Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Prime People Plc LSE:PRP London Ordinary Share GB00B4ZG0R74 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 67.00 63.00 71.00 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 17.8 -0.2 -0.3 - 8

Prime People PLC Result of Tender Offer

17/01/2022 2:03pm

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Prime People PLC

17 January 2022

Prime People Plc

("Prime People" or the "Group")

Result of Tender Offer

Prime People plc (AIM: PRP), the global group of specialist recruitment businesses operating in depth, across the Real Estate & Built Environment sectors , is pleased to announce the result of the Tender Offer, details of which were set out in the circular published by the Company on 17 December 2021 (the "Circular"). Capitalised terms in this announcement (unless otherwise defined) have the same meanings as set out in the Circular.

The maximum aggregate number of Ordinary Shares that can be purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer is 2,282,628 Ordinary Shares (representing 18.78 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital). The Tender Price is 87 pence per Share.

The Tender Offer was oversubscribed with a total of 2,697,754 Ordinary Shares (representing 22.19 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital) being validly tendered by Shareholders under the Tender Offer. Shareholders who validly tendered Shares equal to or less than their Basic Entitlement will have their tender accepted in full. Shareholders who validly tendered Shares in excess of their Basic Entitlement will have their tender accepted in respect of their Basic Entitlement plus approximately 77.88 per cent. of the number of Ordinary Shares in excess of their Basic Entitlement that they validly tendered.

After application of the scale-back mechanism, a total of 2,282,628 Ordinary Shares will, therefore, be purchased under the Tender Offer and subsequently cancelled. The total value which will be returned to Shareholders pursuant to the Tender Offer will be approximately GBP1.985 million.

The Company announces that it has been notified that the Blakeney Holdings Directors Pension Scheme, a pension scheme in which Sir John Lewis, Non-executive Director of the Company holds a beneficial interest, tendered 594,750 Ordinary Shares in the Tender Offer. Following this transaction, Sir John Lewis and persons closely associated, beneficially hold 500,000 Ordinary Shares representing 5.06 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital following the Tender Offer.

Payment of the consideration due to Shareholders whose tenders under the Tender Offer have been accepted is expected to be despatched (by cheque or by a CREST payment, as appropriate) along with balance certificates in respect of non-tendered shares on 21 January 2022.

Following the implementation of the Tender Offer and the cancellation of the tendered Ordinary Shares, the Company will have 9,874,645 Ordinary Shares in issue.

Cancellation and Re-registration

As previously announced on 12 January 2022, following the approval of the proposed Cancellation by shareholders at the General Meeting held on 12 January 2022, the last day of dealings of the Ordinary Shares on AIM will be 24 January 2022 and the Cancellation of the admission to trading on AIM of the Ordinary Shares will become effective following the issue of a Dealing Notice at 7.00 a.m. on 25 January 2022.

The Re-registration of the Company as a private company is expected to take place by 11 February 2022.

For further information please contact:

 Prime People                            020 7318 1785 
 Robert Macdonald, Executive Chairman 
 Peter Moore, Managing Director 
 Cenkos Securities                       020 7397 8900 
 Katy Birkin 
  Nicholas Wells 

Cenkos, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Tender Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to customers of Cenkos or for affording advice in relation to the Tender Offer, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to in the Circular.

Certain statements in this announcement may be forward-looking. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. Because these statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward looking statements.


 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                          The Blakeney Holdings Directors 
                                                      Pension Scheme 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
 a)    Position/status                               Person closely associated 
                                                      with Sir John Lewis, Non-Executive 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification/Amendment                Initial Notification 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)    Name                                          Prime People Plc 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                           213800IY9PFL1DOWHY26 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 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 financial instrument,      Ordinary Shares of 10p each 
        type of instrument 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
       Identification code                           GB00B4ZG0R74 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                     Sale of Ordinary Shares pursuant 
                                                      to the Tender Offer 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volumes(s)                       Price(s)             Volume(s) 
      --------------------------------------------  -------------------  ------------------ 
   GBP0.87                                                                594,750 
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 d)    Aggregated information                        N/A single transaction 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
  Aggregated volume                             N/A single transaction 
 --------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
  Price                                         N/A single transaction 
 --------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 e)    Date of the transaction                       14 January 2022 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                      AIMX 
      --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------- 

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