Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ascential Plc LSE:ASCL London Ordinary Share GB00BYM8GJ06 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.00p -1.11% 357.20p 358.60p 359.20p 366.20p 355.60p 355.60p 523,857 16:35:12
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 348.5 28.9 52.2 6.8 1,431

Ascential PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding

03/04/2019 4:04pm

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Ascential PLC

03 April 2019

Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons

Grant of Awards under the Company's Performance Share Plan and Deferred Annual Bonus Plan.

On 29 March 2019 the Company's Executive Directors were granted conditional awards over ordinary shares of 1p each under the Ascential plc Executive Performance Share Plan (the "PSP") and the Executive Deferred Annual Bonus Plan ("DABP") as noted below:

 
 Executive Director    Number of shares      Number of share 
                          awarded under   awarded under DABP 
                                    PSP 
 Duncan Painter                 314,693               19,549 
                      -----------------  ------------------- 
 Mandy Gradden                  185,712               13,184 
                      -----------------  ------------------- 
 

PSP awards

Subject to the terms of the PSP, the awards will ordinarily vest on the third anniversary of the grant of the awards subject to the grantee's continued service and to the extent to which adjusted EPS and relative total shareholder return performance criteria are met over the three financial years to 31 December 2021. The shares will also be subject to a further two-year holding period whereby the Executive Directors will be restricted from selling the shares which vest other than to settle any associated tax.

DABP awards

Awards made under the DABP relate to the mandatory deferral of 50% of the bonus payable to Executive Directors into shares. Subject to the terms of the DABP, the awards will ordinarily vest on the third anniversary of the grant of the awards subject to the grantee's continued service.

For further information please contact:

Louise Meads, Company Secretary

020 7516 5000

 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Names                         Duncan Painter 
                                     Mandy Gradden 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status               Director 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification          Initial notification 
       /Amendment 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                          Ascential plc 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI                           213800VDXQDA7KD2IQ21 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 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            Ordinary shares of 1p 
       financial instrument, 
       type of instrument 
 
      Identification code           BYM8GJ0 
 
 b)   Nature of the transaction     Grant of conditional awards under the 
                                     Company's Performance Share Plan ("PSP") 
                                     and the Executive Deferred Annual Bonus 
                                     Plan ("DABP") 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Duncan Painter: 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Price(s)                 Volume(s) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Nil                      314,693 ("PSP) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Nil                      19,549 ("DABP") 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
 
                                        Mandy Gradden: 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Price(s)                 Volume(s) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Nil                      185,712 ("PSP") 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
                                      Nil                      13,184 ("DABP") 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------- 
 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
      - Aggregated volume           Duncan Painter - 334,242 
                                     Mandy Gradden - 198,896 
 
      - Price                       Nil 
 
 e)   Date of the transaction       29 March 2019 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction      London 
     ----------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 

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