Issue of Equity/Director PDMR Shareholding
01 October 2007
STM Group PLC (AIM:STM), the cross border financial services provider, today announces that 10,274 new ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) have been issued to Mr Bernard Gallagher, the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman, in payment of his Chairman’s fees for the quarter commencing on 1 October 2007. The number of new Ordinary Shares issued is based upon the share price of 73 pence per Ordinary Share.
Pursuant to Mr Gallagher’s service contract with the Company, he has elected to receive his quarterly directors’ fee in Ordinary Shares rather than cash. Accordingly, the Company expects to issue new Ordinary Shares to Mr Gallagher at or around the beginning of each of the quarters commencing on April 2007. The number of new Ordinary Shares to be issued to Mr Gallagher in subsequent quarters will be calculated based upon the average mid-market price per Ordinary Share in the five trading days ending on the day prior to the relevant quarter end date.
Following this issue, the total number of Ordinary Shares in issue is 37,542,274 and Mr Gallagher’s total shareholding in the Company will be 260,101 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.7 per cent. of the issued share capital of the Company. All of these shares are held by STM Fidecs Nominees Limited.
Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for the new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM on 4th October 2007
For further information, please contact:
|STM Group PLC|
|Tim Revill, Chief Executive||Tel: 00 350 51610|
|Matt Wood, Non-executive director||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7752 0215|
|Daniel Stewart & Co. Plc|
|Lindsay Mair / Tessa Smith||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6550|
|Henry Harrison-Topham||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7706|
Notes to editors:
STM is a multi-jurisdictional financial services group listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Group specialises in the delivery of a wide range of financial service products to professional intermediaries and in the administration of assets for international clients in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning, and wealth structuring.
Today, STM has trading operations in Gibraltar, Malta, Jersey, and Spain. It has also recently opened satellite offices in South East Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa. The Group continues to expand through the development of additional products and services that its ever-more sophisticated clients demand.
STM has, for example, a dedicated international pensions division which specialises in Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) and Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes (QNUPS); it also has a Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, STM Life Assurance PCC PLC, which provides life insurance bonds - wrappers in which a variety of investments, including investment funds, can be held.
Further information on STM Group can be found at www.stmgroupplc.com