St Helens Private Equity Plc
LSE : SHPE

April 09, 2009 03:21 ET

Statement re Issue of Equity

                                                                                      9 April 2009
                                                 
                                   ST HELEN'S PRIVATE EQUITY PLC
                                     ("SHPE" or "the Company")
                                           (PLUS: SHPE)
                                                 

                                          ISSUE OF EQUITY

                                                 
St  Helen's Private Equity plc, the Pre-IPO, Special Situations and 'smallcap' investment company,
is  pleased  to announce its Rights Issue raised a total of GBP175,917.35 before expenses  through
the  issue  of 502,621 new Ordinary Shares at 35p. The new funds raised will be used to  make  new
investments.

Following the allotment of the new Ordinary Shares there are now 2,192,252 shares in issue.

The  Directors  were allotted 327,448 new ordinary shares, increasing their combined  holdings  to
1,006,999  Ordinary Shares representing 45.93% of the Company's enlarged issued share  capital  as
follows:

                                                Shareholding            %
Jon Pither                                        366,122             16.70%
Hamish Williams                                   270,735             12.34%
David Abell                                       225,256             10.27%
Mark Warde-Norbury                                 80,382              3.66%
Nicola Brookes                                     17,193              0.78%
St Helen's Capital Plc                             47,311              2.15%

Mark Warde-Norbury and Jon Pither are both directors and shareholders of St Helen's Capital Plc.

In  addition,  the holding of another shareholder with a notifiable interest in  the  Company  has
changed;  Cenkos's  Channel Islands Nominee Company Limited's holding  has  increased  to  434,457
Ordinary Shares representing 19.82% of the issued share capital.


                                             --ENDS--

             The Directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

ENQUIRIES:

ST HELEN'S PRIVATE EQUITY PLC                            TEL: 020 7628 5582
Hamish Williams

FISHER CORPORATE PLC                                     TEL: 020 7388 7000
Gary Miller

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