Completion of acquisition of RTS Solutions

16 May 2018

Exercise of Options
PDMR Shareholding

Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems announces that is has issued 700,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) following the exercise of 700,000 options at 11.625 pence per share, to an entity controlled by Paul Negus, Director, under the Company’s share option scheme.

Application has been made for the new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, which is expected to take place on 22 May 2018. The new Ordinary Shares will rank, pari passu, with the existing Ordinary Shares in issue.

Following the transaction outlined above Mr Negus' interest in the share capital of the Company is 700,000 Ordinary Shares representing 1.2 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital enlarged pursuant to the exercise of options. Neither Mr Negus nor any entity controlled by him, has any further interest in any options.

Total Voting Rights

Following the issue of the new Ordinary Shares, the Company will have 56,468,229 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in issue. No Ordinary Shares are held in treasury. The figure of 56,468,229 may be used by the Company's shareholders 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 Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.


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