12 June 2018
Exercise of Options
Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems announces that is has issued 1,000,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) following the exercise of 1,000,000 options at 8 pence per share by Raschid Abdullah, Chairman.
Application has been made for the new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, which is expected to take place on 15 June 2018. The new Ordinary Shares will rank, pari passu, with the existing Ordinary Shares in issue.
Following the transaction outlined above Mr Abdullah’s interest in the share capital of the Company will be 3,476,909 Ordinary Shares representing 6.1 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital. Mr Abdullah also has a further interest in 755,102 options.
Total Voting Rights
Following the issue of the new Ordinary Shares, the Company will have 57,468,229 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in issue. No Ordinary Shares are held in treasury. The figure of 57,468,229 may be used by the Company's 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.