RNS Number : 4777I
Polypipe Group PLC
21 March 2018
 

Polypipe Group plc (the "Company")

Notification of Transaction by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities

The Company announces that it received notification on 21 March 2018 of changes in the interests of Paul James, Chief Financial Officer and a director of the Company, in the Ordinary Shares of £0.001 each in the Company ("Shares"), as set out below.

Certain buy-out arrangements were agreed by the Remuneration Committee of the Company to partially compensate Paul James for bonus and long-term incentive awards which were forfeited when he left his previous employer, Dixons Carphone plc. The buy-out arrangements were structured in accordance with the principles set out in the Company's approved Remuneration Policy, in particular that they should be of comparable commercial value to the incentives which have been forfeited.

The buy-out arrangements comprise: 

1.   A bonus payment of an estimated equivalent value to the bonus Mr. James would have received from his previous employer in relation to the year of his departure. To provide alignment with shareholders, the compensatory bonus award was granted on 21 March 2018 wholly in the form of Shares (structured as a nil cost option) as set out below.  These Shares will vest in two equal tranches on the second and third anniversaries of Mr. James's appointment, subject to continued employment but no further performance conditions.

Number of Shares

Date of Vesting

27,445*

5 March 2020

27,445*

5 March 2021

*these elements qualify for additional Shares in respect of the Company's dividends with a record date after the date Mr. James commenced employment with the Company.

The number of Shares awarded has been calculated using the average of the middle market closing price of the Company for the three dealing days starting on 16 March 2018.

The buy-out award will be reduced (down to zero, as the case may be) to take account of:    (a) the actual bonus payable to Mr. James in respect of the financial year ending 30 April 2018; (b) any payments which Mr. James receives from his previous employer under its bonus arrangements; and/or (c) relevant malus events.

2.   An award of Shares (structured as a nil cost option) on 21 March 2018 of an estimated equivalent value to the shares Mr. James would have received from his previous employer in relation to a Restricted Share Award due to vest in 2020.  The compensatory share award will vest on the same date that the original Restricted Share Award would have vested, subject to continued employment but no further performance conditions. 

Number of Shares

Date of Vesting

30,755

30 June 2020

The number of Shares awarded has been calculated using the average of the middle market closing prices of both the Company and Dixons Carphone plc for the three dealing days starting on 16 March 2018.

The Company confirms that, under Listing Rule 9.4.2 (2), the awards set out above do not require prior shareholder approval.

The following disclosure is made in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Paul James

 

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Chief Financial Officer/Director and PDMR

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Polypipe Group plc

b)

 

LEI

 

 

2138005IF1N2RKJ6KO18

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 £0.001 each

 

 

 

GB00BKRC5K31

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Grant of nil-cost options over 85,645 shares in connection with recruitment to the role of Chief Financial Officer

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

 

Volume(s)

Nil

 

85,645

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

- Aggregated volume

 

 

- Price

 

 

 

 

 

85,645

 

 

Nil

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

21 March 2018

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a Trading Venue

 

21 March 2018 

Contact:

                                   

Emma Versluys                                  01709 770000

Company Secretary

 

 


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