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Regulatory News for Gear4music (G4M)


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Proposed Placing

Thu, 18th May 2017 16:49

RNS Number : 5963F
Gear4music (Holdings) PLC
18 May 2017
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (INCLUDING THE APPENDIX) AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

 

FURTHER, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR ISSUE OR SOLICITATION TO BUY, SUBSCRIBE FOR OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE SHARES IN GEAR4MUSIC (HOLDINGS) PLC IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH ANY SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

 

18 May 2017

Gear4music (Holdings) plc

 

Proposed Placing of up to 610,000 New Ordinary Shares at 690 pence per share to raise up to £4.2 million

Gear4music (Holdings) plc ("Gear4music", "Company" or "Group"), the largest UK based online retailer of musical instruments and music equipment, announces its intention to conduct a placing ("Placing") of up to 610,000 new ordinary shares ("New Shares") to raise gross proceeds of up to £4.2 million for the Company. It is intended that the price at which the New Shares are to be issued ("Placing Price") will be 690 pence per New Share. The New Shares will be issued on a non-pre-emptive basis, within the Company's existing share allotment authorities.

The Placing also comprises the proposed placing at the Placing Price of, in aggregate, up to 839,000 existing ordinary shares ("Sale Shares", together with the New Shares, "Placing Shares"), to be sold by certain of the Company's Directors in response to high levels of demand from institutional investors. Andrew Wass, Gear4music's Chief Executive Officer, who intends to sell a proportion of his holding of Ordinary Shares as part of the Placing, has agreed to a 12 month lock-in period in respect of his remaining holding.

Highlights

·     Up to approximately £4.2 million, before expenses, to be raised for the Company in a Placing with new and existing investors at a Placing Price of 690 pence per share, representing a discount of 1.9 per cent.  to the closing mid-market price on 18 May 2017 of 703.5 pence per Ordinary Share.

 

·     The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Placing to accelerate the execution of the Group's strategy through the provision of further funding for various ongoing organic growth projects.

 

·     The Placing will be conducted by way of an accelerated bookbuild ("Bookbuild"), which will be launched immediately following this announcement, led by Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited ("Panmure Gordon") acting as sole bookrunner ("Bookrunner") in relation to the Bookbuild.  The number of Placing Shares and the aggregate proceeds to be raised through the Placing will be finally determined following completion of the Bookbuild process.

 

 

·     A further announcement in respect of these details will be made following completion of the Bookbuild process.  The timing of the closing of the book and allocations are at the discretion of the Bookrunner, after discussion with the Company. Additional information on the Placing is included further below.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 ("MAR").

Gear4music's Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Wass, said:

"We are delighted with Gear4music's recent performance, but there is much more that we want to achieve as a leading global retailer of musical instruments and equipment. The Placing proceeds will allow us to accelerate our growth strategy, and quickly scale the business to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities within our markets."

Background to and reasons for the Placing and use of proceeds

 

Since IPO in June 2015, the Group has more than doubled its revenue, with turnover increasing from £24.2 million in the year ended 28 February 2015 to £56.1 million in the year ended 28 February 2017. The growth in revenue, which has been entirely organic, has also been reflected in the Group's profitability, with underlying EBITDA and a reported post-tax profit of £3.9m and £2.3m respectively achieved in the year ended 28 February 2017.

 

The Board believes that the Group is ideally positioned to exploit opportunities for further significant growth in its existing as well as new geographical markets. The Board further believes that, having regard to Gear4music's established track record of driving growth through targeted investment in the business, the proceeds of the Placing can be used to fund additional growth opportunities. With this in mind, the Board intends to deploy the proceeds of the Placing in the following areas in particular:

 

·     Accelerated development of the Company's bespoke IT platform;

 

·     Investment in international expansion, including an acceleration of translation activities and additional multilingual resource;

 

·     Supply chain development and inventory investment;

 

·     Further enhancement of the Company's marketing offering; and

 

·     Infrastructure investment, including fitting out of the Company's new UK head office and further development of the German and Scandinavian hubs.

 

For further information, please contact

Gear4music                                                                                                                                        +44 20 3128 8100

Andrew Wass, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Scott, Chief Financial Officer

 

Panmure Gordon                                                                                                                             +44 20 7886 2500

(Nominated Adviser, Broker and Bookrunner)

Andrew Godber / Peter Steel - Investment Banking

Erik Anderson / Tom Salvesen - Corporate Broking

 

MHP Communications (Financial PR)                                                                                     +44 20 3128 8100

Andrew Leach

Simon Hockridge

Pete Lambie

Further details regarding the Placing

The Company is proposing to raise up to approximately £4.2 million before expenses by way of a conditional placing of up to 610,000 New Shares at the Placing Price with new and existing institutional investors.

The Placing also comprises the proposed placing at the Placing Price of, in aggregate, up to 839,000 Sale Shares, to be sold by certain of the Company's Directors.

The Placing will be effected by way of the Bookbuild to be managed by the Bookrunner and will be conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Appendix. The Bookbuild will commence with immediate effect and is expected to close no later than 4.30 p.m. on 19 May 2017, but the Bookrunner reserves the right to close the Bookbuild earlier, without further notice.

The timing of the closing of the Bookbuild and allocations are at the absolute discretion of the Bookrunner. The Placing will be limited to the subscription of up to 610,000 New Shares, representing approximately 3.0  per cent. of the Company's existing issued share capital, and the sale of up to 839,000  Sale Shares. The number of New Shares and Sale Shares will be agreed by the Company with the Bookrunner at the close of the Bookbuild. Details of the number of New Shares and Sale Shares will be announced as soon as practicable after the close of the Bookbuild.

The Placing Price represents a discount of 1.9 per cent.  to the closing mid-market price on 18 May 2017  of 703.5 pence per Ordinary Share.

The Placing is conditional upon, amongst other things, Admission (which is expected to take place on or around 24 May 2017) becoming effective and the Placing Agreement not being terminated prior to Admission.

This announcement should be read in its entirety. In particular, your attention is drawn to the Important Notice section of this announcement, to the detailed Terms and Conditions of the Placing and further information relating to the Bookbuild described in the Appendix. By choosing to participate in the Placing and by making an oral and legally binding offer to acquire Placing Shares, investors will be deemed to have read and understood this announcement in its entirety and to be making such offer on the terms and subject to the conditions in it, and to be providing the representations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings contained in the Appendix.

The Placing Shares will not be offered generally to the Company's existing shareholders on a pre-emptive basis. Participation in the Placing will be generally limited to certain qualifying institutional investors who are invited, and who choose, to participate. Certain of the Company's existing significant shareholders have indicated their intention to participate in the Placing. The Placing Shares are not being made available to the public and, subject to certain limited exceptions, are not being offered or sold in, into or from the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so.

The entirety of the New Shares will be issued within the Company's existing share allotment authorities. A further announcement in respect of the total number of New Shares to be issued and Sale Shares to be sold, the aggregate proceeds to be raised through the Placing for the Company and the Selling Shareholders and the timing of the admission of the New Shares to trading on AIM will be made in due course, as soon as is practicable, once these details have been finally determined. The Placing is not being underwritten.

Following admission to trading on AIM, the New Shares will be issued and allotted credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares of the Company, including the right to receive all dividends or other distributions made, paid or declared in respect of such shares after the date of issue of the New Shares. 

Market Abuse Regulation

Market soundings, as defined in MAR, were taken in respect of the Placing, with the result that certain persons became aware of inside information, as permitted by MAR. That inside information is set out in this announcement and has been disclosed as soon as possible in accordance with paragraph 7 of article 17 of MAR. Therefore, those persons that received inside information in a market sounding are no longer in possession of inside information relating to the Company and its securities.

Important notice

Neither the contents of the Company's website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.

This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, a prospectus relating to the Company, nor does it constitute or contain any invitation or offer to any person, or any public offer, to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire any shares in the Company or advise persons to do so in any jurisdiction, nor shall it, or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or as an inducement to enter into any contract or commitment with the Company.

The content of this announcement has not been approved by an authorised person within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA"). This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. The information in this announcement is subject to change.

This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of local securities laws or regulations (a "Prohibited Jurisdiction"). This announcement and the information contained herein are not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, to persons in a Prohibited Jurisdiction unless permitted pursuant to an exemption under the relevant local law or regulation in any such jurisdiction.

This announcement is directed only at persons whose ordinary activities involve them in acquiring, holding, managing and disposing of investments (as principal or agent) for the purposes of their business and who have professional experience in matters relating to investments and: (i) if in a member state of the European Economic Area, are, unless otherwise agreed with the Bookrunner, qualified investors within the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified Investors"); and (ii) if in the United Kingdom, fall within: (a) article 19(5) (investment professionals) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"); (b) article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order; or (c) any other person to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited ("Panmure Gordon") is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. Panmure Gordon is acting solely as nominated adviser, sole broker and sole bookrunner exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the contents of this announcement and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement) as its client in relation to the contents of this announcement nor will it be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement. Apart from the responsibilities and liabilities, if any, which may be imposed on Panmure Gordon by FSMA or the regulatory regime established thereunder, Panmure Gordon accepts no responsibility whatsoever, and makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, for the contents of this announcement including its accuracy, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by it, or on behalf of it, the Company or any other person, in connection with the Company and the contents of this announcement, whether as to the past or the future. Panmure Gordon accordingly disclaims all and any liability whatsoever, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise (save as referred to above), which it might otherwise have in respect of the contents of this announcement or any such statement.

In connection with the Placing, the Bookrunner and any of its respective affiliates, acting as investors for their own accounts, may subscribe for or purchase ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") and, in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell or otherwise deal for their own accounts in such Ordinary Shares and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the Placing or otherwise. Accordingly, references to the Ordinary Shares being offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placing or dealing by the Bookrunner and any of its respective affiliates acting as investors for their own accounts. In addition, the Bookrunner or its respective affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps in connection with which it or its affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Ordinary Shares. The Bookrunner has no intention to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement includes "forward-looking statements" which include all statements other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company's business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, or any statements proceeded by, followed by or that include the words "targets", "believes", "expects", "aims", "intends", "will", "may", "anticipates", "would", "could" or similar expressions or negatives thereof. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors beyond the Company's control that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding the Company's present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future. No undue reliance should be placed upon forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based, unless required to do so by applicable law or the AIM Rules for Companies.


APPENDIX

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PLACING

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, INCLUDING THIS APPENDIX (TOGETHER, THE "ANNOUNCEMENT") AND THE INFORMATION IN IT IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF  SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE PLACING FOR INVITED PLACEES ONLY.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING. THIS APPENDIX AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN ARE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE DIRECTED ONLY AT: (A) PERSONS WHO ARE IN A MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA AND ARE, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED BY PANMURE GORDON, "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE 2.1(E) OF THE EU PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE (WHICH MEANS DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC AND INCLUDES ANY RELEVANT IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE MEASURE IN ANY MEMBER STATE) (THE "PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE"); AND (B) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, PERSONS WHO ARE: (I) "INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS" WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (THE "ORDER"); (II) PERSONS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) ("HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS, ETC") OF THE ORDER; OR (III) PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY OTHERWISE BE LAWFULLY COMMUNICATED (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS"). THIS APPENDIX AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS APPENDIX AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN RELATE IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER FOR SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE COMPANY. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT"), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR AS PART OF A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT. NEITHER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF AN INVESTMENT IN THE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE PLACING OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE IN THE UNITED STATES. NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES IS BEING MADE IN THE UNITED STATES.

EACH PLACEE SHOULD CONSULT WITH ITS OWN ADVISERS AS TO LEGAL, TAX, BUSINESS AND RELATED ASPECTS OF AN INVESTMENT IN PLACING SHARES. THE PRICE OF SHARES AND THE INCOME FROM THEM (IF ANY) MAY GO DOWN AS WELL AS UP AND INVESTORS MAY NOT GET BACK THE FULL AMOUNT INVESTED ON DISPOSAL OF SHARES.

These terms and conditions apply to persons making an offer to acquire Placing Shares (as defined below). Each person to whom these conditions apply, as described above, who confirms his agreement, either orally or in writing, to Panmure Gordon and the Company to acquire Placing Shares (each a "Placee") hereby agrees with Panmure Gordon and the Company to be bound by these terms and conditions as being the terms and conditions upon which Placing Shares will be issued or acquired. A Placee shall, without limitation, become so bound if Panmure Gordon confirms to such Placee its allocation of Placing Shares.

Upon being notified of its allocation of Placing Shares, a Placee shall be contractually committed to acquire the number of Placing Shares allocated to it at the Placing Price and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, will be deemed to have agreed not to exercise any rights to rescind or terminate or otherwise withdraw from such commitment.

This Announcement does not constitute an offer, and may not be used in connection with an offer, to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for Placing Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is or may be unlawful. This Announcement and the information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to persons in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or in any jurisdiction in which such publication or distribution would be unlawful. Persons into whose possession this Announcement may come are required by the Company to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions of transfer of this Announcement. No public offer of securities of the Company is being made in the United Kingdom, the United States or elsewhere.

In particular, the Placing Shares referred to in this Announcement have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or any laws of or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.

The relevant clearances have not been, nor will they be, obtained from the securities commission of any province or territory of Canada; no prospectus has been lodged with or registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the Japanese Ministry of Finance or the South African Reserve Bank; and the Placing Shares have not been, nor will they be, registered under or offered in compliance with the securities laws of any state, province or territory of Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa. Accordingly, the Placing Shares may not (unless an exemption under the relevant securities laws is applicable) be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which such offer, sale, resale or delivery would be unlawful.

Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of this Appendix or the Announcement of which it forms part should seek appropriate advice before taking any action.

In this Appendix, unless the context otherwise requires, "Placee" means a Relevant Person (including individuals, funds or others) on whose behalf a commitment to subscribe for or acquire Placing Shares has been given.

Details of the Placing Agreement and the Placing Shares

Panmure Gordon has entered into a Placing Agreement (the "Placing Agreement") with the Company and the Selling Shareholders under which Panmure Gordon has, on the terms and subject to the conditions set out therein, undertaken to use its reasonable endeavours to procure subscribers for 610,000 new ordinary shares of £0.10 each in the capital of the Company (the "New Shares") and purchasers for 839,000 existing ordinary shares of £0.10 each in the capital of the Company (the "Sale Shares") (the New Shares and the Sale Shares together the "Placing Shares"). It is expected that the Placing will raise up to £4.2 million in gross proceeds at a price of 690 pence per new ordinary share (the "Placing Price") with up to 1,449,000 Placing Shares expected to be placed. The Placing is not being underwritten by Panmure Gordon or any other person.

The number of Placing Shares will be determined following completion of the Bookbuild (as defined below) as set out in this Announcement.

The New Shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued ordinary shares of £0.10 each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares"), including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions (if any) declared, made or paid on or in respect of the Ordinary Shares after the date of issue of the Placing Shares.

The Placing Shares will trade on AIM under G4M, with ISIN GB00BW9PJQ87.

Application for admission to trading

Application will be made to London Stock Exchange plc (the "London Stock Exchange") for admission to trading of the New Shares on AIM ("Admission"). It is expected that settlement of any such shares and Admission will become effective on or around 24 May 2017 and that dealings in the New Shares will commence at that time.

Bookbuild

Panmure Gordon will today commence an accelerated bookbuilding process (the "Bookbuild") to determine demand for participation in the Placing by potential Placees at the Placing Price. This Appendix gives details of the terms and conditions of, and the mechanics of participation in, the Placing.  No commissions will be paid to Placees or by Placees in respect of any Placing Shares.

Panmure Gordon and the Company shall be entitled to effect the Placing by such alternative method to the Bookbuild as they may, in their sole discretion, determine.

Participation in, and principal terms of, the Placing

1. Panmure Gordon is arranging the Placing as agents for, and broker of, the Company.

2. Participation in the Placing is only available to persons who are lawfully able to be, and have been, invited to participate by Panmure Gordon. Panmure Gordon and its respective affiliates are entitled to participate in the Placing as principal.

3. The Bookbuild will establish the number of New Shares to be issued at the Placing Price and the number of Sale Shares to be purchased at the Placing Price, which will be agreed between the Bookrunner and the Company following completion of the Bookbuild. The number of New Shares and Sale Shares will be announced on a Regulatory Information Service following the completion of the Bookbuild.

4. To bid in the Bookbuild, Placees should communicate their bid by telephone to their usual contact at Panmure Gordon.  Each bid should state the number of Placing Shares which the prospective Placee wishes to subscribe for or purchase at the Placing Price.  Bids may be scaled down by Panmure Gordon on the basis referred to in paragraph 8 below.

5. The timing of the closing of the Bookbuild will be at the discretion of Panmure Gordon.  The Company reserves the right to reduce or seek to increase the amount to be raised pursuant to the Placing, in its absolute discretion.

6. Each Placee's allocation will be confirmed to Placees orally, or by email, by Panmure Gordon following the close of the Bookbuild and a trade confirmation or contract note will be dispatched as soon as possible thereafter. Panmure Gordon's oral or emailed confirmation will give rise to an irrevocable, legally binding commitment by that person (who at that point becomes a Placee), in favour of Panmure Gordon and the Company, under which it agrees to acquire by subscription or transfer the number of Placing Shares allocated to it at the Placing Price and otherwise on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in this Appendix and in accordance with the Company's articles of association. Except with Panmure Gordon's consent, such commitment will not be capable of variation or revocation.

7. The Company will make a further announcement following the close of the Bookbuild detailing the number of New Shares to be issued at the Placing Price and the number of Sale Shares to be purchased at the Placing Price.

8. Subject to paragraphs 4 and 5 above, Panmure Gordon may choose to accept bids, either in whole or in part, on the basis of allocations determined at their discretion (after consultation with the Company) and may scale down any bids for this purpose on such basis as it may determine.  Panmure Gordon may also, notwithstanding paragraphs 4 and 5 above, subject to the prior consent of the Company, allocate Placing Shares after the time of any initial allocation to any person submitting a bid after that time.

9. A bid in the Bookbuild will be made on the terms and subject to the conditions in the Announcement (including this Appendix) and will be legally binding on the Placee on behalf of which it is made and, except with Panmure Gordon's consent will not be capable of variation or revocation from the time at which it is submitted.

10. Except as required by law or regulation, no press release or other announcement will be made by Panmure Gordon or the Company using the name of any Placee (or its agent), in its capacity as Placee (or agent), other than with such Placee's prior written consent.

11. Irrespective of the time at which a Placee's allocation pursuant to the Placing is confirmed, settlement for all Placing Shares to be acquired pursuant to the Placing will be required to be made at the same time, on the basis explained below under "Registration and Settlement".

12. All obligations of Panmure Gordon under the Placing will be subject to fulfilment of the conditions referred to below under "Conditions of the Placing" and to the Placing not being terminated on the basis referred to below under "Right to terminate under the Placing Agreement".

13. By participating in the Placing, each Placee agrees that its rights and obligations in respect of the Placing will terminate only in the circumstances described below and will not be capable of rescission or termination by the Placee.

14. To the fullest extent permissible by law and the applicable rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), neither Panmure Gordon nor any of its affiliates shall have any liability to Placees (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise whether or not a recipient of these terms and conditions) in respect of the Placing. Each Placee acknowledges and agrees that the Company is responsible for the allotment of the Placing Shares to the Placees and Panmure Gordon and its affiliates shall have no liability to the Placees for the failure of the Company to fulfil those obligations.  In particular, neither Panmure Gordon nor any of its affiliates shall have any liability (including to the extent permissible by law, any fiduciary duties) in respect of Panmure Gordon's conduct of the Placing.

Conditions of the Placing

Panmure Gordon's obligations under the Placing Agreement in respect of the Placing Shares are conditional on, inter alia:

(a) the Company allotting the New Shares, prior to and conditional only on Admission, in accordance with the terms of the Placing Agreement;

(b) Admission taking place not later than 8.00 a.m. on 24 May 2017 (or such later time or date as the Company and Panmure Gordon may agree, not later than 8.00 a.m. on 8 June 2017).

If: (i) any of the conditions contained in the Placing Agreement in relation to the Placing Shares are not fulfilled or waived by Panmure Gordon as applicable, by the respective time or date where specified (or such later time or date as the Company and Panmure Gordon may agree, not being later than 8.00 a.m. on 8 June 2017); (ii) any of such conditions becomes incapable of being fulfilled; or (iii) the Placing Agreement is terminated in the circumstances specified below, the Placing will lapse and the Placees' rights and obligations hereunder in relation to the Placing Shares shall cease and terminate at such time and each Placee agrees that no claim can be made by the Placee in respect thereof.

Panmure Gordon may, at its discretion and upon such terms as it thinks fit, waive, or extend the period for, compliance by the Company with the whole or any part of any of the Company's obligations in relation to the conditions in the Placing Agreement save that the above condition relating to Admission taking place may not be waived. Any such extension or waiver will not affect Placees' commitments as set out in this Announcement. 

Neither Panmure Gordon, the Company nor any of their respective affiliates shall have any liability to any Placee (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise) in respect of any decision they may make as to whether or not to waive or to extend the time and/or date for the satisfaction of any condition to the Placing nor for any decision they may make as to the satisfaction of any condition or in respect of the Placing generally and by participating in the Placing each Placee agrees that any such decision is within the absolute discretion of Panmure Gordon

Right to terminate the Placing Agreement

Panmure Gordon is entitled, at any time before Admission, to terminate the Placing Agreement by giving notice to the Company in certain circumstances, including, inter alia:

(a) a breach by the Company or the Selling Shareholders of any of their respective obligations under the Placing Agreement;

(b) any of the warranties given to Panmure Gordon in the Placing Agreement not being, or having ceased to be, true and accurate;

(c) the occurrence of a force majeure event which, in the good faith sole judgement of Panmure Gordon, makes it impracticable to allow the Placing to proceed.

The rights and obligations of the Placees will not be subject to termination by the Placee or any prospective Placee at any time or in any circumstances. By participating in the Placing, Placees agree that the exercise by Panmure Gordon of any right of termination or other discretion under the Placing Agreement shall be within the absolute discretion of Panmure Gordon and that neither need make any reference to Placees and that neither Panmure Gordon nor any of its respective affiliates shall have any liability to Placees whatsoever in connection with any such exercise.

No Admission Document or Prospectus

The Placing Shares are being offered to a limited number of specifically invited persons only and have not been nor will be offered in such a way as to require the publication of an admission document or prospectus in the United Kingdom or in any other jurisdiction. No offering document, admission document or prospectus has been or will be submitted to be approved by the FCA in relation to the Placing, and Placees' commitments will be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the Announcement (including this Appendix) and the business and financial information that the Company is required to publish in accordance with the AIM Rules for Companies (the "Exchange Information"). Each Placee, by accepting a participation in the Placing, agrees that the content of this Announcement is exclusively the responsibility of the Company and confirms that it has neither received nor relied on any other information (other than the Exchange Information), representation, warranty, or statement made by or on behalf of the Company or Panmure Gordon or any other person and neither Panmure Gordon nor the Company nor any other person will be liable for any Placee's decision to participate in the Placing based on any other information, representation, warranty or statement which the Placees may have obtained or received and, if given or made, such information, representation, warranty or statement must not be relied upon as having been authorised by Panmure Gordon, the Company, or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents. Each Placee acknowledges and agrees that it has relied on its own investigation of the business, financial or other position of the Company in accepting a participation in the Placing. Neither the Company nor Panmure Gordon are making any undertaking or warranty to any Placee regarding the legality of an investment in the Placing Shares by such Placee under any legal, investment or similar laws or regulations. Each Placee should not consider any information in this Announcement to be legal, tax or business advice. Each Placee should consult its own solicitor, tax adviser and financial adviser for independent legal, tax and financial advice regarding an investment in the Placing Shares. Nothing in this paragraph shall exclude the liability of any person for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Registration and Settlement

Following the close of the Bookbuild, each Placee allocated Placing Shares in the Placing will be sent a trade confirmation or contract note in accordance with the standing arrangements in place with Panmure Gordon, stating the number of Placing Shares allocated to it at the Placing Price, the aggregate amount owed by such Placee to the relevant Bookrunner (in GBP) and a form of confirmation in relation to settlement instructions.

Each Placee will be deemed to agree that it will do all things necessary to ensure that delivery and payment is completed as directed by Panmure Gordon in accordance with the standing CREST settlement instructions which they have in place with Panmure Gordon.

Settlement of transactions in the Placing Shares (ISIN: GB00BW9PJQ87) following Admission will take place within the system administered by Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited ("CREST") provided that, subject to certain exceptions, Panmure Gordon reserves the right to require settlement for, and delivery of, the Placing Shares (or a portion thereof) to Placees by such other means that it deems necessary if delivery or settlement is not possible or practicable within CREST within the timetable set out in this Announcement or would not be consistent with the regulatory requirements in any Placee's jurisdiction.

It is expected that settlement will be on 24 May 2017 on a T+3 basis in accordance with the instructions set out in the form of confirmation.

Interest is chargeable daily on payments not received from Placees on the due date in accordance with the arrangements set out above at the rate of two percentage points above LIBOR.

Each Placee is deemed to agree that, if it does not comply with these obligations, Panmure Gordon may sell any or all of the Placing Shares allocated to that Placee on such Placee's behalf and retain from the proceeds, for Panmure Gordon's account and benefit (as agent for the Company and the Selling Shareholders), an amount equal to the aggregate amount owed by the Placee plus any interest due. The relevant Placee will, however, remain liable and shall indemnify Panmure Gordon on demand for any shortfall below the aggregate amount owed by it and may be required to bear any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax or securities transfer tax (together with any interest or penalties) which may arise upon the sale of such Placing Shares on such Placee's behalf. By communicating a bid for Placing Shares, each Placee confers on Panmure Gordon such authorities and powers necessary to carry out any such sale and agrees to ratify and confirm all actions which Panmure Gordon lawfully takes in pursuance of such sale.

If Placing Shares are to be delivered to a custodian or settlement agent, Placees should ensure that the form of confirmation is copied and delivered immediately to the relevant person within that organisation.

Insofar as Placing Shares are registered in a Placee's name or that of its nominee or in the name of any person for whom a Placee is contracting as agent or that of a nominee for such person, such Placing Shares should, subject as provided below, be so registered free from any liability to UK stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax or securities transfer tax.  Neither Panmure Gordon nor the Company will be liable in any circumstances for the payment of stamp duty, stamp duty reserve tax or securities transfer tax in connection with any of the Placing Shares.  Placees will not be entitled to receive any fee or commission in connection with the Placing.

Representations, Warranties and Further Terms

By participating in the Placing, each Placee (and any person acting on such Placee's behalf) makes the following representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings (as the case may be) to Panmure Gordon (for themselves and on behalf of the Company):

1. that it has read and understood this Announcement, including the Appendix, in its entirety and that its subscription for or purchase of Placing Shares is subject to and based upon all the terms, conditions, representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings and other information contained herein and undertakes not to redistribute or duplicate this Announcement;

2. that its obligations are irrevocable and legally binding and shall not be capable of rescission or termination by it in any circumstances;

3. that the exercise by Panmure Gordon of any right or discretion under the Placing Agreement shall be within the absolute discretion of Panmure Gordon and Panmure Gordon need have any reference to it and shall have no liability to it whatsoever in connection with any decision to exercise or not to exercise any such right and each Placee agrees that it has no rights against Panmure Gordon or the Company, or any of their respective officers, directors or employees, under the Placing Agreement pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999;

4. that these terms and conditions represent the whole and only agreement between it, Panmure Gordon and the Company in relation to its participation in the Placing and supersedes any previous agreement between any of such parties in relation to such participation. Accordingly, each Placee, in accepting its participation in the Placing, is not relying on any information or representation or warranty in relation to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of the Placing Shares other than as contained in this Announcement and the Exchange Information. Each Placee agrees that neither the Company nor Panmure Gordon nor any of their respective officers, directors or employees will have any liability for any such other information, representation or warranty, express or implied;

5. that in the case of any Placing Shares acquired by it as a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, (i) the Placing Shares acquired by it in the Placing have not been acquired on behalf of, nor have they been acquired with a view to their offer or resale to, persons in any Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive other than Qualified Investors or in circumstances in which the prior consent of Panmure Gordon has been given to the offer or resale; or (ii) where Placing Shares have been acquired by it on behalf of persons in any member state of the EEA other than Qualified Investors, the offer of those Placing Shares to it is not treated under the Prospectus Directive as having been made to such persons;

6. that neither it nor, as the case may be, its clients expect Panmure Gordon to have any duties or responsibilities to such persons similar or comparable to the duties of "best execution" and "suitability" imposed by the FCA's Conduct of Business Source Book, and that Panmure Gordon are not acting for it or its clients, and that Panmure Gordon will not be responsible for providing the protections afforded to customers of Panmure Gordon or for providing advice in respect of the transactions described herein;

7. that it is: (i) unless otherwise agreed in writing with Panmure Gordon, located outside the United States and is not a US person as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act ("Regulation S") and is subscribing for and/or purchasing the Placing Shares only in "offshore transactions" as defined in and pursuant to Regulation S, and (ii) it is not subscribing for and/or purchasing Placing Shares as a result of any "directed selling efforts" as defined in Regulation S or by means of any form of "general solicitation" or "general advertising" as such terms are defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act;

8. that the Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or under the securities legislation of, or with any securities regulatory authority of, any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and that, subject to certain exceptions, the Placing Shares may not be offered, sold, pledged, resold, transferred, delivered or distributed into or within the United States;

9. that, unless specifically agreed with Panmure Gordon, it is not and was not acting on a non-discretionary basis for the account or benefit of a person located within the United States at the time the undertaking to subscribe for and/or purchase Placing Shares was given and it is not acquiring Placing Shares with a view to the offer, sale, resale, transfer, delivery or distribution, directly or indirectly, of any Placing Shares into the United States and it will not reoffer, resell, pledge or otherwise transfer the Placing Shares except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and otherwise in accordance with any applicable securities laws of any state or jurisdiction of the United States;

10. that it is not a national or resident of Canada, Australia, South Africa or Japan or a corporation, partnership or other entity organised under the laws of Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa or Japan and that it will not offer, sell, renounce, transfer or deliver, directly or indirectly, any of the Placing Shares in Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa or Japan or to or for the benefit of any person resident in Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa or Japan and each Placee acknowledges that the relevant exemptions are not being obtained from the Securities Commission of any province of Canada, that no document has been or will be lodged with, filed with or registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or Japanese Ministry of Finance and that the Placing Shares are not being offered for sale and may not be, directly or indirectly, offered, sold, transferred or delivered in or into Canada, Australia, the Republic South Africa or Japan;

11. that it does not have a registered address in, and is not a citizen, resident or national of, any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make or accept an offer of the Placing Shares and it is not acting on a non-discretionary basis for any such person;

12. that it has not, directly or indirectly, distributed, forwarded, transferred or otherwise transmitted, and will not, directly or indirectly, distribute, forward, transfer or otherwise transmit, any presentation or offering materials concerning the Placing or the Placing Shares to any persons within the United States or to any US persons (as that term is defined in Regulation S);

13. that it is entitled to subscribe for and/or purchase Placing Shares under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions which apply to it and that it has fully observed such laws and obtained all governmental and other consents which may be required thereunder or otherwise and complied with all necessary formalities and that it has not taken any action which will or may result in the Company or Panmure Gordon or any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents acting in breach of any regulatory or legal requirements of any territory in connection with the Placing or its acceptance;

14. that it has obtained all necessary consents and authorities to enable it to give its commitment to subscribe for and/or purchase the Placing Shares and to perform its subscription and/or purchase obligations;

15. that where it is acquiring Placing Shares for one or more managed accounts, it is authorised in writing by each managed account: (a) to acquire the Placing Shares for each managed account; (b) to make on its behalf the representations, warranties, acknowledgements, undertakings and agreements in this appendix and the announcement of which it forms part; and (c) to receive on its behalf any investment letter relating to the Placing in the form provided to it by Panmure Gordon;

16. that it is either: (a) a person of a kind described in paragraph 5 of Article 19 (persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments and who are investment professionals) of the Order; or (b) a person of a kind described in paragraph 2 of Article 49 (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, partnerships or trusts or their respective directors, officers or employees) of the Order; or (c) a person to whom it is otherwise lawful for this Announcement to be communicated and in the case of (a) and (b) undertakes that it will acquire, hold, manage or dispose of any Placing Shares that are allocated to it for the purposes of its business;

17. that, unless otherwise agreed by Panmure Gordon, it is a qualified investor (as defined in section 86(7) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended ("FSMA"));

18. that, unless otherwise agreed by Panmure Gordon, it is a "professional client" or an "eligible counterparty" within the meaning of Chapter 3 of the FCA's Conduct of Business Sourcebook and it is purchasing Placing Shares for investment only and not with a view to resale or distribution;

19. it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of FSMA) relating to the Placing Shares in circumstances in which section 21(1) of FSMA does not require approval of the communication by an authorised person;

20. that any money held in an account with each of Panmure Gordon on its behalf and/or any person acting on its behalf will not be treated as client money within the meaning of the rules and regulations of the FCA. Each Placee further acknowledges that the money will not be subject to the protections conferred by the FCA's client money rules. As a consequence, this money will not be segregated from the Panmure Gordon's money in accordance with such client money rules and will be used by Panmure Gordon in the course of its own business and each Placee will rank only as a general creditor of the relevant Bookrunner;

21. that it will (or will procure that its nominee will) if applicable, make notification to the Company of the interest in its ordinary shares in accordance with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules published by the FCA;

22. that it is not, and it is not acting on behalf of, a person falling within subsections (6), (7) or (8) of sections 67 or 70 respectively or subsections (2) and (3) of section 93 or subsection (1) of section 96 of the Finance Act 1986;

23. that it is not relying on any representations or warranties or agreements by the Company, Panmure Gordon or by any of their respective directors, employees or agents or any other person except as set out in the express terms of this letter;

24. that it will not deal or cause or permit any other person to deal in all or any of the Placing Shares which it is subscribing for and/or purchasing under the Placing unless and until Admission becomes effective;

25. that it appoints irrevocably any director of Panmure Gordon as its agent for the purpose of executing and delivering to the Company and/or its registrars any document on its behalf necessary to enable it to be registered as the holder of the Placing Shares;

26. that, as far as it is aware it is not acting in concert (within the meaning given in The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) with any other person in relation to the Company;

27. that this Announcement does not constitute a securities recommendation or financial product advice and that neither Panmure Gordon nor the Company has considered its particular objectives, financial situation and needs;

28. that it is aware that it may be required to bear, and it, and any accounts for which it may be acting, are able to bear, the economic risk of, and is able to sustain, a complete loss in connection with the Placing;

29. that it will indemnify and hold the Company and Panmure Gordon and their respective affiliates harmless from any and all costs, claims, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with any breach of the representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings in this Appendix and further agrees that the Company and Panmure Gordon will rely on the truth and accuracy of the confirmations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings herein and, if any of the foregoing is or becomes no longer true or accurate, the Placee shall promptly notify Panmure Gordon, and the Company. All confirmations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings given by the Placee, pursuant to this Announcement (including this Appendix) are given to Panmure Gordon for itself and on behalf of the Company and will survive completion of the Placing and Admission;

30. that time shall be of the essence as regards obligations pursuant to this Appendix;

31. that it is responsible for obtaining any legal, tax and other advice that it deems necessary for the execution, delivery and performance of its obligations in accepting the terms and conditions of the Placing, and that it is not relying on the Company or Panmure Gordon to provide any legal, tax or other advice to it;

32. that all dates and times in this Announcement (including this Appendix) may be subject to amendment and that Panmure Gordon shall notify it of such amendments;

33. that (i) it has complied with its obligations under the Criminal Justice Act 1993, Part VIII of FSMA and MAR, (ii) in connection with money laundering and terrorist financing, it has complied with its obligations under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (as amended), the Terrorism Act 2000 (as amended), the Terrorism Act 2006 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and (iii) it is not a person: (a) with whom transactions are prohibited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or any economic sanction programmes administered by, or regulations promulgated by, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury; (b) named on the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets maintained by HM Treasury of the United Kingdom; or (c) subject to financial sanctions imposed pursuant to a regulation of the European Union or a regulation adopted by the United Nations (together, the "Regulations"); and, if making payment on behalf of a third party, that satisfactory evidence has been obtained and recorded by it to verify the identity of the third party as required by the Regulations and, if making payment on behalf of a third party, that satisfactory evidence has been obtained and recorded by it to verify the identity of the third party as required by the Regulations and has obtained all governmental and other consents (if any) which may be required for the purpose of, or as a consequence of, such purchase, and it will provide promptly to Panmure Gordon such evidence, if any, as to the identity or location or legal status of any person which Panmure Gordon may request from it in connection with the Placing (for the purpose of complying with such Regulations or ascertaining the nationality of any person or the jurisdiction(s) to which any person is subject or otherwise) in the form and manner requested by Panmure Gordon on the basis that any failure by it to do so may result in the number of Placing Shares that are to be subscribed for and/or purchased by it or at its direction pursuant to the Placing being reduced to such number, or to nil, as Panmure Gordon may decide in its absolute discretion;

34. that it will not make any offer to the public of those Placing Shares to be subscribed for and/or purchased by it for the purposes of the Prospectus Rules made by the FCA pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 809/2004;

35. that it will not distribute any document relating to the Placing Shares and it will be acquiring the Placing Shares for its own account as principal or for a discretionary account or accounts (as to which it has the authority to make the statements set out herein) for investment purposes only and it does not have any contract, understanding or arrangement with any person to sell, pledge, transfer or grant a participation therein to such person or any third person with respect of any Placing Shares; save that that if it is a private client stockbroker or fund manager it confirms that in purchasing the Placing Shares it is acting under the terms of one or more discretionary mandates granted to it by private clients and it is not acting on an execution only basis or under specific instructions to purchase the Placing Shares for the account of any third party.

36. that it acknowledges that these terms and conditions and any agreements entered into by it pursuant to these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and it submits (on behalf of itself and on behalf of any person on whose behalf it is acting) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim, dispute or matter arising out of any such contract, except that enforcement proceedings in respect of the obligation to make payment for the Placing Shares (together with any interest chargeable thereon) may be taken by the Company or Panmure Gordon in any jurisdiction in which the relevant Placee is incorporated or in which any of its securities have a quotation on a recognised stock exchange;

37. that any documents sent to Placees will be sent at the Placees' risk. They may be sent by post to such Placees at an address notified to Panmure Gordon;

38. that Panmure Gordon owes no fiduciary or other duties to any Placee in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities in the Placing Agreement; and

39. that Panmure Gordon or any of their respective affiliates may, at their absolute discretion, agree to become a Placee in respect of some or all of the Placing Shares.

The Company, Panmure Gordon and their respective affiliates will rely upon the truth and accuracy of each of the foregoing representations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings which are given to Panmure Gordon for itself and on behalf of the Company and are irrevocable.

The provisions of this Appendix may be waived, varied or modified as regards specific Placees or on a general basis by Panmure Gordon.

The agreement to settle a Placee's subscription and/or purchase (and/or the subscription of a person for whom such Placee is contracting as agent) free of stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax depends on the settlement relating only to a subscription by it and/or such person direct from the Company for the Placing Shares in question. Such agreement assumes that the Placing Shares are not being subscribed for in connection with arrangements to issue depositary receipts or to transfer the Placing Shares into a clearance service. If there are any such arrangements, or the settlement relates to any other subsequent dealing in the Placing Shares, stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax may be payable, for which neither the Company nor Panmure Gordon will be responsible, and the Placee to whom (or on behalf of whom, or in respect of the person for whom it is participating in the Placing as an agent or nominee) the allocation, allotment, issue or delivery of Placing Shares has given rise to such UK stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax undertakes to pay such UK stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax forthwith and to indemnify on an after-tax basis and to hold harmless the Company, and Panmure Gordon in the event that any of the Company and/or Panmure Gordon has incurred any such liability to UK stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax. If this is the case, each Placee should seek its own advice and notify Panmure Gordon accordingly.

In addition, Placees should note that they will be liable for any stamp duty and all other stamp, issue, securities, transfer, registration, documentary or other duties or taxes (including any interest, fines or penalties relating thereto) payable outside the UK by them or any other person on the subscription or purchase by them of any Placing Shares or the agreement by them to subscribe for or purchase any Placing Shares.

All times and dates in this Announcement (including this Appendix) may be subject to amendment. Panmure Gordon shall notify the Placees and any person acting on behalf of the Placees of any changes.

Definitions

The following definitions apply throughout this announcement unless the context otherwise requires:

"Admission"

the admission of the New Shares to trading on AIM, which is expected to take place on or around 24 May 2017

"AIM"

the AIM market, operated by the London Stock Exchange

"Appendix"

the appendix section of this announcement

"Board" or "Directors"

the board of directors of the Company, including a duly constituted committee thereof

"Bookrunner"

Panmure Gordon

"Company" or "Gear4music"

Gear4music (Holdings) plc

"CREST"

the relevant system (as defined in the Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001) for the paperless settlement of trades and the holding of uncertificated securities operated by Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited

"EBITDA"

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation

"FCA"

the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom

"FSMA"

the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended)

"Group"

the Company and its subsidiaries

"London Stock Exchange"

London Stock Exchange plc

"New Shares"

up to 610,000 new Ordinary Shares to be issued by the Company pursuant to the Placing

"Ordinary Shares"

ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the capital of the Company

"Panmure Gordon"

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

"Placees"

participants in the Placing

"Placing"

the conditional placing of up to 1,449,000 Placing Shares with the Placees at the Placing Price

"Placing Agreement"

the agreement between the Company, Panmure Gordon, and the Selling Shareholders dated 18 May 2017, pursuant to which Panmure Gordon has agreed to use reasonable endeavours to procure Placees for the Placing Shares

"Placing Price"

the price at which the Placing Shares will be placed pursuant to the Placing, being 690 pence per Placing Share

"Placing Shares"

together, the New Shares and the Sale Shares

"Sale Shares"

up to, in aggregate, 839,000 existing Ordinary Shares to be sold as part of the Placing

"Selling Shareholders"

Andrew Wass, Chris Scott, Gareth Bevan and Dean Murray, each of whom is a Director of the Company

"Shareholders"

holders of Ordinary Shares

"UK"

the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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