London, 13 January 2020
Georgia Capital announces market purchase of shares for its Employee Benefit Trust
Georgia Capital PLC (CGEO or the Group) was notified by Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited (Sanne), acting as trustee of the JSC Georgia Capital Executive Equity Compensation Trust (the Trust), that Sanne, through an independent broker, purchased in the market 55,000 CGEO ordinary shares with a nominal value of £0.01 each (Shares) at a price of £8.83 (rounded to two decimal points) per Share, traded on 10 January 2020 with a settlement date of 14 January 2020.
The Trust holds the Shares for the purpose of satisfying awards to be awarded to beneficiaries of the Trust. The executive directors and persons discharging managerial responsibility of the Group are potential beneficiaries under the Trust and are therefore treated as having an interest in such Shares. Upon settlement of the above transaction, the Trust will hold a total of 3,710,878 Shares, representing approximately 9.24% of CGEO's issued ordinary share capital.
Of the 3,710,878 Shares held by the Trust, 1,399,983 Shares are allocated to existing awards.
Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification: Link Company Matters Limited, Company Secretary
About Georgia Capital PLC
Georgia Capital is a platform for buying, building and developing businesses in Georgia with holdings in sectors that are expected to benefit from the continued growth and further diversification of the Georgian economy. The Group seeks to capture growth in the sectors in which it currently operates and drive the development of new high-growth businesses in Georgia, which it intends to add either by acquiring businesses in their early development stage or by establishing greenfield businesses, often consolidating fragmented or underdeveloped markets. The Group currently has six private company holdings: (i) a water utility business (GGU), (ii) a renewable energy business (GGU); (iii) a housing development business (m2) (iv) a hospitality and commercial real estate business (m2); (v) a property and casualty insurance business (Aldagi) and (vi) a beverages business (Georgia Beverages). In addition Georgia Capital has two public company holdings (London Stock Exchange premium-listed Georgian companies): (i) Georgia Healthcare Group PLC ("GHG"), (57% equity stake), a UK incorporated holding company of the largest healthcare services provider in Georgia, which is also the largest pharmaceuticals retailer and wholesaler in the country; and (ii) Bank of Georgia Group PLC ("BoG"), (19.9% equity stake), a leading universal bank in Georgia. Additionally, Georgia Capital has three businesses in the pipeline: Education, Auto Service and Digital Services.
JSC Georgia Capital has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:
'B+'/FC & 'B+'/LC
B2/CFR & B2/PDR
For further information, please visit www.georgiacapital.ge or contact:
Chairman and Chief Executive
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Investor Relations
+995 322 005 000
+ 995 322 005 045
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