LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / March 24, 2023 / Argo Blockchain plc, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining (LSE:ARB)(NASDAQ:ARBK), announces that is has granted Restricted Share Units ("RSUs"), Performance Share Units ("PSUs"), and share options ("Share Options") under the 2022 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") approved by shareholders at the Company's 2022 Annual General Meeting.
Grant of Equity Awards
On 22 March 2023, the Company granted 1,973,892 PSUs and 658,623 Share Options to Seif El-Bakly, the Company's interim Chief Executive Officer. In accordance with the Company's remuneration policy, which applies to the Company's CEO, the PSUs and Share Options both contain performance conditions relevant to Mr. El-Bakly's role. The PSUs and Share Options vest over a three-year period, with first vesting occurring twelve months from the date of grant (at which point 12/36ths vest) and, thereafter the PSUs and Share Options vest at a rate of 3/36th per quarter for the remainder of the vesting period subject to the continued employment of Mr. El-Bakly and satisfaction of the performance conditions by Mr. El-Bakly.
On 9 March 2023, the Company granted 6,839,980 RSUs in aggregate to the rest of the 38 employees in order to align incentives across the full team. The RSUs vest over a three-year period, with first vesting occurring six months from the date of grant (at which point 6/36ths vest) and, thereafter, the RSUs vest at a rate of 3/36th per quarter for the remainder of the vesting period subject to the continued employment of the grantee.
The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.
Grant of PSUs and Options
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Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
Reason for the Notification
Initial notification / Amendment
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
Argo Blockchain PLC
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Description of the Financial instrument, type of instrument
PSUs in respect of ordinary shares
Options over ordinary shares
Nature of the transaction
Grant of PSUs in respect of ordinary shares
Grant of options over ordinary shares
Price(s) and volume(s)
Date of the transaction
22 March 2023
Place of the Transaction
Not on a trading venue
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Argo Blockchain plc is a dual-listed (LSE: ARB; NASDAQ: ARBK) blockchain technology company focused on large-scale cryptocurrency mining. With mining facilities in Quebec, mining operations in Texas, and offices in the US, Canada, and the UK, Argo's global, sustainable operations are predominantly powered by renewable energy. In 2021, Argo became the first climate positive cryptocurrency mining company, and a signatory to the Crypto Climate Accord. Argo also participates in several Web 3.0, DeFi and GameFi projects through its Argo Labs division, further contributing to its business operations, as well as the development of the cryptocurrency markets. For more information, visit www.argoblockchain.com.
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SOURCE: Argo Blockchain PLC