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RNS Number : 3031U

Biome Technologies PLC

01 April 2021

1 April 2021

Biome Technologies plc

("Biome", the "Group" or the "Company")

Issue of equity

Transaction in own shares

Biome Technologies plc, a leading bioplastics and radio frequency technology business, announces the following transactions involving the Company's ordinary shares of 5p each ("Ordinary Shares").

On 30 March 2021, Biome received exercise notices from two individuals in respect of a total of 56,871 options over Ordinary Shares granted under the Company's 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan and exercisable at 215p. Following this share option exercise, on 1 April 2021, in order to (i) minimise the dilution to shareholders resulting from the issue of new Ordinary Shares pursuant to the option exercise; and (ii) to facilitate the cashless exercise of these options, certain of the new Ordinary Shares issued to the option holders were contemporaneously bought back into or transferred out of treasury by the Company on the same date. Details of the issue and transfers of Ordinary Shares into or out of treasury are as follows:

1. The Company issued and allotted 38,715 new Ordinary Shares to one individual in relation to the exercise of share options. 25,224 of these Ordinary Shares were immediately purchased into treasury by the Company at a price of 330p (being the closing mid-market price on the last practicable date prior to the purchase) to enable cashless exercise to occur.

2. The Company then transferred 18,156 Ordinary Shares from treasury to a second individual in relation to the exercise of share options. 11,829 of these Ordinary Shares were immediately purchased into treasury by the Company at a price of 330p (being the closing mid-market price on the last practicable date prior to the purchase) to enable cashless exercise to occur.

The two individuals concerned have agreed with the Company not to sell the Ordinary Shares they retained following the option exercises for a period of one year.

Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for admission of 38,715 new Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM ("Admission") and dealings are expected to occur on 7 April 2021.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation which forms part of Domestic UK Law pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the schedule below contains detailed information about the purchases and disposals of Ordinary Shares made by the Company.

Following these transactions, the total number of Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares by the Company is 18,897 Ordinary Shares. The total number of Ordinary Shares in issue is 3,753,907 (including Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares). Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 3,735,010, which may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they can determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook.

Schedule of detailed information regarding the purchases and disposals of Ordinary Shares made by the Company.

Schedule of Purchases

 
 Shares purchased:   Biome Technologies plc (ISIN: GB00B9Z1M820) 
 Date of purchase:   1 April 2021 
 Investment firm:    N/A 
 

Aggregate information:

 
 Venue                Volume-weighted   Aggregated volume 
                       average price, 
                       pence 
 Outside a trading 
  venue               330p              37,053 
 

Individual transactions:

 
 Number of Ordinary   Transaction        Time of transaction   Trading venue 
  Shares purchased     price 
                       (pence per 
                       Ordinary Share) 
                                                               Outside a trading 
 25,224               330p               07.49                  venue 
                                                               Outside a trading 
 11,829               330p               07.52                  venue 
 

Schedule of Disposals

 
 Shares disposed      Biome Technologies plc (ISIN: GB00B9Z1M820) 
  of: 
 Date of disposals:   1 April 2021 
 Investment firm:     N/A 
 

Aggregate information:

 
 Venue                Volume-weighted   Aggregated volume 
                       average price, 
                       pence 
 Outside a trading 
  venue               330p              18,156 
 

Individual transactions:

 
 Number of Ordinary   Transaction        Time of transaction   Trading venue 
  Shares disposed      price 
  of                   (pence per 
                       Ordinary Share) 
                                                               Outside a trading 
 18,156               330p               07.50                  venue 
 

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For further information please contact: Biome Technologies plc

Paul Mines, Chief Executive Officer

Rob Smith, Chief Financial Officer

info@biometechnologiesplc.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 2380 867 100

http://www.biometechnologiesplc.com

Allenby Capital

David Hart/Alex Brearley (Nominated Adviser)

Kelly Gardiner (Sales and Corporate Broking)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 5656

www.allenbycapital.com

About Biome

Biome Technologies plc is an AIM listed, growth-orientated, commercially driven technology group. Our strategy is founded on building market-leading positions based on patented technology and serving international customers in valuable market sectors. We have chosen to do this by developing products in application areas where the value-added pricing can be justified and are not reliant on government legislation. These products are driven by customer requirements and are compatible with existing manufacturing processes. They are market rather than technology-led.

The Group comprises two divisions, Biome Bioplastics Limited and Stanelco RF Technologies Limited.

Biome Bioplastics is a leading developer of highly-functional, bio-based and biodegradable plastics. The company's mission is to produce bioplastics that challenge the dominance of oil-based polymers.

Stanelco RF Technologies designs, builds and services advanced radio frequency (RF) systems. Dielectric and induction heating products are at the core of a product offering that ranges from portable sealing devices to large furnaces for the fibre optics markets.

www.biometechnologiesplc.com

   www.biomebioplastics.com   and  www.thinkbioplastic.com 

www.stanelcorftechnologies.com

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