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eEnergy Group PLC

08 December 2021

8 December 2021

eEnergy Group plc

("eEnergy" or "the Company")

Award of Options and PDMR Transactions

eEnergy (AIM: EAAS), a leading Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service and Energy Management-as-a-Service business in the UK and Ireland, announces that further to the announcement on 14 June 2021, the Remuneration Committee of the Board has approved the award of options to the executive management team over a total of 14,325,000 ordinary shares of GBP0.03 each in the capital of the Company (the "Options"). The Company consulted with its leading institutional investors prior to making these awards ("Institutional Investors") and the feedback from the investors has been reflected in the structure of the Option awards.

The Option awards have been made to incentivise and align the wider management team of the business to help drive shareholder value over the longer term. The awards have been structured primarily to qualify for the tax advantaged Enterprise Management Incentive ("EMI Share Options"), but also with non-advantaged share option awards alongside. The awards have been made under the Company's existing Management Incentive Plan ("MIP"), as announced on 8 July 2020.

At the time of the Company's admission to AIM in January 2020, the Board made a commitment that the maximum dilution for existing shareholders by the MIP to management and staff would not exceed 15%. Following feedback from the Institutional Investors, the Board will not increase the size of the pool of shares available for share based incentives as further shares are issued by the Company until the maximum potential dilution for existing shareholders has fallen to 10%, in-line with the Investment Association's Principles of Remuneration. As a result of these Option awards, the maximum dilution for existing shareholders should all of the MIP awards be exercised in full would be 14.06%.

The option awards are designed to retain the key management team that the Company has brought together. With the exception of Crispin Goldsmith*, the Options are being granted with an exercise price at nominal value, but with various vesting criteria over a three-year term, as follows:

   --   1/3rd with an exercise condition of the share price being above 24p at vesting; 
   --   1/3rd with an exercise condition of the share price being above 20p at vesting; and 
   --   1/3rd with no exercise price condition 

The awards of Options to executives who are Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities are as follows:

 
 Name of Director/PDMR    EMI Share   Non-advantaged    Total shares      % of issued 
                            Options    share options    under option    share capital 
 Rob van Leeuwen          1,900,000        2,100,000       4,000,000            1.16% 
-----------------------              ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
 Crispin Goldsmith*       1,900,000          600,000       2,500,000            0.73% 
-----------------------              ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
 Delvin Lane              1,900,000          600,000       2,500,000            0.73% 
-----------------------              ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
 Simon Smith              1,900,000          600,000       2,500,000            0.73% 
-----------------------              ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
 Nicole Street              500,000                -         500,000            0.15% 
-----------------------              ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
 

* Crispin Goldsmith joined the Company to lead the M&A activities in August 2020 (when the average daily share price for the month was c.7p). The planned awards reflect Crispin's service over the past 15 months, including contribution to growth in the business during that time, and therefore he will be awarded 2/3rd of his options with an exercise price condition of 15p and 1/3rd with no exercise price condition.

For further information, please visit www.eenergyplc.com or contact:

 
 eEnergy Group plc                           Tel: +44 20 7078 
                                              9564 
 Harvey Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer    info@eenergyplc.com 
  Ric Williams, Chief Financial Officer 
 Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser   Tel: +44 20 7496 
  and Joint Broker)                           3000 
 Justin McKeegan, Mark Taylor, Asha Chotai 
  (Corporate Finance) 
  Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking) 
 Turner Pope Investments (Joint Broker)      Tel: +44 20 3657 
                                              0050 
 Andy Thacker, James Pope                    info@turnerpope.com 
 Tavistock                                   Tel: +44 207 920 
                                              3150 
 Jos Simson, Simon Hudson, Katie Hopkins     eEnergy@tavistock.co.uk 
 

About eEnergy Group plc

eEnergy Group plc is an integrated energy services company, enabling organisations to transition to 'Net Zero' through "Energy-as-a-Service". The Group offers:

-- Energy Management as-a-Service; providing energy measurement, monitoring and analytics on top of core "Zero Carbon" procurement services;

-- Energy Efficiency as-a-Service; zero upfront capital, energy reduction solutions through measured savings contracts including its LED businesses; and

-- Enhanced customer value proposition through data gathered and analysed with its proprietary MY ZeERO intelligent analytics platform.

eEnergy was admitted to AIM in January 2020 with a strategy to use its market leading eLight "Light as-a-Service" business as the foundation to expand eEnergy as a broader energy services company via a 'Buy & Build' strategy. The Group has completed four transactions since admission, building a Top 5 energy management business in the UK and acquiring proprietary smart metering and analytics capability through the investment in MY ZeERO. The Board's strategy continues to be to build a broader energy services company through acquisition with a particular focus on energy efficiency related capabilities and technologies. The market in the EU for energy efficiency services was approximately EUR25 billion in 2017 and is expected to double by 2025.

eEnergy has been awarded The Green Economy Mark by the London Stock Exchange, which recognises a company's work on sustainability.

 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a.   Name                           Rob van Leeuwen 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a.   Position/Status                Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/          Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a.   Name                           eEnergy Group plc 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                            2138003SZQSPC16PLX94 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                 Options over Ordinary shares of 0.3p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                      ISIN: GB00BJP1KD31 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                       a) Grant of EMI Share Options 
       transaction                         b) Grant of Non-advantaged share options 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 c.   Price(s) and                     Price(s) per share             Volume(s) 
       volume(s) 
     -----------------------------    ----------------------------- 
                                       a) 0.3p - exercise             a) 1,900,000 
                                        price                          b) 2,100,000 
                                        b) 0.3p - exercise 
                                        price 
                                      -----------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 d.   Aggregated information 
       - Volume                        4,000,000 share options 
       - Price                         0.3p exercise price 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction        7 December 2021 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the                   Outside a trading venue 
       transaction 
     -----------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
   1    closely associated 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Name                            Crispin Goldsmith 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for notification 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Position/Status                 Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification/           Initial Notification 
        Amendment 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Name                            eEnergy Group plc 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    LEI                             2138003SZQSPC16PLX94 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                  Options over Ordinary shares of 0.3p each 
        the financial 
        instrument, type 
        of instrument 
                                        ISIN: GB00BJP1KD31 
        Identification 
        Code 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the                        a) Grant of EMI Share Options 
        transaction                          b) Grant of Non-advantaged share options 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 c.    Price(s) and                      Price(s) per share             Volume(s) 
        volume(s) 
      ------------------------------    ----------------------------- 
                                         a) 0.3p - exercise             a) 1,900,000 
                                          price                          b) 600,000 
                                          b) 0.3p - exercise 
                                          price 
                                        -----------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 d.    Aggregated information 
        - Volume                         2,500,000 share options 
        - Price                          0.3p exercise price 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the transaction         7 December 2021 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the                    Outside a trading venue 
        transaction 
      ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                            Delvin Lane 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                 Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/           Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                            eEnergy Group plc 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                             2138003SZQSPC16PLX94 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                  Options over Ordinary shares of 0.3p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                       ISIN: GB00BJP1KD31 
       Identification 
       Code 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                        a) Grant of EMI Share Options 
       transaction                          b) Grant of Non-advantaged share options 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 c.   Price(s) and                      Price(s) per share             Volume(s) 
       volume(s) 
     ------------------------------    ----------------------------- 
                                        a) 0.3p - exercise             a) 1,900,000 
                                         price                          b) 600,000 
                                         b) 0.3p - exercise 
                                         price 
                                       -----------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 d.   Aggregated information 
       - Volume                         2,500,000 share options 
       - Price                          0.3p exercise price 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction         7 December 2021 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the                    Outside a trading venue 
       transaction 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                            Simon Smith 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                 Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/           Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                            eEnergy Group plc 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                             2138003SZQSPC16PLX94 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                  Options over Ordinary shares of 0.3p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                       ISIN: GB00BJP1KD31 
       Identification 
       Code 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                        a) Grant of EMI Share Options 
       transaction                          b) Grant of Non-advantaged share options 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 c.   Price(s) and                      Price(s) per share             Volume(s) 
       volume(s) 
     ------------------------------    ----------------------------- 
                                        a) 0.3p - exercise             a) 1,900,000 
                                         price                          b) 600,000 
                                         b) 0.3p - exercise 
                                         price 
                                       -----------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 d.   Aggregated information 
       - Volume                         2,500,000 share options 
       - Price                          0.3p exercise price 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction         7 December 2021 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the                    Outside a trading venue 
       transaction 
     ------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
        closely associated 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a.    Name                               Nicole Street 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for notification 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a.    Position/Status                    Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification/              Initial Notification 
        Amendment 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a.    Name                               eEnergy Group plc 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    LEI                                2138003SZQSPC16PLX94 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                     Options over Ordinary shares of 0.3p each 
        the financial 
        instrument, type 
        of instrument 
                                           ISIN: GB00BJP1KD31 
        Identification 
        Code 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the                      Grant of EMI Share Options 
        transaction 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 c.    Price(s) and                        Price(s) per share                Volume(s) 
        volume(s) 
      ---------------------------------   -------------------------------- 
    0.3p - exercise 
     price                                                                   500,000 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------- 
 
 d.    Aggregated information 
        - Volume                            500,000 share options 
        - Price                             0.3p exercise price 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the transaction            7 December 2021 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the                       Outside a trading venue 
        transaction 
      ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 

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