share option schemes.
In addition, following the receipt by the Company of applications relating to the exercise of options over 683,000 shares at 60p, the Company has opted to net settle by a mixture of cash and equity settlement in order to reduce the impact of dilution. The net settlement value was determined by the Board as 96.5 pence per ordinary share, being the closing mid-price on the settlement date (17 September 2009). As a result, 70,876 shares have been issued and the balance will be settled in cash, amounting to a total of approximately £181,000 including option tax liability.
The net settlement of options includes an application by Andrew Fabian, Finance Director relating to 573,000 options at 60p expiring in 2010. The net settlement resulted in the issue of 70,876 ordinary shares to Mr. Fabian, and the balance was settled in cash including the settlement of the related option tax liability.
Following this exercise, Andrew Fabian is interested in 207,795 ordinary shares representing approximately 0.35% of the Company’s issued ordinary share capital and options over 147,000 ordinary shares.
Application will be made to issue a total of 343,376 ordinary shares of 1p each. It is expected that dealings will commence on 24 September 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 60,031,972 ordinary shares with voting rights. The Company does not currently hold any shares in treasury. This figure of 60,031,972 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|
|Ken Fleming/Jon Fitzpatrick||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 at end June 2009 and currently enjoys a renewal rate of approximately 95%. 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.