Asimilar Group plc (AIM: ASLR), the AIM quoted investment company focused on technology opportunities in the fields of big data, machine learning, telematics and the Internet of Things (IoT), is pleased to announce that Michael Preen has been appointed to the Board of Asimilar as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Following his appointment, he has been awarded 250,000 warrants over ordinary shares in the Company with an exercise price of 60p per share.
The Company also announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Intrinsic Capital (Jersey) Limited, has changed its name to Asimilar Investments Limited.
Michael Preen is a qualified solicitor with 25 years' experience in the provision of legal, corporate and governance advisory services. He qualified and spent 6 years in the market-leading investment funds team at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright), a major international law firm, before becoming a vice-president in the corporate advisory division at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, a European investment bank.
Following two years in Australia as a senior associate specialising in real estate investment funds with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), a leading law firm in the region, he returned to the UK and joined Development Capital Management, a global real estate fund management group, where he held a number of senior management roles and was instrumental in establishing its FCA regulated securities division.
From 2009 to 2014 he held the position of Head of Corporate and Legal Affairs at Hydrodec Group plc, an AIM listed clean tech oil company, before establishing his own corporate and governance consultancy business where he provides advisory services to the boards of various public and private companies, focussing on small cap technology clients.
Michael David Preen (age 48) holds or has held in the past five years the following directorships and/or partnerships:
Eversholt Academy Trust
Logos Capital plc
Preen Consulting Limited
Michael Preen, his related parties and members of his close family have an interest in 164,399 Asimilar ordinary shares, representing 0.14% of Asimilar's issued share capital.
There is no further information to be disclosed in relation to Michael Preen's appointment pursuant to AIM Rule 17 or Schedule Two, paragraph (g) (i)-(viii) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Grant of Director Warrants
The Company has issued warrants to subscribe for 250,000 new ordinary shares ("Warrants") to Michael Preen following his appointment to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 18 June 2021. This represents 0.21% of the current issued share capital in the Company. The Warrants are exercisable at any time after 6 months and up to three years from the date of appointment and are exercisable at a price of 60 pence per share, and may be exercised, subject to the provisions of the Company's share dealing code.
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Asimilar Group Plc
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Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
Warrants to subscribe for Ordinary shares of 0.01 pence per share par value
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Issue of Warrants
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250,000 Warrants to subscribe for Ordinary shares of 0.01 pence per share par value
60.0 pence per Ordinary share
Date of the transaction
18 June 2021
Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue