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Up 20%: Why the 1-Page Ltd share price is going nuts today

The 1-Page Ltd (ASX: 1PG) share price flew 20% today after the company made a key announcement to shareholders.

Source: Google Finance

Source: Google Finance

In a statement to the ASX, 1-Page announced that its co-Founder, Patrick Riley, sold 9,000,000 shares in the talent acquisition business for a total of $2.25 million, or $0.25 each.

Mr Riley’s daughter, 1-Page’s CEO and Managing Director, Joanna Riley, said the deal was part of a block trade to Hong-Kong based Peterson Group. She said the deal will see her father step back from the day-to-day running of 1-Page “for estate planning purposes”.

“It has been great getting to know Peterson Group over the last few months, and how they align with our vision, growth plans and current management,” Ms Riley added. “To have them as an investor and partner as we go after this tremendous opportunity in the $456B global recruitment space is invaluable.”

Now what

1-Page shares, along with those of a number of other speculative small-cap technology businesses, have been rocked by a swing in investor sentiment over the past 12 months. For 1-Page that has meant a fall in share price from around $4.94 in late 2015 to just 20 cents currently.

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