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Benchmark Hlgs PLC (BMK)

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Thursday 25 January, 2018

Benchmark Hlgs PLC

Director Share Options

RNS Number : 9419C
Benchmark Holdings PLC
25 January 2018
 

25 January 2018

 

BENCHMARK HOLDINGS PLC
("Benchmark" or the "Company")

DIRECTOR SHARE OPTIONS

Benchmark Holdings plc announces that on 24 January 2018, and in accordance with the intention disclosed in its Annual Report and Accounts published on 23 January 2018, options over Ordinary Shares of 0.1 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") were granted to Malcolm Pye, Chief Executive Officer and Mark Plampin, Chief Financial Officer under the Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) in lieu of a cash bonus in respect of the 2017 financial year.

Options over a total of 500,000 Ordinary Shares were granted to Malcolm Pye and options over a total of 400,000 Ordinary Shares were granted to Mark Plampin.  Following this grant, Malcolm Pye remains interested in 15,145,686 Ordinary Shares and holds options over a total of 500,000 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing approximately 2.90% and 0.10% of Benchmark's existing issued share capital respectively.  Mark Plampin remains interested in 536,686 Ordinary Shares and holds options over a total of 524,585 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing approximately 0.10% and 0.10% of Benchmark's existing issued share capital respectively. 

The options granted have a vesting period of three years, may be exercised up to the tenth anniversary of grant, have an exercise price of 69.5 pence per Ordinary Share, and are not subject to performance criteria.

 

Notification and public disclosure of a transactions by a persons discharging managerial responsibilities: 

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated 

 

a) 

 

Name 

 

Malcolm Pye

 

Reason for the notification 

 

a) 

 

Position/status 

 

Executive Director 

b) 

 

Initial notification/Amendment 

 

Initial

 

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

 

a) 

 

Name

 

Benchmark Holdings plc

b) 

 

LEI 

n/a

 

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 

 

0.1p ordinary shares


ISIN: GB00BGHPT808 

b) 

 

Nature of the transaction 

 

Issue of share options under Company Share Option Plan (CSOP)

c) 

 

Price(s) and volume(s) 

 

 

Exercise price

 

Volume(s)

69.5 pence

500,000

d) 

 

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume 

- Price 

 

Volume: 500,000

Price: Nil

e) 

 

Date of the transaction 

 

24 January 2018

f) 

 

Place of the transaction 

 

AIM Market, London Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated 

 

a) 

 

Name 

 

Mark Plampin 

 

Reason for the notification 

 

a) 

 

Position/status 

 

Executive Director 

b) 

 

Initial notification/Amendment 

 

Initial

 

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

 

a) 

 

Name

 

Benchmark Holdings plc

b) 

 

LEI 

n/a

 

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 

 

0.1p ordinary shares


ISIN: GB00BGHPT808 

b) 

 

Nature of the transaction 

 

Issue of share options under Company Share Option Plan (CSOP)

c) 

 

Price(s) and volume(s) 

 

 

Exercise price

 

Volume(s)

69.5 pence

400,000

d) 

 

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume 

- Price 

 

Volume: 400,000

Price: Nil

e) 

 

Date of the transaction 

 

24 January 2018

f) 

 

Place of the transaction 

 

AIM Market, London Stock Exchange

 

 

 

ENDS

 

 

 

Benchmark Holdings plc

Tel: 020 7920 3150

Malcolm Pye, CEO


Ivonne Cantu, Investor Relations Director


Rachel Aninakwah, Communications




Numis

Tel: 020 7260 1000

Michael Meade / Freddie Barnfield (NOMAD)


James Black (Corporate Broking)




MHP


Katie Hunt / Reg Hoare / Alistair de Kare-Silver     

           Tel: 020 3128 8742                                 
07551 170 451

[email protected]


                          

 

Notes to Editors:

Benchmark challenges the status quo in aquaculture. Since 2000, Benchmark has consistently worked to build a technology-rich platform in the areas of genetics, nutrition, animal health and knowledge services, to serve its customers, helping them take control of their biological environment to improve yield and efficiency in a sustainable way. 

The Company has leading positions in its core markets and established R&D, manufacturing and distribution capabilities to serve all the major aquaculture markets. Benchmark operates in 27 countries in five continents and as at 30 September 2017, it employed 950 people. 

For further information on Benchmark please visit www.benchmarkplc.com

 

 


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