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Thursday 19 September, 2019

Cohort PLC

Director Shareholdings

RNS Number : 0171N
Cohort PLC
19 September 2019
 

19 September 2019                                                                                                                                           AIM: CHRT

COHORT PLC (the "Company")

Director Shareholdings

Cohort plc (the "Company") wishes to notify the following changes in the interests of directors of the Company in ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares").

 

Grant of Share Options

On 18 September 2019 share options pursuant to the Cohort plc 2016 Company Share Option Plan were granted to directors of the Company as follows:

 

Director

Number of shares under this option

Exercise Price
(pence)

Total number of all shares under option following grant

AS Thomis - Unapproved

7,569

487.5

84,128

SR Walther - Unapproved

5,922

487.5

43,072

The options can be exercised between 18 September 2022 and 17 September 2029.

Automatic Dividend Reinvestment

The Company also notifies the market that, following the payment of the final dividend on 18 September 2019, dividends received in respect of Ordinary Shares held by Andrew Thomis in an individual SIPP account were automatically reinvested in Ordinary Shares at a price of 513.30 pence per share. The number of Ordinary Shares held in the SIPP account of Andrew Thomis increased by 107 Ordinary Shares.

 

Director Shareholdings

Following completion of the transactions detailed above, the interests of Mr Thomis and Mr Walther and their connected persons in Ordinary Shares of Cohort plc will be as follows:

 

Director

Ordinary Shares

% of the total issued share capital

AS Thomis

161,110

0.39

SR Walther

166,579

0.41

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Andrew Thomis

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Full name of the entity

Cohort plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier Code

213800WE61C73LZZNW11

4

Details of the transaction(s)

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary Shares in Cohort plc with a nominal value of 10 pence each

b)

Identification Code

GB00B0YD2B94

c)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of share options under the Cohort plc 2016 Company Share Option Plan

d)

Currency

GBP - British Pound

e)

Price(s) and Volume(s)

7,569 share options at 487.50 pence

f)

Aggregated Information

-       Price

-       Volume

-       Total

N/A

g)

Date of transaction

18 September 2019

h)

Place of transaction

Outside of a Main Market

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Simon Walther

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Finance Director

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Full name of the entity

Cohort plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier Code

213800WE61C73LZZNW11

4

Details of the transaction(s)

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary Shares in Cohort plc with a nominal value of 10 pence each

b)

Identification Code

GB00B0YD2B94

c)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of share options under the Cohort plc 2016 Company Share Option Plan

d)

Currency

GBP - British Pound

e)

Price(s) and Volume(s)

5,922 share options at 487.50 pence

f)

Aggregated Information

-       Price

-       Volume

-       Total

N/A

g)

Date of transaction

18 September 2019

h)

Place of transaction

Outside of a Main Market

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Andrew Thomis

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive

b)

Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Full name of the entity

Cohort plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier Code

213800WE61C73LZZNW11

4

Details of the transaction(s)

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary Shares in Cohort plc with a nominal value of 10 pence each

b)

Identification Code

GB00B0YD2B94

c)

Nature of the transaction

Automatic reinvestment of dividends received on Ordinary Shares held in an individual SIPP account

d)

Currency

GBP - British Pound

e)

Price(s) and Volume(s)

107 Ordinary Shares at 513.30 pence

f)

Aggregated Information

-       Price

-       Volume

-       Total

N/A

g)

Date of transaction

18 September 2019

h)

Place of transaction

Outside of a Main Market

 

Ends

For further information, please contact:

Cohort plc


0118 909 0390

Andrew Thomis, Chief Executive
Simon Walther, Finance Director






Investec Bank plc


020 7597 5970

Daniel Adams / Chris Baird






MHP Communications Limited


020 3128 8100

Reg Hoare / Ollie Hoare / Luke Briggs



 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Cohort plc (www.cohortplc.com) is the parent company of five innovative, agile and responsive businesses based in the UK and Portugal, providing a wide range of services and products for domestic and export customers in defence and related markets.

Chess Technologies, through its operating businesses Chess Dynamics and Vision4ce, offers systems and technologies for detecting, tracking, classifying and disrupting naval, land and air threats. It was acquired by Cohort plc in December 2018. www.chess-dynamics.com & www.vision4ce.com

EID designs and manufactures advanced communications systems for the defence and security markets. Cohort acquired a majority stake in June 2016.  www.eid.pt

MASS is a specialist defence and technology business, focused on electronic warfare, information systems and cyber security.  Acquired by Cohort in August 2006. www.mass.co.uk

MCL - an expert in sourcing, design and integration of communications and surveillance technology, as well as support and training for UK end users including the MOD and other government agencies. MCL has been part of the Group since July 2014. www.marlboroughcomms.com

SEA is an advanced electronic systems and software house operating in the defence, transport and offshore energy markets. Acquired by Cohort in October 2007. www.sea.co.uk

Cohort (AIM: CHRT) was admitted to London's Alternative Investment Market in March 2006. It has its headquarters in Reading, Berkshire and employs in total around 950 core staff there and at its other operating company sites across the UK and in Portugal.

 


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