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RNS Number : 7810D

CentralNic Group PLC

07 March 2022

7 March 2022

CentralNic Group plc

("CentralNic" or the "Company")

(AIM: CNIC)

Share Awards and exercise of Options

CentralNic announces that on 7(th) March 2022 it has made awards over ordinary shares of GBP0.001 each ("Ordinary Shares") under the CentralNic Group plc Long Term Incentive Plan and the CentralNic Group plc Share Option Plan (the "LTIP" and "SOP") to Group employees of CentralNic ("Awards").

The Awards were granted as nil-cost options under the terms of the LTIP and/or the SOP (as relevant) over a total of 2,107,438 Ordinary Shares. The Awards under the LTIP and SOP vest over a three year period subject to the continued employment of the Award holder.

Exercise of Options

CentralNic further announces the exercise by the following PDMR of share options previously granted by the Company ("Options):

 
 PDMR            Number of Ordinary Shares   Date of grant of Option 
                  acquired on exercise of 
                  Options 
 Don Baladasan   293,150                     10 March 2020 
                --------------------------  ------------------------ 
 Don Baladasan   293,150                     10 March 2020 
                --------------------------  ------------------------ 
 Michael Riedl   48,611                      1 August 2019 
--------------  --------------------------  ------------------------ 
 Michael Riedl   53,249                      10 March 2020 
--------------  --------------------------  ------------------------ 
 Michael Riedl   231,050                     10 March 2020 
--------------  --------------------------  ------------------------ 
 Michael Riedl   231,050                     10 March 2020 
--------------  --------------------------  ------------------------ 
 

The exercise of options was satisfied by 1,150,260 shares from the CentralNic Employee Benefit Trust.

The table below summarising the total number of Ordinary Shares under options held by the Directors as at the date of this announcement:

 
 Director         Number of Ordinary     Vesting date      Exercise price 
                   Share subject                            per Ordinary 
                   to options                               Share 
 Ben Crawford     1,316,000              1 September       GBP0.10 
                                          2016 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Ben Crawford     850,000                1 September       GBP0.57 
                                          2016 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Ben Crawford     2,260,000              16 July 2021      Nil 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Ben Crawford       672,146              1 March 2021      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2023 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Ben Crawford       1,008,219            1 March 2022      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2024 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Ben Crawford       1,008,218            1 March 2023      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2025 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Don Baladasan      293,151              1 March 2021      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2023 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Don Baladasan      586,302              1 March 2022      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2024 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Don Baladasan      879,452              1 March 2023      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2025 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Thomas Rickert   88,000                 2 September       GBP0.57 
                                          2016 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Thomas Rickert   350,000                3 February 2019   GBP0.40 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Tom Pridmore     88,000                 2 September       GBP0.57 
                                          2016 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Tom Pridmore     350,000                3 February 2019   GBP0.40 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Iain McDonald    350,000                26 October 2018   GBP0.40 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Iain McDonald    500,000                10 March 2023     Nil 
                 ---------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Michael Riedl      53,250               1 January 2023    Nil 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Michael Riedl      231,050              1 March 2021      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2023 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Michael Riedl      462,100              1 March 2022      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2024 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 Michael Riedl      693,150              1 March 2023      Nil 
                                          - 1 March 2025 
                   -------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 
 

A total number of 19,694,979 Ordinary Shares are held under options granted to all employees and Directors of the CentralNic group. Out of the options granted, 17,408,705 are covered by shares held by the Company's Employee Benefit Trust.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

 
      Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
  1 
 a)   Name                                 Don Baladasan 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status                      Group Managing Director 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment      Initial notification 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                                 CentralNic Group plc 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI                                  213800M4IINBWMXEKV82 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 4    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         Ordinary shares of GBP0.001 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code                  GB00BCCW4X83 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 b)   Nature of the transaction            Exercise of share options 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                Exercise of share option 
                                             Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                                          ------------- 
                                             0p            293,150 
 
                                              0p            293,150 
                                                          ------------- 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 d)   Aggregated information 
       - Aggregated volume                  N/A - single transaction 
       - Price 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 e)   Date of the transaction              7 March 2022 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction             London Stock Exchange, 
                                            AIM 
     -----------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
 
 
      Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
  1 
 a)   Name                                Michael Riedl 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status                     Chief Financial Officer 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment     Initial notification 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                                CentralNic Group plc 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                                 213800M4IINBWMXEKV82 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 4    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        Ordinary shares of GBP0.001 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code                 GB00BCCW4X83 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction           Exercise of share options 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                Exercise of share option 
                                            Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                                         ------------- 
                                            0p            48,611 
 
                                             0p            53,249 
 
                                             0p            231,050 
 
                                             0p            231,050 
                                                         ------------- 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
       - Aggregated volume                 N/A - single transaction 
       - Price 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction             7 March 2022 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction            London Stock Exchange, 
                                           AIM 
     ----------------------------------  ------------------------------- 
 

For further information:

 
 CentralNic Group Plc 
  Ben Crawford, Chief Executive 
  Officer 
  Don Baladasan, Group Managing 
  Director 
  Michael Riedl, Chief Financial 
  Officer                              +44 (0) 203 388 0600 
 Zeus Capital Limited (NOMAD 
  and Joint Broker) 
  Nick Cowles / Jamie Peel             +44 (0) 161 831 1512 
  Dominic King / Rupert Woolfenden      +44 (0) 203 829 5000 
                                     ----------------------------- 
 Berenberg (Joint Broker) 
  Mark Whitmore, Richard Andrews, 
  Alix Mecklenburg-Solodkoff          +44 (0)20 3207 7800 
                                     ----------------------------- 
 SEC Newgate (for Media)              +44 (0) 203 757 6880 
  Bob Huxford / Isabelle Smurfit       centralnic@secnewgate.co.uk 
  / Max Richardson 
                                     ----------------------------- 
 

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