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RNS – Director/PDMR Shareholding and Issue of Equity


(‘Intercede’, the ‘Company’ or the ‘Group’)

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Issue of Equity

Intercede, the leading cybersecurity software company specialising in digital identities, today received a notification of exercise from Klaas van der Leest, Chief Executive Officer, in relation to 130,000 share options (“Options”) over ordinary shares of 1p each in the capital of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at an exercise price of 27.0 pence pursuant to the Company’s Enterprise Management Incentive Plan (the “Exercise”).

Following the Exercise, Mr Van der Leest has an increased shareholding of 1,031,572 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing approximately 1.77% of the Company’s enlarged issued share capital.

Issue of Equity

Accordingly, application has been made for 130,000 new Ordinary Shares to be issued pursuant to the Exercise to be admitted to trading on AIM (“Admission”). Admission is expected to occur at 8.00 a.m. on or around 21 June 2024.

The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the existing shares of the Company. Following Admission, the Company’s issued share capital consists of 58,493,357 Ordinary Shares, each with voting rights. The Company holds 131,645 Ordinary Shares in treasury, therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 58,361.712. Accordingly, the figure of 58,361,712 may be used by 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.

Following the Exercise, there are total options outstanding over 3,935,705 Ordinary Shares, representing 6.74% of the Company’s issued share capital.


Intercede Group plc Tel. + 44 (0)1455 558111
Klaas van der Leest CEO
Nitil Patel CFO
Cavendish Capital Markets Limited Tel. + 44 (0)20 7220 0500
Simon Hicks/Fergus Sullivan Corporate Finance
Tim Redfern/Ondraya Swanson ECM

About Intercede

Intercede is a cybersecurity software company specialising in digital identities, and its innovative solutions enable organisations to protect themselves against the number one cause of data breach: compromised user credentials.

The Intercede suite of products allows customers to choose the level of security that best fits their needs, from Secure Registration and ID Verification to Password Security Management, One-Time Passwords, FIDO and PKI. Uniquely, Intercede provides the entire set of authentication options from Passwords to PKI, supporting customers on their journey to passwordless and stronger authentication environments. In addition to developing and supporting Intercede software, the Group offers professional services and custom development capabilities as well as managing the world’s largest password breach database.

For over 20 years, global customers in government, aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, cloud services and information technology have trusted Intercede solutions and expertise in protecting their mission critical data and systems at the highest level of assurance.

For more information visit: www.intercede.com

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1.            Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Klaas van der Leest
2.            Reason for the Notification
a) Position/status Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/Amendment Initial notification
3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Intercede Group plc
b) LEI 2138001HHZHVUMKZ8968
4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the Financial instrument, type of instrument Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence
Identification code GB0003287249
b) Nature of the transactions Exercise of Options held under the Company’s Enterprise Management Incentive Plan
c) Date(s), Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
27.0p 130,000
d) Aggregated information:

·      Aggregated volumes

·      Prices

See 4(c) above
e) Date of the transaction 18 June 2024


f) Place of the transaction Exercise: outside of a trading venue


Trusted by Governments and Enterprises Worldwide

Where protecting systems and information really matters, you will find Intercede.  Whether its citizen data, aerospace and defence systems, high-value financial transactions, intellectual property or air traffic control, we are proud that many leading organisations around the world choose Intercede solutions to protect themselves against data breach, comply with regulations and ensure business continuity.