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Aptitude Software Group PLC

06 May 2021

APTITUDE SOFTWARE GROUP plc (the "Company" or the "Group")

Director/PDMR Shareholding and Total Voting Rights

Aptitude Software Group plc announces that on 4 May 2021, a total of 50,939 share options over the Company's Ordinary Shares (the "Options") were exercised by certain employees under the Group's Performance Share Plan 2016 ("PSP 2016"), which had been subject to performance conditions. The issue of the new Ordinary Shares resulting from the Options exercise will be satisfied via the Company's existing block listing arrangements.

Total Voting Rights:

In accordance with DTR 5.6.1, following the transactions referred to above, as at today's date, the Company's issued share capital comprises 56,607,356 ordinary shares of 7 1/3 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") with one voting right each. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Accordingly, Shareholders may use this figure as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Ordinary Shares in the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Director/PDMR Shareholding:

Jeremy Suddards (Chief Executive Officer) exercised options over 20,989 Ordinary Shares under the Company's Performance Share Plan 2016 and sold 11,650 of the resulting shares to fund the associated exercise costs and tax liabilities. As a result of this transaction, Jeremy Suddards now holds 9,339 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing 0.02% of the total voting rights (having not previously held any Ordinary Shares in the Company).

Options were also exercised by Alex Curran, (EVP North America) and Tristan Atkins (Chief Technology Officer) being Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities. The notifications below, made pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on Market Abuse, provide further information about these transactions made by Jeremy Suddards, Alex Curran and Tristan Atkins:

 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Jeremy Suddards 
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 2.   Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status                   Director (Chief Executive Officer) 
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 b)   Initial notification/Amendment    Initial notification 
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 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
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 a)   Name                              Aptitude Software Group plc 
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 b)   LEI                               2138009VHA1WI2VKMA28 
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 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 
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 a)   Description of the financial      Ordinary Shares of 7 1/3 pence 
       instrument, type of instrument    each 
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 b)   Identification code               ISIN: GB00BJV2F804 
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 c)   Nature of the transaction              1. Exercise of options under 
                                              Performance Share Plan 2016 
                                              2. Partial sale of shares following 
                                              the exercise of options 
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 d)   Price(s) and volume(s)                 1. Exercise of options: Exercise price    Number of Ordinary 
                                                per share         Shares over which 
                                                                  Options Exercised 
                                               GBP0.0643         20,989 
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                                              2. Partial sale of shares following 
                                              exercise of options: Price per share    Number of Ordinary 
                                                                   Shares sold 
                                               GBP6.74            11,650 
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 e)        Aggregated information       n/a 
             *    Aggregate volume 
 
 
             *    Price 
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 f)   Date of the transaction           4 May 2021 
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 g)   Place of the transaction               1. Outside a trading venue 
                                              2. London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
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 Name of authorised official of         Georgina Sharley, Company Secretary, 
  issuer responsible for making          Aptitude Software Group plc 
  notification: 
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 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Alex Curran 
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 2.   Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status                   PDMR (Executive Vice President, 
                                         North America) 
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 b)   Initial notification/Amendment    Initial notification 
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 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
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 a)   Name                              Aptitude Software Group plc 
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 b)   LEI                               2138009VHA1WI2VKMA28 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 7 1/3 pence 
       instrument, type of instrument    each 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Identification code               ISIN: GB00BJV2F804 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Nature of the transaction              1. Exercise of options under 
                                              Performance Share Plan 2016 
                                              2. Partial sale of shares arising 
                                              from the exercise of options 
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 d)   Price(s) and volume(s)                 1. Exercise of options: Exercise price    Number of Ordinary 
                                                per share         Shares over which 
                                                                  Options Exercised 
                                               GBP0.0643         6,084 
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                                              2. Partial sale of shares following 
                                              exercise of options: Price per share    Number of Ordinary 
                                                                   Shares sold 
                                               GBP6.74            4,660 
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 e)        Aggregated information       n/a 
             *    Aggregate volume 
 
 
             *    Price 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Date of the transaction           4 May 2021 
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 g)   Place of the transaction               1. Outside a trading venue 
                                              2. London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 Name of authorised official of         Georgina Sharley, Company Secretary, 
  issuer responsible for making          Aptitude Software Group plc 
  notification: 
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 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Tristan Atkins 
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 2.   Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status                   PDMR (Chief Technology Officer) 
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 b)   Initial notification/Amendment    Initial notification 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                              Aptitude Software Group plc 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI                               2138009VHA1WI2VKMA28 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 7 1/3 pence 
       instrument, type of instrument    each 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Identification code               ISIN: GB00BJV2F804 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Nature of the transaction              1. Exercise of options under 
                                              Performance Share Plan 2016 
                                              2. Sale of shares arising from 
                                              the exercise of options 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 d)   Price(s) and volume(s)                 1. Exercise of options: Exercise price    Number of Ordinary 
                                                per share         Shares over which 
                                                                  Options Exercised 
                                               GBP0.0643         4,259 
                                                                ------------------- 
 
                                              2. Sale of shares following 
                                              exercise of options: Price per share    Number of Ordinary 
                                                                   Shares sold 
                                               GBP6.74            4,259 
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 e)        Aggregated information       n/a 
             *    Aggregate volume 
 
 
             *    Price 
     --------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Date of the transaction           4 May 2021 
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 g)   Place of the transaction               1. Outside a trading venue 
                                              2. London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
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 Name of authorised official of         Georgina Sharley, Company Secretary, 
  issuer responsible for making          Aptitude Software Group plc 
  notification: 
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Contacts

   Georgina Sharley Company Secretary                                     07912 894439 

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