Securities in Issue & Major Shareholders

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Securities in issue

Cirlce Holdings plc Ordinary shares - nominal value of £0.02 each. The number of Ordinary Shares in issue is 236,250,223. The Circle Partnership Benedit Trust holds a further 11,546,965 Convertible (36 months) Shares. The Convertible Shares shall automatically convert into Ordinary Shares on 4 December 2017.  The Convertible Shares cannot be traded or sold until they have converted into Ordinary Shares.

The Company has no Ordinary Shares held in treasury.  Accordingly, the above figure 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 in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Shares are currently only traded on the London AIM Market.


Significant shareholders holding over 5% of the issued share capital: 

Shaeholder Number of shares % shareholding*
Toscafund 66,293,309 26.8%
Circle Partnership Benefit Trust 60,186,376 24.3%
Landsdowne Partners 54,167,088 21.9%
Richard Griffiths 23,226,137 9.4%
Balderton Captial 16,756,534 6.8%






 * % shareholding calculated on the basis of shares carrying voting rights, this includes ordinary and convertible shares


The percentage of shares not in public hands is 87.2%, defined as being held, directly or indirectly (including via a related financial product) by:

(a) a related party;

(b) the trustees of any employee share scheme or pension fund established for the benefit of any directors/employees of the applicant/AIM company (or its subsidiaries);

(c) any person who under any agreement has a right to nominate a person to the board of directors of the applicant/AIM company;

(d) any person who is the subject of a lock-in agreement pursuant to rule 7 or otherwise; or

(e) the AIM company as treasury shares.

All shares have equal voting rights. There are no restrictions on the transfer of ordinary shares.


Last updated: 8 February 2017