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FURTHER, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE, OR FORM THE BASIS OF AN OFFER TO SELL OR ISSUE OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, SUBSCRIBE FOR OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE ANY NEW OR EXISTING ORDINARY SHARES OF PROVIDENCE RESOURCES PLC IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH ANY SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL

Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in the text of this Announcement have the meanings given in the Company’s announcement regarding the proposed Fundraising released earlier today.

Providence Resources P.l.c

Result of Fundraising

Dublin and London – 6 April, 2020 – Providence Resources P.l.c. (PVR LN, PRP ID), the Irish based energy company (“Providence” or the “Company”), announced earlier today details of a conditional fundraising to raise approximately US$3.0 million (before expenses) to be completed by way of an accelerated bookbuild process (the “Bookbuild”) which was managed by Cenkos, Davy and Mirabaud, the Company’s brokers (together the “Joint Bookrunners”).

The Company is pleased to confirm that the Bookbuild has been completed and the Company has, conditionally, raised gross proceeds of £2.7 million (equivalent to approximately US$3.3 million) through the issue of 157,973,004 Placing Securities and 20,000,000 Subscription Securities (each of which shall comprise one New Ordinary Share, one 3p Warrant and one 9p Warrant) at a price of 1.5p each (the “Issue Price”).

Accordingly, a total of 177,973,004 New Ordinary Shares will be issued pursuant to the Fundraising, representing approximately 21 per cent of the Company’s issued Ordinary Shares following Admission together with an aggregate of 177,973,004 3p Warrants and 177,973,004 9p Warrants. The New Ordinary Shares will be issued and credited as fully paid and will rank in full for all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid after the admission of those Ordinary Shares and will otherwise rank on Admission pari passu in all respects with each other and with the existing Ordinary Shares in the Company.

The Issue Price represents a discount of 13 per cent. to the closing price of an existing Ordinary Share of 1.73p on 3 April 2020, being the latest practicable date on which the Company’s shares traded on AIM and Euronext Growth ahead of this announcement.

The Placing is conditional upon, amongst other things:

  • the passing of the Resolutions without amendment to be proposed at the Extraordinary General Meeting;
  • the Placing Agreement having become unconditional (save for Admission) and not having been terminated in accordance with its terms prior to Admission; and
  • Admission taking place by no later than 8.00 a.m. on 6 May 2020 (or such later date as the Joint Bookrunners may agree in writing with the Company, being not later than 8.00 a.m. on 20 May 2020).

If any of the conditions are not satisfied, the Placing Securities and the Subscription Securities will not be issued and Admission of the New Ordinary Shares will not take place.

Related Party Transaction

Pageant Holdings Ltd (“Pageant”) has conditionally agreed to subscribe for 40,381,751 Placing Securities at the Issue Price pursuant to the Placing. As a substantial shareholder of the Company, Pageant is a related party for the purposes of the AIM Rules and the Euronext Growth Rules. The directors of the Company consider, having consulted with the Company’s nominated adviser, Cenkos, and Euronext Growth adviser, Davy, that the terms of the subscription by Pageant is fair and reasonable insofar as the Company’s shareholders are concerned.

Directors’ Participation

As set out below, certain Directors of the Company and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility, have agreed to subscribe for a total of 2,922,663 Placing Securities in the Placing.

Their individual participation is as follows:

   Resultant Holding
NamePositionNumber of Placing SecuritiesNumber of Ordinary Shares% of Enlarged Issued Share Capital
Pat PlunkettChairman1,000,0002,750,0000.33
Alan LinnCEO882,961882,9610.11
Angus McCossNon-Executive Director333,333333,3330.04
Simon BrettCFO706,369706,3690.08

 

Next Steps

The Extraordinary General Meeting is expected to be held on 5 May 2020 for the purpose of passing the Placing Resolutions.

The Circular, containing the Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting, sets out the Placing Resolutions and further details on the Fundraising and is expected to be despatched to Shareholders of the Company on or about 9 April 2020.

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and Euronext Growth. It is expected that admission to trading on each exchange (“Admission“) will become effective and that dealings in the New Ordinary Shares will commence on AIM and Euronext Growth at 8.00 a.m. on 6 May 2020.

The total issued share capital of the Company, as increased by the New Ordinary Shares, immediately following Admission (and excluding any issues of shares pursuant to the exercise of any employee share incentives between the date of this Announcement and Admission) will be 835,397,852 Ordinary Shares.

The expected timetable set out in the Company’s announcement regarding the proposed Fundraising released earlier today remains unchanged and is, for reference, set out again below.

Announcement of the Fundraising6 April 2020
Announcement of the results of the Fundraising6 April 2020
Posting of the Circular and the Forms of Proxy9 April 2020
Last time and date for receipt of Forms of Proxy for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting11.00 a.m. on 3 May 2020
Voting Record Date6.00 p.m. on 3 May 2020
Extraordinary General Meeting11.00 a.m. on 5 May 2020
Admission effective and dealings in New Ordinary Shares expected to commence on AIM and Euronext Growth8.00 a.m. on 6 May 2020
Notes:
(i)                    Each of the times and dates shown above and elsewhere in this announcement are indicative and accordingly are subject to change.

(ii)                   References to time in this announcement are to Dublin time unless otherwise stated.

(iii)                 If any of the above times and/or dates change, the revised time(s) and/or date(s) will be notified to Shareholders by announcement through a Regulatory Information Service.

For further information please contact the following:

Providence Resources P.l.c.Tel: +353 1 219 4074
Alan Linn, Chief Executive Officer

Pat Plunkett, Chairman

 
Cenkos Securities plcTel: +44 131 220 6939
Neil McDonald

Derrick Lee

Joe Nally (Corporate Broking)

 
J&E DavyTel: +353 1 679 6363
Anthony Farrell

John Frain

 
Mirabaud Securities LimitedTel: + 44 20 3167 7221
Peter Krens 
MEDIA ENQUIRIES 
Murray ConsultantsTel: +353 1 498 0300
Pauline McAlester 

 

1.Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/ person closely associated
a)NamePat Plunkett
2.Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusChairman
b)Initial notification/ AmendmentInitial Notification
3.Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameProvidence Resources P.l.c. (the “Company”)
b)LEI635400DSMSR5LZVGDI48
4.Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

A Placing Security comprising:

·       an Ordinary Share of €0.001 each in the Company (“Ordinary Share”)

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

 Identification code 

IE00B66B5T26

 

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition pursuant to a Placing
 c)Price(s) and volume(s) 

Price(s)Volume(s)
1.5 pence1,000,000
d)Aggregated information

–  Aggregated volume

–  Weighted average price

–  Aggregated price

n/a (single transaction)
e)Date of the transaction6 April 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange, AIM

 

1.Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/ person closely associated
a)NameAlan Linn
2.Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusCEO
b)Initial notification/ AmendmentInitial Notification
3.Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameProvidence Resources P.l.c. (the “Company”)
b)LEI635400DSMSR5LZVGDI48
4.Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

A Placing Security comprising:

·       an Ordinary Share of €0.001 each in the Company (“Ordinary Share”)

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

  

Identification code

 

 

IE00B66B5T26

 

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition pursuant to a Placing
 c)Price(s) and volume(s) 

Price(s)Volume(s)
1.5 pence882,961
d)Aggregated information

–  Aggregated volume

–  Weighted average price

–  Aggregated price

n/a (single transaction)
e)Date of the transaction6 April 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange, AIM

 

1.Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/ person closely associated
a)NameAngus McCoss
2.Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusNon-Executive Director
b)Initial notification/ AmendmentInitial Notification
3.Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameProvidence Resources P.l.c. (the “Company”)
b)LEI635400DSMSR5LZVGDI48
4.Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

A Placing Security comprising:

·       an Ordinary Share of €0.001 each in the Company (“Ordinary Share”)

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

  

Identification code

 

 

IE00B66B5T26

 

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition pursuant to a Placing
 c)Price(s) and volume(s) 

Price(s)Volume(s)
1.5 pence333,333
d)Aggregated information

–  Aggregated volume

–  Weighted average price

–  Aggregated price

n/a (single transaction)
e)Date of the transaction6 April 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange, AIM

 

1.Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/ person closely associated
a)NameSimon Brett
2.Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusCFO
b)Initial notification/ AmendmentInitial Notification
3.Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameProvidence Resources P.l.c. (the “Company”)
b)LEI635400DSMSR5LZVGDI48
4.Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

A Placing Security comprising:

·       an Ordinary Share of €0.001 each in the Company (“Ordinary Share”)

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

·       a warrant to subscribe for one Ordinary Share at a price of 3p per Ordinary Share

 Identification code 

IE00B66B5T26

 

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition pursuant to a Placing
 c)Price(s) and volume(s) 

Price(s)Volume(s)
1.5 pence706,360
d)Aggregated information

–  Aggregated volume

–  Weighted average price

–  Aggregated price

n/a (single transaction)
e)Date of the transaction6 April 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange, AIM
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