Exercise of Options

RNS Number : 7482W
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
11 November 2014

WH Ireland Group Plc


(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)


Exercise of options

The Company announces that options over 51,000 ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) were exercised on 11 November 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 51,000 Ordinary Shares to certain employees of the Company. Accordingly, the ESOT now holds 2,077,000 Ordinary Shares representing 8.7% 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


Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited                                                      

Hugh Morgan / Adam James, Corporate Finance                              +44 (0)20 7886 2500


MHP Communications

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


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