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1Spatial Plc

09 November 2020

9 November 2020

1SPATIAL PLC

("1Spatial", the "Company" or the "Group")

Employee Share Awards and PDMR Dealings

1Spatial, (AIM: SPA), a global leader in Location Master Data Management (LMDM) software and solutions, is pleased to announce that it has made new annual awards ("New Awards") under its Employee Share Plan ("Plan") and revised the performance targets applying to certain awards made in 2018 ("Revised Awards").

New Awards

On 6 November 2020, the Company granted awards to acquire ordinary shares of 10p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") to certain directors and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries pursuant to the Plan as detailed further below.

LTIP Awards

LTIP awards (consisting of either a contingent right or a nil-cost option to acquire Ordinary Shares for no consideration) have been granted over 1,980,000 Ordinary Shares in total ("LTIP Awards"). Such awards were granted to certain employees, members of the senior management team and to the following directors/PDMRs of the Company:

 
 Director/PDMR                                 No. of LTIP Awards 
 
 Claire Milverton (Chief Executive Officer)               650,000 
 Andrew Fabian (Chief Financial Officer)                  330,000 
 

These new LTIP Awards vest subject to the achievement of the following performance targets:

-- 25 per cent. of the shares vest subject to the achievement of a revenue target for the year ending 31 January 2024 ("2024 Revenue"). 50 per cent. of the shares subject to this target vest if the 2024 Revenue exceeds GBP30m, 75 per cent. if the 2024 Revenue exceeds GBP32m and 100 per cent. if the 2024 Revenue exceeds GBP34m.

-- 25 per cent. of the shares vest subject to the achievement of an EBITDA target for the year ending 31 January 2024 ("2024 EBITDA"). 50 per cent. of the shares subject to this target vest if the 2024 EBITDA exceeds GBP5.5m, 75 per cent. if the 2024 EBITDA exceeds GBP6m and 100 per cent. if the 2024 EBITDA exceeds GBP7m.

-- 50 per cent. of the shares vest subject to the achievement of a share price target which will be calculated based on the average closing mid-price for the 20 trading days following the Company's Annual General Meeting in 2024 ("2024 Share Price"). 50 per cent. of the shares subject to this target vest if the 2024 Share Price exceeds GBP0.50, 75 per cent. if the 2024 Share Price exceeds GBP0.60 and 100 per cent. if the 2024 Share Price exceeds GBP0.80.

Following vesting, the LTIP Awards will be subject to an additional one-year holding period (before the award can be exercised or the shares otherwise be released).

In the event of a takeover of the Company completing, either by way of a contractual takeover offer becoming wholly unconditional or a scheme of arrangement becoming effective, the LTIP Awards would vest in full, provided that the award holder continues to be an employee at that time.

Option Awards

Market-priced options (consisting of a right to acquire Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of GBP0.265 per share, being the closing middle market price on 6 November 2020) have been granted over 2,442,000 Ordinary Shares in total ("Option Awards"). Such Option Awards were granted to certain employees, members of the senior management team and to the following directors/ PDMRs of the Company:

 
 Director/PDMR                                 No. of Options 
 
 Claire Milverton (Chief Executive Officer)            25,000 
 Andrew Fabian (Chief Financial Officer)               25,000 
 

It is proposed that the Option Awards will vest as to 25 per cent. of the shares subject to the option on the second anniversary of the date of grant, as to a further 25 per cent. of the shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant and as to the balance on the fourth anniversary of the date of grant. Option Awards granted to employees outside of the UK may, in order to comply with local tax rules, vest in two tranches on the third and fourth anniversaries of the date of grant (50 per cent. and 50 per cent. respectively).

In the event of a takeover of the Company completing, either by way of a contractual takeover offer becoming wholly unconditional or a scheme of arrangement becoming effective, the Option Awards would vest in full provided that the award holder continues to be an employee at that time.

Revised Awards

On 5 September 2018, the Company announced that LTIP awards (consisting of either a contingent right or a nil-cost option to acquire Ordinary Shares for no consideration) were granted under the Plan on 4 September 2018 ("2018 LTIP Awards"). These awards vest from 2021 onwards. 50% of these awards vest based on an EBITDA target and 50% vest on reaching share price targets. In total, and as at today's date, 1,256,600 Ordinary Shares remain subject to these LTIP awards, including awards held by the following director/PDMR:

 
 Director                                      No. of LTIP Awards 
 
 Claire Milverton (Chief Executive Officer)               659,368 
 

The Company's remuneration committee ("Remuneration Committee") has, in accordance with the Plan, exercised its discretion to amend the performance targets applying to the 2018 LTIP Awards as follows:

EBITDA target

50 per cent. of the shares vest subject to the achievement of an EBITDA target for the year ending 31 January 2021 ("2021 EBITDA"). 50 per cent. of the shares subject to this target vest if the 2021 EBITDA exceeds GBP2m, 75 per cent. if the 2021 EBITDA exceeds GBP2.5m and 100 per cent. if the 2021 EBITDA exceeds GBP3m. As a result of a change in accounting standards (IFRS 16), the Remuneration Committee has determined to make the following increase to each of the targets (to reflect the anticipated impact on the Company's EBITDA brought about by the change in accounting standard):

 
 % vesting   Previous target   Revised target 
 50%         GBP2m             GBP3m 
            ----------------  --------------- 
 75%         GBP2.5m           GBP3.5m 
            ----------------  --------------- 
 100%        GBP3m             GBP4m 
            ----------------  --------------- 
 

Share price target

In order that the 2018 LTIP Awards continue to provide an appropriate incentivisation mechanism, the Remuneration Committee has reduced each of the share price targets and extended the period over which the targets will be measured. The target share price date was originally the 2021 AGM but this has now been changed to the 2022 AGM. Following vesting, the awards will be subject to an additional one-year holding period (as before). The revised targets are as follows:

 
 % vesting   Previous hurdle   Revised hurdle 
 50%         GBP0.80           GBP0.40 
            ----------------  --------------- 
 75%         GBP1.00           GBP0.50 
            ----------------  --------------- 
 100%        GBP1.20           GBP0.60 
            ----------------  --------------- 
 

The Remuneration Committee considered it appropriate to revisit the share price hurdles and timings, given the current economic backdrop and the impact of Covid-19 on share prices (both immediately and over the medium term). The Remuneration Committee considers that the revised targets constitute a fairer measure of performance and ensure that the 2018 LTIP Awards provide a more effective incentive to the employees. The Remuneration Committee also considers that the revised targets better reflect the level of stretch performance that the Remuneration Committee had anticipated when the targets were originally set.

For further information, please contact:

 
 1Spatial plc                                        01223 420 414 
 Claire Milverton / Andrew Fabian 
 
 Liberum (Nomad and Broker)                          020 3100 2000 
 Neil Patel / Cameron Duncan/ Ed Phillips / 
  Miquela Bezuidenhoudt 
 
 Alma PR                                             020 3405 0205 
 Caroline Forde / Justine James / Harriet Jackson    1spatial@almapr.co.uk 
 

About 1Spatial plc

1Spatial plc is a global leader in providing Location Master Data Management (LMDM) software and solutions, primarily to the Government, Utilities and Transport sectors. Our global clients include national mapping and land management agencies, utility companies, transportation organisations, government and defence departments.

Today - as location data from smartphones, the Internet of Things and great lakes of commercial Big Data increasingly drive commercial decision-making - our technology drives efficiency and provides organisations with confidence in the data they use.

We unlock the value of location data by bringing together our people, innovative solutions, industry knowledge and our extensive customer base. We are striving to make the world more sustainable, safer and smarter for the future. We believe the answers to achieving these goals are held in data. Our 1Spatial Location Master Data Management (LMDM) platform incorporating our 1Integrate rules engine delivers powerful data solutions and focused business applications on-premise, on-mobile and in the cloud. This ensures data is current, complete, and consistent through the use of automated processes and always based on the highest quality information available.

1Spatial plc is AIM-listed, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with operations in the UK, Ireland, USA, France, Belgium, Tunisia and Australia.

For more information visit www.1spatial.com

 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                        Claire Milverton 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status             Chief Executive Officer 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification        Initial 
       /Amendment 
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 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                        1Spatial plc 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                         213800VG7OZYQES6PN67 
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 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          LTIP Awards and Option Awards over ordinary 
       financial instrument,       shares of 10 pence each 
       type of instrument 
 
       Identification code         GB00BFZ45C84 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   (a) LTIP Awards 
 
                                   (b) Option Awards 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)               Price                  Volume 
     --------------------------  ------------------------  -------------------- 
                                            (a) NIL               (a) 650,000 
 
                                          (b) GBP0.265             (b) 25,000 
     --------------------------  ------------------------  -------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information           (a) N/A 
                                        (b) N/A 
       - Aggregated volume 
 
       - Price 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction          (a) 6 November 2020 
                                        (b) 6 November 2020 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction         (a) Off-market transaction 
                                        (b) Off-market transaction 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                        Andrew Fabian 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status             Chief Financial Officer 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification        Initial 
       /Amendment 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                        1Spatial plc 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                         213800VG7OZYQES6PN67 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 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          LTIP Awards and Option Awards over ordinary 
       financial instrument,       shares of 10 pence each 
       type of instrument 
 
       Identification code         GB00BFZ45C84 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction 
                                         (a) LTIP Awards 
                                         (b) Option Awards 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)               Price                  Volume 
     --------------------------  ------------------------  -------------------- 
                                            (a) NIL               (a) 330,000 
 
                                          (b) GBP0.265             (b) 25,000 
     --------------------------  ------------------------  -------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information           (a) N/A 
                                        (b) N/A 
       - Aggregated volume 
 
       - Price 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction          (a) 6 November 2020 
                                        (b) 6 November 2020 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction         (a) Off-market transaction 
                                        (b) Off-market transaction 
     --------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 

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