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essensys PLC

09 July 2021

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9 July 2021

essensys plc

Launch of Open Offer, Posting of Circular

and

Notice of General Meeting

essensys plc (AIM: ESYS) ("essensys", the "Company" or, together with its subsidiary undertakings, the "Group"), the leading global provider of mission critical software-as-a-service (" SaaS " ) platforms and on-demand cloud services to the flexible workspace industry, is pleased to announce that, further to the Company's announcement on 8 July 2021 (the "Launch Announcement"), it is proposing to raise up to approximately GBP2.0 million (before expenses) through an Open Offer pursuant to which Qualifying Shareholders will have an opportunity to subscribe for an aggregate of 701,755 Open Offer Shares at an Offer Price of 285 pence per Open Offer Share.

Pursuant to the Open Offer, Qualifying Shareholders will be given the opportunity to subscribe for:

1 Open Offer Share for every 75.16 Existing Ordinary Shares

held by Qualifying Shareholders at the Record Date and so on in proportion for any other number of Existing Shares then held.

Any Open Offer Shares not subscribed for by Qualifying Shareholders will be available to Qualifying Shareholders under the Excess Application Facility and as such, Qualifying Shareholders seeking to limit their dilution from the Placing can also request additional Open Offer Shares ("Excess Shares") under the Excess Application Facility. The Open Offer is not being underwritten.

The Open Offer is conditional upon, among other things (i) the Resolutions being duly passed by Shareholders at the General Meeting and (ii) Admission having become effective at or before 8.00 a.m. on 27 July 2021 (or such later time and/or date as the Joint Bookrunners may agree with the Company not being later than 8.00 a.m. on 10 August 2021).

Posting of Circular

The Company also confirms that a circular, which contains further details regarding the Open Offer and a notice convening the General Meeting (the "Circular"), has been posted today to Qualifying Shareholders, along with the Application Form (where applicable). The Circular will also be made available on the Company's website: www.essensys.tech/investors .

Notice of General Meeting

The General Meeting has been convened for Monday 26 July 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of the Company, Aldgate Tower, 7th Floor, 2 Leman Street, London E1 8FA.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Circular, unless the context provides otherwise.

For further information, please contact:

 
                                                    +44 (0)20 3102 
 essensys plc                                        5252 
 Mark Furness (Chief Executive Officer) 
  Alan Pepper (Chief Financial Officer) 
 Singer Capital Markets (nominated adviser,         +44 (0)20 7496 
  joint broker and joint bookrunner)                 3000 
 Peter Steel / Harry Gooden / George Tzimas 
                                                    +44 (0)20 3207 
 Berenberg (joint broker and joint bookrunner)       7800 
 Ben Wright / Mark Whitmore / Tejas Padalkar 
                                                    +44 (0)20 3727 
 FTI Consulting (public relations adviser)           1000 
 Jamie Ricketts / Eve Kirmatzis / Talia Jessener 
  / Victoria Caton 
 

Expected Timetable for the Fundraising

 
                                                                     2021 
 Record Date for entitlement under the Open                        7 July 
  Offer 
 Announcement of the Fundraising                                   8 July 
 Publication and posting of the Circular,                          9 July 
  form of proxy (the "Form of Proxy") and, 
  to Qualifying Non-Crest Shareholders, the 
  Open Offer application form (the "Application 
  Form") 
 Ex-Entitlement date of the Open Offer                             9 July 
 Open Offer Entitlements and Excess Open Offer                    12 July 
  Entitlements credited to stock accounts in 
  CREST of Qualifying CREST Shareholders 
 Latest recommended time and date for requested      4.30 p.m. on 19 July 
  withdrawal of Basic Open Offer Entitlements 
  from CREST 
 Latest time and date for depositing Open            3.00 p.m. on 20 July 
  Offer Entitlements in CREST 
 Latest time and date for splitting of Application   3.00 p.m. on 21 July 
  Forms under the Open Offer 
 Latest time and date for receipt of Forms              9.30 a/p.m. on 22 
  of Proxy and CREST voting instructions                             July 
 Latest time and date for receipt of Application         11.00 a.m. on 23 
  Forms and payment                                                  July 
  in full under the Open Offer and settlement 
  of relevant CREST instructions (as appropriate) 
 General Meeting                                     9.30 a.m. on 26 July 
 Results of the General Meeting and the Open                      26 July 
  Offer announced 
 Admission of the New Ordinary Shares to trading     8.00 a.m. on 27 July 
  on AIM and commencement of dealings 
 Where applicable, expected date for CREST                        27 July 
  accounts to be credited in respect of New 
  Ordinary Shares in uncertificated form 
 Where applicable, expected date for despatch                by 10 August 
  of definitive share certificates for New 
  Ordinary Shares in certificated form 
 

Each of the times and dates above refer to London time and are subject to change. Any such change will be notified to Shareholders by an announcement through a Regulatory Information Service. All events listed in the above timetable following the General Meeting are conditional on the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting.

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