Issue of Options

Dillistone Group Plc
(“Dillistone”, the “Company” or the “Group”)
Issue of Options

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of software for the international recruitment industry, announces the grant on 26 November 2020 of options over 353,000 Ordinary Shares of 5p each in Dillistone (the “Options”) to certain of its Directors, a PDMR, and other members of staff under its HMRC approved Sharesave scheme at an exercise price of 14.4p. Options over 97,500 Ordinary

Shares were granted to four Directors and 1 PDMR as set out below.

Status Sharesave option
grant at 14.4p
No. Options held post Grant
including LTIP
Current Shareholding
in Company
Julie Pomeroy Director 16,250 43,146 63,733
Alex James Director 16,250 36,250 112,744
Simon Warburton Director 16,250 100,646 77,290
Paul Mather Director 32,500 156,292* 32,177
Steve Hammond PDMR 16,250 93,146
Total 97,500 429,480 285,944

* Paul Mather’s interest includes options over 58,146 shares granted to his spouse as an employee, 16,250 of which were granted yesterday.

Following this grant, the Company has 1,378,233 Ordinary Shares under option, representing c.7.01% of the current issued share capital of the Company.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.


Giles Fearnley Chairman via Walbrook PR
Jason Starr Chief Executive via Walbrook PR
Julie Pomeroy Finance Director via Walbrook PR
Chris Fielding WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser) 020 7220 1650
Tom Cooper/Paul Vann Walbrook PR 020 7933 8780
0797 122 1972

Notes to Editors:

Dillistone Group Plc is a leader in the supply and support of software and services to the recruitment industry. Dillistone operates through the Ikiru People ( brand.
The Group develops, markets and supports the FileFinder, Infinity, Mid-Office, ISV and GatedTalent products.
Dillistone was admitted to AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, in June 2006.  The Group employs around 100 people globally with offices in Basingstoke, Southampton, Frankfurt, New Jersey and Sydney.

Temporary Recruitment Software:

ISV Skills Testing:

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name: 1)   Julie Pomeroy
2)   Alex James
3)   Simon Warburton
4)   Paul Mather
5)   Steve Hammond
2. Reason for the notification
a) Position/status: 1)   Group Finance Director
2)   Chief Product Officer
3)   Group Chief Technology Officer
4)   Group Chief Operating Officer
5)   PDMR
b) Initial notification/Amendment: Initial notification
3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name: Dillistone Group Plc
b) LEI: 213800E9K3JGQ46ZS753
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, type of instrument:


Identification code:

Options over Ordinary shares of 5 pence each


ISIN Code: GB00B13QQB40

b) Nature of the transaction: Grant of Options
c) Price(s) and volume(s):
Price(s)     Volume(s)
1)   14.4p    16,250
2)   14.4p    16,250
3)   14.4p    16,250
4)   14.4p    32,500
5)   14.4p    16,250
d) Aggregated information:

·      Aggregated volume:
·      Price:




e) Date of the transaction: 26 November 2020
f) Place of the transaction: Outside of a trading venue