On 20 October 2016, the Company announced that it had placed 92,333,332 shares at a price of 1.5p per share, raising in total £1,385,000 of gross proceeds. These shares were admitted to trading on AIM on 31 October 2016.
On 9 November 2016:
Since the 9 November 2016 announcement, the Company's broker, at their request and with approval from the Company, returned the sum of £135,000 to the Broker Placees. The Company and the Company's broker have been in communication with the Broker Placees regarding the £135,000 and discussions are ongoing.
Nevertheless, the Company has received a legal opinion that the 92,333,332 October 2016 placing shares were validly allotted and issued.
The Company intends to pursue the Company Placee for the outstanding proceeds.
The Company is seeking to undertake a new placing (the "New Placing") which, as a result of the share price movement since the 20 October 2016, is likely to be at a price below 1.5p per share. It is intended that the Broker Placees will be offered the opportunity to participate in the New Placing on revised terms.
The Company anticipates making a further announcement in relation to the New Placing shortly, however there can be no certainty that the New Placing will occur or that other forms of financing will be available to the Company.
The Company has limited cash resources and continues to manage its working capital position carefully. The issued share capital of the Company comprises 885,734,741 ordinary shares.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
For further information:
Milestone Group PLC
Deborah White, Chief Executive
Tel: 020 7929 7826
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP, Nominated Adviser
Tel: 020 7148 7900
Hybridan LLP, Broker
Claire Louise Noyce
Tel: 020 3764 2341
Walbrook PR Limited, PR
Gary Middleton / Paul Cornelius / Paul Whittington
Tel: 020 7933 8780