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Pelatro PLC

14 August 2023

14 August 2023

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Pelatro Plc

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

Subscription to raise GBP1.1m & Issue of Equity

Introduction

As announced on 18 July, the Group has been experiencing delays in collection of a number of significant receivables with a resulting impact on working capital such that, based on certain assumptions (including over what time frame these receivables were collected) and management forecasts, the Group would require additional external funding in the final quarter of this financial year. Consequently the Board was prudently exploring financing options to raise working capital.

The Board is pleased to announce that it has raised GBP1.1m by way of a direct subscription ("Subscription") of 44.7m new ordinary shares (New Ordinary Shares or Subscription Shares) in the Company with a number of new investors based in the Middle East. This funding will support the Company's working capital as it seeks to collect receivables as well as add new customers.

Details of the Subscription

The Company is proposing to raise approximately GBP1.1 million (before expenses) pursuant to the Subscription by way of the issue of 44,700,000 New Ordinary Shares at an issue price of 2.5 pence per Ordinary Share (the "Issue Price").

The Issue Price equates to a discount of 30 per cent. to the closing price of 3.25 pence on 11 August 2023, the latest Business Day prior to the announcement of the Subscription.

The Company is utilising its existing share authority approved by the Company's existing shareholders at the time of its AGM on 23 July 2023. Therefore, the Company is not required to seek shareholder approval or authority to complete the Subscription.

The Subscription has been arranged by Divit Advisors, an investment bank based in Dubai. The new investors participating in the Subscription comprise a number of high net worth individuals who are clients of Divit Advisors, based in the Middle East. None of the subscribers will individually hold in excess of 10 per cent. of the enlarged issued share capital.

Application for Admission

Application has been made for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and dealings are expected to commence on 17 August 2023 ("Admission").

The New Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the Company's existing Ordinary Shares. The total number of Ordinary Shares in issue following Admission will be 93,562,431. The Company does not hold any shares in treasury. Accordingly, the figure of 93,562,431 may be used by shareholders 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 Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Details of Concert Party Holdings and Director Holdings

Certain existing shareholders have been deemed to be acting in concert under the rules of the Takeover Code (the "Concert Party"). No members of the Concert Party are participating in the fundraise. Full details of the Concert Party shareholdings can be found in the table below:

 
        Name            Number       % of           Number           Amount           Interest          % of 
                          of        existing    of Subscription     Subscribed       in Ordinary       Enlarged 
                       Ordinary      Issued          Shares                            Shares           Issued 
                        Shares       Share      being subscribed                  post Subscription     Share 
                         held       Capital           for                                              Capital 
-------------------  -----------  ----------  ------------------  ------------  -------------------  ---------- 
 Bannix Management 
  LLP*                12,933,553      26.47%                   -             -           12,933,553      13.82% 
 Ravi Shanmugam          716,240       1.47%                   -             -              716,240       0.77% 
-------------------  -----------  ----------  ------------------  ------------  -------------------  ---------- 
 Total                13,724,406      27.94%                   -             -           14,724,406      14.59% 
 

*Bannix Management LLP consists of Subash Menon, (9,684,244 Ordinary Shares), Sudeesh Yezhuvath (3,309,309 Ordinary Shares) and Suresh Yezhuvath (14,613 Ordinary Shares)

The Admission of the Subscription Shares will result in the combined concert party shareholding being diluted from 27.9% to 14.6%.

Use of proceeds and impact of the Subscription

The funding will support the Company's near term working capital requirements as it seeks to collect receivables as well as add new customers.

Subash Menon, CEO of Pelatro Plc, said : "We are delighted to obtain support from new investors who believe in the long term potential of the company. These funds will help us to continue our growth and help improve our working capital. "

For further information contact:

 
 Pelatro Plc 
 Subash Menon, Managing Director                   c/o finnCap 
 Nic Hellyer, CFO 
 finnCap Limited (Nominated Adviser and 
  Broker)                                  +44 (0)20 7220 0500 
 Carl Holmes/Milesh Hindocha (Corporate 
  Finance) 
 
 

For more information about Pelatro, visit www.pelatro.com

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