Focusrite plc

12/01/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2020 09:51

Settlement of Share Options

Focusrite plc

('the Company' or 'the Group')

PDMR Dealings

Settlement of Share Options

Focusrite plc (AIM:TUNE), the global music and audio products company, announces that on 25 November 2020 Tim Carroll, being a Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMRs'), exercised a nominal cost option over 70,176 shares granted to him under the Company's Performance Share Plan and acquired ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the Company.

The option was granted on 22 November 2017 and became vested and exercisable as from 23 November 2020.

The exercise of the option was settled in part by the transfer of 37,193 ordinary shares and in part with a cash payment equal to market value of 32,983 ordinary shares to meet the PDMR's liability to income tax and employee national insurance arising on the exercise of the option.

Following the transaction, Mr Carroll will have a beneficial holding of 62,384 Ordinary Shares which represents 0.107% of the current issued share capital.

The information set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

1

Details of the persons discharging managerial responsibilities I person closely associated

a)

Name

Tim Carroll

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

CEO

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Focusrite plc

b)

LEI

213800JJ51KA4LOTF736

4A

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 financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary Shares of 0.1p each in Focusrite plc

Identification code

GB00BSBMW716

b)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of a nominal cost option under the Focusrite plc Performance Share Plan and acquisition of ordinary shares of 0.1p each in Focusrite plc (or, as to 47% of the vested shares number, cash in lieu of such shares).

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volumes

£70.18

70,176 (settled in part by the transfer of 37,193 ordinary shares and in part with a cash payment equal to market value of 32,983 ordinary shares to meet the PDMR's liability to income tax and employee national insurance arising on the exercise of the option over 70,176 shares)

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

Not applicable - single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction

25 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

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Enquiries:

Focusrite plc: +44 1494 836301

Tim Carroll (CEO)

Jeremy Wilson (CFO)

Panmure Gordon (Nominated Adviser and Broker) +44 20 7886 2500

Freddy Crossley / Alina Vaskina

Erik Anderson

Belvedere Communications+44 20 3687 2754

John West

Llew Angus