TIDMEKF

RNS Number : 9517J

EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC

03 May 2022

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

("EKF" or the "Company")

PDMR/Director Dealings

& Holding(s) in Company

EKF, the AIM-listed global diagnostics business, announces that t he Board of EKF has been informed that on Thursday 28 April 2022, certain funds connected to Christopher Mills, Non-executive Chairman, purchased a total of 1,275,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 35 pence per Ordinary Share.

Following this transaction, Christopher Mills' total direct and indirect interest in the Company is 132,150,000 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 29.04% of the total voting rights over the Company's issued share capital.

The Notification of Dealing Form required in accordance with UK MAR is set out below as is the Standard form for notification of major holdings received by EKF today.

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

 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a)    Name 
                                                  Harwood Capital LLP and Harwood Capital 
                                                  Management (Gibraltar) Ltd, (the 
                                                  "Investment Managers") 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                          Christopher Mills is the non-executive 
                                                 Chairman of the issuer and Chief 
                                                 Executive of the Investment Managers 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification                     Initial Notification 
        /Amendment 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                     EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                      213800DXTF3EAUK1AR05 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 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                       Ordinary shares of 1 pence each 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                      GB0031509804 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                Purchase of Ordinary Shares 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                ---------------------  --------------------- 
                                                 Price(s)               Volume(s) 
                                                ---------------------  --------------------- 
                                                 0.35                   1,275,000 
                                                ---------------------  --------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
 
  - Aggregated volume                      N/A single transaction 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                  28 April 2022 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                 London Stock Exchange, AIMX 
      ---------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 

TR-1: S tandard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and 
  to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible) (i) 
 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                    EKF DIAGNOSTICS HOLDINGS PLC 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached 
  (ii) : 
                                                      ------------------------------------------------------------ 
 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with 
  an "X" if appropriate) 
 Non-UK issuer 
                                                                                                ------------------ 
 2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes 
  with an "X") 
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                             X 
                                                                                                ------------------ 
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments 
                                                                                                ------------------ 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
                                                                                                ------------------ 
 Other (please specify) (iii) : 
                                                                                                ------------------ 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                  Harwood Capital Investment Management 
                                                        (Gibraltar) Limited 
 City and country of registered office                 Gibraltar 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (v) 
 Name                                                  Harwood Capital LLP 
                                                        North Atlantic Smaller Companies 
                                                        Investment Trust Plc 
                                                        Oryx International Growth Fund Limited 
                                                      ------------------------------------------------------------ 
 City and country of registered office                 London, United Kingdom 
  (if applicable)                                       London, United Kingdom 
                                                        Guernsey, Guernsey 
                                                      ------------------------------------------------------------ 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                    28/04/2022 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                      ------------------------------------------------------------ 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):        29/04/2022 
                                                      ------------------------------------------------------------ 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                                   % of voting          % of voting rights     Total of both     Total number 
                                  rights attached       through financial        in % (8.A +      of voting rights 
                                 to shares (total          instruments              8.B)          held in issuer 
                                     of 8. A)             (total of 8.B                           (8.A + 8.B) 
                                                            1 + 8.B 2)                            (vii) 
                             -----------------------  ---------------------  -----------------  ------------------ 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                          29.04                    0.00                29.04            132,150,000 
                             -----------------------  ---------------------  -----------------  ------------------ 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                         28.76                    0.00                28.76 
                             -----------------------  ---------------------  -----------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which 
  the threshold was crossed or reached (viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of        Number of voting rights               % of voting rights 
  shares               (ix) 
  ISIN code (if 
  possible) 
                           Direct            Indirect                     Direct                   Indirect 
                          (DTR5.1)          (DTR5.2.1)                   (DTR5.1)                  (DTR5.2.1) 
                                        ----------------- 
 GB0031509804             150,000                                          0.03 
                     -----------------  -----------------  -----------------------------------  -------------- 
 GB0031509804            96,000,000                                       21.10 
                     -----------------  -----------------  -----------------------------------  -------------- 
 GB0031509804            36,000,000                                        7.91 
                     -----------------  -----------------  -----------------------------------  -------------- 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                    132,150,000                                     29.04% 
                     ------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------------- 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to DTR5.3.1R (1) (a) 
 Type of financial    Expiration         Exercise/          Number of voting                     % of voting 
  instrument           date              Conversion          rights that may                      rights 
                       (x)               Period              be acquired if 
                                         (xi)                the instrument 
                                                             is 
                                                             exercised/converted. 
                     -----------------  -----------------  -----------------------------------  -------------- 
 
 
 
                                         SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 
                                        -----------------  -----------------------------------  -------------- 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  DTR5.3.1R (1) (b) 
 Type of financial   Expiration          Exercise/          Physical or      Number of           % of voting 
  instrument          date (x)           Conversion          cash             voting rights       rights 
                                         Period (xi)         Settlement 
                                                             (xii) 
                    ------------------  -----------------  ---------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 
                                                            SUBTOTAL 8.B.2 
                                                           ---------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 
 
 9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification 
  obligation (please mark the 
  applicable box with an "X") 
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled 
  by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other 
  undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the 
  (underlying) issuer (xiii) 
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights                   X 
  and/or the 
  financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate 
  controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional 
  rows as necessary) (xiv) 
         Name (xv)              % of voting rights      % of voting rights       Total of both if 
                                  if it equals or        through financial        it equals or is 
                                is higher than the       instruments if it        higher than the 
                               notifiable threshold     equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                                        than the notifiable 
                                                             threshold 
                             -----------------------  ----------------------  ---------------------- 
 Christopher Harwood 
  Bernard Mills (Harwood 
  Capital LLP)                         0.03 
                             -----------------------  ----------------------  ---------------------- 
 Christopher Harwood 
  Bernard Mills (North 
  Atlantic Smaller 
  Companies Investment 
  Trust plc)                          21.10 
                             -----------------------  ----------------------  ---------------------- 
 Christopher Harwood 
  Bernard Mills (Oryx 
  International Growth 
  Fund Limited)                        7.91 
                             -----------------------  ----------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 
 
 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder 
                                                      ---------------------------------------------- 
 The number and % of voting rights 
  held 
                                                      ---------------------------------------------- 
 The date until which the voting rights 
  will be held 
                                                      ---------------------------------------------- 
 
 11. Additional information (xvi) 
 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   London Stock Exchange 
 Date of completion    28 April 2022 
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