Exercise of Options

RNS Number : 4283G
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
03 March 2015

WH Ireland Group Plc


(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)


Exercise of options

The Company announces that options over 30,000 ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) were exercised on 2 March 2015 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 30,000 Ordinary Shares to certain employees of the Company. Accordingly, the ESOT now holds 2,047,000 Ordinary Shares representing 8.6% 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


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












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