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Emmerson PLC

22 July 2022

Emmerson PLC / Ticker: EML / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining

22 July 2022

Emmerson PLC ("Emmerson" or the "Company")

Approval of Employee Share Option Scheme, Grant of Share Options and Allotment of Shares to Directors/PDMRs

Emmerson, which is developing the world class Khemisset Potash Project in Morocco, is pleased to make the following announcements:

Approval of Employee Share Option scheme

As part of ongoing enhancements to corporate governance and remuneration, the Company yesterday adopted an Employee Share Option scheme. This scheme provides a framework for the award of future share options to eligible employees, and will include awards to be made, where appropriate, under the HMRC-approved Enterprise Management Incentive scheme.

Award of Share Options

On 21 July 2022, 6,013,000 share options were granted to employees and eligible contractors, including the CEO Graham Clarke (a PDMR) at an exercise price of 7 pence per share (the mid-market close price at the day prior to the award) as per the following table:

 
 Director / Senior Management    New Options      Exercise price   Grant date     Vesting Date 
                                              ------------------  ------------- 
 Graham Clarke                     1,821,000       7 pence         21 July 2022   20 July 2024 
 Other staff and contractors       4,192,000       7 pence         21 July 2022   20 July 2024 
 Total                             6,013,000 
                                ------------  ------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

These awards were made in recognition of performance during 2021. Following these awards, Graham Clarke holds 19,321,000 share options.

Allotment of New Ordinary Shares to Directors

As part of their remuneration package as Non-executive Directors, Rupert Joy and James Kelly are entitled to receive shares to the value of GBP10,000 and GBP20,000 respectively each year, based on the 10-day VWAP prior to the date of allotment, and pro rated since their dates of appointment in 2021. Accordingly, 66,371 new ordinary shares will be allotted to Rupert Joy and 218,406 new ordinary shares to James Kelly.

 
 Director / Senior Management    Ordinary Shares allotted          Total shareholding after       % of shares in issue 
                                                                          allotment 
                                                           ------------------------------------ 
 Rupert Joy                                        66,371                 356,371                        0.039% 
 James Kelly                                      218,406                 968,406                        0.106% 
 Total                                            284,777 
                                -------------------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------- 
 

The Company has applied for the 284,777 new shares to be admitted for trading on the AIM Market and admission is expected to take place on 27 July 2022.

Following this allotment, the total number of shares in issue will be 916,080,771.

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For further information, please visit www.emmersonplc.com , follow us on Twitter (@emmerson_plc), or contact:

 
 Emmerson P LC                                   +44 (0) 20 7236 
  Graham Clarke / Jim Wynn / Charles Va ughan               1177 
 Shore Capital (Nominated Adviser and Joint 
  Broker)                                         +44 (0)20 7408 
  Toby Gibbs / John More                                    4090 
 Liberum Capital Limited (Joint Broker)           +44 (0)20 3100 
  Scott Mathieson / Lydia Zychowska                         2000 
 Shard Capital (Joint Broker)                     +44 (0)20 7186 
  Damon Heath / Isabella Pierre                             9927 
 St Brides Partners (Financial PR/IR)             +44 (0)20 7236 
  Susie Geliher / Charlotte Page                            1177 
 

Notes to Editors

Emmerson is focused on advancing the Khemisset project ("Khemisset" or the "Project") in Morocco into a low cost, high margin supplier of potash, and the first primary producer on the African continent. With an initial 19-year life of mine, the development of Khemisset is expected to deliver long-term investment and financial contributions to Morocco including the creation of permanent employment, taxation and a plethora of ancillary benefits. As a UK-Moroccan partnership, the Company is committed to bringing in significant international investment over the life of the mine.

Morocco is widely recognised as one of the leading phosphate producers globally, ranking third in the world in terms of tonnes produced annually, and the development of this mine is set to consolidate its position as the most important fertiliser producer in Africa. The Project has a large JORC Resource Estimate (2012) of 537Mt @ 9.24% K2O, with significant exploration potential, and is perfectly located to support the expected growth of African fertiliser consumption whilst also being located on the doorstep of European markets. The need to feed the world's rapidly increasing population is driving demand for potash and Khemisset is well placed to benefit from the opportunities this presents. The Feasibility Study released in June 2020 indicated the Project has the potential to be among the lowest capital cost development stage potash projects in the world and also, as a result of its location, one of the highest margin projects. This delivered outstanding economics, including a post-tax NPV8 of approximately US$1.4 billion using industry expert Argus' price forecasts, and the spot price for granular MOP fertiliser has since risen, further enhancing the valuations.

 
         Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
   1.                             closely associated 
  a)    Name:                                          Graham Clarke 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  2.                         Reason for the notification 
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
  a)    Position/status:                                    CEO 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  b)    Initial notification/Amendment:             Initial notification 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  3.    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
         auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
  a)    Name:                                           Emmerson PLC 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  b)    LEI:                                        213800JA8ZK1K6CWYP61 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  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                             Ordinary Shares of NPV 
         the financial 
         instrument, type                            ISIN: IM00BDHDTX83 
         of instrument: 
         Identification 
         code: 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  b)               Nature of the                      Grant of Options 
                    transaction: 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  c)          Price(s) and volume(s): 
                                                          Volume Price (GBP) 
                                                          1,821,000 0.07 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  d)          Aggregated information: 
                 Aggregated volume:                          n/a 
                       Price: 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  e)         Date of the transaction:                   21 July 2022 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
  f)         Place of the transaction:            Outside a trading Venue 
       ------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
 
 
          Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
   1.                               closely associated 
  a)     Name:                                     1. James Kelly 
                                                    2. Rupert Joy 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  2.                           Reason for the notification 
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
  a)     Position/status:                          1. Non-Executive Chairman 
                                                    2. N on-Executive Director 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  b)     Initial notification/Amendment:             Initial notification 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  3.     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
          auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
  a)     Name:                                          Emmerson PL C 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  b)     LEI: 
                                                     213800JA8ZK1K6CWYP61 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  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                             Ordinary Shares of NPV 
          the financial 
          instrument, type                            ISIN: IM00BDHDTX83 
          of instrument: 
          Identification 
          code: 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  b)               Nature of the                   Grant of Ordinary Shares 
                    transaction: 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  c)          Price(s) and volume(s): 
                                                          Volume Price (GBP) 
                                                          1. 218,406 0.07 
                                                          2. 66,371 0.07 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  d)          Aggregated information: 
              Aggregated volume:                            284,777 
                    Price:                                    0.07 
 ------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  e)          Date of the transaction:                   21 July 2022 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
  f)         Place of the transaction:             Outside a trading Venue 
        -----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 

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