Issue of Options

Dillistone Group Plc
("Dillistone", the "Company" or the "Group")
Issue of Options

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of software to the recruitment industry, is pleased to announce the grant on 9 November 2017 of options over Ordinary Shares of 5p each in Dillistone (the "Options") to certain of its Directors and PDMRs.

Options were granted, with exercise subject to performance conditions, to three Directors and and two PDMRs under the Company's LTIP scheme at a price of 58p as detailed below.

In addition, and on the same day, 1 Director and two PDMRs were granted options under the HMRC approved Savings Related Share Option Scheme ("SRSO") at an option price of 52.2p as set out below. 

  Status LTIP option grant
at 58p
SRSO Options
Granted at 52.2p
No. Options held
post Grants
Shareholding in
Julie Pomeroy Director 170,000 6,896 341,657 63,733
Alex James Director 170,000   330,830 112,744
Alistair Milne Director 170,000   332,286 59,109
Simon Warburton PDMR 95,000 6,896 228,578 77,290
Paul Mather PDMR 95,000 13,792* 204,873 32,177
Total   700,000 27,584 1,438,224 345,053

*Includes 6,896 options granted to Paul Mather's spouse.

Following these grants, the Company has 2,394,637 Ordinary Shares under option representing 12.18% of the current issued share capital of the Company.


Mike Love (Chairman) Dillistone Group Plc 020 7749 6100
Jason Starr (Chief Executive) Dillistone Group Plc 020 7749 6100
Julie Pomeroy (Finance Director) Dillistone Group Plc 020 7749 6100
Chris Fielding (Nominated Adviser) WH Ireland Limited 020 7220 1650

Tom Cooper/Paul Vann

Walbrook PR

020 3176 4722
0797 122 1972

Notes to Editors:

Dillistone Group Plc ( is a leader in the supply and support of software and services to the recruitment industry. It has five brands operating through three divisions: Dillistone Systems, which targets the executive search industry (; Voyager Software, which targets other recruitment markets (; and GatedTalent, the next generation executive recruitment database (

Dillistone has made three acquisitions: Voyager Software in September 2011, FCP Internet in July 2013 and ISV Software in September 2014.  The Group operates under the FileFinder, Infinity, Evolve, ISV and GatedTalent brands. 

Dillistone was admitted to AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, in June 2006.  The Group employs over 100 people globally with offices in London (head office) Basingstoke and Southampton, Frankfurt, New Jersey and Sydney.