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Wednesday 02 May, 2018

Empiric Student Prop

Annual Bonus & LTIP Option Award/PDMR Notification

RNS Number : 8154M
Empiric Student Property PLC
02 May 2018
 

 

2 May 2018

Empiric Student Property plc

("Empiric" or the "Company" or, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

Annual Bonus and LTIP Option Awards / PDMR Notification

The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP) (the "Board"), the owner and operator of student accommodation across the UK, announces that on 1 May 2018, the Company granted Lynne Fennah, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, nil-cost options over a total of 26,115 ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") relating to the deferred shares element of the annual bonus award for the financial period to 31 December 2017 (the "Annual Bonus Award") as well as 343,861 Ordinary Shares pursuant to the Empiric Long Term Incentive Plan (the "LTIP") pursuant to the 2018 financial year.

 

The price used to calculate the number of Ordinary Shares under the Annual Bonus Award and the LTIP was 98.15 pence, representing the average of the daily closing prices of the Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange for the 12-month period ended 30 April 2018.

 

The Annual Bonus Award is not subject to any further performance conditions and in normal circumstances will be exercisable on or after the third anniversary of grant.

 

The amount granted under the LTIP represents the maximum number of Ordinary Shares that may be granted to Lynne Fennah under the LTIP.

 

The LTIP is subject to a performance condition whereby 25% of the award vests for achieving a Total Return ("TR") of 8% per annum increasing to 100% vesting for achieving 12% per annum TR, with the Company's TR performance measured over a three-year period ending 31 December 2020. TR is calculated by the change in NAV plus dividends.

 

The total number of Ordinary Shares over which nil-cost options were granted on 1 May 2018 represents approximately 0.06 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.

 

The LTIP transaction took place in the United Kingdom, with a grant date of 1 May 2018 and the Directors being notified on 1 May 2018.

 

The annual bonus award notification is made in accordance with Article 19 of the Market Abuse Regulations and further details required under Article 19(6) are set out in Appendix I below.

 

For further information on the Company, please contact:

Empiric Student Property plc

(via Newgate below)

Tim Attlee (Acting Chief Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Jefferies International Limited

Tel: 020 7029 8000

Gary Gould

 

Stuart Klein

 

 

 

Newgate (PR Adviser)

Tel: 020 7680 6550

James Benjamin

Anna Geffert

Em: [email protected]

Patrick Hanrahan

 

Leena Patel

 

 

The Company's LEI is 213800FPF38IBPRFPU87.

 

Further information on Empiric can be found on the Company's website at www.empiric.co.uk.

 

Notes:

Empiric Student Property plc is a leading provider and operator of modern, direct-let, nominated or leased student accommodation across the UK. Investing in both operating and development assets, Empiric is a multi-niche student property company focused on, (i) providing good quality first year accommodation managed through its Hello Student® operating platform in partnership with universities, (ii) offering a variety of second and third year purpose built accommodation options for individual students and those wanting a group living environment, and (iii) continuing to expand the Group's existing premium, studio-led accommodation portfolio which is attractive to international and postgraduate students.

 

The Company, an internally managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") incorporated in England and Wales, listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and was admitted to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange in June 2014.

 

APPENDIX I

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

Lynne Fennah

 

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

 

Empiric Student Property plc

b)

 

LEI

 

213800FPF38IBPRFPU87

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

Nil cost options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

Identification code

GB00BLWDVR75

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

Nil cost option award

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

98.15p

26,115

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

- Aggregated volume

26,115

 

 

- Price

98.15p

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

1 May 2018

f)

 

Place of the transaction

London

 

 


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