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Thursday 02 December, 2021

Softcat PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 4293U
Softcat PLC
02 December 2021
 

2 December 2021

Softcat plc (the "Company")

 

Notification of Transactions by

Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities

 

 

The following notification made under article 19.1 of the Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR") relates to awards of nil-cost options to persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMR") on 30 November 2021 under the Softcat plc Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP"). This announcement is made in accordance with Article 19.3 of MAR.  

 

Softcat plc Long Term Incentive Plan

 

On 30 November 2021, awards under the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan (the "LTIP") were made as outlined below.

 

An award of nil-cost options to acquire 42,282 Ordinary shares was made to Graeme Watt, a director and PDMR. The number of shares over which the nil-cost option was awarded has been calculated by reference to the closing middle market quotation of the ordinary shares derived from the Daily Official List on the dealing day preceding the date of grant (1,863 pence) . The award will vest subject to the performance conditions outlined below.

 

An award of nil-cost options to acquire 28,188 Ordinary shares was made to Graham Charlton, a director and PDMR. The number of shares over which the nil-cost option was awarded has been calculated by reference to the closing middle market quotation of the ordinary shares derived from the Daily Official List on the dealing day preceding the date of grant (1,863 pence) . The award will vest subject to the performance conditions outlined below.

 

Performance Conditions and Vesting of Awards

 

These nil-cost options are subject to the rules of the LTIP and will vest depending on performance against Total Shareholder Return ("TSR") and Earnings per Share ("EPS") targets as measured over a three year performance period.

 

50% of the Award will be subject to the Company's relative TSR performance against the FTSE 250 (excluding real estate and investment trusts):

 

TSR performance  % of Award vesting

Below median   Nil

At median    30%

Upper quartile or above     100%

 

There will be straight-line vesting between the points as outlined above.

 

 

50% of the Award will be subject to the Company's EPS for FY 2024:

 

EPS     % of Award vesting

Less than 49.5 pence  Nil

49.5 pence  20%

53.8 pence  67%

59.4 pence or above    100%

 

There will be straight-line vesting between 20% and 67% and between 67% and full vesting.

 

The normal date of vesting for the nil-cost options outlined above will be 30 November 2024 and the last date for exercise will be 29 November 2031, with dividend equivalents payable in respect of the vesting of nil-cost options in accordance with the rules of the LTIP.

 

For further information on the LTIP, please refer to the Company's Annual Report and Accounts. 

 

 

 

 

1.

Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them ("PCA")

a)

Name

Graeme Watt

 

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position / status

CEO

 

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

 

3.

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

a)

Name

Softcat plc

b)

LEI

213800N42YZLR9GLVC42

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

 

Identification Code

Ordinary Shares of £0.0005 each

 

 

ISIN: GB00BYZDVK82

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of nil cost option over Ordinary Shares of £0.0005 each under the Softcat plc Long Term Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0.00

42,282

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

30 November 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them ("PCA")

a)

Name

Graham Charlton

 

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position / status

CFO

 

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

 

3.

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

a)

Name

Softcat plc

b)

LEI

213800N42YZLR9GLVC42

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

 

Identification Code

Ordinary Shares of £0.0005 each

 

 

ISIN: GB00BYZDVK82

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of nil cost option over Ordinary Shares of £0.0005 each under the Softcat plc Long Term Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0.00

28,188

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

 

30 November 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

       

 

 

Luke Thomas

 

Company Secretary, Softcat plc

2 December 2021

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