Georgia Capital PLC (the "Company" or "Georgia Capital") announces today that its board of directors (the “Board”) approved a US$ 10 million share buyback and cancellation programme, over a three-month period, which will be put in place immediately. The shares will be purchased in the open market and the cancellation of the treasury shares will be executed on a monthly basis. The purpose of the buyback is to reduce the share capital. Under the buyback programme, the maximum price paid per share will not exceed the latest reported NAV per share amount.
In accordance with the authority granted by the shareholders at the 2022 annual general meeting (“AGM”), the maximum number of shares that may be repurchased is 6,944,294. The programme is conducted within certain pre-set parameters, and in accordance with the general authority to repurchase shares granted at the 2022 AGM, Chapter 12 of the FCA Listing Rules and the provisions of the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 (also as in force in the UK, from time to time, including, where relevant, pursuant to the UK's Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019).
The Company has appointed Numis Securities Limited (“Numis”) to manage an irrevocable, non‐discretionary share buyback programme until the end of the programme. During closed periods the Company and its directors have no power to invoke any changes to the programme and it is being executed at the sole discretion of Numis.
The Company will make further announcements in due course following the completion of any share repurchases.