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Eckoh PLC

21 December 2021

21 December 2021

Eckoh plc

("Eckoh", the "Group" or the "Company")

EBT and ESPP Share Dealings and Total Voting Rights

Eckoh plc (AIM:ECK), the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, today announces that, on 20 December 2021, Eckoh's employee benefit trust ("EBT"), purchased 165,940 Ordinary Shares in the capital of the Company (the "Shares") at a price of approximately 54.0 pence per Share, to be held on trust for the purpose of satisfying future awards to beneficiaries of the Company's share incentive plan (the "Purchase").

As Nik Philpot (CEO) and Chrissie Herbert (CFO) are trustees and administrators of the EBT, they are therefore treated as having an interest in the Shares.

Following settlement of the above purchase of Shares for the EBT, it will hold a total of 2,065,705 Shares, equivalent to 0.08 per cent. of the Ordinary Share capital of Eckoh.

Further to the establishment of the US Employee Share Purchase Plan ("ESPP"), also on 20 December 2021, Eckoh purchased 53,766 Shares at a price of 54.0 pence per Share.

Chrissie Herbert is a member of the Committee that administers the ESPP.

Following settlement of the above purchase of Shares for the ESPP, it will hold a total of 109,247 Shares, equivalent to 0.04 per cent. of the Ordinary Share capital of Eckoh.

Total Voting Rights

The Company continues to have a total of 256,666,621 Ordinary Shares in issue. Pursuant to the Purchase, the number of Ordinary Shares held in treasury is 1,903,158 and, as a result, the Ordinary Shares in issue carrying voting rights will be 254,763,463. Shareholders may use this figure of 254,763,463 Ordinary Shares as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. A revised Total Voting Rights figure will be provided when the admission of the shares relating to the announcement on the 15 December 2021 has been completed.

For further information please contact:

 
 Eckoh plc                                       Tel: 01442 458 300 
  Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer 
  Chrissie Herbert, Chief Financial Officer 
  www.eckoh.com 
 FTI Consulting LLP                              Tel: 020 3727 1017 
  Ed Bridges / Jamie Ricketts / Tom Blundell 
  eckoh@fticonsulting.com 
 Singer Capital Markets (Nomad & Joint Broker)   Tel: 020 7496 3000 
  Shaun Dobson / Tom Salvesen / Alex Bond 
  / Kailey Aliyar 
  www.singercm.com 
 Canaccord Genuity Limited (Joint Broker)        Tel: 020 7523 8000 
  Simon Bridges / Andrew Potts 
  www.canaccordgenuity.com 
 

About Eckoh plc

Eckoh is a global provider of Secure Payment products and Customer Contact solutions, supporting an international client base from its offices in the UK and US.

Our Secure Payments products help our clients take payments securely from their customers through all engagement channels. The products, which include the patented CallGuard and ChatGuard, can be hosted in the Cloud or deployed on the client's site and remove sensitive personal and payment data from contact centres and IT environments. They offer merchants a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of fraud, secure sensitive data and become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ("PCI DSS") and wider data security regulations. Eckoh has been a PCI DSS Level One Accredited Service Provider since 2010, securing over GBP5 billion in payments annually.

Eckoh's Customer Contact solutions enable enquiries and transactions to be performed on whatever device the customer chooses, allowing organisations to increase efficiency, lower operational costs and provide a true Omnichannel experience. We also assist organisations in transforming the way that they engage with their customers by providing support and transition services as they implement our innovative customer contact solutions.

Our large portfolio of clients come from a broad range of vertical markets and includes government departments, telecoms providers, retailers, utility providers and financial services organisations.

For more information go to www.eckoh.com or email MediaResponseUK@eckoh.com.

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