Exercise of Options

RNS Number : 0908B
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
27 February 2014

WH Ireland Group Plc


(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)


Exercise of options


The Company announces that options over 75,000 new ordinary shares of 5 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) pursuant to the WH Ireland Group plc Unapproved Share Option Scheme (“Options”) have today been exercised by certain employees of the Company at exercise prices ranging from 70 pence to 75 pence each. The Options were granted in 2004.


Application has been made for the 75,000 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM (“Admission”). Admission is expected to become effective on 5 March 2014 and the new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the Company’s existing Ordinary Shares in issue.


For the purposes of the Financial Services Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”), the issued ordinary share capital of the Company following Admission will consist of 23,779,321 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached (one vote per Ordinary Share). There are no Ordinary Shares held in treasury. This total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interests in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the DTRs.


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, Corporate Finance                                                      +44 (0)20 7886 2500

Adam Pollock, Corporate Broking     


MHP Communications

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


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