Exercise of Options

RNS Number : 2972H
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
12 March 2015

WH Ireland Group Plc


(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)


Exercise of options

The Company announces that options over 45,000 ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) were exercised on 11 March 2014 pursuant to the WH Ireland Group plc Company Share Option Scheme (“CSOP”) at a price of 57p each, by current employees of the Company.  

In satisfaction of this exercise, the WH Ireland Group plc Employment Share Ownership Trust (the “ESOT”) has today transferred a total of 45,000 Ordinary Shares to certain employees of the Company. Accordingly, the ESOT now holds 2,002,000 Ordinary Shares representing 8.4% of the total issued share capital of the Company.

There has been no change to the issued share capital of the Company, being 23,860,298 Ordinary Shares. No Ordinary Shares are held in treasury.

 For further information please contact:


WH Ireland Group plc                                                                      www.wh-ireland.co.uk

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


SPARK Advisory Partners Limited


Mark Brady/Miriam Greenwood

                    +44(0) 20 3368 3551/3550




MHP Communications

Reg Hoare / Jade Neal / Jamie Ricketts                                             +44(0) 20 3128 8100                                                                                                                         whireland@mhpc.com


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