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RNS Number : 2282X
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
18 December 2019
 

 

 

WH Ireland Group Plc

 

(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)

 

Issue of Options

WH Ireland confirms today that it has issued options over 250,000 ordinary shares in the Company, to Stephen Ford, Executive director (elect) of the Company, and its Head of Private Wealth Management, pursuant to the terms of his contract of employment with the Company (the “Options”).

The Options are being granted under the rules of the Long Term Incentive Plan 2017, have an exercise price of 49p and vest on the third anniversary of the date of grant; they can then be exercised at any time for a period of ten years. They remain, however, conditional on the continued employment of the recipient at the date of vesting.

In accordance with the agreement with Polygon Global Partners LLP (“Polygon”), announced on 17 October 2017, Polygon has consented to the issue of these share options.

Following the issue of the options set out in the table below, the total interest in shares and options held by Stephen Ford is:

Name of PDMR

Total Options Held

Total Equity Held

Stephen Ford

400,000

375,000*

*including 93,827 held by his wife.

The notifications set out below are provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities

a)

Name

Stephen Ford

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Head of Private Wealth Management

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

WH Ireland Group plc

b)

LEI

213800HB9TO5O4WD6S66

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each

 

GB0009241885

b)

Nature of the transaction

Market purchases

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

49p per share

 

250,000

 

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

–   Aggregated volume

 –   Price

 

250,000

49p

e)

Date of the transaction

18 December 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

For further information please contact:

 

WH Ireland Group plc                                                                                                    www.whirelandplc.com

Phillip Wale, Chief Executive Officer                                                                            +44(0) 20 7220 1666           

 

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Andrew Emmott                                                                                                              +44(0) 20 3368 3555        

 

 

 

 

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