16 May 2019
COHORT PLC ("Cohort")
COHORT PLC (the "Company")
The Company was notified on 14 May 2019 by the trustees of the Cohort Employee Benefit Trust ("EBT") that they purchased 393,076 ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the Company on 13 May 2019 at a price of 380.464 pence per share. The shares held in the EBT are intended to be used to satisfy awards made under the Cohort employee share schemes.
The EBT is a discretionary trust for the benefit of employees of Cohort plc and its subsidiaries. The Executive Directors of Cohort plc are included in the class of beneficiaries of the EBT and are deemed to be interested in those shares and the dealings thereof.
Following these transactions, a total of 491,129 ordinary shares, representing 1.20 per cent of the Company's total voting rights, are held in the EBT.
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Reg Hoare / Ollie Hoare / Luke Briggs
NOTES TO EDITORS
Cohort plc (www.cohortplc.com) is the parent company of five innovative, agile and responsive businesses based in the UK and Portugal, providing a wide range of services and products for domestic and export customers in defence and related markets.
Chess Technologies, through its operating businesses Chess Dynamics and Vision4ce, offers systems and technologies for detecting, tracking, classifying and disrupting naval, land and air threats. It was acquired by Cohort plc in December 2018. www.chess-dynamics.com & www.vision4ce.com
EID designs and manufactures advanced communications systems for the defence and security markets. Cohort acquired a majority stake in June 2016. www.eid.pt
MASS is a specialist defence and technology business, focused on electronic warfare, information systems and cyber security. Acquired by Cohort in August 2006. www.mass.co.uk
MCL - an expert in sourcing, design and integration of communications and surveillance technology, as well as support and training for UK end users including the MOD and other government agencies. MCL has been part of the Group since July 2014. www.marlboroughcomms.com
SEA is an advanced electronic systems and software house operating in the defence, transport and offshore energy markets. Acquired by Cohort in October 2007. www.sea.co.uk
Cohort (AIM: CHRT) was admitted to London's Alternative Investment Market in March 2006. It has its headquarters in Reading, Berkshire and employs in total around 950 core staff there and at its other operating company sites across the UK and in Portugal.
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