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Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Imperial Brands PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 6756A
Imperial Brands PLC
30 September 2020
 

30 September 2020

 

 

IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC

 (THE "COMPANY")

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTOR/PDMR

 

 

Recruitment Award

 

On 29 September 2020, the Company's new Chief People & Culture Officer, Alison Clarke, was granted a nil-cost option award (the "Recruitment Award") over ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the Company ("Shares").

 

The Recruitment Award has been granted in order to facilitate Alison Clarke's recruitment, and to replace certain share awards and bonus awards granted to her by her former employer, Inchcape plc, and which she forfeited on joining the Company.

 

The Recruitment Award has been granted over 45,715 Shares, which has been set by reference to the value of the forfeited awards and the 3-day average closing price of the Company's shares immediately prior to the grant date.

 

In order to replicate the terms of Alison Clarke's forfeited awards, the Recruitment Award is split into two nil-cost options, as follows:

 

Replacement share award:

 

The first nil-cost option comprised in the Recruitment Award is split into the following five tranches:

 

Number of Shares

Expected Vesting Date

Original Inchcape share award replaced

16,565

10 April 2021

Award of performance shares granted under the Inchcape Performance Share Plan granted on 10 April 2018

5,179

10 April 2021

Award of matching shares granted under the Inchcape Co-Investment Plan granted on 10 April 2018

12,282

11 April  2022

Award of performance shares granted under the Inchcape Performance Share Plan granted on 11 April 2019

4,264

11 April 2022

Award of matching shares granted under the Inchcape Co-Investment Plan granted on 11 April 2019

2,761

2 June 2023

Award of performance shares granted under the Inchcape Performance Share Plan granted on 2 June 2020

 

The vesting of each tranche of the Recruitment Award noted above is subject to the extent to which the original performance conditions applicable to the forfeited awards are met over the original performance period. The forfeited awards were subject to equally-weighted performance conditions measuring Inchcape plc's relative total shareholder return and earnings per share. The Remuneration Committee of the Company intends to assess the level of performance vesting by reference to these performance conditions, based on information disclosed by Inchcape plc.

 

Replacement bonus award:

 

The second nil-cost option comprised in the Recruitment Award is split into the following two tranches:

 

Number of Shares

Expected Vesting Date

Original Inchcape bonus award replaced

1,166

1 January 2021

Retention bonus

3,498

1 January 2022

Retention bonus

 

 

The vesting of the Recruitment Award (and each tranche thereof) is subject to Alison Clarke's continued service with the Company.

 

As at the date of this announcement, the Company has 946,408,101 Shares in issue (excluding shares held in Treasury).

 

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of Market Abuse Regulation Article 19. 



 

Notification of person discharging managerial responsibilities/ person closely associated

 

 

1.

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/ person closely associated

a)

Name

ALISON CLARKE 

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

CHIEF PEOPLE & CULTURE OFFICER

b)

Initial notification/ Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.

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

a)

Name

IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC

b)

LEI

549300DFVPOB67JL3A42

4.

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

ORDINARY SHARES OF £0.10 EACH

 

 

Identification code

GB0004544929

b)

Nature of the transaction

A)  GRANT OF A NIL COST OPTION AWARD WHICH VESTS IN FIVE TRANCHES ON 10 APRIL 2021, 10 APRIL 2021, 11 APRIL 2022, 11 APRIL 2022 AND 2 JUNE 2023 SUBJECT TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SPECIFIED PERFORMANCE CONDITIONS AND CONTINUED SERVICE

B)  GRANT OF A NIL COST OPTION AWARD WHICH VESTS IN TWO TRANCHES ON 1 JANUARY  2021 AND 1 JANUARY 2022 SUBJECT TO CONTINUED SERVICE.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

A)

Nil

41,051

B)

Nil

4,664

d)

Aggregated information 

 

Aggregate Price

Aggregate Volume

Nil

45,715

e)

Date of the transaction

29 SEPTEMBER 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

OUTSIDE A TRADING VENUE

 

 

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