IQE plc: Director/PDMR Shareholding

IQE plc

Cardiff, UK29 November 2021

Director/PDMR Shareholding

IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry, was notified on 25 November 2021 that on that date, Mr Phil Smith, Interim Executive Chairman, purchased 40,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”).

This announcement is made in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 (as incorporated into UK domestic law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

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 (“PDMR”) / person closely associated with them (“PCA”)
a) Name Mr Phil Smith
2. Reason for the notification
a) Position / status PDMR (Executive Chairman)
b) Initial notification / amendment Initial notification
3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name IQE plc
b) Legal Entity Identifier 213800Y33WHD3ESJJP16
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 instrument Ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the CompanyGB0009619924
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of Ordinary Shares
c) Price(s) and volume(s) 40,000 Ordinary Shares at 38.4399p per Ordinary Share
d) Aggregated information
  •  Aggregated volume
  •  Aggregated price
Aggregated volume: 40,000Aggregated price: £15,375.96
e) Date of the transaction(s) 25 November 2021
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange, AIM (AIMX)

Contacts:IQE plc+44 (0) 29 2083 9400Phil SmithTim PullenAmy Barlow        Peel Hunt LLP (Nomad and Joint Broker)+44 (0) 20 7418 8900Edward KnightPaul GillamJames Smith        Citigroup Global Markets Limited (Joint Broker)+44 (0) 20 7986 4000Christopher WrenPeter Catterall        

Headland Consultancy (Financial PR) + 44 (0) 20 38054822Andy Rivett-Carnac: +44 (0) 7968 997 365Chloe Francklin: +44 (0)78 3497 4624


IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced compound semiconductor wafers and materials solutions that enable a diverse range of applications across:

  • handset devices
  • global telecoms infrastructure
  • connected devices
  • 3D sensing

As a scaled global epitaxy wafer manufacturer, IQE is uniquely positioned in this market which has high barriers to entry. IQE supplies the whole market and is agnostic to the winners and losers at chip and OEM level. By leveraging the Group’s intellectual property portfolio including know-how and patents, it produces epitaxy wafers of superior quality, yield and unit economics.

IQE is headquartered in Cardiff UK, with c. 670 employees across nine manufacturing locations in the UK, US, Taiwan and Singapore, and is listed on the AIM Stock Exchange in London.

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