Director’s Dealing

RNS Number : 1200V
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
13 April 2016

WH Ireland Group plc

(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)

Director’s dealing

WH Ireland announces that on 13 April 2016, Dan Cowland, Finance Director of the Company, and the WH Ireland Group plc Employee Share Ownership Trust (“ESOT“) entered into a joint share ownership agreement (“JSOA“) in relation to 150,000 ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company (“JSOA Shares“). 

Under the terms of the JSOA, Dan Cowland has an option to acquire the ESOT’s interest in the JSOA Shares at a maximum price of £0.925 per Share (the “Exercise Price“) at any time between 13 April 2019 and 13 April 2026.  The Exercise Price is subject to a formula based on a total return to WH Ireland shareholders over a 3 year period.  It is dependent on the mid-market price of an ordinary share of 5p in the Company (an “Ordinary Share“) on 13 April 2019 together with the aggregate dividends paid on an Ordinary Share over the preceding 3 year period (the “3 Year Value“).  The main terms of the formula are that, in the event that the 3 Year Value is:

·     less than or equal to £1.30, the Exercise Price will be £0.925

·     £2.50 or more, the Exercise Price will be nil; and

·     between £1.30 and £2.50 the Exercise Price will decrease on a sliding scale from £0.925 to nil.  

Following entering into the JSOA, Mr. Cowland will hold the following interests in the share capital of the Company: 

Number of Shares

Percentage of voting rights

Nature of holding



Held jointly with the ESOT




 *these shares are held through Fitel Nominees Limited

For more information, please contact:

WH Ireland Group plc                                                            

Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive Officer                                      +44(0) 20 7220 1666

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited

Mark Brady/Miriam Greenwood

                           +44(0) 203368 3551/3550


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