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Ascential PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding

Wed, 3rd Apr 2019 16:04

RNS Number : 0416V
Ascential PLC
03 April 2019
 

Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons

Grant of Awards under the Company's Performance Share Plan and Deferred Annual Bonus Plan.

 

On 29 March 2019 the Company's Executive Directors were granted conditional awards over ordinary shares of 1p each under the Ascential plc Executive Performance Share Plan (the "PSP") and the Executive Deferred Annual Bonus Plan ("DABP") as noted below:

 

Executive Director

Number of shares awarded under PSP

Number of share awarded under DABP

Duncan Painter

314,693

19,549

Mandy Gradden

185,712

13,184

 

PSP awards

Subject to the terms of the PSP, the awards will ordinarily vest on the third anniversary of the grant of the awards subject to the grantee's continued service and to the extent to which adjusted EPS and relative total shareholder return performance criteria are met over the three financial years to 31 December 2021.  The shares will also be subject to a further two-year holding period whereby the Executive Directors will be restricted from selling the shares which vest other than to settle any associated tax.

 

DABP awards

Awards made under the DABP relate to the mandatory deferral of 50% of the bonus payable to Executive Directors into shares. Subject to the terms of the DABP, the awards will ordinarily vest on the third anniversary of the grant of the awards subject to the grantee's continued service.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Louise Meads, Company Secretary

020 7516 5000

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Names

 

 

Duncan Painter

Mandy Gradden

 

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Ascential plc

b)

 

LEI

 

 

213800VDXQDA7KD2IQ21

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

Ordinary shares of 1p

 

Identification code

BYM8GJ0

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Grant of conditional awards under the Company's Performance Share Plan ("PSP") and the Executive Deferred Annual Bonus Plan ("DABP")

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

Duncan Painter:

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

314,693 ("PSP)

Nil

19,549 ("DABP")

 

Mandy  Gradden:

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

185,712 ("PSP")

Nil

13,184 ("DABP")

d)

 

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

Duncan Painter - 334,242

Mandy Gradden - 198,896

 

- Price

Nil

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

29 March 2019

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

London

 

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