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RIGHTS AND ISSUES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC Rights and Issues Investment Trust PLC: Share Buyback Programme Extension

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01/08/2022 13:33

Rights and Issues Investment Trust PLC (RIII)
Rights and Issues Investment Trust PLC: Share Buyback Programme Extension

01-Aug-2022 / 12:33 GMT/BST
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Rights and Issues Investment Trust plc

LEI:       2138002AWAM93Z6BP574

12 month Share Repurchase Programme in accordance with Discount Management Policy

Rights and Issues Investment Trust plc (the “Company”) announces that, following the appointment of finnCap Limited (“finnCap”) as the Company’s broker, the share repurchase programme announced on 9 August 2021 has been extended for a further 12 months to 31 July 2023. finnCap has been authorised to repurchase ordinary shares of 25p each (“Shares”) on its behalf and within certain pre-set parameters between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023 (the “Buy-Back Period”).

The Directors of the Company confirm that they are satisfied that all inside information known to the Directors and the Company up to the date of this notice has been notified to a Regulated Information Service (“RIS”). Accordingly, the Company is not prohibited from granting this authority to finnCap under the Corporate Broking Agreement.

Purchases of Shares during the Buy-Back Period shall be subject to the following overriding restrictions:

  1. the maximum number of Shares acquired shall not, in aggregate, exceed the authorities granted at the Company’s annual general meeting in 2022 and anticipated to be sought from shareholders at the Company’s annual general meeting in 2023. In the event that shareholders do not authorise the Directors to purchase shares in 2023 the share repurchase programme shall terminate immediately;
  2. the maximum value of Shares acquired during the Buy-Back Period shall not, in aggregate, exceed £1.0 million per calendar month (and pro rata for part months). However, to the extent that the value of Shares acquired in any month (or part month) is lower than the maximum value for that month, such excess capacity shall be carried forward to the following month and increase the maximum value for the following month accordingly, and so on for subsequent months. For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no limit to the number of times an excess can be carried forward, or the total amount of such excess;
  3. the maximum price paid per Share shall be no more than the higher of: (i) 105% of the average middle market closing prices of the Shares for the 5 dealing days preceding the date of such purchase; (ii) the last independent trade price; and (iii) the highest current independent bid for the Shares when the purchase is carried out;
  4. the price paid per Share shall not be more than 95 per cent. of finnCap’s estimate of the net asset value per Share of the Company at the time of each purchase; and
  5. no purchases are to be made on any dealing day when the Company appears on the Disclosure Table published by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.

The Company shall not (i) exercise any influence over how, when or whether finnCap effects share repurchases or (ii) change the number of Shares, price or timing of the purchases.  

Enquiries:

finnCap Limited

 

William Marle / George Dollemore – Corporate Finance 

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Mark Whitfeld / Pauline Tribe – Sales 

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Maitland Administration Services Limited

 

cosec@maitlandgroup.com

+44 (0) 1245 398950

 



ISIN: GB0007392078
Category Code: MSCM
TIDM: RIII
LEI Code: 2138002AWAM93Z6BP574
Sequence No.: 178492
EQS News ID: 1410499

 
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