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Monday, 7 August 2017

IQE plc : Director Dealings

IQE plc    

Published: 15:00 CEST 07-08-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: IQE plc / : IQE /ISIN: GB0009619924

IQE plc : Director Dealings

IQE plc ("IQE" or the "Company")

Director Dealings

Cardiff, UK. 7th August 2017: IQE plc has been informed by Dr Drew Nelson, CEO, that he has transferred an aggregate of 1,000,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") to several family members on 4 August 2017 for nil consideration (the "Transactions"). The family members are not deemed to be closely associated persons ("PCA").  Dr Nelson's shareholding following the transfer is 27,446,913 shares

Post the Transactions, Dr Nelson's total holding comprises of 28,459,218 Ordinary Shares (which includes 18,000,000 shares that are subject to an obligation to repurchase as part of a loan agreement announced on 13 November 2014), representing 4.16% of the Company's issued share capital, and 3,145,433 unexercised fully vested options over Ordinary Shares. In addition, Dr Nelson has 7,532,962 share options, which vest in January 2019 subject to performance criteria.

The notification set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

Notification of a Transaction pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014



Details of the Person discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMR") / person closely associated with them ("PCA")



Dr Andrew Nelson 


Reason for the notification


Position / status 



Initial notification / amendment 

Initial notification 


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



IQE plc 


Legal Entity Identifier 



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


Description of the financial instrument 

Ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company



Nature of the transaction 

Transfer of Ordinary Shares to non-PCA


Price(s) and volume(s) 

Price(s)            Volume(s)

Nil                     500,000

Nil                     500,000


Aggregated information

  • Aggregated volume
  • Aggregated price

1,000,000 Ordinary Shares


Nil cost



Date of the transaction(s) 

4 August 2017 


Place of the transaction 

London Stock Exchange, AIM


IQE plc +44 (0) 29 2083 9400
Drew Nelson
Phil Rasmussen
Chris Meadows

Canaccord Genuity + 44 (0) 20 7523 8000
Simon Bridges
Henry Fitzgerald O'Connor
Richard Andrews

Peel Hunt +44 (0) 20 7418 8900
Euan Brown


This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. Source: IQE plc, Pascal Close
Pascal Close, St Mellons, , Cardiff, CF3 0LW, , United Kingdom
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