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Surface Transforms PLC

11 November 2021

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement via the Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Surface Transforms plc

("Surface Transforms" or the "Company")

Grant of Options

11 November 2021

Surface Transforms plc (AIM:SCE) announces that it has granted options over 1,810,105 new ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") under its existing HMRC "Enterprise Management Investment scheme" (EMI) share option scheme to a director, Michael Cunningham, five non-director PDMRs, and 29 other employees (the "Options").

The Options are exercisable at a price of 57p per Ordinary Share, being the closing price on 10 November 2021 and will be exercisable subject to certain performance criteria being met in the case of directors and non-director PDMRs, and between the second and tenth anniversaries of grant for other employees.

Michael Cunningham, CFO, has been awarded 173,700 Options, the five non-director PDMRs have been awarded a total of 936,405 Options and other employees have been awarded a total of 700,000 Options.

The vesting of the Options for all employees is conditional on the continued employment of the option holder. For directors and PDMRs, the Options vest after the achievement of three independent commercial criteria being, the Company:

   (i)         achieving a minimum of GBP20m of sales in a rolling twelve-month period; 
   (ii)        achieving a minimum of GBP5m profit before tax in a rolling twelve-month period; and 
   (iii)       installing capacity capable of achieving annual sales of at least GBP60m. 

The achievement of each and any of these three criteria will result in the vesting of one third of the Options.

David Bundred (Chairman) said: "The timing and quantum of these awards is simply one of the many actions currently being implemented within the Company as we transition into higher volume production and profitability in the next few months.

The Board expects the Company to become profitable in 2022 which will result in its gross assets exceeding the GBP30m threshold stipulated in the EMI scheme rules, thereby precluding any further option grants under the Company's existing EMI scheme.

PDMRs are normally granted options, up to a common pre-agreed limit, progressively over their first three to four years of service with the Company. Whilst there has been a small acceleration in the timing of these Options being granted, the total number of options granted by the Company remains within the QCA guidance to the remuneration committee. Notwithstanding this fact, the Board agreed that given the longer-term nature of these instruments, that they should be set at levels exceeding current market expectations. These targets, whilst stretching, are considered achievable by the Board within the timelines of the Options."

Further details on the Director and PDMR awards are set out in the disclosure tables further below.

For enquiries, please contact:

Surface Transforms plc. +44 151 356 2141

David Bundred, Chairman

Kevin Johnson, CEO

Michael Cunningham CFO

Zeus Capital Limited (Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker) +44 203 829 5000

David Foreman / Dan Bate / Jordan Warburton (Corporate Finance)

Dominic King (Corporate Broking)

finnCap Ltd (Joint Broker) +44 20 7220 0500

Ed Frisby/Abigail Kelly (Corporate Finance)

Richard Chambers/Barney Hayward (ECM)

About Surface Transforms

Surface Transforms plc. (AIM:SCE) develop and produce carbon--ceramic material automotive brake discs. The Company is the UK's only manufacturer of carbon--ceramic brake discs, and only one of two mainstream carbon ceramic brake disc companies in the world, serving customers that include major OEMs in the global automotive markets.

The Company utilises its proprietary next generation Carbon Ceramic Technology to create lightweight brake discs for high--performance road and track applications for both internal combustion engine and electric vehicles. While competitor carbon--ceramic brake discs use discontinuous chopped carbon fibre, Surface Transforms interweaves continuous carbon fibre to form a 3D matrix, producing a stronger and more durable product with improved heat conductivity compared to competitor products; this reduces the brake system operating temperature, resulting in lighter and longer life components with superior brake performance. These benefits are in addition to the benefits of all carbon--ceramic brake discs vs. iron brake discs: weight savings of up to 70%, longer product life, consistent performance, reduced brake pad dust and corrosion free.

For additional information please visit www.surfacetransforms.com

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them ("PCA")

 
 Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation 
  (EU) No. 596/2014 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
---  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Mr Michael Cunningham 
                                                  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                              CFO 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/                        Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Surface Transforms plc 
     ------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                                          213800GQHNJPE5O8XO79 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
      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 1p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                                    ISIN: GB0002892528 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                                Grant of options for Ordinary Shares in the 
       transaction                                  Company 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 c.              Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                   *    Transaction 1 (Purchase)     57.0p      173,700 
                                                               ---------- 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 d.              Aggregated information             Price(s)   Aggregated volume(s)   Aggregated Total 
                   *    Transaction 1                57.0p      173,700                GBP99,009.00 
                                                               ---------------------  ----------------- 
 
                  (purchase) 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction                      11/11/2021 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them ("PCA")

 
 Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation 
  (EU) No. 596/2014 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
---  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Mr Steven Harvey 
                                                  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                              PDMR 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/                        Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Surface Transforms plc 
     ------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                                          213800GQHNJPE5O8XO79 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
      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 1p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                                    ISIN: GB0002892528 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                                Grant of options for Ordinary Shares in the 
       transaction                                  Company 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 c.              Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                   *    Transaction 1 (Purchase)     57.0p      290,000 
                                                               ---------- 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 d.              Aggregated information             Price(s)   Aggregated volume(s)   Aggregated Total 
                   *    Transaction 1                57.0p      290,000                GBP165,300 
                                                               ---------------------  ----------------- 
 
                  (purchase) 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction                      11/11/2021 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them ("PCA")

 
 Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation 
  (EU) No. 596/2014 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
---  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Mr Geoff Whitfield 
                                                  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                              PDMR 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/                        Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Surface Transforms plc 
     ------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                                          213800GQHNJPE5O8XO79 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
      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 1p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                                    ISIN: GB0002892528 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                                Grant of options for Ordinary Shares in the 
       transaction                                  Company 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 c.              Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                   *    Transaction 1 (Purchase)     57.0p      16,405 
                                                               ---------- 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 d.              Aggregated information             Price(s)   Aggregated volume(s)   Aggregated Total 
                   *    Transaction 1                57.0p      16,405                 GBP9,350.85 
                                                               ---------------------  ----------------- 
 
                  (purchase) 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction                      11/11/2021 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them ("PCA")

 
 Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation 
  (EU) No. 596/2014 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
---  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Mrs Kerry Wood 
                                                  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                              PDMR 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/                        Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Surface Transforms plc 
     ------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                                          213800GQHNJPE5O8XO79 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
      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 1p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                                    ISIN: GB0002892528 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                                Grant of options for Ordinary Shares in the 
       transaction                                  Company 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 c.              Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                   *    Transaction 1 (Purchase)     57.0p      150,000 
                                                               ---------- 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 d.              Aggregated information             Price(s)   Aggregated volume(s)   Aggregated Total 
                   *    Transaction 1                57.0p      150,000                GBP85,500 
                                                               ---------------------  ----------------- 
 
                  (purchase) 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction                      11/11/2021 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them ("PCA")

 
 Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation 
  (EU) No. 596/2014 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
---  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Mr Leigh Welch 
                                                  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                              PDMR 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/                        Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Surface Transforms plc 
     ------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                                          213800GQHNJPE5O8XO79 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
      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 1p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                                    ISIN: GB0002892528 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                                Grant of options for Ordinary Shares in the 
       transaction                                  Company 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 c.              Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                   *    Transaction 1 (Purchase)     57.0p      290,000 
                                                               ---------- 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 d.              Aggregated information             Price(s)   Aggregated volume(s)   Aggregated Total 
                   *    Transaction 1                57.0p      290,000                GBP165,300 
                                                               ---------------------  ----------------- 
 
                  (purchase) 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction                      11/11/2021 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them ("PCA")

 
 Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation 
  (EU) No. 596/2014 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
---  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Ms Rebecca Hooper-Rhind 
                                                  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for notification 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Position/Status                              PDMR 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Initial notification/                        Initial Notification 
       Amendment 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.   Name                                         Surface Transforms plc 
     ------------------------------------------- 
 b.   LEI                                          213800GQHNJPE5O8XO79 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
      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 1p each 
       the financial 
       instrument, type 
       of instrument 
                                                    ISIN: GB0002892528 
       Identification 
       Code 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 b.   Nature of the                                Grant of options for Ordinary Shares in the 
       transaction                                  Company 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 c.              Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                   *    Transaction 1 (Purchase)     57.0p      190,000 
                                                               ---------- 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 d.              Aggregated information             Price(s)   Aggregated volume(s)   Aggregated Total 
                   *    Transaction 1                57.0p      190,000                GBP108,300 
                                                               ---------------------  ----------------- 
 
                  (purchase) 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 e.   Date of the transaction                      11/11/2021 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 f.   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     -------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------- 
 

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