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RNS Number : 4552Z

Pires Investments PLC

25 January 2022

The following announcement replaces the announcement "Proposed acquisition of Pluto by NFT Investments" published on 24 January 2022 at 09.29 am with RNS Number 3699Z. In that announcement, the number of Pluto shares was incorrectly given as 516,570,526 with an indicative price of 11.5p and a value of Pires' holding of GBP4.1 million rather than the correct figure of 638,237,192 with an indicative price of 9.3p and a value of Pires' holding of GBP3.2 million. All other information remains the same.

The amended announcement in full is included below.

25 January 2022

Pires Investments plc

("Pires" or the "Company")

Proposed acquisition of Pluto Digital plc by NFT Investments plc

Pires Investments plc (AIM: PIRI), the investment company focused on next generation technology notes today's announcement by NFT Investments plc (AQSE:NFT) ("NFT Investments"), with regard to Pluto Digital plc ("Pluto"), a company in which Pires holds an investment.

NFT Investments, which is quoted on the Access segment of the AQSE Growth Market and operates as an incubator specialising in the market for non-fungible tokens ("NFTs"), has announced that it has entered into a non-legally binding letter of intent to acquire the entire issued share capital of Pluto.

NFT Investments believes that this will create a global metaverse company and advance the activities of NFT Investments in the NFTs sector as Pluto has already invested in NFTs and NFT gaming.

NFT Investments is proposing to acquire the entire issued share capital of Pluto for a consideration to be satisfied by the issue of 2.4 billion ordinary shares in NFT Investments ("Proposed Acquisition") .

Based on the closing mid-market share price of NFT Investments on 21 January 2022 of 2.475p and the 638,237,192 Pluto shares in issue based on the latest Companies House filings, this equates to an indicative price per Pluto share of 9.3p.

Pires holds 32,518,876 shares in Pluto which are carried at a valuation of 6p per share based on Pluto's last funding round. Pires also holds warrants over 24 million new ordinary shares in Pluto, subject to certain vesting conditions, 6 million of which have already vested.

Based on the price of 9.3 pence per Pluto share referred to above, this would value the Pires shareholding and vested warrants in Pluto at approximately GBP3.2 million, compared to the current Pires book value of its Pluto investment of circa GBP2 million.

The Proposed Acquisition would be a reverse takeover of NFT Investments under the AQSE Rules and shares in NFT Investments have been suspended from trading until the proposed acquisition of Pluto is completed. The acquisition is conditional on certain approvals and so there can be no guarantee that the acquisition will complete. Furthermore, the ability of Pires to realise its holding in NFT Investments will depend on prevailing liquidity at the time. However, it should also be noted that NFT Investments recently announced that it had submitted an initial application to list its shares on the NEO Exchange Inc, a Canadian stock exchange based in Toronto.

Nicholas Lee, Director of Pires commented:

"We are delighted to note the announcement made today by NFT Investments regarding its intention to acquire Pluto. This development will enable Pluto to effectively achieve a stock market listing at a headline price significantly in excess of the price at which Pires currently carries its investment in Pluto, representing further significant gains from our original investment in this sector.

"NFT Investments' interest and intention to acquire Pluto demonstrates Pluto's clear value in the NFT and NFT gaming sector. We look forward to providing further updates as and when appropriate. "

Enquiries:

 
 Pires Investments plc              Tel: +44 (0) 20 3368 8961 
  Nicholas Lee, Director 
 Nominated Adviser                  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880 
  Cairn Financial Advisers LLP 
  Liam Murray/Ludovico Lazzaretti 
 Joint Broker                       Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0935 
  Peterhouse Capital Limited         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0936 
  Duncan Vasey/Lucy Williams 
 Joint Broker                       Tel: +44 (0) 20 3167 7221 
  Tennyson Securities 
  Peter Krens 
 Financial media and PR             Tel: +44 (0) 20 3004 9512 
  Yellow Jersey 
  Sarah Hollins 
  Henry Wilkinson 
  Annabelle Wills 
 

Notes to Editors

About Pires Investments plc

Pires Investments plc (AIM: PIRI) is an investment company providing investors with access to a portfolio of next generation technology businesses with significant growth potential.

The Company is building an investment portfolio of high-tech businesses across areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Immersive Technologies and Big Data, which the Board believes demonstrate evidence of traction and the potential for exponential growth, due to increasing global demand for development in these sectors.

For further information, visit: https://piresinvestments.com/

About Pluto Digital Assets plc

Pluto Digital PLC ("Pluto") is a crypto technology and operations company whose goal is to bring Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Metaverse (blockchain gaming and NFTs) to the global economy. Pluto is making DeFi available to everyone through products and services created by Pluto's software development Labs division, new yield farming strategies through Pluto's Yield division and collaborating with emerging DeFi projects and the NFT metaverse through Pluto's Ventures division.

For further information, visit: https://plutodigital.com

About NFT Investments

NFT Investments plc is an incubator specialising in the market for non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") and is the first ever NFT vehicle to list in a major jurisdiction worldwide. The Company invests in a diversified portfolio of NFTs, cryptocurrency, and/or in companies or funds which have exposure to NFT or blockchain technology. The Company's leadership team have an extensive track record in the cryptocurrency sector and previously founded Argo Blockchain PLC, a global crypto miner. NFT Investments is headquartered in London, UK and its shares are listed on the Aquis Exchange Growth Market under the ticker symbol NFT. The Company's website is located at https://www.nftinvest.pro .

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