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9th April 2024

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Helix Exploration (HEX.L) a helium exploration company with operations in Montana, USA announces admission of its Ordinary Shares to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. An Oversubscribed placing with book of demand over £22m to raise gross proceeds of £7.5 million. Placing price per share of 10p. Market capitalisation on Admission of £12.2m. Furthermore, Net proceeds of the fundraise will be used to fund scoping study and appraisal drilling at Ingomar project in Montana.


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TheWorks (WRKS.L) a multi-channel value retailers of books, arts and crafts, stationery, toys and games, offering customers a differentiated proposition as a value alternative to full price specialist retailers. The Company is listed on the premium segment of the Main market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company has announced its intention to change to the AIM market on the 3 May 2024.

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Aura Energy 8.9p £64.9m (AURA.L)
The Company is an Australian-based mineral company with major uranium and polymetallic projects in Africa and Europe. The Company has issued ordinary shares at an exercise price of A$0.052 each arising from an exercise of options. Application will be made for the 6,000,000 New Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. It is expected that Admission will become effective on or around 16 April 2024.

Crossword Cybersecurity * 4.75p £4.8m (CCS.L)
The cybersecurity solutions company focused on cyber strategy and risk announces its managed cyber-security monitoring service, Nightingale, has had a strong performance in the first quarter of 2024. A key driver for this growth has been international expansion in the Caribbean region, where managed services are being delivered via a local partner, to organisations across the telecommunications, insurance, automotive, and oil and gas sectors. Crossword's partner has been appointed as a preferred cyber security provider for several organisations in the Caribbean, which will be delivered across a series of multi-year contracts. Additionally, this has led to a contract to provide incident response services, following a major cyber-attack on a critical national infrastructure provider, and follow-on cyber security monitoring services.

Diaceutics 104p £88.1m (DXRX.L)
The technology and solutions provider to the pharma and biotech industry announces the appointment of Amie Mc Neice as Vice President of Marketing. Amie previously held senior marketing and business development roles with Almac Group, Fibrus and Kingspan. Amie brings a wealth of marketing leadership experience to the team and will focus on delivering our 3-year marketing vision, brand positioning, messaging and integration of marketing automation. Amie has significant experience in working with US pharma customers.

Hvivo 28.5p £193.9m (HVO.L)
The contract research organisation and operator in testing infectious and respiratory disease products using human challenge clinical trials announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2023. Revenue increased 16% to £56m (2022: £48.5m), EBITDA increased 44% to £13m (2022: £9.1m) and Cash and cash equivalents of £37m (2022: £28.4m). 90% of 2024 revenue guidance already contracted with good visibility into 2025.

Loungers 213p £221m (LGRS.L)
The operator of all day café/bar/restaurants across the UK under the Lounge, Cosy Club and Brightside brands announces that Justin Carter is being promoted from his current role of MD of the Lounge brand to the newly created position of Group MD.

Microlise Group 166p £192.5m (SAAS.L)
The provider of transport management software to fleet operators announces its audited results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2023. Revenue increased 12% to £71.7m (FY 2022: £63.2m), Adjusted EBITDA increased 15% to £9.4m (FY 2022: £8.2m) and Adjusted profit before tax increased 17% to £5.6m (FY 2022: £4.8m). Furthermore, Cash and cash equivalents increased 1% to £16.8m (FY 2022: £16.7m). Recent acquisitions of Transportation Management System (TMS) providers, Enterprise Software Systems and Vita Software, as well as vulnerable road user app supplier K-Safe are trading in-line with our expectations.

Oracle Power 0.0235p £1.1m (ORCP.L)
The project developer announces that it has secured an exclusive option to acquire 100% of the Blue Rock Valley Copper and Silver Project, located in the Ashburton Basin in the northwest region of Western Australia. Assays from historical drilling and rock chip sampling suggest the presence of high-grade copper and silver mineralisation, as well as the potential for uranium.

Silver Bullet Data Services 105p £18.3m (SBDS.L)
A provider of AI driven digital transformation services and products announces the following changes to the Board, effective immediately. Darren Poynton will be stepping down as Group CFO and Company secretary. Darren has been an integral part of the business for the past five years, playing a crucial role in driving business growth. Under his financial leadership, Silverbullet successfully navigated an IPO in June 2021 and maintained a trajectory of strong financial performance.

Surgical Innovations 0.5p £4.7m (SUN.L)
The designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative technology for minimally invasive surgery announces that further to the 19 December 2023 announcement regarding Charmaine Day's intention to step down from her role as Chief Financial Officer, the Company confirms that Charmaine has now left the Group. Michael Roper, an interim financial consultant, has been supporting the business since February 2024 and is now overseeing the finance function.

Venture Life 37p £46.8m (VLG.L)
The Company in developing, manufacturing and commercialising products for the international self-care market announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2023. Revenue increased 16.9% to £51.4m (2022: £44.0m), Adjusted EBITDA increased 28.9% to £11.6m (2022: £9.0m) and Adjusted profit before tax increased to £7.3m (2022: £5.6m). Furthermore, Free cash flow increased 71% to £4.8m (2022: 2.8m). Going into 2024, we are committed to a trajectory of continuous improvement in both revenue and profitability.

9 April 2024
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