Completion of Placing and Subscription and Directors Dealings

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This announcement does not constitute a prospectus or offering memorandum or an offer in respect of any securities and is not intended to provide the basis for any decision in respect of Crossword Cybersecurity plc or other evaluation of any securities of Crossword Cybersecurity plc or any other entity and should not be considered as a recommendation that any investor should subscribe for or purchase any such securities.

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November 17, 2016

Crossword Cybersecurity plc

Completion of Placing and Subscription and Directors Dealings

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (NEX:CCS, “Crossword” or the “Company”), the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector, is pleased to announce that, further to the Company’s announcement earlier today outlining the proposed Placing by Hybridan LLP (“Hybridan”) on behalf of the Company of up to 217,895 new Ordinary Shares of £0.05 per share par value in Crossword (“Ordinary Shares”) (“Placing Shares”) at a subscription price of £1.90 per Placing Share (the “Placing Price”) and the subscription of 518,947 new Ordinary Shares (the “Subscription Shares”) at the Placing Price (the “Subscription”) , the Company has successfully placed 736,842 new Ordinary Shares and raised gross proceeds totalling £1.4 million at a Placing Price of £1.90 per share. Hybridan is acting as broker (“Broker”) to the Company in respect of the Placing.

As part of the Subscription, Tom Ilube, Chief Executive Officer and Dr David Secher, Non-Executive Director, today agreed to subscribe for, in aggregate, 137,366 new Ordinary Shares to raise proceeds of £260,995 as further detailed below.

Holding prior to the
announcement of Proposed Placing and Subscription
Number of Subscription
Shares acquired pursuant to the Placing and Subscription
Immediately following
Admission of the Placing and Subscription
Number of Ordinary
Shares
% of issued share
capital
Number
of Ordinary Shares
Number of Ordinary
Shares
% of issued share
capital
Sir
Richard Dearlove
Thomas
Ilube*
1,252,786 52.6 132,103 1,384,889 44.4
Dr
David Secher
21,102 0.9 5,263 26,365 0.8
Professor
David Stupples
5,263 0.2 5,263 0.2
Gordon
Matthew
Andrew
Gueritz

* Thomas Ilube’s shareholding prior to the Placing and Subscription is made up of 1,097,342 shares held by him personally and 155,444 held by Beaufort Nominees Limited on his behalf

 

Placing Shares and Subscription Shares have been issued to the following substantial shareholders

Holding prior to the
announcement of Proposed Placing and Subscription
Number of Subscription
Shares acquired pursuant to the Placing and Subscription
Immediately following
Admission of the Placing and Subscription
Number of Ordinary
Shares
% of issued share
capital
Number
of Ordinary Shares
Number of Ordinary
Shares
% of issued share
capital
Moulton
Goodies
236,842 9.94 52,632 289,474 9.3
Steven
Gee
152,341 6.39 39,474 191,815 6.1
Maurice
Zimmerman
152,341 6.39 26,316 178,657 5.7
Matthew
O’Sullivan
105,263 4.2 105,263 3.4
Tariq
Hussain
77,290 3.24 17,368 94,658 3.0

SHARE CAPITAL FOLLOWING THE PLACING AND SUBSCRIPTION

Application will be made for the Placing Shares and Subscription Shares to be admitted to trading on NEX Growth Market. It is expected that Admission of the Shares will become effective and that dealings will commence in the Placing Shares and Subscription Shares by 8.00 a.m. on or around 24 November 2016.

Following admission of the Placing Shares and Subscription Shares, the Company’s enlarged issued share capital will comprise 3,120,250 Ordinary Shares of 5 pence each with voting rights in the Company. This figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in the interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

About Crossword

Crossword is a technology transfer company specialising in cyber security. Crossword works with universities who undertake advanced cyber security research in order to take their research through productisation to market.

Further information, please contact:

Tom Ilube- CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8973 2350
Email: info@crosswordcybersecurity.com

NEX Corporate Advisor
Nick Michaels and Jon Isaacs, Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited
www.alfredhenry.com
Tel: +44 (0)207 251 3762

NEX Corporate Broker
Claire Louise Noyce – CEO, Hybridan LLP
Tel: +44 (0)203 764 2341
Email: claire.noyce@hybridan.com

Note regarding forward-looking statements:

This announcement contains certain forward looking statements relating to the Company’s future prospects, developments and business strategies. Forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “targets” “estimates”, “envisages”, “believes”, “expects”, “aims”, “intends”, “plans”, “will”, “may”, “anticipates”, “would”, “could” or similar expressions or the negative of those, variations or comparable expressions, including references to assumptions.

The forward looking statements in this announcement are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those statements. These forward looking statements relate only to the position as at the date of this announcement. Neither the Directors nor the Company undertake any obligation to update forward looking statements, other than as required by the NEX Growth Market Rules for Issuers or by the rules of any other applicable securities regulatory authority, whether as a result of the information, future events or otherwise. You are advised to read this announcement and the information incorporated by reference herein, in its entirety. The events described in the forward-looking statements made in this announcement may not occur.

Neither the content of the Company’s website (or any other website) nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company’s website (or any other website) is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.

Any person receiving this announcement is advised to exercise caution in relation to the Placing and Subscription. If in any doubt about any of the contents of this announcement, independent professional advice should be obtained.

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