Matchtech Group PLC
01 October 2007
MATCHTECH GROUP ("the Company")
1 October 2007
The Matchtech Group plc Share Incentive Plan ("SIP")
The Company announces the market purchase on 28 September 2007 of 438 ordinary
shares of 1p each in the Company ("Shares") by Matchtech Engineering Limited
("the Trustee"), at a price of £4.63 pence per Share, for the purpose of
satisfying the purchase of Shares by eligible employees (including executive
directors) under the SIP for the current month. The SIP has been approved by the
Inland Revenue as a share incentive plan under Schedule 8 to the Finance Act
Additionally, the Company has allotted a further 447 new Shares to employees
(including executive directors) as awards under the share matching element of
Following this transaction the Trustee will hold 66,674 Shares, all of which are
held on behalf of eligible employees pursuant to the terms of the SIP.
The beneficial ownership of the shares awarded under the matching element of the
SIP will pass to Paul Raine, Tony Dyer and Adrian Gunn in three years' time
subject to continued employment and the retention of the underlying shares
purchased on their behalf.
TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS
In accordance with the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Company
notifies the market that as at the date of this announcement, the Company's
issued share capital consists of 23,030,620 ordinary shares with a nominal value
of 1p each, with voting rights ("Ordinary Shares"). The Company does not hold
any Ordinary Shares in Treasury.
Therefore the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company with voting rights
The above figure of 23,030,620 Ordinary Shares may be used by shareholders in
the Company 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 share capital of the Company under the Financial Service Authority's
Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
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