Each holder of ordinary shares of the Company is under an obligation to make certain notifications to the Company concerning the acquisition and/or disposal of shares in accordance with the provisions of Article 79 of the Company's articles of association (“Articles”) which are attached in the Latest News section. Under Article 79, the provisions of Chapter 5 of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules (as amended from time to time) (“DTR5”) of the UK Financial Services Authority Handbook (the “Handbook”) are deemed to be incorporated by reference into the Articles. Accordingly the Voteholder and Issuer Notification Rules set out in DTR5 shall apply to the Company and each holder of shares of the Company.
Notwithstanding the time limits for disclosure in DTR5 the Company is required by Rule 17 of the AIM Rules to announce via a RIS, the information contained in any voteholder notification without delay. For the purposes of DTR5, the Company shall be deemed to be an “issuer” and not, for the avoidance of doubt, a “non-UK issuer”. The attention of shareholders is drawn to Article 79. Failure to comply with the obligations set out therein may have adverse consequences for shareholders. The statutory disclosure of significant shareholdings is different from, and may not always ensure compliance with, the requirements of AIM Rule 17.